Is this what you're talking about (the notorious "sealant package" the dealer pitches you while you're in the closing hotbox?):Dealer is pushing this product pretty hard. Any one use this product? Any thoughts or advice appreciated.
If that's what you're talking about, IMHO you'd be better off going with a good, highly recommended local detail man who wants to build his repeat business and will sell you what you NEED, not what the Acctg. Dept. says the dealership needs to nudge the profit margin per sale. But's that's just my take on that stuff. Maybe someone else has another opinion.Zurich Shield:: Environmental Protection
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I will take your input in the spirit in which it was offered. I appreciate your guidance.I see you're a new member and this is your first post....WELCOME!
Thanks for the welcome. I have been reading the board for a while and enjoy the information and the friendly atmosphere.
this is a VERY friendly and active group, but we very much like to see your LOCATION up there on your header....you don't have to give us your address! just tell us "where you're from", so we know if we might have something in common when we answer....a lot of R8 stuff is market specific or at least variable; also nice to know what you drive, but NOT essential
I updated my profile with my location. I am in Nevada City, CA which is up in the Sierras above Auburn / Sacramento. Nice little town and many great driving roads in the area. My local Audi dealer is Niello in Sacramento.
second, on a question like this, if at all possible, post a LINK or some clue to take your reader to what it is you're talking about....since you went to the trouble to ask the question, you've probably already researched it somewhere, so give your reader a head start and you're more likely to get an answer or an opinion (and incidentally, if you do a keyword search on THIS forum before you post, you may be amazed at all you find)
The information that you found below is indeed the product to which I was referring. Guarantees to protect paint from all kinds of environmental harm. I am always skeptical of dealer supplied products such as this. In this case the salesman and have made a pretty good argument for the product. $710 applied and warranted for 7 years. While I enjoy the car care part of owning a nice car; I'd rather be driving.
BUT PLEASE, don't take this as an inhospitable response; sincerely you will find that all members WELCOME you to weigh in here with opinion, ask questions or contribute answers!.....now I'll go google on what you asked about and see what the heck it is!!!
I second that ...or do it yourself if you cannot find a good detail guy nearby. Personally I don't believe in any of these "life of your car paint sealants".I agree with willyjp find a GOOD detail man. They are worth their weight in gold or in our instance CF