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Old 09-05-2014, 01:01 PM
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Three times I've snagged a cert used car. Every single time after one wash I see scratches and flaws, two washes more. Scuttlebutt from the guys who just handled the paint restoration on the A6 is that dealers are using some kind of silicone based material to cover it all up, and they know exactly what they're doing. I'm not upset very much about the fact that they did it, because the flaws are usually minor, but what amazes me is that when I call them on it they just deny it, and every time they always ask me if I'm sure the car wash or something else didn't do the damage I notice. Yeah, I'm sure.

So, here's my question. I'm about to go buy my son a car. How can I wipe off or otherwise defeat this trick on a lot? Wash it during a test drive? Run my hand over with a plastic bag covering my fingers? Bat Signals?
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Interesting nobody really wants to talk about exactly how they're pulling it off. My guess is they mixed touch up paint with something like a silicone or a volatile and that just washes off from pressure and soap. In my former line of work, I was pretty good at finding things. I'll eventually find out, and when I do, I'll post up a countermeasure which works.
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Interesting nobody really wants to talk about exactly how they're pulling it off. My guess is they mixed touch up paint with something like a silicone or a volatile and that just washes off from pressure and soap. In my former line of work, I was pretty good at finding things. I'll eventually find out, and when I do, I'll post up a countermeasure which works.
a few things they use fillers they pull it off because they don't get anywhere near what they need to do a full restoration, these are cars that only need to look good up to when they are picked up.

think of it as it's make up for a car.
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Hi Phil,

I just ordered the 1Z einszett Klima Cleaner Professional from you, do you have any instructions on how to use this on a Q7 ? As always,Thanks for your prof. advice.

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Anyone try this product, TopCoat® F11 High-Performance Surface Sealant? It's a bit expensive but if it works half as good as they say it might be worth it.
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Hi Phil,

I just bought a 2018 A5 sportback Ibis white, can you please quote me for 1) Xpel hood, fender, front bumper and rear bumper 2) ceramic coating
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Hi Phil,

I just bought a 2018 A5 sportback Ibis white, can you please quote me for 1) Xpel hood, fender, front bumper and rear bumper 2) ceramic coating
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