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Have a new Sierra on order and chomping at the bit to get it.. While waiting I have read the owners manual over and over and in one section I saw that GM does not recommend an aftermarket paint sealant. Why do you think they say this? I'm on the fence about gettting it and appreciate your advice before I decide.

 

- Alan

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Have a new Sierra on order and chomping at the bit to get it.. While waiting I have read the owners manual over and over and in one section I saw that GM does not recommend an aftermarket paint sealant. Why do you think they say this? I'm on the fence about gettting it and appreciate your advice before I decide.

 

- Alan

 

Alan just keep it waxed with a good wax and save your money , don't get the Rust module either , Rust check ( Cropp St NF ) or Krown in our area for Rust protection

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Although paint sealant is a good thing to have, so is a good coat of wax. These clear coats have changed over the last few years and they have a hard time against bird poo, acid rain, and anything else in the air. I personally like Zaino Bros. stuff on my rides. Goes on and off like butter and seems to really stick on the clear really well. I've had fresh tar on my paint before and the stuff literally fell off just by using the hose!!!! The trick though is thoroughly cleaning the surface the wax is to be applied. I usually do only 2 waxes a year but it holds up very very well. These dumb manufacturers and dealers are still saying that you don't need anything but almost in the same breath they will offer a dealer supplied system instead :/

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I can't give you an exact reason why they recommend against them. My only guess is that they are referring to the "magical forever coatings" that a lot of dealerships are now trying to push on new vehicles.

 

Both of the sealants we offer are perfectly fine for your new truck, and any brand new vehicle for that matter.

 

We've been putting our sealants on new C7 Corvettes for a few months now and the paint hasn't fallen off of them.....yet. ;)

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Obviously gm isn't in the 21st century. There are sealants that last for years. It's called nano technology.

 

I must say it rained the other day, my truck sat in it. Came out after work and paint showed no effects of the rain. Te windows in the other hand did.

 

 

Ryan

 

 

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There is a guy I work with that tells me all the time I need to quit waxing my truck so much or I will take the clear coat off of it. I just look at him like he's on drugs. :blink:

 

Ryan, try waxing all of your windows besides the windshield. Works great!

 

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Funny you mention that. I just received an order for some of this

 

http://www.autogeek.net/auto-glass-coating.html

 

First test area was on my shower door, then did my drivers side windows and rear windows. We will see how it works

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Thanks for all the great pointers.. I've just ordered some Adam's sealant and wax and clay bar kit. Studying youtube videos and going to save some money and going to do it myself.. If I can get it as shiny as Daryl's 2011 Silverado I'll be happy.. cheers..

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Thanks for all the great pointers.. I've just ordered some Adam's sealant and wax and clay bar kit. Studying youtube videos and going to save some money and going to do it myself.. If I can get it as shiny as Daryl's 2011 Silverado I'll be happy.. cheers..

 

Adam's Polishes is where its at!

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