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Old 24th May 2007, 21:34   #31
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Just had a confusion and wanted people's opinion on Teflon Coating.
I have done this in all of my cars! In my exp, this is a good protection to the painted surfaces from premature colour fading! Also, the vehicle will look as good as newly painted just after a wash!!

I have a Black coloured Petra EL and it looks dirty even If I clean it almost everyday.
This is a common problem with blacks!! Keep cleaning whenever you feel its dirty!!

Questions are
1. Will Teflon coating prevent it from getting dirty?
No!!
2. Will it be easier to clean?
Yes!!
3. How much does it cost to do it in Bangalore.
Good ones like 3M will cost you somewhere near 3.5-4k!!
4. Some reputed names in Bangalore, who works in genuine teflon coating?
3M will definitely be there. Find out! Also look for genuine Dupont's too!!
5.Is it a myth that small scratches goes after teflon coating or its true?
Its a bit true!! But not deep scraches!!
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Old 24th May 2007, 22:22   #32
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Teflon Coating is a midleading term . But, good car care coatings from 3M and Dupont(difficult to get in India) are to die for.
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Old 24th May 2007, 23:30   #33
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I'm a layman, but from what I've observed on my car and some others is that teflon coating serves very little purpose and is a big rip off.
I'd pick a good wax polish job anyday.
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Old 25th May 2007, 01:04   #34
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Teflon is a big fraud by dealers to trap you.
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Old 25th May 2007, 02:26   #35
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Hmmm... Teflon application rates seem to vary from city to city. In hyderabad one of my friends got his Xeta 'teflon'ed. The guy came to his home with some scrubbing device and what not. Huffed and puffed for close to 2.5 hours and charged 1500 bucks. Thats it. As for its utility I would say its bas char din ki chandni. Sooner than later it comes back to the previous state.

By the way, what is so technical stuff in this Teflon thing? Why is it posted here?
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Old 25th May 2007, 02:40   #36
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Teflon Coating is a midleading term . But, good car care coatings from 3M and Dupont(difficult to get in India) are to die for.
I concur. I have had 3M Car Detailing done for my car and bike and nowhere does it say that it is teflon coating. So far, I have been impressed very much by what 3M has had to offer even if it is tad expensive.
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Old 25th May 2007, 15:11   #37
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Teflon Coating is a midleading term . But, good car care coatings from 3M and Dupont(difficult to get in India) are to die for.
Lets get some doubts cleared here, Teflon is a registered brand owned by Dupont.
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Old 25th May 2007, 15:48   #38
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Personally I think its a rip-off because sooner or later, scratches and dents are inevitable. Even if you are careful, some fool will damage your car in the parking lot. Usually, one is very extra protective of the car initially, and feels bad for scratches if they occur to a less than 1 year old car. But, frankly no point taking it personally, after all, scratches/ dents can be repaired,
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Old 25th May 2007, 16:59   #39
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I have never understood the concept of 'Teflon Coating' for car exteriors. I know for sure that Teflon is a material that, to be applied to a surface needs to be sprayed on in liquid form to form a layer that permanently adheres to the underlying surface, and once it dries and solidifies, it forms a surface that resists adhesion of other particles and scratching. How Teflon can be rubbed onto cars is beyond me. And even if it can be, Teflon is not colorless or transparent. So that should leave your car's exterior looking like an omlette frying pan.
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Old 25th May 2007, 17:03   #40
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B&T is it true that Teflon can be applied only at high temperatures?
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Old 25th May 2007, 17:06   #41
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I always park my car outside. and i know how much teflon coating matters to me. for a measly 2k-3k, i dont have to wax polish my car even once after 2 yrs of use, it still shines like new! so its not completely useless, u ll have to clean your car lesser daily.
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Old 25th May 2007, 17:13   #42
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Q: Does teflon coating really help?

A: yes it does.it helps Du Pont.it helps teflon suppliers and stockists.it helps increase revenues of car accessory shops.it also reduces that bulge in your wallet.
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Old 26th May 2007, 06:21   #43
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Teflon is extremely slippery and is inert to almost every known chemical and it's a protective treatment for painted surface and it adds strength & gloss to the finish surface.

But personally, I would never ever recommend Teflon coating to anyone. The reasons are many.

If you've oodles of time, I would advocate to use any Carnauba wax.

Polytetrafluoroethylene - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 26th May 2007, 07:48   #44
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Cool Hell Good ! !

different people ' different views

Wax polish is good , perfect weekend workout
but it gathers more dust in a few days and needs a wax again or a washdown.

Teflon Coating is a hit for me
I got it on my bike and car
shines like new , easier to clean , infact i have a free coat in 2 months time

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Old 26th May 2007, 08:00   #45
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Q: Does teflon coating really help?

A: yes it does.it helps Du Pont.it helps teflon suppliers and stockists.it helps increase revenues of car accessory shops.it also reduces that bulge in your wallet.
I got the answer, but It came after almost 2 yrs. I started this thread almost 2 yrs back.
Anyways, I somehow resisted myself from teflon. Sometimes I use wax to get than extrashine when its needed and I have some free time.
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