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Date Registered: 01-2009
Location: Melbourne, VIC
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Exclusions are damage caused by stone chipping, bird droppings, tree sap, rust, negligence, abnormal chemical fallout or spillage, scratches, abrasion, panel repair or replacement and manufacturers imperfections.



So what DOES it cover ?



hahaha.. this is funny.. it doesn't seem to cover anything.. i had PPS done on my previous ride a few years back.. i don't bother doing it again thereafter..

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Date Registered: 02-2009
Location: Springfield QLD
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This is why I included all of the exclusions so everyone can see before parting with any cash how the companies would try and get away with providing any protection under warranty. I am aware some add bat droppings to the list as well.

Had it done to this car, but will certainly rethink next time.

I dont know why they didnt just say 'excludes everything once exy leaves the garage'


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Date Registered: 05-2009
Location: Katherine NT
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I can only say that my experience with paint protection has been a good one.

because of my location my exy paint has had the extreme test! The area I work has been invaded by Fruit Bats!

I had my car done with the "Three" (Paint, rust & fabric) by the dealer when new and they used "Wynns" products.

Paint protection makes the vehicle easier to clean, there is no polishing required at all, you can tell if the paint protection is still there beacuse the water forms droplets when the car is washed.

My exy is coming up to seven years old. But the paint protection obviously still exists, the extreme test is bat droppings which locals tell me can destroy a paint job in a few days.

 My work regime is such that it is impossible for me to wash my car every day, recently after leaving the exy at a repairers straight from work without getting a chance to wash off the stinkin bat poo I was a little worried, but after I retrieved the exy and giving it a very overdue wash there was not a mark. (this was after ten days)

Others who work there with very new vehicles have complained that their paintwork can be marked after only two days.

After reading the many comments for and against paint protection, I can only say that as usual, it comes down wether or not you are getting a quality product for your money!

Des

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Date Registered: 02-2004
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Hi Des,

I also get the water droplets after washing my car but I don't think I have any of the previously applied paint protection left on the car as it's been over 6 years and the car has been polished more than once.

Paint protection will only do its job if you keep re-applying it every couple of years and that is clearly stated in the warranty.

What is protecting the paint work at the moment is a good layer of polish and the fact that I never leave any bird poo on the car for longer than 1 day.

After having the paint work of my dark blue Camry destroyed by bird poo with a spot on the bonnet, I learned a lesson of not trusting or relying on any polish or paint protection and always clean the bird poo on the spot.

I check my wife's black Tiida everytime she comes home and if she sees me out with a hose she knows what I found emoticon If it was up to her she wouldn't care less and will say "the rain will wash it off" emoticon

The money we have spent on paint protection at the dealers could have been well spent on good polish products which would have done exactly the same job (and more).

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Date Registered: 10-2011
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WEjust perchased the paint protection with our new car {$1568}and it was made very clear to never wax or polish the car ever again, only wash it in a quality Ph neutral car wash detergent otherwise it will degrade the titanium oxde protection. That might be why yours no longer is effective.
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Terry, what the dealers failed to tell you is for the paint protection to last and for you to never wax/polish your car again, it needs to be re-applied every 2-3 years (for a charge). It won't last forever and that is why it is the biggest waste of money as far as I'm concerned.

Paint and fabric protection schemes are nothing but money generating deals for the dealers. None of the car manufacturers actually recommend you use this stuff as the painting techniques and the paint protection layer already built into the paint from factory already takes weather conditions and elements into account.

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Date Registered: 06-2008
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I agree,
When my wife purchased her new Mazda 323 shades back in 2001 she was duped into the paint protection and told never to polish the car (OK to wash).

4 or 5 years later the paint looked quite sad but she wouldn't let me polish it.
The year before she sold it, 2009 I polished it and the car looked a million bucks.

I agree 100% with Jalal, it's just a waste of money.

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Date Registered: 09-2011
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HI,
   I agree concerning the so called paint protection scams.

I am already for the new car ( when it gets here.....) Bought a pressure washer, with a soap holder so u can spray the car with soap suds let it soak then wash off, then you hand wash with your buckets.

tried it out on the Ford the other week, and it came up the best it has ever looked. The pressure washer makes a lot of difference. Also helps stop swirl marks etc.

Also have my polish ready etc, so as soon as I pick it up, drive home, wash and polish it, before it gets covered in road grime.

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Date Registered: 12-2009
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Hi Guys,

A while a back some lack of care from contractors in the work carpark got my car some nice fine scratches all over the bonnet so took it down to a detailer out at Castle Hill who did an awesome job fixing it up and ofcourse work paid for it and he pointed me in the direction of a mob who sell some top car detailing products (not your typical meguires stuff that you get at Supercheap).

So i went down to buy some stuff at this place and started talking to the guy about paint protection and he had a few things to say about dealership packages including the fine print that says you need to redo it every 12 months or so emoticon. Anyhow he showed me some Duragloss products (polish and sealant combo) that would give me the same/better result than you get from a dealer for $60-80.

I would reccommend looking at their site www.carcareproducts.com.au if your keen to try some things yourself even using expensive stuff like nanolex will only cost you a hundred or so dollars. They also offer services to do it, have some nice videos on using certain products and even run courses on detailing (could be a nice group day thing for those interested in more than a car wash).

I wouldn't say its a waste of money if yo go to the right place. Its just like an OEM sound system vs aftermarket audio gear, you can get far better equipment for the same price.

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Hi Anthony,

Thanks for sharing the information about these products, however the point I was trying to make is that today's car paint does NOT require any protection as such, it requires good care and maintenance. This is what the car dealers don't explain to new car customers, instead they tell them that they only need to buy this paint protection and never worry about washing the car and/or polishing it again which is completely wrong.

The whole concept of "paint protection package" is false...it should be called "temporary paint protection" emoticon

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