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GARD X - worth getting?

DaveW May 26, 2018

  1. DaveW

    DaveW Active Member

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    My wife is expecting delivery of a new Q2 shortly, from a different dealership to the one we usually buy from.
    We usually purchase the Auto Glym bodycare package, but this dealership provides GARD X Protection.
    Does anyone have any experience of this and is it worth getting?
    Thanks.
     
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  3. DrEskimo

    DrEskimo Well-Known Member

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    Nope, complete waste of money.

    Better off going to a professional detailer for similar money, or doing it yourself.
     
  4. jassyo06

    jassyo06 Voodoo Man ! Gold Supporter Audi S3 Black Edition Porsche Voodoo Blue S3 Saloon

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    No its not worth it, in isolation Guard X is OK for paint protection it's cleanser and sealant, but dealers skimp on time and care, best get a detailer to apply whatever paint protection system suits your budget
     
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  5. FranA3

    FranA3 FMDETAILING Site Sponsor Team Brill Red Gold Supporter Audi A3

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    Most definitely a waste of money, I’ve seen many cars trashed by the application alone of guardX let alone the poor products, best off getting a professional to do a new car detail on it and can always have a ceramic coating at the same time for great durability.
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  6. S32B

    S32B Well-Known Member Audi A5 S tronic Coupe

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    If you gave most of the guys on here half of what Audi want to charge they would do a much better job! So NO you don't need it :)

    I told them not to touch my A5 coupe, apart from taking the sticky plastic factory protection film off it.

    Out of interest, what do they want to charge?
     
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  7. q5man

    q5man Well-Known Member Team Mythos TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter quattro Audi Q5 S tronic

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    Wouldn’t bother as dealer detailers will do more damage than good. I stupidly had this done on my new Q5 in March and now booked in for professional correction detail and ceramic, and hardly any more than GardX costs


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  8. q5man

    q5man Well-Known Member Team Mythos TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter quattro Audi Q5 S tronic

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    Or at least what the stealers charge. I was charged £399 - waste of money


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    q5man Well-Known Member Team Mythos TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter quattro Audi Q5 S tronic

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    Hear hear - and this is the man that is going to “fix” my Q5 @FranA3


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  10. RS3 S.

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    Tried to flog me it, told them no thanks but they ended up doing it for free. As above don't really rate it but as it was free & the case of products that came with it was a bonus !!!!.
     
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    q5man Well-Known Member Team Mythos TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter quattro Audi Q5 S tronic

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    Getting it free is one thing, but more concerning would be the damage (swirls/marring) they inflict applying the product!
     
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  13. RS3 S.

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    ............to be fair they did a good job, car is white also so does hide a lot of swirls etc unlike a black car !!!.
     
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  14. q5man

    q5man Well-Known Member Team Mythos TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter quattro Audi Q5 S tronic

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    Fair enough, yes white best to hide swirls. I on the other hand have black <sigh> after previous Ibis White A6. Not my choice the wife’s only stipulation ‍♂️. I saw swirls and Marrs in collection day, hence now getting proper correction and ceramic
     
  15. ScottishA4B9

    ScottishA4B9 Well-Known Member Team Daytona saloon Audi A4 TDi S-line owners group Manual

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    They offered it free for me as well as a £250 off my next car voucher. I still said no!
     
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