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Old 04-21-2012, 08:49 PM   #1
Zorin
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Default Dealer Trying to Sell me Interior/Exterior Spray Protection

Did some searching, but didn't find any thing on this. The subaru dealer is trying to sell me something called ProtectAll or some other name by another dealer. They spray it on the outside and on the inside of the car to protect the paint and the leather seats on the 2012 Outback 2.5i Limited I'm about to buy my wife. I don't care about the outside, a good wax and whatnot will work anyhow, but will it keep the warm ivory seats clean and in good shape as they have stated. Need some input before I push the button on this car purchase.

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Old 04-21-2012, 09:24 PM   #2
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That is one of the ways dealers make money. Cost them $35, charge you $600. Just another way to pack the invoice and raise the price of the vehicle. You could spend the same $35 and some elbow grease and save $565 IMHO or whatever the price will be for those items. Won't make the car look better or last longer. Skip it.
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Old 04-21-2012, 09:46 PM   #3
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Its quite literally Paint Sealant (wax), and a Scotchgard like deal for the seats, quite honestly IF it even gets applied with the car gets prepped. But you still pay for the $$$ add on.

See

http://community.cartalk.com/discuss...ar-care-system


If they give you crap about it already being applied to the car, tell them to dealer trade one from another dealer that doesn't have it. Or flatly tell them you're taking your business else where, and watch how fast it comes off.

I use 3M stuff and it works very well.

Leather:
http://www.shop3m.com/60455035745.html
Paint:
http://www.shop3m.com/60455030902.html
Carpet:
http://www.shop3m.com/70005045094.html

You can step up to the Detailers levels of product, but other than buying in gallons of product, or trying to fix years of neglect, its unnecessary.

From the '12 Legacy owners Manual:

Waxing and polishing:
Always wash and dry the vehicle before waxing and polishing.
Use a good quality polish and wax and apply them according to the manufacturer’s
instructions. Wax or polish when the painted surface is cool.
Be sure to polish and wax the chrome trim, as well as the painted surfaces. Loss of
wax on a painted surface leads to loss of the original luster and also quickens the
deterioration of the surface. It is recommended that a coat of wax be applied at
least once a month, or whenever the surface no longer repels water.
If the appearance of the paint has diminished to the point where the luster or tone
cannot be restored, lightly polish the surface with a fine-grained compound.
Never polish just the affected area, but include the surrounding area as well.
Always polish in only one direction. A No. 2000 grain compound is recommended.
Never use a coarse-grained compound. Coarser grained compounds
have a smaller grain-size number and could damage the paint. After polishing
with a compound, coat with wax to restore the original luster. Frequent polishing with
a compound or an incorrect polishing technique will result in removing the paint
layer and exposing the undercoat. When in doubt, it is always best to contact your
SUBARU dealer or an auto paint specialist.

Leather seat materials
The leather used by SUBARU is a high quality natural product which will retain its
distinctive appearance and feel for many years with proper care.
Allowing dust or road dirt to build up on the surface can cause the material to become
brittle and to wear prematurely. Regular cleaning with a soft, moist, natural fiber
cloth should be performed monthly, taking care not to soak the leather or allow water
to penetrate the stitched seams. A mild detergent suitable for cleaning
woolen fabrics may be used to remove difficult dirt spots, rubbing with a soft, dry
cloth afterwards to restore the luster. If your SUBARU is to be parked for a long
time in bright sunlight, it is recommended that the seats and headrests be covered,
or the windows shaded, to prevent fading or shrinkage.
Minor surface blemishes or bald patches may be treated with a commercial leather
spray lacquer. You will discover that each leather seat section will develop soft folds
or wrinkles, which is characteristic of genuine leather.

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Old 04-22-2012, 11:07 AM   #4
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Ok that's what i figured.

Thanks everyone input and suggestions.

Much apprieciated,
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Old 04-22-2012, 12:13 PM   #5
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Skip it. You don't need it and it is just a way for the Dealership to make a profit on the back end.
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