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Old 05-11-2012, 06:54 PM   #1
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Ultra coat

Did any of you buy the ultra coat protection at the dealer? I was going to skip on it but I ended purchasing it as my car is carbon flash and the dealer stated that their protection would cover every little scratch on my car for 5 years. I bought the car in feb of this year. I just took it back to dealer as my car had swirls. They are polishing it next week. And if by any chance I'm not satisfied, they have to replace my car with a new one.
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:00 PM   #2
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Good luck with that.
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:30 PM   #3
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Yikes, see if they will just give you a refund and invest in a porter cable, the crap from the dealers is a joke


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Old 05-11-2012, 07:41 PM   #4
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Unfortunately, you got ripped off. What did it cost? Get a refund if you can. Also, there is NO WAY I would let the dealer polish your car.
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:45 PM   #5
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It was 250. The good thing is that I have it in writting. If they won't honor it , let's just say I know some people. Lol
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:10 PM   #6
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hope you know more people than the dealer or chevy
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:11 PM   #7
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:24 PM   #8
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I used to work in a detailing shop at a local Chevy dealership during college. It's nothing special. You definitely got taken to the cleaners. You should of invested in a good bottle of compound, a wheel, applicator and some good wax and you would of been way better off. IMO
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:25 PM   #9
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$250.00 is not a bad price for what you get with the Dealership product.

it's not designed to protect against swirls and scratches - It's designed to protect against environmental damage from things such as tree sap, bird droppings, acid rain, etc.

Internal cost for the product we sell here for the paint and leather protection (Can't say fabric as no infiniti has a cloth interior) is $335.00 and most of that is for the 5 year warranty.

It's not a bad thing to have, as long as you pay a reasonable price for it and know what you are getting. $250.00 is indeed reasonable.


Please do NOT expect this product to protect you from swirls or scratches - it will not do that.
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:36 PM   #10
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I know I was taken, but being my first camaro and being a black one, i thought it was a good idea. Oh well. Time to down a cold one
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Good luck with that.
Yeah , they do that all the time , !!!!!
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:40 PM   #12
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Ill let you know how it turns out. Ill post pics Ina week
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:53 PM   #13
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David Puddy says "We don't even know what that is". No wait, that was the under coating, not ultra coating.

Seriously, you are paying for the labor. You can buy the product and apply it yourself and pocket the difference.
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Old 05-11-2012, 10:06 PM   #14
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Dealer markup is huge on that--they tried to sell it to me, but I googled the product, and when I saw how much the markup was I passed. I did buy the tire and rim protection plan, which is also a huge markup, but negotiated the price down, and see some real benefit in that plan.
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The guy with the buffer is probably the same guy that applied the ultra coat. I wouldn't let him near the car. Live with the swirls or hand rub them out yourself. If they break through the clearcoat (easy to do) you are hosed. They will not give you a new car if you don't like it.
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:52 PM   #16
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I know I was taken, but being my first camaro and being a black one, i thought it was a good idea. Oh well. Time to down a cold one
You wanna take care of the Blk ones.. Look up Adam's Car Products.. His stuff makes Black look deep, rich and lustrious..
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I ended purchasing it as my car is carbon flash and the dealer stated that their protection would cover every little scratch on my car for 5 years.

They are polishing it next week. And if by any chance I'm not satisfied, they have to replace my car with a new one.


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+1 for Adams polishes, great stuff. Just look at the testimonials. That dealership stuff is a gimmick.
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I gotta stay for the ending of this one, so I better get a refill now...

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Old 05-12-2012, 11:08 AM   #21
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It is nothing but a wax job put on by some high school drop out smoking the funny stuff. They put that on my PT Cruiser, and I refused to pay for it. Even so, they said it would still be covered and to bring it back every 6 months for the "re-application" for free. Well..to get the re-application, I had to go to the dealer to make an appointment, then go back at the appointment time and leave the car for a full day. No loaner. Oh, and by the way, I had to bring the car freshly washed with no dirt or dust on it. Fat chance I was going to do any of that. A good bottle of Mequiar's Gold Class took about 20 minutes and did the job just fine..By me, and I know it was done right.
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Old 05-12-2012, 01:46 PM   #22
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It is nothing but a wax job put on by some high school drop out smoking the funny stuff. They put that on my PT Cruiser, and I refused to pay for it. Even so, they said it would still be covered and to bring it back every 6 months for the "re-application" for free. Well..to get the re-application, I had to go to the dealer to make an appointment, then go back at the appointment time and leave the car for a full day. No loaner. Oh, and by the way, I had to bring the car freshly washed with no dirt or dust on it. Fat chance I was going to do any of that. A good bottle of Mequiar's Gold Class took about 20 minutes and did the job just fine..By me, and I know it was done right.
Same wax i use, can't beat it.
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Old 05-12-2012, 02:50 PM   #23
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UltraCoat cost the dealer $25 and you paid $250.
Why would a new car need a coat of wax?
Part of new car ownership is the joy of waxing it yourself.
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Same wax i use, can't beat it.
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Old 05-12-2012, 02:55 PM   #25
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UltraCoat cost the dealer $25 and you paid $250.
Why would a new car need a coat of wax?
Part of new car ownership is the joy of waxing it yourself.
The cost associated with it is for the warranty, not the product or the application.

Please provide facts here people. It is NOT simply a coat of wax. Wax doesn't come with a 5 year unlimited mileage warranty. It does provide better protection against environmental damage and fading than even the best wax, but will not protect against swirls or scratches.

The misinformation around here from people is staggering. I would be more than happy to share via PM with any one here verified costs and documentation on this type of product vs WAX.
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