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Paint Protection - Is it a) Necessary b) Good to have or c) Waste of money?

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  1. Uknowwho
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    [Jan 16, 2014]
    Hi All,

    I've just purchased my second s3 in the space of a month (long story, however last s3 was written off in an accident, insurance paid me out instead of sourcing a new car) Anyway I digress. Last time I paid $800 for paint protection (negotiated from 1300).

    I am just wondering what the fourms views were on sourcing paint protection. Is it something that is essential to have to protect your car or really just a great way to line my friendly dealerships pockets?

    Cheers!
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    2nd option.

    Your friendly local detailer will be able to do a paint protection detail for you at a fraction of the cost
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    Depends on how much you like cars and how bad your OCD is....

    Option 2 is the more reasonable one... it's number 1 for me mind you! :lol:
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    I would go to a professional detailer, they will do a much better job and it will be cheaper.
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    All depends on the detailer.... lol

    "professional" is such an overused word these days... ;-)
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    Reputable would be a better word I think. But yeh, take it to a good detailer.
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    Very true.
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    ... and the results will be far better as well!
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    ^ Is it just me, or is that list in no order what so ever?!!?!? lol
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    Lol. Never noticed that. I was just using the search box.
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    [Jan 21, 2014]
    Thanks for the responses guys. I've booked in a paint protection with a detailer that was highly recommended to me the day after delivery.
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    Feckin how much????? If it was supaguard then they ve made £780 profit!!! The stuff like supaguard that they use can be bought for £20 off ebay
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