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Simoniz GlassCoat

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  • edited August 2010
    More assertions, the same as those made for all the dozens of 'amazing finishes' that have come before. "permanent glass resin"? Really? Please back that up.

    Also, the fact that it's being pushed at new car closing time, the same time that all vastly overpriced items are pushed, automatically destroys credebility. If Simoniz's claims are, in fact, true, this would be first time in the long, disappointing history of these dealer profit makers.
  • edited August 2010
    Save your time and money and just contribute directly to the Dealer's retirement fund.
  • edited August 2010
    Do you have children of junior high age or older? If so, put them to work with a can of paste wax from WalMart that you can purchase for under $5. It will be as good if not better than what the dealer wants to sell you.
    When I was in 8th grade in 1954, my dad bought a 1947 DeSoto coupe. The maroon paint was really faded and I was not impressed at all with car because it was't "cool". I was put to work to make it look "cool"--first rubbing compound, then polish, then wax. It really looked pretty good when I got done.

    If you don't have kids, I guess you will have to do the work.
  • edited August 2010
    I checked out the guarantee: 7 years on new cars. Car finishes almost NEVER fail within the first 7 years. So what the guarantee means is that if it's no longer shiney, they'll probably just reapply it. So now you got two wax jobs for $250-$300 each. Still not worth it.
  • edited August 2010
    I remember one poster on here saying that they had either the wax, or the window treatment done and kept having to go back and have it reapplied. After like 3~5 times coming back, they just refunded his money
  • edited August 2010
    Am I the only one who remembers [i][b]Polyglycoat[/i][/b]?
    Back in the...'80s?...'90s?...this was a standard last-minute push from dealers in order to "protect your paint" from...bird droppings?...industrial waste?...space aliens?

    And, yet, just like other types of dealer hype, that scam was long ago consigned to the dustbin of history.
    How long will it take before [i]Simoniz Glass Coat[/i] dies the same death in the marketplace, regardless of how often people like 10sub54 extol its questionable virtues?
  • edited November 2010
    Glasscoat is a great, long lasting product that will not simply wear away after a few washes. In fact you would have to wet sand the glasscoat to remove it. The 7 year warranty on the product is well woth it, if you are not over paying. In my opinion, you should not have to pay more then $500.00 for this and I only recommend it on new or 1-2 year old vehicles. The reason is it forms a "ceramic glass resin" that seals the paint to protect it and if your paint is not properly cleaned before it is applied then you could be sealing in impurities.
    In regards to technicians installing this and it taking 20 minutes, you must not have worked for a reputible place that gives what they offer.
    As far as paints not changing over the years, I think you should do research prior to making such a comment. Paints today are more water soluable and are softer due to the enviormental effects and costs. Manufactures often ship vehicles with the white covering to protect against acid rain, bird droppings, etc. If paints were so strong then why would the factories pay money to cover the vehicles? Why do factories not guarantee the paint against the acid rain, tree sap etc?
    There are dalers out there that overcharge and are not as honest as they should be, there are also those that are reputible and are honest, so i say if you trust the dealer and they seem fair with what they charge the Glasscoat is well worth it.
  • edited November 2010
    I can't say he is wrong as I have not tried the stuff, nor have I seen any evaluations from someone I know and trust. As far as I can see this is rfg021099's only post here. Please if I am wrong, let me know and I will edit this message.
  • edited November 2010
    Sorry, rfg sounds like either a saleman or a user justifying their purchase. Their statements regarding paint are pure nonsense. The paints are now water-based for application, but they cure to be equal to (if not better than) old formulations. This is just another in a decades - old tradition of dealers wanting to make big money at closing time.
  • edited November 2010
    $500 spread out over 7 years is roughly $72. I can buy a lot of car washes for $72 a year
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