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Topic # 189417 29-Dec-2015 10:46
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Anyone here tried the various ceramic/polymer paint protection systems for cars like


  • Dura Seal
  • 3M Protect
  • SlipStream

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  Reply # 1458421 29-Dec-2015 11:09
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I had Dura Seal on my last car, I haven't bothered getting it for my new one I just bought. Whether or not it actually did anything I'm not sure, I still washed it reasonably regularly and while the dealer claimed I should just use water it never looked that clean when washed by hand (it was also dark blue so it really showed the dirt). John Cadogan (Australian motoring journalist) has a pretty detailed opinion on the matter -

hey also seem to have a pretty decent margin on it (as usual), I easily knocked 50% off when I got it on my last car.

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  Reply # 1458424 29-Dec-2015 11:18
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My question is if there is a scratch or a peel (eg rubbed bird poo too hard) ... What you do then


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  Reply # 1458431 29-Dec-2015 11:43
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openmedia: Anyone here tried the various ceramic/polymer paint protection systems for cars like


  • Dura Seal
  • 3M Protect
  • SlipStream

No - not worth it. Just dont bother.

Again, just don't do it.

It does not add any value. A respray is probably cost the same.

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  Reply # 1458452 29-Dec-2015 11:57
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I had my car repainted a few years ago. The bonnet already has a few chips out of it. If I got a new car I'd probably get one of those plastic coatings for the front.

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  Reply # 1459155 30-Dec-2015 17:12
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I got Duraseal on my car because my parking spot at home is outside and not within reach of a hose so I like the idea of being able to wipe it clean with cloth and spray liquid, and protecting it from bird poo.

I don't recall the exact cost but it was several hundred dollars so for most people it's probably not worth it. 

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