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    crv|oc Rank: Member
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    Clear coat

    Posted this on another thread, probably the wrong one. Just purchased new 2012 CRV EX-L with Nav. Did not take the Clear Coat option ($400) but think it is a good idea to coat the car. Looking for pros/cons to coating and if it can be done at another place ?
    Any recommendations for where to do this, national or local in Denver.

    Thanks,

    Tim

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    crv|oc Rank: Sophomore
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    Not sure what you're taking about. As far as I know, all modern car finishes have clear coat on them.
    Maybe the dealer was just trying to sell something else. Good move to pass. When the weather allows, give it a coat of wax yourself.

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    Clear protection, like the clear bra and stuff?

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    The deale where I purchased my CR-V was selling Simoniz protectants. One of those was a clear coat protectant which would be spray applied to the car. I think that is what CRVHawaii is referring to. As far as that goes; I did not apply/purchase. I'm prett skeptical of those types of things. I just wax the hell out of my cars a few times a year.

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    Last edited by Tuktanuk; 02-15-2012 at 03:07 PM.

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    I run my 2006 SE through the car wash about once a month, and I make sure I select the wax and protectant coating. Probably a bit of hype, but for an additional $2 per month, good insurance.

    I probably should buy some wax and do the car by hand. Some day.

    Don
    Don Montalvo, Greater Philadelphia Area
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    In the uk used car dealers offer all sorts of bodywork and interior protectives,they all seem to be money making deals that veer towards the dealer, a good valet regime using over the counter goods will be more beneficial and rewarding .

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    I used a sealant, Klasse, applied it in the fall and the water still beads even after rain snow salt and several car washes. I am very pleased with the results. I heard Zaino is a good product also.

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    There are really easy to use waxing products that you spray on the wet car after washing, spread, then dry off. This also removes the grime that is left from spay car washes. I have used Armorall Wax It Dry & Eagle 1 Wax-As-U-Dry with similar results. It is not uncommon for people to comment how nice my car looks.

    It doesn't really matter if it is not as long waxing as traditional waxes, as it gets applied after each wash & requires almost no additional time or effort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhoiem View Post
    It doesn't really matter if it is not as long waxing as traditional waxes, as it gets applied after each wash & requires almost no additional time or effort.
    Well that's the real issue right there. The easier it is to do the more likely it is to be done consistently. I guess we get lazy with age.

    Don
    Don Montalvo, Greater Philadelphia Area
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    Dealers are always trying to get a fortune for nothing! 6 mo. ago I bought a 02EX that must have spent it's entire life outside the paint looked bad, so I used Meguiars Ultimate compound and wheeled out the entire car, some places I had to do twice.
    That5 took about 1.5 hrs to do, then I used Meguiars Ultimate liqued wax which isn't wax at all. It is all synthetic polimer, that went on like a breeze and came off even easier than it went on. The crv looks and shines like new.
    I "waxed" the truck twice incase I missed a spot and that took 40 min. I spent $30 and 2.5 hrs and theshine will outlast the $400 the dealer was trying to sell.

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