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Just bought a Pearl Grey 3.0 Prem Luxury which I'll pick up on Sept 1. I have never wanted summer to pass so quickly.
One of the things that the salesman mentioned was supagard and how for £299 it would protect the paintwork and leather etc. This got me searching on google and whether its value for money and the majority says that its not, as there are other companies that can do it or DIY.
What did you do to protect the paintwork when you first purchased the car?
Did any of you take it to a specialist detailer?

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I think there are several threads about this already!

They did mine for nothing, by the way.
 

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sniffer said:
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Just bought a Pearl Grey 3.0 Prem Luxury which I'll pick up on Sept 1. I have never wanted summer to pass so quickly.
One of the things that the salesman mentioned was supagard and how for £299 it would protect the paintwork and leather etc. This got me searching on google and whether its value for money and the majority says that its not, as there are other companies that can do it or DIY.
What did you do to protect the paintwork when you first purchased the car?
Did any of you take it to a specialist detailer?

thanks
hi i think you will find that the supaguard is nothing more than a good car polish.in my opinion i think some people think they are getting some kind of protective laquer applied to the car.if you look on e-bay you can buy the twin pack of supaguard polish and the supaguard interior protector for about a tenner,i have and it is the same as what my jaguar dealership is using.
 

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I have supaguard on mine and it is a good protective cover for the car. It is not a
couple of tins of spray on and forget.
 

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I have supaguard on mine and it makes cleaning sooooo easy and it always comes up very shiney after washing. It was done free of charge as part of the deal and comes with a guarantee if you have problems getting stains etc. off the leather/mats.
 

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For the price of a phone call, i would suggest you have a word with Matt Wakefield of Off your marks detailing
he is an expert at detailing & bodywork protection Etc. & very helpful, he sorted me out from new & always helpful with advice.
Tel. 0788 1934788
http://www.offyourmarks.com
 

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You could also visit detailingworld.co.uk as tehre are all sorts of methods of potection. As posted above a pro detailier will be able to offer advice. :)
 

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I havn't got the Supaguard btw... I have heard that the protection itself can dull over time, just like the paint will. (I'm sure it takes a long time though!) I have to admit I saw the advertisement on the desk at the dealer, and it was one of those things I thought, 'Hmm... Should I have specified that too?', then I thought, 'No it's not necessary.' I did jump around alot thinking, should I have got this option, or this one. But I think I said in an earlier post, You can't go wrong with an XF. Unless, it's got the 17" wheels. :(
 

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Don't waste a penny on it sniffer :)
If you want the satisfaction from cleaning a car and producing a really excellent high gloss finish forget Supaguard; it simply is not worth the money.
Remember, it is marketed as a product that relieves car owners of having to polish their car. It does not relief them of the tedium of having to apply a conditioner on a regular basis.
No, to start off, just buy a "Clay Kit", a really excellent polish such as a high quality Carnauba wax and a product, that older members may recognise, a Nenette brush.
In combination, the above products, as a package, will render your car with a finish that will be admired by everyone and at a fraction of the cost of Supaguard. :D
 

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I look at supaguard as nothing but a con, I was conned into buying it for an SLK I bought some years ago, If you think your car is going to look its best without you polishing it, forget it All you are doing is paying someone to polish the car when you buy it when you get it done for free.

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I have been impressed with the protection given by Diamondbrite. A big advantage is the lack of powder which gets into panel seams and cracks when normal polishes are used, especially on dark coloured cars. Diamondbrite will repels dirt and rain for a long time when treated with a monthly dose of conserver.

If you buy the Stage 1 and 2 Glazes on eBay for for about £5 and do it yourself you can't go wrong. A Shampoo and Conserver pack from the makers ULTRABRITE (One litre of each) will last forever and is on offer for £25.17.

The interior carpet and fabric treatments are less impressive.
 

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You to can have a shine like this if you wash, clay and polish. Only downside is I think bees and so on think the top is a water lake; until they land :D
 

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What an immaculate car Peter I;m sure I can see a hint of green! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
 

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penultimateblack said:
What an immaculate car Peter I;m sure I can see a hint of green! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
All right, hands up John :oops:
My wife remarked only today that she never thought Botanical Green would be displaced in her heart by another colour so soon.
Me, I learnt a long time ago that the best car in the world is the one you are driving :)
 

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Do you have paint protection on your XF?

Hi,
I was at the dealers yesterday sorting out the delivery of my car and they offered a paint protection treatment that has to be cured under IR heaters.

It is quite expensive (£500). Does anyone have any experience of this?
Is it worth the Money - I do tend to wax my cars quite regularly?
Does it help with the minor surface scratches that can make colours like black, particularly, look bad in strong sunlight?

Thanks in advance!
 
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For £500 you could get your car detailed by a professional. Have a look on Detailing World for someone local with recommendations and then have a chat with them before you sign up for this treatment.
 

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My XF and XFR have both had it on as I got it bundled in with some other stuff as well. The packs to apply it are very cheap but the car needs to be in good condition before it gets put on otherwise all you do is protect over the top of scratches ets. I do think it works thou as the cars I've had it on all come up very well with a quick clean
 

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My XF and XFR have both had it on as I got it bundled in with some other stuff as well. The packs to apply it are very cheap but the car needs to be in good condition before it gets put on otherwise all you do is protect over the top of scratches ets. I do think it works thou as the cars I've had it on all come up very well with a quick clean
You are tempting me....
 
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