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Old 18-06-2018, 12:04 AM   #1
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Autoglym Lifeshine!

Hey!

I posted this on another forum but I wanted to ask for your advice too!

I think I know the answer to this but was wondering if anyone had any first hand experience of this product.

My mum has just ordered a brand new A1 in solid white direct from Audi. Checking the order form (unknown to us) Autoglym Lifeshine was added to the order at a total cost of £400!!! After speaking with Audi today they will remove the product which will save my mum £11 a month on her PCP.

She’s really unsure as to whether it’ll improve the overall look of the paint (being a solid white) and is swaying towards paying for it. Audi really sell it well. We’re going to try and get it thrown in for free but failing that would my mum be utterly bonkers to pay for it? Will it last longer than 6 months in reality?

If it was me I’d scrap it and take it to the detailers for a full correction and ceramic coating. I know for a fact that my mum won’t do this though because of the up front cost and the effort/time involved.
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Old 18-06-2018, 12:11 AM   #2
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Scrap it.

I'm not for once saying its not a good product, but its likely it won't be applied correctly, so they're just having your trousers down for £400.

Save your mum the £11 a month on her PCP mate.

Get some Fusso Coat (£25?) to seal the paintwork, and some fabsil/scotchguard for the interior (<£15) and job done mate.
A few hours of work from her good old son will likely well outlast the LIfeshine from the stealership
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Old 18-06-2018, 12:11 AM   #3
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Don’t bother.

Some ‘Life Shine’ in bulk on eBay currently, think it’s the fabric protection and glass sealant?
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Old 18-06-2018, 01:39 AM   #4
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Hey!



I posted this on another forum but I wanted to ask for your advice too!



I think I know the answer to this but was wondering if anyone had any first hand experience of this product.



My mum has just ordered a brand new A1 in solid white direct from Audi. Checking the order form (unknown to us) Autoglym Lifeshine was added to the order at a total cost of £400!!! After speaking with Audi today they will remove the product which will save my mum £11 a month on her PCP.



She’s really unsure as to whether it’ll improve the overall look of the paint (being a solid white) and is swaying towards paying for it. Audi really sell it well. We’re going to try and get it thrown in for free but failing that would my mum be utterly bonkers to pay for it? Will it last longer than 6 months in reality?



If it was me I’d scrap it and take it to the detailers for a full correction and ceramic coating. I know for a fact that my mum won’t do this though because of the up front cost and the effort/time involved.

https://youtu.be/07uvgcIqk04 you better off doing it yourself



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Old 18-06-2018, 02:37 AM   #5
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Deffo don't bother. If she really wants life shine then get the kit yourself off ebay and do it for her.
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Old 18-06-2018, 06:03 AM   #6
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£400 buys a lot of polishes etc....be a good son and apply them for her lol
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Old 18-06-2018, 08:19 AM   #7
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I’d agree with your thought process, I’d go for it if you can get it thrown in for free, if not, then I’d decline it and save the money and you sort it out
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Old 18-06-2018, 10:30 AM   #8
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You already know the answer

But yes decline their kind offer of an additional £11pm and either buy a bottle on ebay and do it yourself or apply a.n.other durable sealant or wax.

From experience it wont be applied properly at the dealership, if at all.

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Old 18-06-2018, 10:32 AM   #9
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Even its a free don't... in fact just don't let them even wash the car if you can avoid it... the mess they make is enough to make a grown man cry
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Old 18-06-2018, 11:13 AM   #10
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The fact they tried to sneak it onto your invoice without prior consent is enough for you to tell them to stick it. I hate those practises.
As has been said for £400 you can buy a lot of products or you could employ a professional detailer to do the job properly.

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