Supa gard on cars body work… Is it worth it?
I supaguarded my Vito Sport last night 🙂 Coincidence.
Is it worth it? – NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
Dealers pay about £20-£30 for it plus application. They then retail it for upto £299. Massive profits. Here is the thing though, google ebay for Supaguard and you should be able to buy the sponge thing for £20-£30. Thats what i used last night and it was no more difficult than a normal polish.
Does It Work – Yes, in the main it does protect the paint better than normal polish and i have seen cars after 3 yrs with it on and they do look better. I will report back on wether i dont have to polish it again for 3 yrs, we will see.
If i was you i would do her a favour and buy one off ebay then offer to apply it for her in return for, well she will owe you one.Posted 8 years ago
It isnt pointless though. It does protect the paint better than a normal polish and it does reduce the need to re polish the vehicle. I have seen the difference and been on presentations where they have shown its merits (I have fallen asleep at them unfortunately).
For £299 its a rip off. For £20 i would do it as its the cost of 4 car wash trips.Posted 8 years agoDezBSubscriber
The interior is Supaguarded too.
Has kept MrsDezb’s interior nice (ahem).
(But then we did get a discount off my brother.)
Edit – hang on, what I meant to say is, if the car is likely to get cleaned about as infrequently as my wife’s does, then I would say it’s worth it.Posted 8 years agoIanMunroMember
Havent tried that one yet. Is it like not washing your hair, eventually it starts producing its own cleaning oils?
LOL!Posted 8 years ago
Well, it’s aquired some green slimey stuff in places, so you might be onto something. Fingers crossed in a few months it will turn beautiful and shiny.handbrakeMember
A colleague is about to buy her 1st new motor (thanks srappage allowance!)
As she’s going for a basic model, the dealer’s tryiing to flog various extras such as this supa guard to protect interior trim and exterior paint.
Is it worth it? Surely polish and normal cleaning stuff will do the same?
What’s the verdict
CheersPosted 8 years agohot_fiatSubscriber
If it really was any use at all, then the manufacturers would do it themselves to reduce the risk of warranty claims from bird droppings.
Filed under other snake oil products such as STP, Redex, Water Wetter and Slick50. Unprovable marketing cr@p.
(Slick50 finally had their asses sued by the SAE a while ago for being unable to substantiate any of their claims).Posted 8 years agobowglieSubscriber
Bought a ‘supaguarded’ ex-demo motor about 8 years ago (didn’t pay extra for the superguard). I was very sceptical about supaguard – having heard what a money spinner it is for the dealers. Have to say though, I was very surprised, as the car did retain that ‘just waxed’ feel for about 2 to 3 years – even with my wifes non-existant car cleaning regime.
If you can get a DIY kit for £20 or £30 quid, I’d say it’d be worth a punt.Posted 8 years agotone71Member
dont bother , i had it done on my passhat and after about two years it flaked off leaving patches all over the car making it look a right mess , now i have to t-cut the whole car and have it done again or be left with a scabby motor . so my answer would be definatley not , keep your money in your pocketPosted 8 years agoCaptainMainwaringMember
Autoglym Extra Gloss Protection basically does the same for the bodywork. Leaves a thin extra coat bonded to the paintwork that give a better shine, its easier to clean, and provides some extra stone chip protection.
Used it on all my cars once a year – £10 at Halfords will give you about 5 years worth. Probably about 2 hours work. I also pre-prep with their Super Resin Polish but not really necessary on a new carPosted 8 years ago
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