Ceramic Protection - GardX CX2

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JamienBermy
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Ceramic Protection - GardX CX2

Post by JamienBermy » Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:23 am

Dealership offered this treatment for the paint work and inside upholstery for £999. I said it was too expensive and now have been offered it for £450.

Is it worth it? Surprised I got 50%+ off so quick, but guess I am buying a new car from them.

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MacanFor911GTS
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Post by MacanFor911GTS » Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:21 pm

Yes..... but go and get it done by the professionals.

Not sure where you are based but that would be money well spent at Reep. I dealt with Ian Fisher and he was excellent (tell him Jim with the low mileage Macan said hello if you ring up for a quote).


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Post by Cheshire Cat » Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:45 pm

As above. The product is the easy bit. Cleaning the car correctly and applying the ceramic is the difficult bit. Remember, you are sealing in whatever is on the car when it done, swirls, scratches stone chips etc and they need to be attended too before application. Even a new car will have the odd mark on it.


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Re: Ceramic Protection - GardX CX2

Post by Taz » Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:57 pm

Finer Detailing in Rochdale. I have used them twice. On my Cayenne a full wash, prep and ceramic coating was £350.
So when is this ‘old enough to know better’ supposed to kick in ?

Cayenne S - since Aug 2019
Macan Turbo - Feb 2018 to Aug 2019
Cayenne S - Apr 2015 to Feb 2018
Cayenne - Jul 2013 - Apr 2015
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Re: Ceramic Protection - GardX CX2

Post by Wing Commander » Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:15 am

JamienBermy wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:23 am
Dealership offered this treatment for the paint work and inside upholstery for £999. I said it was too expensive and now have been offered it for £450.

Is it worth it? Surprised I got 50%+ off so quick, but guess I am buying a new car from them.

Thanks
Wow! The fact that they immediately knocked a whopping 55% off the full price shows just what a massive profit margin these services provide to OPCs! :shock:

I did have my first Porsche protected with Gtechniq by a specialist, but now don’t really think it’s worth it, so would not have the treatment done again. Basically it just makes the car marginally easier to clean in the early years and gives a nice beading effect at first.
Simon

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Re: Ceramic Protection - GardX CX2

Post by Taz » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:41 am

I’m hoping that the ceramic coating on my Cayenne helps get this clean again - a bit mucky after a few days in Cornwall and driving down narrow farm lanes.

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So when is this ‘old enough to know better’ supposed to kick in ?

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Cayenne S - Apr 2015 to Feb 2018
Cayenne - Jul 2013 - Apr 2015
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Re: Ceramic Protection - GardX CX2

Post by andreas » Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:43 pm

Wing Commander wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:15 am

I did have my first Porsche protected with Gtechniq by a specialist, but now don’t really think it’s worth it, so would not have the treatment done again. Basically it just makes the car marginally easier to clean in the early years and gives a nice beading effect at first.
Mine was supposedly given Gtechniq Platinum by the dealer as a freebie. I actually doubt whether they did anything, and I certainly wouldn't pay for it. Anyone wanting beading can just buy a bottle of Sonax Brilliant Shine, much cheaper!
Macan S collected 4 Dec 2017 - Jet Black, 20" SportDesign wheels, Agate/Pebble leather, 18-way seats, comfort memory, seat heating, Light Comfort pack, Pano roof, Bi-Xenons with PDLS, Surround View, PASM, Power Steering Plus, spare wheel, towbar.


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Re: Ceramic Protection - GardX CX2

Post by Wing Commander » Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:53 pm

andreas wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:43 pm
Wing Commander wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:15 am
I did have my first Porsche protected with Gtechniq by a specialist, but now don’t really think it’s worth it, so would not have the treatment done again. Basically it just makes the car marginally easier to clean in the early years and gives a nice beading effect at first.
Mine was supposedly given Gtechniq Platinum by the dealer as a freebie. I actually doubt whether they did anything, and I certainly wouldn't pay for it. Anyone wanting beading can just buy a bottle of Sonax Brilliant Shine, much cheaper!
👍 :)
Simon

Sold: 2016 Rhodium Silver Macan 2.0
Sold: 2013 Platinum Silver 911 (991.1) C2
Sold: 2017 Carmine Red Panamera 4
Mine: 991.2 Carrera T Racing Yellow http://www.porsche-code.com/PJCIIPK4


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Re: Ceramic Protection - GardX CX2

Post by Kleynie » Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:17 pm

Mine is coated with Gtechniq by a professional, took 5 days and £1100. So I doubt what you are being offered is any good.

Be aware that the products you have to buy for cleaning are expensive. Billberry wheel cleaner, pro detailer, surfex degreaser etc, etc
2017 Macan SD in Volcano with full black leather. Air, PASM, sports exhaust, pano roof, Sports Chrono, 18 way seats, BOSE and more


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