“How Good is Supagard?” Part
Is it worth the money? You be
We have been dying to get this car in so that we can photograph it! But although
we know the owner (Julie) very well, this car doesn't come to us very often
because the owner lives fairly close to a reliable hand-wash company and
between the wonderful job they do and the paint sealant, there is very little
that we can do to improve the condition of the car. During the time she has
owned it, it has been to us only twice, both times for an interior valet.
This is the car with
a generous coating of dust on it... not to mention all the salt and
grit they have been putting on the roads. (it snowed the day before
we took this photo).
This car really does look good. It's like new and so we really
are excited about having the chance to show our readers just how well
a paint sealant can work. So we videoed the car and as soon as the film is
edited we shall put it here for you to see.
When paint sealants are sold, they show you it on a car, they show you how glossy
the car looks... what they don't show you is what the car will look like three
years later. Few people get to see what we see, which is probably why we are
fanatical about sealants. Our faith is unshakeable!
Does this look good or
Keep in mind that Supaguard is a 3 year sealant. This car was
treated by us when almost new 7 years ago. During that time, the Supagard Shampoo
and Paint Seal Cream were not used. Instead the car was washed
fairly regularly (about once a month), and done properly by hand at
good car wash centre (at Bread & Cheese Hill, Benfleet). The interior was
regularly vacuumed out, and a couple of times it was brought to us so we could
shampoo the seats which are light in colour and in the words of the owner,
"a bugger to keep clean".
Its the detail that makes
a car look new. There is no grime or build up of wax and polish around
the badges or in the shuts (gaps between panels), because
the car has never been waxed or polished.
|We ended up just washing
the car... it wasn't worth valeting. This car was done
properly by professionals who take pride in their work.
The wheels were slightly scuffed, but the difference this makes
to the value of this car, it didn't warrant refurbishing them.
never bothered waxing or polishing the car before this one and
it looked a bit tatty by the end.
When I got this car, my other
half had it done with Supagard - I had never heard of the stuff
to be honest, and I haven't really thought about it since. All
I know is that this car has always looked shiny and clean and been
It's important for me to keep the interior clean
because I have allergies and I have found that it really easy to
I will definitely have Clean Image put
supagard on my next car when I get it."
There are a couple of
stone chips, and a bit of a gouge on the bumper, but all-in-all nothing
that warrants more than a touch-in to get a good price for the car
now that it is for sale.
When you see cars like this, it makes us wonder if we shouldn't
join in with the chorus that cries that sealant don't work and they are a waste
of money... because frankly, if this car hadn't been paint sealed we would
have made more money out of it over the years to keep it in this condition.
Make no mistake, it is all about the money! If you now go and
look on AutoTrader for 6 year old SEATs that are for sale, you won't find in
as good condition as this. Potential buyers will see what's available and they
will want this one, it may even make 'over the book money'. This isn't a high
value car, but the increased resale value will easily cover the initial outlay
on the sealant, probably by a factor of 2 or 3. And as a bonus, the owner of
this car has had the car looking in great condition the whole time she has
owned it and had to do little work to keep it that way.
That's why we recommend sealants -- they are a winning product who's converts
return to us time and time again. We look forward to applying another sealant
to Julie's new car.
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Video Article: Supagard Review
We look at a black Golf which we applied Supagard protection to almost six years ago, never waxed or polished the car looks great, certainly worth the cost.
good is Supagard?
We can show you - it's amazing stuff!
good is Supagard? Part III
A near mint conditon Toyota Rav4.
A car we treated and maintained for the
last 6 years.
External Link: Supagard
The main website for Supagard.
External Link: Supaguard
Supaguard aftercare products are available
from the valet shop.