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Old 02-02-2019, 04:22 PM   #1
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Just picked up used car today and it has supposedly had lifeshine put on it, in the collection area you could see swirl marks in most of the panels, should these not have been buffed out prior to application, also bonnet has a couple of stone chips they were supposed to touch up which they haven't. I'm guessing you can't touch the chips up on top of lifeshine as it won't adhere. they have offered too take it back in and correct problems ie reapply lifeshine. whats your thoughts please.
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I could almost certainly guarantee that lifeshine hasn't been applied, or if it has it won't have been done correctly.

When I worked at a dealership that sold lifeshine the salesmen knew it hadn't been applied it was a big joke to them! It's a massive profit centre for dealers they charge 400 plus to the customer but the actual kit and valeters cost is probably just over 80 quid!

Dealer prep is appalling untrained poorly paid cleaners (not valeters).
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I'm very tempted not to take it back to let them try to correct it as if they can't do it properly in first place then who knows what it will turn out like.
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A bit of panel wipe or IPA on a cotton bud and wipe local only where your stone chip is and fill it in yourself.
Then top over it with Autoglym Rapid Aqua Wax.

It really is a good top up product and beads really well.
I have it on my 13 year old CR-V and to be honest the finish and beading on it puts a lot of even new cars to shame.

I've only been using it a couple of months but I'm quite impressed with it on the winter daily.

I haven't tried it on the Porsche or the RS though, as I'm happy with the Polish Angel selection on those.
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Just picked up used car today and it has supposedly had lifeshine put on it, in the collection area you could see swirl marks in most of the panels, should these not have been buffed out prior to application, also bonnet has a couple of stone chips they were supposed to touch up which they haven't. I'm guessing you can't touch the chips up on top of lifeshine as it won't adhere. they have offered too take it back in and correct problems ie reapply lifeshine. whats your thoughts please.
In the first instance, return to the LifeShine dealer is the first step. if it is a pre-owned vehicle then more extensive vehicle prep should have taken place prior to application to return it to an as new condition as possible.
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