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Old 1st May 2009, 22:09   #91
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Yes. I was ripped off with this too. INR 5K for a 3M paint treatment that was billed as teflon. The effect lasted all of one week.
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Oh I like that one, Greenhorn
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I showed him the teflon warranty card stating that the job was done yesterday by the very same dealer

the look on his face was priceless . We ended up getting the LHS ORVM (that's what we wanted) AND a free teflon polish !
This one is great. I wish I could see the look on that man's face.

Seriously though 'teflon' is a con job. Had it done on my dark blue Esteem and black OHC. Didnt do any good whatsoever and stripped off the crucial clearcoat leaving the paint susceptible to scratches with even finger nails! And everyone knows what a pain a black or dark blue car can be to maintain. Will never go in for teflon coat again.

Use a good quality polish & wax combination regularly and it will help maintain your car's paint in top condition.

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I was offered for a teflon coating (as they call it) at Rs.1800, with a repeat at no charge after 6 months. They told me they use 3M product, though Iam sure they won't, asked them to go ahead as it costs Rs.900/- per sitting

Got confused after going through all the threads and posts on TEFLON. Finally decided not to go ahead with it (atleast temporarily). Want to try out E_L suggestion on carnauba polish
Checked with a local car body shop that machine rubbing polish+waxing would cost to around Rs.1,500/- for a hatchback. If you remove the word "TEFLON" and compare this even with a local shop, dealer seems to have given better rates i.e almost half of the rates with the only option of making it twice (free one after 6 months).

May be the dealer uses the word "Teflon coating" due to the higher conversion ration than "Rubbing polish and waxing". Polishing (manual waxing) for a hatchback costs in the range of Rs.800/-
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Surprise,
I am planning to do a waxing & polishing for my 4 months old Red Swift . Can you please help me with the dealer's address whom you approached for that.
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Under Indian conditions a soft coating like PTFE is a waste.
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All the dealers INDUS/KHIVIRAJ/ABT & CARS offer that. Select one your nearest dealer or from the one where you have taken UR car.

Why do u require it for a 4 months old? Mine is almost 12x old, which has gone for such stuff only once. But mine does not glitter is a different matter

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Under Indian conditions a soft coating like PTFE is a waste.
What is PTFE? Pardon my ignorance
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Polyflouride Tetro Etheline

Or, err... something like that!

The white tape that plumbers use for sealing threads is PTFE.

As I understand it, the purpose of these coatings is not to be hard, but to be slippery. They protect against dirt sticking; they do not protect at all against scratches.
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i guess the teflon coat forms a thin layer which impregnates into the body colour and forms a coat.It mainly protects dust..thats all.
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Non-stick --- just like the cooking pans!
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If you keep your car clean, and do a polish once a week, (waxpol, formula1 etc) iam sure it will look good year after year.
Polish once a week

I know conditions can be harsh in India but a decent wax should last several weeks (lasts several months in England) and give good protection.
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Dudes, aren't you missing one important point? PTFE (polytetrafluoroethelene) just cannot stick to surfaces like that! You need specialised processes at very high temperatures. I don't see any way to pour it out of a bottle and getting it to adhere to your car... lol!

Its just a very successful con job. Consider yourself lucky if its just some cheap wax... and not something worse than that...
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Polyflouride Tetro Etheline

Or, err... something like that!

The white tape that plumbers use for sealing threads is PTFE.
The acronym PTFE = Polytetrafluoroethylene . Better known by the DuPont brand name Teflon.

Listen chaps, I'll be the 1st to admit I got conned twice over. But never again. I swear.

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The entire hogwash set me back by INR2500,, kicked my self for not listening to Rudra as he had commented in one of the threads that its sheer waste of money.
Hey, just had the entire process done on my ford ikon, for 1k. Was not too impressed, but worth the paid money.

Exactly the same process. The guy used 3M rubbing compound to rub of any durt and grease with buffing machine and then used FUCOT instead to 3M (I insisted, as few of my friends used FUCOT), and difference was visible.

MASS also uses FUCOT as Teflon. The fact is, none of these is Teflon .

Teflon coating is nothing. Its just the quality of polish and the number of compounds used on the paint before the actual polish is used.
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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.

Agreed!! Even I park my beauty outsides and trust me, its worth spending twice a year on a good polish. It protects the paint and gives a wet look.

BTW, there is nothing such as teflon. I have searched all over for original teflon. Finally came across and imported the Dupont Teflon from US. This was really affective and lasted for longer than expected. Now am out of stock and need to import it from US again. They guy who got it last time, is charging 4K for 3 bottles.
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