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      05-10-2007, 11:34 AM   #1
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is BMW paint protection worth it?

Well is it....................

If you have a black car are you still doomed to clean and wax/polish every month?

BMW advertise that you dont need to wax your car for 3 years if you go for their 299 protection pack.
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      05-10-2007, 11:49 AM   #2
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Don't bother,had it on my 5 series still had to give it a polish now and then.
Spend 400 on some detailing Re Jumbo. All IMHO of course
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      05-10-2007, 05:24 PM   #3
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They spend the 300 on a tin of 10 polish

Its like the Supaguard scam
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      05-11-2007, 06:24 AM   #4
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I bought a Supaguard kit from ebay for my last car for £15. It included protective coating for the body, wheels, and carpets.

I think I would have gotten the same effect if I had tickled the car with a feather!!

So for the £285 labour - for a half days work, it is defo a rip-off!! IMHO
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      05-11-2007, 06:28 AM   #5
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Go over to detailingworld forums and learn how to do it yourself, then, after 6 months or so, when the effect allegedly wears off you'll know how to reproduce it.
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      05-11-2007, 09:57 AM   #6
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so my research leads to the point of -

No its not worth it unless

You are lazy
Or just have cash to burn

I am going to by a Zymol kit, any recommendations on the wax type for a black metallic car?
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      05-11-2007, 09:59 AM   #7
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aftermarket coating can look blueish on white car.
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      05-11-2007, 10:10 AM   #8
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skansa - talk to Rich @ Polished Bliss. He spent time helping me put together a kit of Zymol and other stuff. He really knows his stuff. He spent about 20 minutes on the phone explaining to me how to use the products then emailed me a detailed programme tailored to what I'd bought. He recommended Zymol Carbon for my sapphire black 335d. Haven't used it yet as car hasn't arrived

http://www.polishedbliss.co.uk/acatalog/contact.html

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      05-11-2007, 10:46 AM   #9
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cool thanks.
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      05-11-2007, 10:47 AM   #10
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You got your car/when does it arrive?
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lol, long time. not till Oct!! on a 335d Msport E92.

still indecisive on colours, moved from TiAg to LeBl now decided on Sp Black with saddle and Dark Grey poplar.
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If I was you I'd probably getting exactly that other than the wood - never been a big fan of wood on sporty cars. Like LeBl but not brave enough to go that, TiAg is ok but I think Sp Black is best if you can keep it clean !
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the aluminuim dents and scratches really easy so its more preventitive upkeeping! the problem with these forums - too many ideas, thoughts and experiences!!
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Aluminium is fine if you are aware of it - had the car over 2 years and not a scratch or ding (in the aluminium interior bits)
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Aluminium is fine if you are aware of it - had the car over 2 years and not a scratch or ding (in the aluminium interior bits)
2 Years !!!!

Had mine 2 weeks when it was scratched to F~~~k
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same here re trim, no probs, although mine is 'brushed aluminium' on e46 so maybe that's cheating . If you are careful i'm sure its fine you can always replace it if it gets too bad.
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I've got a glacier blue tinge to my interior aluminium
With the cross hatches I think its hard to scratch. The brushed aluminium looks so bland when I compared it the other day.

If I had to have wood then I would have that piano black wood in the E92, it looks great.
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I've got a glacier blue tinge to my interior aluminium
With the cross hatches I think its hard to scratch. The brushed aluminium looks so bland when I compared it the other day.

If I had to have wood then I would have that piano black wood in the E92, it looks great.
It's a personal choice - when I saw the si interior I didn't like it one bit. I thought it looked a bit.....cheap

Piano black is great. Agreed there.
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I think the brushed aluminium looks cheap

The only thing in the si that looks cheap is the wording limited edition around the start/stop button - I think its Bavarian humour.....
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Guys steady on with the "cheap" - there's probably quite a few people on here with that trim and they probably won't take too kindly to their trim being called cheap.... I appreciate I said I wasn't a fan of wood but there's a difference between not being a fan and calling it "cheap" IMHO. Plasticy trim is perhaps cheap but I don't see how brushed aluminium can be.

In fact I really like the piano black trim, and I know traditionally perhaps sports cars had wood in (?) years ago it just surprises me when I see blacked out grills, removing chrome but having wood in. Each to their own.
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He started it

I maybe should of said it wasn't very nice looking in my eyes or summat. It wasn't a dig at 320si owners - I just don't like it - cross hatched glacier blue tinge aluminium just isn't my bag.

I can't see how brushed aluminium looks cheap (or bland!)either but I think "cheap" was just a retort to my comment.

No offence taken by me - it's just an opinion - and an internet opinion at that!

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Now I'm confused - what's bluish and what's brushed and what is the trim called that will be on my 335d m sport ?!
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