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Old 07-02-2007, 04:14 PM   #1
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PermaPlate or not?

Dealer recommending we permaplate our new 2008 27FB classic.
Is coating a good thing to protect the finish or is it not effective?
If it is effective, is this a good product or is there another?
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Old 07-02-2007, 04:17 PM   #2
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I hadn't heard of it - What is it? Any more info?
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Old 07-02-2007, 04:25 PM   #3
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hi washeju

there are many online threads and car forums that discuss the 'permaplate' product from adams polishes...

who is gonna apply it you or the dealer? have you seen how some dealers wash a trailer?

my preference is diy, and using a tested reliable durable polymer sealant...

but getting ANY high quality auto wax on asap may help to delay the corrosion issues many of us are dealing with now....

here is a post to get ya started...

or search 'wax' and read on....

do you have experience waxing your vehicles? what do you currently use?

any non abrasive, high quality auto wax will help...

properly applied.

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Old 07-02-2007, 05:28 PM   #4
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PermaPlate Paintguard®

Sorry, here is the description of PermaPlate Paintguard provided on their website @ Welcome to -- Perpetual protection for what moves you - Home

Their brochure says the product is applied by trained personnel at the dealership and if it fails to perform per the guarantee they will replace the damaged area at no cost and that it is tranferrable to a second owner at no additional cost...I've asked for a copy of the guarantee and asked if it specifically applicable to Airstream coaches with clearcoat finishes.

"Ultimate Paint Protection against:
  • Oxidation and fading caused by the sun’s powerful ultra-violet rays
  • Corrosion caused by sea and road salt, acid rain, and industrial fallout
  • Discoloration caused by bird droppings and tree sap
The quality and success of Paintguard stems from two decades of innovative product research and testing. Without protection, your vehicle's paint finish is easy prey for the sun's powerful ultraviolet rays--a hazard that can quickly cause oxidation and fading. With professional application, Paintguard’s exclusive formula bonds with, and seals, the paint surface creating a continuous, durable protective finish. Our commitment to your vehicle's appearance begins with a professional application of the finest products available. To retain this good head start, we recommend the Perma-Plate Maintenance Kit. Available as part of the Perma-Plate protection system, our Paintguard Renewer and Wash Concentrate make it easy to maintain your vehicle's brilliant finish well into the future. "
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Over the years there have been many companies selling paint sealants for automobiles and such. In fact, many years ago we did pay for such a thing on a car. The fine print on the guaranty said it was necessary to use that company's maintenance kit to retain coverage. Perhaps some of these products do work, but I would point out that their website mentions oxidation, corrosion, and discoloration caused by very specific things. What about other causes, for example, would they cover discoloration caused by road tar? Does replacing the damaged area mean replacement of that part or replacement of the sealant over that area.

We have been happy with Walbernize and there are also many other good products you can apply yourself for much less cost.
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Old 07-02-2007, 06:47 PM   #6
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Decided Not to Perma Plate

Thank you for your quick responses. I searched the web and this time found a lot of material, mostly from car club people. Your responses were informative and provided great alternatives...especially liked the Meguires references. On the other hand, the car clubbers responses on the web were almost comedic in their bluntness, and they said much the same!

Thank you for your input...we've decided to apply a little discipline and wash and protect will be a part of our new "EXECUTIVE HEALTH PROGRAM"!

Rick and Judy
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