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    Exclamation Audi Clear Coat Protection? Ł200? Worth it?

    Hi Guys,

    Abit of advice from people who know really. Pick my car up this saturday dealer has offered me the audi clear coat scotchguard whatever you call it for Ł200, just wondering if its worth it?

    I'm gonna start learning to detail soon anyway, as it will be part of a new business venture for myself. But my start up equipment is around Ł600 so just wondering if it was worth it?

    When I was last at the audi garage, they had 2 RS4s in the showroom, one saloon, one cab, and they seriously looked like Clark (Polished Bliss) had detailed them, they were , paint was smooth and silky, not a single swirl mark in sight and I could see myself fully in the paintwork, the reflection was amazing!!

    Just want your advice though. So my options are get them to do it, or have ago in a few months time myself to do it!

    Opinions welcome

    Oh here's pics of the car on a very frosty morning in Manchester....





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    No it's not worth it. You can get some good 3rd party products that will do the same job for a lot less money. If you really do want supagard you can buy it on ebay for about Ł5-10 for one of the paintwork sponge things. As long as you make sure that the car is cleaned really well and possibly gone over with a clay bar you will do just as good a job as the audi guys.

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    Yeh? Great, thanks for your input, I'm gonna start gradually buyin all the detailing products anway. Thanks Rich.

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    No experience but sounds like another Audi rip off...
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    He said that was a £200 discount as well. LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rich164h
    No it's not worth it. You can get some good 3rd party products that will do the same job for a lot less money. If you really do want supagard you can buy it on ebay for about Ł5-10 for one of the paintwork sponge things. As long as you make sure that the car is cleaned really well and possibly gone over with a clay bar you will do just as good a job as the audi guys.
    Agree with the above

    Its a total rip off

    In the past I have enquired about this, I got talking to one of the boys at the dealers (peugeot) basically they just polish the car. I bought the same kit they use from him for cash (think it was Ł20 but that was prob 6 years ago) like rich said you can get for Ł5- Ł10. You get a fancy sponge pad for applying then just polish as with normal products. Also in the box was a can of stuff for the interior. You just spray it on and it gives a protection, not sure how this works with leather.

    If you want you can give me the Ł200 and ill do the same job

    Heres the same stuff
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    I'd say that if you're wanting to get into detailing then a brand new car is a good place to start. And so long as you don't go straight at it with a mechanical polisher without knowing what you're doing you won't do any serious damage. The last thing you need is a couple of Audi monkeys going at it first. Your normal PDI will probably be bad enough.

    Quote Originally Posted by mattandrew
    Also in the box was a can of stuff for the interior. You just spray it on and it gives a protection, not sure how this works with leather.
    Leather or fabric it will wear off wherever you come into contact with it. Trust me.


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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! !!

    DONT DO IT

    its rubbish..................you want to spend a couple of hundred on getting it looking tip top - pay a detailer to prep it.

    failing that - invest in some decent products yourself and get reading up on detailing world.


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    Thanks very much guys! My decision has been made already! Ta

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    Quote Originally Posted by richjohnhughes
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! !!

    DONT DO IT

    its rubbish..................you want to spend a couple of hundred on getting it looking tip top - pay a detailer to prep it.

    failing that - invest in some decent products yourself and get reading up on detailing world.

    Already on there and I have been reading, Ta.

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    £9.99 bumped to £200-£300...

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    the finish some of the pro's get is crazy - worth every penny imo.

    if you want to be mad about it - dont even let them prep the car - do it yourself.

    mine has never been washed by a car wash or a living soul apart from me.

    never never, let Audi wash it when they have it in for a service - some grease monkey with a dirty old rag rubbing ya paint.

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    Or have a new car detail from polished bliss or other?

    EDIT Too late, i was trying to find a clicky for a detailer in Manchester/Cheshire area!

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    My advice for now would be to buy a good car wash kit including Sonus der wunder drying towels, some form of sealant like Carlack and put a couple of layers of Collinite wax on top of it. If you spent £100 on that lot you've still saved money and its protected and when you can afford to buy it you can expand your cleaning stuff with wheel sealants, more expensive waxes etc. if that takes your fancy.
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    Agreed!

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    on another note, new motor looks very nice
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmohide
    on another note, new motor looks very nice
    Just about to post that - at least you can see it in the flesh now mate - looks great.
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    well worth getting a pro on the case:

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    Thanks guys. Your all a helpful and happy bunch. Media Adapter & TV in Motionis booked in for 7th March with craig and tints are on the 19th March. Flat bottom wheel is going in either the day I pick it up or day after, don't worry posts will follow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by siu00adg
    well worth getting a pro on the case:

    My S3 is being detailed... [Photos]
    I'm gonna learn to become a "pro" lol. Practice makes perfect....

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    Quote Originally Posted by N8KOW
    paint was smooth and silky, not a single swirl mark in sight and I could see myself fully in the paintwork, the reflection was amazing!!
    A Megs clay kit will get you a finish like that for Ł15 and an afternoons work. You'd be surprised how much crap comes off a new car with a clay bar.


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    Thanks Jon, gonna be ordering it from Clark and the boys very soon..

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    Never one to go with the flow, I had the Supageard treatment and would say it was worth it. I'm not into paying someone Ł500 to clean a brand new car, but the Ł200 was just about bearable. Car was swirl free and seemed to hold the shine for at least 6 months.

    That said, if you want to get into detailing, I guess you might as well start with your own car.

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    Agreed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by N8KOW
    I'm gonna learn to become a "pro" lol. Practice makes perfect....
    Just practice on someone elses car
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