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Old 06-27-2011, 01:52 PM
brownricemass brownricemass is offline
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ORDERED X3 TODAY. To Simoniz or not to Simoniz??

Hello All,

This is my first of what I'm sure will be many posts.

Just ordered an X3 28i today -
Blue Water Metallic / Oyster
Premium Stereo w/Satellite Radio
Heated Seats/wheel
Smartphone integration.

Dealer gave me a deal of $3000 off MSRP and a fair quote on my trade.
They told me that I should get it in approximately 4 weeks. Is that being too generous?

I live in New England and don't have a garage. The Simoniz Glass Coat protection was suggested to me. Does anyone here have experience with that? Should I do it? It has a 7 year warranty. Any input would be much appreciated!
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Old 06-27-2011, 03:59 PM
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Simoniz Glass Coat Protection = essentially extra money in dealer pocket.

Assuming it was the dealer that suggested it. All these protection packages are additional dealer profit. A good coat of wax/sealant will perform the same function. And be a lot cheaper. YMMV.
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Old 06-27-2011, 06:03 PM
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A professional detailer wouldnt use any simoniz product... I wouldn't expect this glass product to be any better. Find a local detailer to polish (factory paint isn't perfect) and CQuartz your car.
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Old 06-28-2011, 07:27 AM
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BR, there are as many opinions about aftermarket paint sealing/protection products as there are products out there. One thing for sure, the dealer's will cost more money and not be any better than a good clay bar and high quality wax treatment that you can do yourself, or have done at a local detailing shop. The only thing for sure is that your car will run better after it has been freshly waxed! Well, all my cars sure used to.
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Old 06-29-2011, 12:54 AM
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Dealer accesorizes = pure profit

Plus you shouldn't wax or buff your new car for at least 30 days after purchase.

Remember it's brand new and paint is still curing at this point.

After that go to a professional detailer and have them clean and wax.

If you want to avoid road nicks from rock and brush get a clear 3M bra
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Old 07-09-2011, 07:17 PM
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Check out ZAINO car care products at www.zainobros.com

Lots has been written about their products and they are exceptional while also very easy and efficient to use. Been a Zaino user on my last 4 vehicles. You won't be disappointed.
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Old 07-11-2011, 12:52 PM
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Being a highway driver I swear by anything 3M on the front of the vehicle (especially the headlights) plus I use PoorBoy paint protection products.

The Poorboys Sealants are AMAZING and they have combo sealant waxes that are fantastic. I get all my poorboys stuff from Detailed Image. I have their quick detailer, quick wax and quick polish all are fantastic products that I use between waxings but after every wash to keep protection and shine amazing.
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