posted by Kara Whitehouse
Paint sealants that are available on Amazon or at your local auto parts store are not the same auto paint surface protection and environmental protection products that are applied by a car dealer. In fact, there are several significant differences. First, the paint sealant that might be a DIY-er’s dream, may be effective for shine but only last a limited amount of time and are subject to breaking down in certain parts of the country where climates can become extreme. A wax may make your car shine as bright as the day you first spotted her in the showroom but, for best results, you typically have to dedicate a full day off every other month to make it happen. No problem - if you’re retired.
If you want a warranted, glossy shine on your car that will last, you need a professional-grade product. Products like ResistAll, which is only available through authorized car dealers, is a long-term solution to protecting your cars’ paint. The most important difference in DIY vs Dealer is the warranty. When the dealer applies the paint protection, you can select a warranty period of up to 7 years. If you’re leasing the vehicle, then the warranty could end up paying for itself when you return the car. If you plan to keep the vehicle, you likely want to keep it looking shiny and new as long as possible.
Let’s say you are one of those people who likes to keep your car in the garage at home, covered when you’re at the office and you wash it regularly. The dealer paint sealant is going to help your cars’ paint resist road grime, sun fading, insects and hard water spots. If you’re one of those people with a garage full of kids’ bicycles or discarded hobby equipment, you park under shade when you can find it and you are too busy running to soccer games and the grocery store to imagine the luxury of time to wash your car. For you, the dealer-applied product like ResistAll is going to be your new car’s best friend.
The paint and clear coat applied to your car at the factory was done by a robot and that layer can actually be thinner than a piece of paper. When your dealer applies ResistAll, the porous surface of the clear coat is filled-in. The surface becomes smoother, easier to keep clean and offers warranted protection against things like weather-induced fading, loss of gloss, road grime, hard water etching, insects – or worse, bird droppings and tree sap from when you parked under that tree.
That paint protection package the dealer offers you really is an important part of helping you to keep your new car looking brand new.
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