Teflon van coatings - how do they pan out?

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  1. Dorwyn

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    Our local dealer in upselling mode has offered us a Teflon coating for the van exterior. Remembering the original versions of Teflon I imagined it peeling off after a short time. Does anyone have any experience of this lacquer?

    I suppose you could fry an egg on the bonnet.
     
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    I imagine walking around on the roof could have some comedy potential.
     
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    I always thought those teflon non stick pans were over rated.. Can't imagine it being much better on your furniture.

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    The best thing to put on your vans paint is a product called Paintshield,its not cheap but it does work , you can check them out at Paintshield dot co dot uk
     
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    And how many £100s is the posh wax
    Ill guess at £375
    Complete wast of time IMHO
    see what Charlie our resident Pro Detailer thinks
     
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    I'd agree with @Geo .I think it's a waste of money and you could get a better finish and longevity from proper cleaning and waxing.
     
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    Agree @Charlie gives great advice which we will follow when the weather is better and a product called Colinite 476S a wax to apply after a polish.
     
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    Dont waste your money....The day I see any of these so called " Paint Protectors " stopping stone chips I'll change my view.....:rolleyes:
     
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    Yes me too, the wax is on it's way but the weather isn't by all accounts.:(
     
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    Have to agree with Geo & co. any sealant (including Paintsheild)is a waste of money and can end up making your van look worse unless its a van conversion. Great for cars but not for motor homes as sealants do not flex but the materials motor homes are made from are designed to flex, resulting in sealant cracking and or crazing. Far better to apply a good quality wax.
     
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    It is for a new PVC
     
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    Worth considering if you are getting a PVC, however it still my be a waste of money if not applied correctly.
     
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    Take the good advice given above and save your money. These paint protection schemes are complete and utter rubbish.. (y)
     
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    We had paint shield on our caravan which we bought second hand. It had only been used for one weekend so looked brand new but when I contacted Paint Shield to have the warranty changed from the previous owner to us they refused. Hence I would never bother to have it done on any vehicle.
     
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    QUOTE="laird of Dunstan, post: 1753442, member: 35111"]The best thing to put on your vans paint is a product called Paintshield,its not cheap but it does work , you can check them out at Paintshield dot co dot uk[/QUOTE]

    Never seen a website described........ dot co dot uk before :rofl::rofl:
     
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    Lets clarify the difference between a "Paint shield " and a paint "seal"


    Paint shield is a very thin plastic sheet that can be applied to or usually to areas that suffer from stone chips. A bonnet or front panel for instance.

    Paint seal is just a conventional sealant that we can buy from a detailing supplier. This is usually applied just using a foam pad. It is then allowed to cure usually for 15 to 30 minutes before being buffed off with a soft micro fibre.

    Wax and sealants do the same thing in protecting not only paint but pretty mush all the surfaces on our Motor homes.

    A large Audi dealership near us used to charge upwards of £300 to apply a product that was basically a foam sponge filled with paint sealant. The actual sponge filled with sealant cost £4.99. I refused to pay £4,99 for the product cos it was utter bloody rubbish ! So the cost of the product was £4,99 and the valeter has to wash and dry the vehicle before applying. Lets give them the benefit of the doubt and allow 4 hours.. Not bad coin given a valeter at a dealership will get minimum wage..

    So often I hear these days about this ir that wonder product. Nano seal or Nano technology ot whatever utter carp they say to fool the public into parting with lots of money for bugger all.

    The problem as I see it is most people sit opposite a sales bloke who fools them into parting with 3 to 5 hundred quid and as most buy on the never never that money adds little to the monthly payments. Sales bloke 1 Punter nill.

    Trust me get a quality Detailer/valeter like Mike to do a deep cleanse on your vans and apply a coat or two of colinite wax. Not only will you get a better job but the durability will be better and you will have saved a good chunk of money.
     
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    When I worked in a dealership it was common to see motor homes which had been sealed, probably because the salesmen were given a very good commission. I frequently saw badly prepped motor homes coated with sealant hence my comment about correct application. To make the problem even worse some were cleaned at a later date (not by me) using TFR, instantly dissolving the sealant.
     
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    Back in 2004 I bought a brand new Toyota Hilux invincible dual cab and the salesman offered Armaglaze coating at £200 a pop.....after coughing up £21000 they wouldnt include it in the price.....I declined.
     
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    This TFR stuff. Is this what is used by hand wash establishments? I occasionally use their services locally. They charge £10-£15, spray a load of chemicals and 10 mins later it's gleaming. I can spend 4 or more hours at it and it looks no better.
     
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    Please do NOT use TFR ! It is an aggressive product that is used by some in the valeting trade if a vehicle is exceptionally dirty. Its ok for that but the vehicle MUST be washed extremely well after using TFR. Some use it some dont. If you gave me a free drum of the stuff I would give it back.

    We had a member here who had his van valeted using it and it ruined the decals. it can ruin permanently any bright work or chrome.
     
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