Originally Posted by Int0x
it's only $250 my cost with a 3 year warranty, but alas I still have a few dings to take care of so it'll be a a little while before I can seal it.
Still, is it worth $250 dollars to have someone apply what you can buy yourself for under $20?
I'm just saying, its a real snake oil type product. I've read the claims, if they really were true, don't you think professional automotive detailers would be singing its praises? They're not.
What I'm trying to say is, and what bothers me the most about this product is the fine print. Sure you get a 3 year warranty. But what does that cover? Is Xzilon going to prevent swirls and scratches? Is Xzilon going to repel industrial fallout the will embed itself into the paint over that three years? Is Xzilon going to void your warranty if you drive through and automated wash and in the process get a douse of new wax on your car?
From what I've read, the warranty is voided the minute any other form of wax touches the car, and I'd assume this includes quick detailing sprays. It also is prohibited to perform any sort of polishing to the car. I'm certain this includes clay bars, so then there is no way to remove contaminants in the paint surface. Then the inevitable swirl marks that will pop up over the years. You have to way to take this out without polishing of some sort.
To maintain the warranty, it seems like you have to put your paint surface into a sort of isolation. No wax, no quick detailers, to swirl removers, no clay bar. Just Xzilon and hope for the best. Its a lot of money to spend on a product that hasn't really been proven to be worth anywhere near the cost.
Like I said earlier, this product is a paintwork sealant. Maybe it is a bit more durable than your traditional OTC products, but it isn't some mystery substance the likes of which can not be attained with much less expensive products.
Like I said, you can try Poorboys EX-P, Collinite IW485, Klasse HGSG, or Optimum Opti-Seal. These are all readily available, very affordable products that provide long term protection and easy application. Best part, your free to do whatever the hell you want to your paint with them on. Because if you clay, just re-apply the sealant again. If you think product is starting to lose its luster, re-apply.
You don't have to go back to the dealership to have them re-apply anything. But if you think $250 is worth a product that is going to tie your hands behind your back as far as maintaining the finish on your car, go for it. I'm just saying, that warranty sounds more of a prison sentence for your paint than a saviour.