Originally Posted by Suby Noob
Auto Armor paint protection: I was wondering if you could tell me a little more about it.
I had Auto Armor paint protection applied on my WRX by my Subaru dealer before I purchased the car. I think it cost $275.
Apparently it acts like a chemical clear-coat that guarantees the paint finish for 5 years -- no need to wax the car for 5 years.
It feels like a layer of shellac over the paint. There were no swirl marks on the paint, so I doubt it was applied with a spinning wheel.
Other people were reporting problems with paint chipping on their 2008/9 WRX. My car has experienced none in the first 7k miles.
Here are more views of the paint finish: