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Old 06-18-2011, 08:17 PM   #1
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Paint and Fabric Protection

Just Purchased a 2011 Astoria and am considering a paint and fabric protection. I am wondering if anyone has done so, what product they used, are they happy with it, and of course the $$. The whole body paint looks wonderful now and I'd like to keep it that way.

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Congrats on your purchase.

Most of your fabrics should already be coated with scotch guard but you can always put another coat on. For the couch which the dog likes to claim we purchased a cover. Several places sell them, Camping World, Pets Mart & etc.

For the paint we wax ours 2 times a year with RejeX. Expensive but it lasts a long time and most of the bugs will come off with a regular garden hose.

http://www.rejex.com/rejex.htm

I purchase it by the gallon and it will usually last me 2 years applying it to the RV, Yukon and MC 4 times as long as I store it right.

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thanks for the wax suggestion. I'm all for getting the bugs of with a hose.

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The dealer wanted $2500 for the paint and fabric protection. I told him I'm not paying $2500 for a wax job and scotch guard. I can still wax my own vehicals.
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The dealer wanted $2500 for the paint and fabric protection. I told him I'm not paying $2500 for a wax job and scotch guard. I can still wax my own vehicals.
On cars, dealers almost always offer fabric and paint protection; these are known as "packs", ways of improving the profit margin on a sale. If you think you need fabric protection, buy a spray on fabric protector at a local fabric store, or buy Scotchgard at Home Depot or Lowes. As for paint protection, it is wax, plain and simple.

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Having been in the car business for 30 years they refer to these application as rust and dust, choke and croke. They are just ways for the dealer to make extra income. They will charge you $2500 and it cost them $75.00 pretty good profit on that S%$T.
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wax on wax off

so wax seems to be the agreed upon answer for the paint. Scotchguard for the fabric. Any suggestions for the leather seats?

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so wax seems to be the agreed upon answer for the paint. Scotchguard for the fabric. Any suggestions for the leather seats?

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Scotchguard also makes a spray for leather.

Personally since we travel with dogs we purchased some slip on covers from Camping World for the drivers and passenger seats. Leather doesn't stand up to well against claws on a 100# dog.

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Scotchguard also makes a spray for leather.

Personally since we travel with dogs we purchased some slip on covers from Camping World for the drivers and passenger seats. Leather doesn't stand up to well against claws on a 100# dog.

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Leather doesn't stand up well to 10 pound cats either! There are plentry of leather cleaner / protectors at auto stores, wally world etc.

I agree with others that a good semi-annual waxing will do wonders to maintain your paint job.
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