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Old 12-01-2008, 10:54 AM   #1
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Xzilon

So i just got back from my dealership and swapped a few things on my 2SS, and the dealer told me about this stuff called Xzilon. He handed me a brochure and told me that its goes over your cars interior and exterior, and helps against fading, spills, bugs, tree sap, bird crap, etc.

I asked him how much it was if I wanted it on my car, he told me that a single application was $550.00 bucks and he can impliment the the price into my car when i finance it.

For you who have never heard of the product, here is a link of my dealers site, it has a video about this Xzilon crap.


I'm thinking about not getting it, I just dont think its worth it.... Any opinions?

http://www.lakecountychevy.com/?http...com/video.html
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Old 12-01-2008, 11:14 AM   #2
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Sounds like good $hit!
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Old 12-01-2008, 11:26 AM   #3
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Super magical chemical that protects against everything?

I like their video on the Xzilon.com website. I like that it protects for up to 5 years but never needs to be re-applied.

I have a question: If it is so great, then why can I only buy it at a dealership? Should they be selling it everywhere so they can make a lot more money?

Or you could save yourself about $500 and buy it on ebay and apply it yourself. ebay link
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Old 12-01-2008, 11:55 AM   #4
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magical snake oil
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Old 12-01-2008, 11:56 AM   #5
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magical snake oil
I was just about to say ... sounds like snake oil!
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Old 12-01-2008, 07:28 PM   #6
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Hey, is Billy Mays in the video? I love that guy. And if he says it's good $hit it is....fur sur! He's like second only to Ron Popeil.


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Old 12-01-2008, 07:37 PM   #7
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It won't fade or have too many problems if you just keep up on the cleaning and tint your windows a little bit. You don't need to buy this scam to keep your car nice.
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Old 12-01-2008, 07:47 PM   #8
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Here's Jeff Foxworthy applying it to his hair.


Sounds like BS to me.
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Old 12-01-2008, 09:31 PM   #9
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Old 12-01-2008, 10:37 PM   #10
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If you read my post, I believe I said i wasnt going to get it....let me check if i did..... Yeap, I said I wasnt going to get..... I just posted it to get feedback, not people trying to make lame joke and failing hardcore.
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Old 12-01-2008, 10:48 PM   #11
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I just wouldn't feel right not waxing my car... but that was a pretty impressive video. Way too much money though.
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Old 12-03-2008, 10:43 AM   #12
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Here's what sounds like some straight talk about it:

Alright here goes. You can take everything I say with a grain of salt, I am just giving you my experience as a detailer. I see XZILON on a lot of cars that I detail so here is the breakdown.

1) It's a high durabilty sealant that will normally last 6 months to a year. It *does* bond to the paint in the same way any polymer based sealant will bond to paint (Zaino, UPP, Poorboys sealants, Megs NXT etc... all the same concept. Polymers bond to the surface of the paint to protect it). The bonding process has nothing to do with the kind of paint. Paint sealants will bond to almost any smooth surface - this isn't a new concept. The only difference between the consumer ones and XZILON is that they are higher luster/less durabilty so they need to be re-applied more often.

2) You need to have it re-applied. Their 5-year gaurantee is *NOT* 5 years of durabilty, it's 5 years of free re-application at the dealership. Tell them you want it re-applied every time you show up. In my experience dealerships never have to re-apply it, so you might meet some resistance ("Oh it doesnt need to be" or "Oh we dont do that") Yes it does, and yes they do.

3) Most folks don't know that, so they never have it re-applied which is why XZILON is such a huge money maker for dealerships. $500-$800 for a 2 ounce application of a sealant you can buy online for $15 a bottle. If the customer never has it re-applied that's something like a 5000% profit for them.

4) It protects the same as any locally available sealant. Protects from bird poop, rain, acid rain, the sun, sap, etc...

5) Unfortunately if you read the fine print the warranty is void if you wax or polish your car, which is a bummer. This essentially means once purchased you're stuck with their product. If you wax your car or have it polished they'll tell you the warranty is void.

This is where I move away from facts and get into opinion. It's my opinion that this stuff is a total rip off. Even if you have it re-applied every 6 months you will never see $500 of worth out of it. You can go to pep boys and pick up a bottle of NXT for $16.99 and apply it yourself in 15 minutes every 4 months for 5 years (15 applications) on one bottle. That's $16.99 out of pocket and ~6 hours of work over 5 years to save anywhere from $480-$680. Alternatively you could pay a detailer to clay/polish/seal your car every half-year for the same amount, and that way you essentially get a free clay/polish every 6 months which will keep the car looking great. XZILON will not protect against scratches, swirls, etc.

Don't feel bad - thousands of people opt for this stuff and really it isn't a *bad* thing, it's just a grossly overpriced thing.


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Old 12-03-2008, 10:45 AM   #13
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It's don't bother, just another dealer markup, your car will already come with something like this from the factory.
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