teflon application

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  1. phantom cat

    phantom cat Hellcat Member

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    cat coming soon. dealer asked if i wanted the "premium prep" on my cat. said its a teflon based sealant that gives finish a much better protection than wax. anyone have this done to their car?
     
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    CNYHC SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    This sounds like a profit center for the dealer....
     
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    phantom cat Hellcat Member

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    was thinking same thing. thats why was looking for some feedback
     
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    never heard of that, how much does he want and what kind of guarantee?
     
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    Its no different than any other sealant on the market. Toyota has one also.... guy down the street paid a few hundred bucks for it. They left him the left over bottle in the glove box. No better hand Wolfgang or any other sealant product out there.
     
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    they want 875.00 said is not a wax. more like a liquid .they have to heat it up before applying. is applied with a buffer though. have never heard of it before, so wasn't sure what to make of it. was gonna let them do it, but am skeptical and looking for any info i can find on it
     
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    I'd tell them no thanks, and look into something better on my own. Just my opinion, though.

    April
     
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    I say...Snake Oil.. New-Vehicle Protection A Fast and Profitable Service Auto Laundry News
    I suggest do it yourself if you are up to the task or look into the CQuarz stuff all over this site.
    If you want the dealer to do it negotiate it for free! I bet it is $10 worth of product and some guy making $10 and hr in the back washing cars. What does it cost the dealer $30? I wonder if it is just spray on wax?
     
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    Tell them no thanks and get high quality polish/wax and do it your self.
     
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    I had Varagon apply CeramicPro to mine, it is a liquid that bonds to the clear coat. It comes with a lifetime gaurantee, needs to get inspected anually. Never needs wax, resists scratches and bugs and rubber come off easily. They applied it to my paint, glass and wheels. Cost me $645. So far I like it. :)
     
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    goingsolo2 Beast will be back bigger and better than ever! Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member Hellcat Supporting Vendor

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    I wouldn't let the dealer touch your car. They do more damage than good when they're "prepping" them.
     
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    Yes, that is a good point...and you may get the car back with a cheap wax job and a extra 30 miles on her. Think... ferris bueller's day off

     
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    TallCool1 Gold Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member Nat'l Hellcat Tech Advisor HCC Charter Member

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    For that price I'd opt apply it to proper paint correction (1st) then your choice of top coat, based on what you want it to do. If your trying to save $ that much should cover professional correction then you could but and apply of the shelf yourself to keep costs down.
     
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    I think they're overcharging you for it. I got the same sealant with Teflon and paid 400 for it..and honestly I'm sure I was way overcharged. I didn't even ask for the sealant, it was on there when I went to pick up the car. The stuff does protect the paint though...bird crap washes right off...since it is Teflon based, nothing sticks.

    That being said, I don't think it gives the luster a good wax would give you, so I would still have rather waxed the car myself. I was also told they will re-apply the stuff in 3 years for free.
     
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    It's snake oil, something the dealers use to boost their bottom line. $10 worth of product applied in the back by their $10/hr "detailers" that are likely to introduce even more scratch & swirl damage than the car comes with out of the factory. Besides before applying any sort of expensive, long term coatings you need to have a proper paint correction done as all cars come out of the factory with defects & mistakes that need to be fixed before sealing.
     
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