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      02-24-2010, 01:47 PM   #1
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BMW seal & protect

I'm not sure if I should get BMW seal & protect when I get my X1 2.3d in Alpine white in March.

Has anyone had experience of it or other after market paint sealants or wax's?


My only experience is my current 3 series which is the easiest to clean car I've ever had, even the rain washes off the dirt, I can't find any record of it having seal and protect or supagard treatment etc but I'm convinced it must have had?


I thought http://www.clean-image.co.uk/paint-s...protection.htm had some good articles on the various paint sealant protection systems but are they as good as the salesman says.

Also I would rather pay someone who knows what they are doing 200 for 4 hours work than me spending a day doing it with some stuff I've bought from Halfords, so money is NOT the point, ease of future cleaning is my priority.
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I do not know what you're talking

it really is?

any treatment is given to the plate of the car to have to clean less?



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I was also offered this service yesterday, here, the package is AU$3000, which I don't think I will be getting, my brother-in-law had the same package done, but he didn't find it of great advantage...
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      02-25-2010, 03:27 AM   #4
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thxs for the reply's can't make my mind up!
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      02-25-2010, 07:29 AM   #5
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I do not know what you're talking

it really is?

any treatment is given to the plate of the car to have to clean less?

Salu2
This is a "dealer sourced accessoirie" commonly offered in UK for 500
but not offered in France or in Spain as I understand by your post
They put wax on the car to protect it
Of course that can also be done later and somewhere else than at a BMW dealer
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thank you for the information
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      04-23-2010, 03:25 AM   #7
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I received seal and protect free and applied it to the exterior paintwork myself which was a simple job.

However I didn't find it helped with washing the car which was disappointing, the dirt stuck to the paintwork as normal.

I have reverted to Glym super resin polish I used on my 3 series and find it is superior, in general I just need to use a pressure washer on my white X1 a quick sponge perhaps, then rinse again and that's it, a nice easy job the way I like it.

I would estimate the need to polish just once every 6 months and the polish goes on easily even if the car isn't completely dry, it's a very easy job.

Even the insects come of easily with the pressure washer.
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      04-24-2010, 03:20 PM   #8
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Extra protection by ProTech

Hi, in the Netherlands you can protect your car with ProTech
it cost me about 740 € and they gave you a guaranty of 5 years.

I have a link for more information in English: http://www.protech.nl/sommaire.php?langue=GB
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