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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)
2011 F350 6.7 4x4 Lariat Ultimate CC SB. TT Green/Adobe with Adobe leather.
2002 GMC Yukon 5.3 (traded)
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.
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.
my .02 cents worth
Y2K F250 CC PSD Auto, Short-bed Lariat, Woodland Green/Gold, ordered 07/10/99, born 09/12/99, delivered 10/08/99, Access bed cover, Bed Rug, Zoodad mod, Viper Remote Start Alarm, Fumoto valve, 125K somewhat error-free miles (so far) [never back to dealer for anything]
Repairs: CPS, Water Separator Valve assembly, rear axle bearings, VSS, batteries, brakes, alternator, serpentine belt (x2), driver door pwrlock actuator, water pump
2009 VW Tiguan 2.0 l turbo 200 hp gas engine (TDI engine not available for it yet)
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