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Old 12-06-2017, 03:15 PM   #1
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(Another!) Superguard query

Apologies if this is the wrong section but can't find answer (plenty on removing but nothing on preserving)

A couple of colleagues at work have asked me to clean their cars, a 65 reg Vauxhall Adam and a 14 reg BMW 420d(?) Msport, both cars have been superguarded though I suspect it's no longer doing its thing

How do I tell if it is still there, and if so apart from using the supplied bag, what can I do to preserve it?

My usual wash is usually:-

VP snow foam combo 2 (won't be used due to TFR v superguard)
VP concentrated shampoo w/ MF mitt & 2bm
F/O remover (won't be done due to the superguard)
Tardis (won't be done due to SG)
Clay (won't be done due to the superguard
Wash again
Towel dry
Glaze (PB's black hole/white diamond, won't be done due to SG
Wax (VP mad wax or PB's nattys paste, won't be done due to SG)

Don't see the point in telling them "should've just got a good wax/coating cos it's cheaper", when moneys already been spent on SG
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Old 12-06-2017, 03:52 PM   #2
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Apologies if this is the wrong section but can't find answer (plenty on removing but nothing on preserving)

A couple of colleagues at work have asked me to clean their cars, a 65 reg Vauxhall Adam and a 14 reg BMW 420d(?) Msport, both cars have been superguarded though I suspect it's no longer doing its thing

How do I tell if it is still there, and if so apart from using the supplied bag, what can I do to preserve it?

My usual wash is usually:-

VP snow foam combo 2 (won't be used due to TFR v superguard)
VP concentrated shampoo w/ MF mitt & 2bm
F/O remover (won't be done due to the superguard)
Tardis (won't be done due to SG)
Clay (won't be done due to the superguard
Wash again
Towel dry
Glaze (PB's black hole/white diamond, won't be done due to SG
Wax (VP mad wax or PB's nattys paste, won't be done due to SG)

Don't see the point in telling them "should've just got a good wax/coating cos it's cheaper", when moneys already been spent on SG
It'll bead if its there, pretty obvious.

If its not beading then its pretty much gone and nothing you can do. Don't think you can really preserve it either apart from use that cream they give you (which I dont think actually works anyway)
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Old 13-06-2017, 12:10 PM   #3
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Just finished washing the Vauxhall Adam, turns it's not superguard, it's platinum protection by Dealer Option ltd, lightly sprayed some water on it and the beading was there although poor, used the polymer wash from the owners supplied kit, it was s**t to be honest, only rinsed with the p/w then 2bm with the shampoo, rinsed then towel dried, was during rinsing it occurred water was just sitting

Now feeling I should go and give the owner the bad news
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Just finished washing the Vauxhall Adam, turns it's not superguard, it's platinum protection by Dealer Option ltd, lightly sprayed some water on it and the beading was there although poor, used the polymer wash from the owners supplied kit, it was s**t to be honest, only rinsed with the p/w then 2bm with the shampoo, rinsed then towel dried, was during rinsing it occurred water was just sitting

Now feeling I should go and give the owner the bad news
Thats supposed to be a ceramic coating so in theory should have lasted atleast a year.

Yes, I think its time to tell the owner the bad news and not get any other car done by the dealer. Atleast it'll save them next time.
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Old 13-06-2017, 05:05 PM   #5
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Guaranteed for 5 years according to the owner, car is coming up for 2yrs, though the owner let slip they had never used the kit

A bit disappointed in the end result as I never used any of my own products, car went back cleaner although still covered in tar and with no wax

First time I've used a dealer kit and I can see why they're frowned on by many

Thanks for the tips & advice
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