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Old 19-11-2017, 08:44 PM   #1
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New car from showroom declined supagard, what options now?

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I am based in harrow and will be getting my new car next month and have declined Toyota dealers offer of supagard.

Can anyone suggest what i should be doing in terms of paint protection on a new car? I keep seeing people suggesting ceramic coating, is that the best option?

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Old 19-11-2017, 08:49 PM   #2
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Are you planning on working on your car yourself or getting a pro involved?
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Need a pro to do it so need recommendations too

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Sorry I can't give you a recommendation as not in that area.

When you ask is ceramic the best option it all kind of depends...

A ceramic coating will be the longest lasting form of protection (bar say paint protection film) but you need to look after after a coating, like any last stage protection, or you could end up wasting your money.

If you are happy to spend the money initially and either look after the car or have it maintained thereafter by somebody, it will undoubtedly give your car the best start and keep it looking tip top.
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Thanks for the info very helpful. Plan is to do the initial protection and look after it in the best way possible.

I guess it will be better than paying the dealer to do a half an job with supagard.

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By the way is there any cheaper options which would give similar protection on much lower cost?

Some happen to mention elsewhere it might be expensive to do and not worth on a car unless I was buying a mclaren or something
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http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...ad.php?t=40246

For myself, I offer Ceramic Pro coatings as part of a New Car Protection Detail.
They're dirt repellent - easy cleaning, super hydrophobic properties coatings and add great scratch resistance too.
No coating is bullet proof but they do give your paint, glass and wheels a nice barrier from the elements and such.
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By the way is there any cheaper options which would give similar protection on much lower cost?

Some happen to mention elsewhere it might be expensive to do and not worth on a car unless I was buying a mclaren or something

Best bet is have a look in the Studio on here and it will give you an idea of what a ceramic coating would give you. Read around different products. Beyond that once you have a name or two, I'd give them a call and talk through what you want and it will all come together.

A sealant or wax will not give you the protection a professionally applied ceramic coating would. Horses for courses really. If I could have done without my car for a day or two when I got it I'd like to have gone a coating...but then it would wipe out the reason for most of my gear
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How do you mean look after the coating... I'm asking because I'm going to be getting gtechniq ceramic coating once my car has all the mods done

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How do you mean look after the coating... I'm asking because I'm going to be getting gtechniq ceramic coating once my car has all the mods done

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Ceramic coating brands pretty much have their own top up sprays that work inline with their coatings, basically works like a quick detailing spray and acts as a sacrificial layer to the existing coating. I'm based in Essex, not sure if that's too far for you.
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