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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-04-2010, 09:43 AM Thread Starter
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Ziebart....Worth it?

Ok Ziebart is offering this package for $999. Is it worth it?

  1. Undercoating w/ sound barrier
  2. Rust Proofing - Fogging doors.
  3. Scotch Guard all interior
  4. Clay bar entire truck then seal paint with Diamond Gloss
  5. Glass treatment - Auquapell Rain Repellent
What do you guys think?
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while i would be the first to agree that a car should always be kept clean, preventative maintenance

it is a truck not a ferrari, unless you want to spend $1000 to have that done do it but i personally would save it for a rainy day or use some in the spring to clean the truck after winter.

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I gotta agree with thegodf4th3r....

Unless you live and/or work in an area where trucks rust into the ground quickly...

Is there at least an anti-rust gaurantee? Something that I could say, well maybe it could be worth it in the long run?

HOw long do you keep your vehicles?

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I did the undercoating and rustproofing on mine (it was around 4-500, but not the other stuff. I did it because I have had more rust issues here in Delaware then I did in Chicago, with my 2 GM cars both suffering from brake line corrosion. (one was 8 years old, one was 11).

You have a 10 year warranty on rust (if non commercial I believe), but you have to go back every year to get it touched up for the warranty to remain effective.

As for the scotchguard, clay bar, etc, I would do that myself. Use Zano or Meguiars systems if you want something like that, and rain-x for the windows (especially if you have a cap)

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Well the dealer offered me full paint protection, rust proofing, and undercoating for $500. I will do it for that. Wasn't keen on $1000 but $500 isn't much. They showed me a couple recent lease returns, one WITH paint protection and one that didn't, and you can really tell a difference in finish.
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I'm getting mine rustproofed, but we use lots of salt here in WI in the winter, so vehicles rust to the ground pretty fast if they aren't protected. It's worth it IMO.
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I'd definitely get the undercoating and the rustproofing. It's a lot easier to do it now when the truck is new rather then having to sand down and re-coat the truck in 10 years.

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FWIW, I had my truck ziebarted a couple of weeks after I received it, and I'm glad I did, if for no other reason than the peace of mind that I didn't have to worry about rust on the frame or in the doors. I only took it back once (in 11 years) to have it 'touched up'. After it was a couple of years old, the closest ziebart installer went belly up, and it wasn't worth trying to find another dealer close by to take over the annual pm.
I also got it ziebarted for the small noise abatement that it provided. At the time, I think I only spent $350 to have it done, and they came and got the truck from my workplace, did the ziebart, and then returned it. I knew exactly how many miles from point a to point b, and the mileage on the odometer was exactly what it should've been.
Of course, all of this was 11 years ago. Today's trucks are much quieter. But, in a road salt enviroment, I would seriously consider having it done.

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I guess not having to deal with road salt or snow changes your perspective...

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