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Old 20-11-2017, 02:57 PM   #1
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getting new car need some advice

Hi Guys,

I am getting a new car next month and the salesman got me thinking with his supagard chat which i rejected until i had done some research.

I have been reading around and thinking of getting ceramic coating done. Would it be worth it or am i better off purchasing some cleaning products/wax and go down via that route?

I have spoken two people both offering doing it on different pricing although different products, GTechniq (£400) and CQUK 110. (£350)

Any recommendations on what i should go for?

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Old 20-11-2017, 06:04 PM   #2
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I’ve worked in the motor trade for 13 years and for my sins sell Supagard rather well... however, I would never have to t applied to the exterior of one of my cars as a regular wash and wax I feel offers better protection, plus I enjoy cleaning the exterior of my own car. The interior protection is ok from the guarantee point of view but personally would save your pennies
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Old 20-11-2017, 06:13 PM   #3
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If the prices you have quoted are from a professional detailer they seam very good. I’d make sure they are fully preparing the paint first to remove all defects rather than just applying a coating. Looks a little cheap tbh.


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Old 20-11-2017, 06:18 PM   #4
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From my little amount of knowledge on dealership applied Ceramic Coats, id say they're not worth the money.

If you want to go down that route then speaking to a fully qualified detailer and go through them.

Unless of course you fancy havibg a go yourself
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If the prices you have quoted are from a professional detailer they seam very good. I’d make sure they are fully preparing the paint first to remove all defects rather than just applying a coating. Looks a little cheap tbh.


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The pricing is from a individual who will do it for me, I have seen his other work and was impressed. I was quoted cheap as the car will be new from factory. Would it still need some correcting done?

Through a company I was quoted £650 thought that was steep. Is that about right price?
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Old 22-11-2017, 06:45 PM   #6
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The pricing is from a individual who will do it for me, I have seen his other work and was impressed. I was quoted cheap as the car will be new from factory. Would it still need some correcting done?

Through a company I was quoted £650 thought that was steep. Is that about right price?

Hello Chris,

£650 still seems a little cheap tbh. But all depends on the size of car, coatings you require, alloys, alloys removed coated inside & out, Glass sealed etc etc.

An average full ceramic protection detail from a pro takes 2-3 days. Dealerships have the coatings applied in about 1-2 hours so you can probably make your own mind up of what you are getting.

Hope this helps, if you would like any further advice please ask, happy to try and help,

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£650+ is fair in my opinion. Yes, it pays to at least go round the car with a single stage gloss enhancement as new cars are not perfect, far from it. Multiple people have collected the car, and handed it over to someone else, each time being wiped, poked and prodded. Ive even seen car transporters go through a truck wash with cars on it.

Honestly I recommend seeing a pro. I get a few guys come to me that have had enthusiasts do it and the majority are nor happy. If you are doing it to give the car a good start in life, doing it cheaply is not really doing yourself justice.

Just my opinion based on owners experiences
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