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Paint Protection by MB, worth it?

Discussion in 'Bodywork, Tyres, Wheels & Trim' started by Bobb, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. Bobb

    Bobb Member

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    In your opinions, I should have picked up a new car from MB dealer which they consequently f....d up, so haven't got it yet, however I was considering the paint protection for£300, is it worth it??
    Any one had it?
    Anyone wished they'd had it.
    Or is paint protection film any better?, again anyone got it? How much did it cost?
     
  2. whitenemesis

    whitenemesis Senior Member

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    I had it done on my previous MB and it did help keep the paintwork clean.

    BUT I didn't pay for it, it was done FOC after a little negotiating!
     
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    i would save the £300 and give it to a good detailer to protection finish it!
     
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    I had it on my last car.... Sadly it cost me £300. Car was Tellurite Silver and it didn't half stay clean right through the winter.... Think I washed it maybe twice a year.... Dirty water just runs right off it... I loved it...
     
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    But once you have done that you lose the joy of washing it every few days and counting the new stone chips :shock:
     
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    I have one of those I think superguard kits waiting for me to try in my garage.
    You wonder why they don't do it as a matter of course, £300 sounds a lot to
    me perhaps £150 might swing it.
     
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    All of my stone chips seem to be earlier than when I got it.... :p I haven't noticed any ..and this one gets washed quite a lot!!
     
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    I did touch a few in, but in general I seldom drove very close to the car in front
     
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    I have asked the question before (but didn't get a clear answer).

    What is done to the paint after parting with £300? Is something mixed in the laquer in the factory, is a top coat of special 'polish' applied, is the car subject of a magic spell?

    As above, if it is a coating that is applied, surely it can either be done by a detailler/ bodyshop or by oneself.
     
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    It's just a sealer coat applied to thoroughly cleaned paintwork.

    I believe one can buy the self same product for ~£50 on ebay. It does take a degree of preparation and care in application though or the finish can be marred
     
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    Just get yourself over to detailing world and all the secrets will be revealed :)
     
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    as explained to me ..the normal paint/laquer on your car has a profile like this :

    /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\\/

    so all those little \/ grab dirt etc... what this stuff does is to make it like this

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    /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/

    (I should have been an artist I know) so all the dirt etc just sldies off....
     

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