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In the process of finalizing our new purchase of a 2014 Lacrosse trailer. Dealership has recommended a type of exterior pckfg so yu will not gave to wax for 4 yrs. are these worth the money or is it just another way if getting more money not well spent?

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What is the cost and for what size of TT? What happens if it fails in 2 - 3 years, what's your recourse? Will the dealer handle the failure, or are you just given some 800# to call? People need information to base their opinions on.

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A gimmicky designed to separate you from more of your money.


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donn0128 wrote:

A gimmicky designed to separate you from more of your money.

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High profit item for the dealer, pretty much a waste of $$ for you.


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Nothing they apply will stay on for 4yrs except paint or clear coat. Dont waste your $$$. Same goes for paint protection on cars.


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No, just wax it real good once a year.


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Not worth it, just a gimmick.

I worked at a Toyota dealership in the 90's when the money sucking scam was teflon paint sealant so no waxing or fading for 5 years. Out of curiosity I asked the installer if they recommend anything to the customers to maintain the finish after the teflon. He replied to use a good paste wax once or twice a year.

They also guaranteed no fading for 5 years. Wouldn't you know it, Toyota conveniently had a guaranteed no fading for 5 years policy. I can guess where they would send a customer complaining about fading during their covered period.


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No it's not worth it but if you really want it you can get it at a auto paint supply store for about $35 a gallon.


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donn0128 wrote:

A gimmicky designed to separate you from more of your money.


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