General Are paint sealants worth the money?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by John999, Sunday 22nd Jul, 2012.

  1. John999 Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Hi everyone,I'm not sure if this has been discussed before but I would value opinions about the use of paint sealants such as Supagard.
    My previous car had it on I was impressed just how good it looked,but it's so expensive and I know dealers make a huge mark up on it.
     
  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Yes they are amazing products but not the dealership variety. Have a look at this product it is awesome Blackfire Metal Sealant .

    make your own mind
     
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  3. FirstHonda Premium Member Club Supporter

    My view has always been that these treatments are rather like "the emperor's new clothes." Personally I believe you can get just as good a result yourself for a lot less money, albeit with a bit more effort (but cleaning cars is FUN, right?!!).

    In the past I've used a Meguiars (from their pro range) sealant over their own polish with good results, and in the winter get great protection from Bilt Hamber auto-balm.

    My brother had Supaguard on a Toyota he bought a few years ago, and was very disappointed with the durability - and amazed at the results possible at home with the right products. Try looking at Detailing World, loads of great advice on there...
     
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  4. SayamaAccord Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

    It's each to their own...personally I use Collinite...got some AutoGlym sealant in the garage but don't bother so much nowadays as I find the wax lasts much longer than the sealant used to
     
  5. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Collinite is made of natural carnuba , sealant are man-made synthetic which last longer. Sealant are good for durability not necessarily known for their gloss.
     
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  6. SayamaAccord Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

    Interesting...I found the sealant shinier but less long-lasting!
     
  7. FirstHonda Premium Member Club Supporter

    If you want the best of both worlds and are happy to do lots of work, you can :

    1. Wash
    2. Clay (I normally do once a year)
    3. Glaze
    4. Apply Sealant
    5. Wax

    This works well if you have a wax with a good finish (like the original P21s which looks great on silver) but which isn't that durable...you can do a quick top up every few weeks knowing that underneath the sealant is still doing its stuff.
     
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  8. SteveT Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Supagard paint protection

    Is it worth having on a new car ?.I've had this thrown in as part of the package, is it any good.
     
  9. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Complete and utter waste of money bud.
     
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  10. richsprint Account Closed. ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

    Usually applied badly over already swirled paintwork, by inexperienced staff.

    Best to do it yourself at home, if you enjoy that, or get a pro detailer to do it, directory on www.detailingworld.co.uk probably half the price a dealer charges.