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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-04-2006 Thread Starter
 
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Does anyone have the Simoniz System 5 ?

If all goes well, I should be getting my new stang in 3 weeks. Yippee !!:green Anyway dealer is suggesting I buy the System 5 to protect my paint and appearance.It is a teflon coating that is applied to the surface and chemically bonds to the paint. It is guaranteed for 5 years. Cost is $395.

Is anybody here had familiar with this process or had it done to their car?

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Congrats on your new Ride-to-Be!

I think you'll be happier if you don't let the dealer apply any special surface coatings... especially at $395.

Even Dupont states that Teflon does nothing to protect paint. For Teflon to stick, it would require high temperatures.

This scheme is decades old and only the names have changed. A similar system was already installed on my new Mustang so I was stuck with it. It is little more than padded profit for the dealer, and headaches for you if the guy applying it doesn't know what he's doing. Plus, like mine, it likely requires "maintenance" so it's not as if it's an effortless proposition despite what the sales hype suggests.

Do yourself a favor and get a quality do-it-yourself wax. I really like Mothers Reflections Car Wax and Top Coat (and even the Spray Wax for in-between). I also hear good things about their FX SynWax. And there are a lot of other quality waxes out there.

But don't take just my opinion... visit places like www.edmunds.com or do a Google search for "edmunds teflon coating" and see for yourself.


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Hi Jim,


Thanks for the advice. I did google Edmunds and read the articles you mentioned.I had heard of the rust proofing scheme before. I thought the teflon coating was maybe a new break thru to protect the paint.Boy waqs I wrong. See you live in Huntington,CA. That's not too far from Redondo Beach is it ? Stayed in Redondo Beach for a few days in 2004 when we went on a cruise to Hawaii.I really liked that area.

Take care & Thanks again Jim .
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