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At first I thought it was a new name for 'Supergaurd' but I thought wrong :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
 

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It's 'clear-coat', the same by any other name. Dealer installed premium for most brands. If it is factory applied, then there'd be reason to get excited.

Most clear-coat, true-coat, glaze, mirror-shine, etc, etc... are actually quite good these days. Not at all like the early stuff that could lift in sheets after it got pitted. I normally would stay away from the stuff, as we had a really bad experience with it on a 1986 Chrysler LeBaron. But it's not a Chrysler, it's not 1986, and the coating on a friends' car is really nice, and lasted 5 years perfect now.
 

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Well I actually have this on my car! It is a paint sealant that protects your car from ultra violet damage from the sun, acid rain, bird crap, oxidation and loss of gloss.

With it you are not supposed to have to polish the car, although I do as it makes it look even better.

Just look at the shine!
 

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Some how I knew Monsta would have it :D :D :D :D
 

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Yup, that's a clear-coat style finish alright. They really do make the car look glossy. That car looks like a Candy Apple!

Now you've got me thinking about it. There are a lot of aftermarket shops that can do this too. Just like paint, they can be applied well, or poorly, and be a good quality product or a bad one. Yours looks very nice.

My only hesitation (and maybe someone can enlighten me) is I remember ALL paint coatings being softer than the paint. With dull paint you can use a clay bar, rubbing compound, polishing compound, waxes, etc... to restore the lustre.

These extra coatings are quite durable, but do not react as well to restorative measures, years down the line.

I think I'd prefer to stick with a long lasting quality wax product that can also protect against sun, acid rain, bird crap, oxidation, but you've got to be the type of person to apply it every 6 months.

Or maybe I'm just being silly, and the new coatings last much longer, or are even tougher than the paint. Dunno. I'd have to know what whiz-bang chemical company developed the stuff.
 

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Paul_Mullett said:
So is this a dealer apply only option? Is it true Neo's dealer is the only one offering it?
My dealer offered it and he is not called Neo!
 

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monsta's car looks like a red chrome colour......:)

I think the ozone layer dissapeared down here a few years ago, so might forgo the suntan and take my car to the beach.... probably had one or 2 many beers......might just leave quietly......

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Just been to see my car offloaded from the transporter - Beautiful! :D :D :D

Anyway, whilst I was finalising a few things (finance, etc. - boo, hiss) the subject of the paint glaze came up.

It was suggested to me that I have it, and was shown a cooper with and without - the one with had a noticable deeper shine. Looked quite cool!

So I had it! Only problem was, it cost a bit more than the £50 mentioned at the start of this thread... More like £199. This did include interior fabric and carpet protection as well though.

Apparently a specialist team come in and do it - a company called Protect and Care.

Anyway, can't wait - roll on Tuesday!!!
:D :D :D :D :D :eek:
 

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You probably didn't get ripped off. I'm sure the interior scotchgurading costs quite a bit.

Certainly the clear-coat glazes look gab. But I'd have to compare a freshly waxed car to the glaze to know if I wanted it. Lots of fancy car waxes make the car look this good too.

I like to apply a one-a-year wax to my car, and then polish it up with a traditonal carnuba wax for shine. But, if you're not into working at a good shine, then the glaze is a real good alternative. (I just hope the technology has come a long way since the original clear-coats.)
 

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You probably didn't get ripped off. I'm sure the interior scotchgurading costs quite a bit.
That's what I thought.

Although, nothing could upset me after seeing my baby at the dealers, ready for her wash and shine :D :D :D
 

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Does anybody know if Paint Glaze is available from UK Mini Dealers and how much do they charge
 
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