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    Dedicated thread just for questions about so-called paint protection plans/products

    Dedicated thread just for questions about so-called paint protection plans and products

    There seems to be enough companies in the world continually trying to sell innocent people some type of paint protectant, or paint protection plan that typically costs lots of money and offers nothing more than what the average person can already do for themselves using products available off the shelf or over the Internet without the exuberant costs.


    So to warehouse all of these questions about all of these products that continue to spring-up around the world, we have created a special forum just for them.

    As I find older questions already posted about products like these, or if any of you find them, send me the link to the forum thread and I'll move it into here as a clearing house for answers on this topic.

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    Toyoguard

    Toyota's Toyoguard..any idea what this stuff is??? $19 a bottle is kinda pricey....

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    Re: Toyoguard

    Originally posted by Marvinj
    Toyota's Toyoguard..any idea what this stuff is??? $19 a bottle is kinda pricey....
    Never heard of it before, as far as paint sealants go, $19.00 is on the low-end.
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    it comes with new toyotas, the original package is $700 but youre suppose to use this stuff that comes with the vehicle every couple of weeks or so, I think its some type of cleaner or something....not sure what it is, thought maybe someone would know.

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    Any of these paint protection plans are basically a type of insurance policy that if you follow the rules there's some type of guarantee that the vehicle will be re-painted should the paint fail.

    Because modern clear coat finishes are so durable, in most cases a factory finish with minimal upkeep will last a long time.

    Note, don't confuse the above to mean that a clear coat finish will look good a long time, because that's certainly not true. You can swirls and scratch the heck out of a clear coat finish and it will look horrible but it will still last a long time.

    In the big picture of life, here's what it comes down to. If you want you paint to always look good, then you need to find something you like to use and looks good in your eyes after you've applied and removed the product and then use it often.

    If you do this, your car's paint will always look good. It's only when you neglect your paint for an extended period of time that it will go down hill and require lots of prep-work to remove the defects and restore the showroom new look again.

    At this point you're back into the cycle, either find something you like and use it often enough to maintain your car's finish to your expectation in the environment you expose the vehicle to, or let it go and deal with it (or not), after it goes bad again.

    See how this works?

    There is no such thing as a miracle product that once applied will place an invisible force-field around your car and keep it looking new forever. Maintaining a finish requires action on you part, the only time you can have your cake and eat it too is to keep your car stored and covered and for the most part, don't use it.
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    I don't know if this is exactly what you mean, but my dad had his new bike done with swiss tech.....
    I don't have the link to the swiss tech site, but it is comparable (?) with Protech
    http://www.protech.nl/

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    I was talking to my boss about detailing his Excursion. he told me that it does not need to be detailed, EVER! he said he got some kind of ****** coating put on at the dealership when he bought it. And the stuff is suppose to last a life time. I told him that did not sound right and I would look into it for him.

    Has anyone ever heard of this? Sounds to me like he got scammed.
    You left out licking the water off. Oh, wait a minute, that's my cat, not my car. Uh, I mean my cat licks himself dry. I don't lick my cat dry. Or my car. -PC.

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    you know the coating that they put on your pans so food does not stick!
    You left out licking the water off. Oh, wait a minute, that's my cat, not my car. Uh, I mean my cat licks himself dry. I don't lick my cat dry. Or my car. -PC.

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    Originally posted by MaximusZTS


    Has anyone ever heard of this? Sounds to me like he got scammed.
    You might be able to fry an egg on his truck and it won't stick, but you will get swirls in the finish. Oh, and unless dirt literally falls off when he goes over bumps and stuff, then I'd say he got scammed. Non-stick coating? Bah!!! If he's had the truck more than 6 months and it's been through an automatic car wash at least a dozen times, I seriously doubt there's any trace of that stuff left on the paint.
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