What brand sealer so you use? is it easy to install?It is cheaper to buy it yourself and apply than have a dealer to it. I apply a sealer to my truck every year... maybe over kill... but allot cheaper than a repaint.
My mom has had all of her cars done since 2005, they are done before they leave the showroom. All I can say is th stuff works, she has never waxed any of her vehicles as they say you don't need to with that coating. When she traded her cars in, they were all like brand new. Well worth the money, aveo was $399.00, silverado was $999.00, price depends on size of vehicle.
The sealents are really just a very hard forming wax... they actually take a couple days to fully cure and bond to the paint. You actually have to keep wiping them down as the haze continues to reappear. This stuff is a bear to buff after it is applied and comes to a full haze.
Sounds like Kool-aid to me...
I guess because I was a car detailer for part of my life is the reason I really don't buy into these "once a year" or "lifetime" products. I had people bring in their super wax products thinking they were providing something better than we had on hand, and the one's that had their cars routinely detailed (with the super wax) didn't look any better than any other car when they came in for a cleaning. Again, after working at a dealer for several years that applied them, and working as a car detailer for four years; I'm just not seeing it.
Point is: Does it do something? Maybe. Do you need it? Probably not. Only you as the buyer can see if the value is there...[/QUOTE
Everyone has their opinions... sealents and waxes are part of my standard car maintenance. Sealents are usually synthetically enhanced and your normal waxes are carnuba based. Since I do not like to have all my eggs in one basket so to speak I utilize both.
I use a strict yearly detailing practice where once a year I do the following pretty much in this order:
1. Wash and deep clean
2. Clay bar
4. Apply sealent
5. Wait two weeks followup with a quality wax.
6. Apply wax monthly to obtain a minimum of 4 coats before the start of winter.
Looking at my truck no one can argue with the results... the finish is like glass... ))
Looking at my truck
I get what your saying... it is a pain... but less painful and cheaper than a repaint. I also tend to keep my vehicles 12 - 15 years... I try to make them last as long as possible.I'd rather drive my truck...:rofl:
I got all into the detailing thing...after you do it for a profession, and detail tens of cars daily; the last thing you want to do is detail your own car. I got more important things to do...like mow the yard.