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Old 18-06-2018, 03:11 PM   #11
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Thanks everyone, you've all been a great help!

There was no mention of it throughout the entire purchase process so was a nice surprise when I spotted it on the order form as removing it (which Audi have agreed to do) will reduce the monthly payment by £11.

I’ve had a good scout online and although the product is deemed ok the general consensus is that it’s often either applied incorrectly (due to the rushed pdi process) or not applied at all! Most of those that have it were given it for free and hardly anyone has anything positive to say about it. Many question the durability and most seem to quote a max of 12 months.

I think we’ll push for free. If that doesn’t work we’ll just leave it. £400 sounds like daylight robbery IMO.

TBH I think we'll walk out without it as the deal has already been done so theres no incentive for Audi to apply it FOC...Not the end of the world.
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Old 18-06-2018, 04:38 PM   #12
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They applied this to my met black S8 i hadnt realised as it was effectively “thrown in” and no mentioned of it until the day i collected the car.
The first time i washed the car it looked appalling covered in smears and marring. Took me a few weeks of hard work to get it looking right especially in direct sunlight.
I did get a nice bag of autoglym goodies but dont let them do it and buy your own gear, I will never make the same mistake again.
My wifes Audi was delivered later with none of this and looked perfectly fine.

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Old 18-06-2018, 05:08 PM   #13
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Definite no. I got into detailing after having applied to a vw and wondering what it was all about. They simply aren’t capable of applying it properly




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Old 18-06-2018, 06:04 PM   #14
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Def NO

I got a Q3 17 plate in Feb, they tried a hard sell it for £500 but said no to Lifetime Shine, when I picked up the car in the showroom to drive it out inspected car and pointed out all the bits they had missed just cleaning/ washing it, said I am glad I didn't have it done as you cannot even clean a car properly.

Intrigued I looked into getting this done properly else where, local Autoglym centre did it for £300.... thought what a result!!

Did a good job until I spilt some water on passengers seat expecting it to sit their....o no sank in so took it back and they re did inside again, same happened, turns out it depends on the fabric weave as to if it sits on top or not....told Autoglym help desk, not happy they wearnt to bothered, said it's in the small print, shame I wasn't told this at the beginning.

So if I were you use the money to get a good detailer to put something decent on your car and not Autoglym

Plenty ceramic coatings that guys on here could recommend


Wish I had asked on here, but the deed was already done before I joined.

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Old 18-06-2018, 06:15 PM   #15
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This thread is just another example of how informative and useful this Detailing World site is to all of us.
I'm sure that somewhere along the line we've all been helped in some capacity either by asking a question or simply searching.

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Old 18-06-2018, 11:15 PM   #16
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Get out while you still can. I’ve had the mispleasure of seeing the Autoglym lifesh**e being applied on two separate occasions at 2 different Sytner BMW dealerships and it really is a sorry state of affairs. Being in the detailing trade and installing well respected ceramic Coatings for a living, this kind of backhanded sales tactics (basically outright lies regarding the products abilities/Durability) is a disgrace and should be reported to trading standards a lot more than it currently is.

The BMW Valeters get paid £3.00 extra per vehicle for applying this stuff and there are boxes of half empty bottles all over the floor that they use randomly. These guys are sub contracted through an outside employment agency and are classed as self employed. They are paid £5.00 per every new car prep and £8-£9 per every used customers car. Whilst the salesman picks up a nice commission wedge for sneaking it into the customers bill.

During my time there I played it a bit dumb and asked a couple of the Valeters to show me what the Autoglym stuff was all about and how it gets applied etc. The lad opened the top of the little bottle dropped it onto his dirty chamois and just smeared it across the bonnet a couple of times and said “That’s it... “ I had a good look at the car and as expected it was covered in dirty water smears from drying and applying this product.

All of these products are just Polymer based sealants that have been knocking about for decades and lucky to last past 6 months
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Old 19-06-2018, 11:00 PM   #17
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Thanks for all the input everyone! Really, really appreciated.

Mum went back to Audi today to sign the pcp paperwork. Audi weren’t willing to apply it FOC so it was removed from the monthly cost saving my mum over £11 a month.

Based on what I’ve read it sounds like a blessing in disguise!

Will update you on the paintwork once the car is collected on Saturday.

Thanks all ��
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Old 20-06-2018, 10:42 PM   #18
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Hi Al. Interesting. I have an S5 sportback on order and just found out lifeshine was added to the order without asking me... whilst new to DW, i read enough to get the product cancelled. Just hope they heed my request to NOT wash the car before delivery too.hope you and Mum enjoy the new motor.... :-)
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Old 24-06-2018, 09:04 PM   #19
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Ok, here goes.

Picked up the car Saturday morning. Looked perfect even without the Lifeshine. It was then driven out of the “unveiling bay” and bam...I noticed this:



I was told to bring it back on Tuesday for it to be repaired. As long as it’s only a PDR job I’ll accept the repair (or should I request a replacement???). Any filler and paint needed and I’ll tell them I definitely want a replacement. They were very apologetic. The paint is scratch free with the exception so some light marks on the door which are visible under torch light). No idea how it wasn’t picked up as part of the inspection.

The double skinned arch is fine. It’s just whether a PDR specialist can access the ding???
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Old 24-06-2018, 09:36 PM   #20
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I hope whichever dent man the dealer uses can pop that out...

What about the missing paint on the wheelarch lip?

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