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Picking up a new Toyota next week and expect the sales pitch for paint protection. Having an ex who was in the trade I know the rip off mark up so looking for recommendations for DIY products. I normally use Autoglym products (save for the excellent Dragons breath wheel cleaner). 

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Yeah, totally not worth it; Mine was supposed to come with Supagard but it appeared it was never actually applied by the dealership. Thankfully I was able to contact supagard and get them to re-apply it without having to go through the dealer, but TBH it's not lasted well; At first it was very hydrophobic but that seems to have reduced, but it is still easier to clean than without it, esp. for bird poop which is my #1 enemy!

I'd rate it around the same level as a good wax, but don't think it will last anywhere near as long as they say it would...

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I did go for the paint protection ( don’t know why) said to dealer don’t want it then he phoned up with special offer not worth it this is what I now use apply the liquid wax then the speed guard from Amazon.

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Funny, this paint protection baloney, Over the years, I’ve bought a number 7 or 8 new, or nearly new cars. Not once, not even for the one I bought in the UK, can I remember paint protection being foisted on me.

OTOH, monthly premium theft recovery insurance, under seal, I do remember. Is the paint thing something new?

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I got it thrown in for free as part of the deal; It's normally used as a 'sweetener' by most dealerships, but some do actually try and sell you it for the £300-something asking price (Absolutely not worth it - Can get it done for equal to or less by a professional detailer, who will do it properly, or just DIY)

 

 

 

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On 12/29/2021 at 8:14 PM, Cyker said:

I got it thrown in for free as part of the deal; It's normally used as a 'sweetener' by most dealerships, but some do actually try and sell you it for the £300-something asking price (Absolutely not worth it - Can get it done for equal to or less by a professional detailer, who will do it properly, or just DIY)

I would rather negotiate max discount (which I did). The dealer uses Gen 3 which I can probably buy for about £25 on Amazon so will save myself £225 and do it myself. 

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