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    Wink Paint protection - necessary?

    Okay. So I'm buying a new Corolla (being a first car and only 21 - yea bitches, that's my excuse.) and I was wondering - since I fucking hate fat old female sales people (or sales people in general) and don't really trust them to tell me the truth about anything - is paint protection necessary to keep your car's paint nice and shiny? Apparently bird poo and UV damage paint over time, but the protection itself costs good money I can't afford - like $900. So, for anyone who's ever been conned into (or opted to) buy paint protection, and those who haven't, is it really necessary?
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    I did get it when i got a new car in 2002 it was from ming paint protection and i loved it because it did help with dirt and made washing of the car a breeze. However it cost me $400 and that was on a 40 grand car.
    But for you i wouldn't bother really you can get a lot of polishes for that much and the protection really needs to be done every 2 years anyway.
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    I never buy it! You can do it yourself (or have it done by a detailer) much more cheaply.
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    Do NOT buy any car extras through a dealership. Dealerships make more money on extras sometimes than the car itself! Rust protection, pain protection etc its all a joke. If you really want it done, do it yourself or get another third-party to do it! Even tint, (just on the front windows in some cars) costs at a dealership $400. You can get it done by a third-party for $200.
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    no way! paint protection isnt really worth it unless you have an expensive car(dont know how much youre paying for the corolla) but even then $900 is a large amount to pay
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    paint protection is a scam DONT do it, i wouldn't even on a million dollar bentley
    i've been in the smash industry for over 10 years and now work as a paint technical rep for the largest and most trusted automotive paint company in the world and i wouldn't do it, a good quality wash and polish is all you need

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    Ah thanks guys - looks like I won't be going with it then.
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    check out detailparadise.com.au, should be able to get the info you need to protect the car better than the dealer paint protection for under $100+some time (if you can control yourself - detailing etc can become addictive and expensive!)
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    It's just a waste of money. The best thing you can do for you new car is to keep the paint clean, get any bird poo off asap, and wax it every six months.

    Those paint protection products make people think they have some kind of protection - but they don't. A friend got it on her car. Bird poo'd on it.. she washed it when it was convenient. Off came the poo, and so did all the paint back to bare metal :o

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