Dealers Clear Coat is it worth it? - YotaTech Forums


Go Back   >


95.5-2004 Tacomas & 96-2002 4Runners 4th gen pickups and 3rd gen 4Runners
Sponsored by:
Click Here

Dealers Clear Coat is it worth it?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-19-2003, 09:30 PM   #1
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
romus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: California
Posts: 50
Dealers Clear Coat is it worth it?

I just purchased a 2003 4runner and Iím debating if I should put a clear coat on the paint. I donít know if itís worth it or not. I have applied Maguireís Gold wax on it. Iím wondering what will protect the paint from small scratches. Will the clear coat do the job or should I save my money and keep applying the wax? If you guys know of any good, hard waxes please let me know. Your input is appreciated.

Troy
romus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2003, 09:40 PM   #2
Contributing Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: portland oregon
Posts: 705
i think i know what youre talking about and if its what i think it is save your money, you can buy a lot of wax for $300.


am i right?
its2slo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2003, 09:45 PM   #3
Contributing Member
 
BT17R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Da Gorge, Oregon
Posts: 5,918
Hey Troy, welcome to YotaTech. All '03 colors except white and black have clear coat applied at the factory. If yours is one of those, I'd say keep it polished and waxed. You'll get all kinds of finish care ideas here. Most work well, some like Zaino have cult followings. I use all the P21S products (carnauba based) because of reflectivity, ease of use, and durability. YMMV, but whichever you choose, get it on right away.
BT17R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2003, 10:01 PM   #4
Registered User
 
pfdaxe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 1,532
It's a dealer $$$ maker...save yours....
pfdaxe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2003, 10:19 PM   #5
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
romus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: California
Posts: 50
I wonít put a clear coat on my new 4runner then. Iím looking for some strong hard wax that will keep the pant from getting fine scratches. I know that carnauba in a wax is a good thing. Some one mentioned Zaino what make this wax so great?
Thanks for your suggestions
romus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2003, 10:24 PM   #6
Contributing Member
 
Woodbert's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 1,147
GRIOTS

romus,

Welcome. I and others here are Griots Garage users. Here's a few links for you to see our 03's with the Griots Best of Show (BOS) Wax and use of the Porter Cable buffer.

Enjoy.

http://www.yotatech.com/showthread.p...ghlight=griots

http://www.yotatech.com/showthread.p...ghlight=griots

http://www.yotatech.com/showthread.p...ghlight=griots

http://www.yotatech.com/showthread.p...ghlight=griots
Woodbert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2003, 11:31 PM   #7
Registered User
 
butnut's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: The Aloha State
Posts: 989
I think what you may be refering to is paint sealant . All dealerships offer this expensive option. When I had my detail biz, we would apply this sealant after buffing and full detail. (Late model used cars) I got 80 bucks for doing the complete detail and sealant...they charge the customer 300 clams. You can buy similar products at any detail supplier. You'll still need to wax every month or so, and reseal every 6 months if you like. A semi-annual polish/buff and waxing every 1 or 2 months is all ya need to preserve a good shine. Before, a lot of black, white and reds had no clearcoat. Without diligent waxing, they will get dry and chalky. I've noticed a lot more of these colors are now clearcoated, still, waxing (not polishing) is important on a regular basis.
butnut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2003, 08:38 AM   #8
Registered User
 
impulsebrklyn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Brooklyn NY
Posts: 495
hey we got some griot freaks here and some zaino freaks here. Im a zaino freak and I have a black 03. This stuff is amazing. Most of the black 4runners on this forum use zaino.

http://www.zainostore.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc

his site says it all. Mr zaino was a legend in the car show industry ages ago. He was pissed off with what was on the market so he made his own products. Everything he makes is amazing and it smells good to. He now sells is products out of NJ and has a custom paint shop. All of his products are pure, no silicone(or oil) and no carnauba and no abrasives. carnauba is a yellow agent, that if you wax a white car with it long enough it will discolor you car. I defenintly recommend ZAINO.

Chris

Last edited by impulsebrklyn; 06-20-2003 at 08:40 AM.
impulsebrklyn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
nvwiggins building Blue on a budget...for now nvwiggins 86-95 Trucks & 4Runners (Build-Up Section) 13 06-16-2016 03:05 PM
FS[MidWest]: OEM Toyota FJ Wheels 2007-2010 $500 dbd6604 Axles - Suspensions - Tires - Wheels 2 10-11-2015 05:30 PM
P0500 and a flame thrower... matt1833 95.5-2004 Tacomas & 96-2002 4Runners 0 09-16-2015 07:11 AM
FS[NorAtl]: FS 2001 4Runner Stainless Running Boards Tow Hitch Bumper Bar mirabile4runner Misc Stuff (Vehicle Related) 0 09-03-2015 07:15 AM
92 T4R replacement keyless entry kapeket 86-95 Trucks & 4Runners 1 09-02-2015 03:45 AM


Tags
applied, california, clear, clearcoat, clearcote, coat, dealer, dealership, offered, offers, oregon, paint, portland, sealant, treatment

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:35 PM.


2010 InternetBrands, Inc.