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How many of you have had your new 718's protected with gtechniq products?

If so, do you think it was money well spent or is it all a bit of a waste of time and money?

Is there anything special about gtechniq or are there other products out there that will do similar things eg swissvax which my dealer has offered as an add on option rather than me getting a detailer to apply gtechniq.

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How many of you have had your new 718's protected with gtechniq products?

If so, do you think it was money well spent or is it all a bit of a waste of time and money?

Is there anything special about gtechniq or are there other products out there that will do similar things eg swissvax which my dealer has offered as an add on option rather than me getting a detailer to apply gtechniq.

Thanks!
I’ve applied some Zaino products which I already had, if you want to get advice from detailers who use these types of products daily, have a look over at the Detailers World Forums. Detailing World - A world for detailers by detailers.
 

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I had Opti-Coat Pro on my last car and was very pleased with the shine and longevity--5 years when sold and it still looked showroom. The scratch resistance and ease of washing were much improved. I got their Pro-plus package on the Boxster and so far (6 months) it's even better. I got the wheels done too, and the brake dust just slides off when washing.

I also liked the Opti-Coat warranty here in Australia.

I have no direct knowledge of gtechniq but highly recommend Opti-coat (or anything similar). The Detailing World link above is useful for comparisons.

I would also steer clear of dealer's extras. As far as I know the Swissvax is just a high-end wax. Waxes are nothing like the new products that require specialist application.
 

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I had Opti-Coat Pro on my last car and was very pleased with the shine and longevity--5 years when sold and it still looked showroom. The scratch resistance and ease of washing were much improved. I got their Pro-plus package on the Boxster and so far (6 months) it's even better. I got the wheels done too, and the brake dust just slides off when washing.

I also liked the Opti-Coat warranty here in Australia.

I have no direct knowledge of gtechniq but highly recommend Opti-coat (or anything similar). The Detailing World link above is useful for comparisons.

I would also steer clear of dealer's extras. As far as I know the Swissvax is just a high-end wax. Waxes are nothing like the new products that require specialist application.
Hi Greg,

I'm a fellow Aussie and soon to be 718 owner (hopefully by late March). I was wondering when you had the Opticoat Pro Plus on your 718 and its wheels, did you also get the opti guard fabric for the roof and / or opti glass for the glass? If you did what did you think? Also did you get the entire wheel done (ie wheels removed and treated) or just the wheel faces done?

I'm pretty sold on getting Opticoat (or PPF of similar quality) done on the body and wheels of the 718. But I'm not sold on the fabric and glass yet.

Cheers,
Ian
 

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I decided to place Llumar platinum PPF on my 718 and after 5K miles not one chip. Had the PPF placed on the complete front end, backs of the rear view mirrors, and the rocker panels and have not gotten one paint chip. I am considering purchasing a 911 GTS and I will do the PPF again.
 

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I had Flight Shield Sapphire V1 put on my 2016 Macan and my 718 Boxster. I drove it from the dealer to the detailer and it now has 10,000 miles on it and looks brand new. Never have to polish or wax just hose it down and dry. I do a wash with soap and water every 3 or 4 washings or if it is very dirty. It can only be applied by one of their detailers. It is 9 times harder than clear coat and was originally developed for Airplanes. They now have a car version. Look into it.
 

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Hi Greg,

I'm a fellow Aussie and soon to be 718 owner (hopefully by late March). I was wondering when you had the Opticoat Pro Plus on your 718 and its wheels, did you also get the opti guard fabric for the roof and / or opti glass for the glass? If you did what did you think? Also did you get the entire wheel done (ie wheels removed and treated) or just the wheel faces done?

I'm pretty sold on getting Opticoat (or PPF of similar quality) done on the body and wheels of the 718. But I'm not sold on the fabric and glass yet.

Cheers,
Ian
Hi Ian,

I had the same applier for the Boxster as the previous vehicle, and because of its small size and no roof, he took the wheels off, did them, (I don't know if he did the back side) the brake calipers, and the windscreen and rear window for the standard basic price. (The side windows are treated with a hydrophobic coating by Porsche.)

I didn't get the roof treated. I decided to do that myself later if it needs it. (I like the 303 Aerospace products for plastic and cloth.)

The glass coating does wear off in 6 months or so on the windscreen but can be maintained by using Opti's special glass cleaner. I do like the windscreen coating.
 

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I picked up the car from the detailers (Ultimate Finish) today and it looked fantastic - better than I'd expected!
(I went round to the dealer to get some "Techequipment", so parked up and took some photos). It had had the full treatment: Paint (Gtechniq CS Black), Alloys, glass and leather protection. Well pleased!



Now to actually drive it!
 

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I picked up the car from the detailers (Ultimate Finish) today and it looked fantastic - better than I'd expected!
(I went round to the dealer to get some "Techequipment", so parked up and took some photos). It had had the full treatment: Paint (Gtechniq CS Black), Alloys, glass and leather protection. Well pleased!

Now to actually drive it!
Oh no, driving it will get dust on it! Just buy an indoor cover and stick the car in the garage.>:D

Given the high quality of the finish on these cars I was amazed at the improvement the very basic pre-application polish made to a brand new car.

Enjoy. The protection should keep it looking new for years.
 

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That looks fantastic indeed CDH! I hope its hydrophobic properties last you for years to come!

Also GregW: I've taken your recommendation and ordered some 303 Aerospace products. I will test it on my Audi while waiting for the 718 :)

That seems to be my way of coping with the long wait. I've pretty much read every review, and read the entire (boring) online manual, watched lots of youtube video about the 718, I'm reading all the forums daily. And now I buy lots of car care products in preparation for a very clean 718 :)
 

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I picked up the car from the detailers (Ultimate Finish) today and it looked fantastic - better than I'd expected!
(I went round to the dealer to get some "Techequipment", so parked up and took some photos). It had had the full treatment: Paint (Gtechniq CS Black), Alloys, glass and leather protection. Well pleased!



Now to actually drive it!
Beautiful color - just like mine. :)
 

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I picked up the car from the detailers (Ultimate Finish) today and it looked fantastic - better than I'd expected!
(I went round to the dealer to get some "Techequipment", so parked up and took some photos). It had had the full treatment: Paint (Gtechniq CS Black), Alloys, glass and leather protection. Well pleased!



Now to actually drive it!
Looks awesome! Only problem is that it just makes my wait even that much tougher. :laugh: Enjoy!
 
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