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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V Appearance Mods Discussion, Dealer installed paint protection/Interior protection in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; Hello all, Well after a bit of a wait my 14 V Wagon came in and it has been awesome. ...
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    Dealer installed paint protection/Interior protection

    Hello all,

    Well after a bit of a wait my 14 V Wagon came in and it has been awesome. During the process the dealership guy asked me if I wanted to add the Scotchgard paint protection and interior protection for ~600. He told me this was the employee pricing. I was wondering if any of you have taken that option and how have you liked it? As I understand it, if it's the polyurethane sheet protection on the paint it's not a bad deal (if it's installed well, of course) with the understanding that the interior protection is mostly spraying it down with the liquid Scotchgard. I'm contemplating doing the interior/exterior package vs getting a shop to do a clear bra-like cover. Appreciate any info, experience you guys have had. Thanks!

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    Re: Dealer installed paint protection/Interior protection

    The only reason those things are offered is because of the high profit margin. Personally-don't do it. If you really want to protect the paint and interior with something, you can do it yourself or have your detailer do it for a lot less than that. Others can chime in, but it's just a dealer rip off by the F&I guy to make more money. Cost of the products is usually under $50.00.

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    Re: Dealer installed paint protection/Interior protection

    Don't do it. You could probably offer to pay $200 and they might say yes.... thats how much the cost is inflated...

    I have not idea what the product is, the process etc, but I don't see how any of it would be better than regular cleaning and protectant by hand with a quaility product.

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    Totally agree with all the above comments. These add ons are waaay overpriced and a waste of money.
    You can Scotchguard the interior yourself and save $$$.
    A good wax job/sealant will take care of the paint.
    A lot of us have done clearbra for the extra protection. It's a little pricey but worth it.

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    Re: Dealer installed paint protection/Interior protection

    Profit Protection. Gotta get the Tru-Cote https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5gwc4UizUc
    Guy.Seminerio likes this.

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    Yeah, often times they say the paint protection eliminates the need for you to polish and wax your car.

    If you want a nice finish on your car there is no easy fix. Wash, polish and wax regularly. These things are profit generators as others have said.

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    Re: Dealer installed paint protection/Interior protection

    Thanks everybody for the information. I think was confused into thinking the Scotchgard paint protection was similar to a clear bra. Apparently not. On that topic, however, can anyone recommend a good clear bra installer in the Inland Empire(California)? Many thanks

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    Re: Dealer installed paint protection/Interior protection

    Go to some of the car shows or Cars and Coffee. Ask around. Lots of your fellow enthusiasts will be glad to help you out.

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    Re: Dealer installed paint protection/Interior protection

    why was this moved?

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    DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY! I used to "install" this option at a dealership during my detailing days. All it is is a cheap wax (that's quickly put on) and scotch guard! Not worth $20 much less $600.

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    It's not the same as Scotchguard. It lasts much longer, where as Scotchguard wears off quickly. And, I haven't seen any detailers selling a 3M bra for $300. (If that's what you mean by paint guard?) So $600 for interior guard & 3M I'd be all over it. if it's not the 3M, I would pass on the "paint guard". You're paying for a nice wax. Oh, and I was an F&I guy for 10 years at a Cadillac dealer. : )

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    Re: Dealer installed paint protection/Interior protection

    Paint Guard is an expensive term for wax. Often they say it is a special teflon sealer. Still, you have to come back every six months for a reapplication, just like wax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoHawks24
    It's not the same as Scotchguard. It lasts much longer, where as Scotchguard wears off quickly. And, I haven't seen any detailers selling a 3M bra for $300. (If that's what you mean by paint guard?) So $600 for interior guard & 3M I'd be all over it. if it's not the 3M, I would pass on the "paint guard". You're paying for a nice wax. Oh, and I was an F&I guy for 10 years at a Cadillac dealer. : )
    Doing finance for 10 years then you know what the $600 is for...profit! They don't do clear bras at the dealers. All it is is wax and scotch g

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    Re: Dealer installed paint protection/Interior protection

    Do it, but not for the $600. I know for a fact that people can do it for less with better material.

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    Re: Dealer installed paint protection/Interior protection

    ANYTHING a dealer offers you if there is $1 additional cost is NOT BECAUSE THEY LIKE YOU.

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