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Old 01-16-2011, 08:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is it worth it? I'm new to this whole... car thing... so I don't really know the ins and outs of buying.

I've been in contact with one particular dealer for a new Sonata and was told their Sonatas cost extra because of this... Zylon paint protection? Sounds sketchy to me so I just wanted to make sure I wasn't getting shitted on.

Their quote via email is as follows:

[My name]; I forgot to mention this, but all of our cars also come with zilon paint protection which adds another $499 value to our cars, that was already built in to our quotes to you. I don't think [another dealer]'s quote included that. With that in mind, we are nearly the same on our quotes. Let me know if you need anymore information and good luck. Thanks again. [Dealer's name]

Thoughts? Should I stay away? Do they put this protection on long before you buy the vehicle or after purchase (because, if the latter, maybe I can get away from paying half a K).

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Old 01-16-2011, 09:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Do not even count the "Zylon" paint protection price when you are negotiating. That is a dealer trick to put a $12 bottle of wax or "paint sealer" as they call it on the car and charge you $500. It's all DEALER PROFIT. They will probably claim that the paint sealant will help protect the paint, but you are better off going to Walmart or Autozone and buying some high quality auto wax like Meguiars or Zymol. The typical dealer uses the paint sealant and interior seat protectant to bump up their profit margin on cheaper cars. You can buy a can of Scotchguard and do the interior yourself. If they won't get you a car without the "Zylon" go to another dealer. Walking out is the best way to get a better deal. Don't fall for the dealer tricks.
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Old 01-16-2011, 09:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I wouldn't pay for that. I think you would be better of doing it yourself. This is time consuming process but it will last and IMO its worth it. There are different companies that make the sealants, some are easier to apply but don't last as long. Here is what I put on my Lexus. I highly recommend this product.

http://www.detailsupplyoutlet.com/item.htm?item_num=115

I also tried a new sealant on the Hyundai its easier to apply but I can tell already that it won't last long. I applied it to a couple of sections of the car and washed the car and its already coming off. I also did the same test with my Lexus and the P-39 polymer sealant when I first purchased the car and I noticed that the sealant was holding up very well, so I applied it to the whole car and then put on a couple layers of wax over the sealant.

The proper way to apply the sealant is to remove any wax that you have on the car with a product called PRO-SOL or you can wash the car using Dawn Dishwashing Detergent=blue bottle this will remove any wax on the car. Then apply the sealant and follow up with a couple layers of wax I also use the PRO Yellow Wax this will really help protect your car from fallout etc. Do you work in a industrial area? if so you may want to consider purchasing a car cover. I found one on ebay that for $78.00 shipped its great.

Good Luck

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