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Hey, everyone. Just discovered this forum, and already it is providing great information.

I am about to pull the trigger on the Civic Touring (might as well go all the way, right?).

One thing the dealer keeps trying to sell me is this sealer called CilaJet. Has anyone had any experience with it, or has it on their new Civic? Of course, when you search on line, nothing but rave reviews, but of course all of those sites are sponsored by CilaJet.

The dealer quoted me us$1195 for the CilaJet coating, and there is a 5-year guarantee. Only 5 years? That gave me some pause.

Anybody care to share what they think of applying CilaJet on a brand new Touring? Is it really necessary?

Thanks so much, everyone!

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Hey, everyone. Just discovered this forum, and already it is providing great information.

I am about to pull the trigger on the Civic Touring (might as well go all the way, right?).

One thing the dealer keeps trying to sell me is this sealer called CilaJet. Has anyone had any experience with it, or has it on their new Civic? Of course, when you search on line, nothing but rave reviews, but of course all of those sites are sponsored by CilaJet.

The dealer quoted me us$1195 for the CilaJet coating, and there is a 5-year guarantee. Only 5 years? That gave me some pause.

Anybody care to share what they think of applying CilaJet on a brand new Touring? Is it really necessary?

Thanks so much, everyone!

SavePar
Welcome! I also have a touring. What is CilaJet? I've never heard of it.
 

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http://www.cilajet.com/

CilaJet, supposed to be the last word in paint protection, aircraft type quality sealant. Below from the website:

Cilajet auto paint protection conforms to the most recent Boeing Specification (D6-17487 Rev.R). It was developed as a commercial aerospace product, and is now made available to you through the auto industry. Cilajet is a proven and unmatched world-class paint sealant that was developed exclusively through the aviation industry for the purpose of slowing down the corrosion process on paint. Conforming to aviation standards is extremely difficult as aircraft are subject to much harsher environmental conditions. Commercial jets can fly 600+ MPH at 30,000 feet through rain, clouds, dust, sleet, snow and extreme temperature changes. What a commercial jet sees in just one week, a car may never see in its lifetime! Cilajet is not like a traditional "auto paint sealant" wax or other coating commonly made available to consumers via detail facilities, paint and body shops or retail stores.
 

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Wait a minute. I asked my Honda shop about cars paint that looks like it has gotten a bad sunburn and the clear top coat is pealing. He said it was dealer aftermarket "special sealants" that are to protect your paint. Be careful. I would just say get some Meguiars wax and spend some quality time with your car. I have been to two car museums that spend $10,000 for paint jobs and they use both Meguires. http://www.nethercuttcollection.org/
 

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Welcome SavePar.I have never read good things about all those paint sealants being worth the money.
As stated by others a good wax maintained will do just as good a job.
 

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Thank you, Becky! Duly noted.

I see that you also live in Seattle. Did you buy a 2106 Civic already? From where? I am in the middle of negotiating a deal with Lynwood Honda.

Very curious to hear your story.
 

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No need

I live in Seattle and have been hunting around for a civic myself. I recently went to the dealership in Burien, WA and they have a similar "package" that you are required to purchase "for your protection". They tried to charge me $499 for door guard film and wheel-well guards...Honda Lynnwood is nice, good luck on the transaction! Try email inquaries first and mention youre searching around, I got a few dealerships to drop the price before I even step through the door!
 

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I live in Seattle and have been hunting around for a civic myself. I recently went to the dealership in Burien, WA and they have a similar "package" that you are required to purchase "for your protection". They tried to charge me $499 for door guard film and wheel-well guards...Honda Lynnwood is nice, good luck on the transaction! Try email inquaries first and mention youre searching around, I got a few dealerships to drop the price before I even step through the door!
Sales people are making their presence more known online, that seems to be a good direction to go to find those serious sales people that want to close deals and get repeat customers (for service of course)
 

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If paint protection is such a great thing for your car, don't you think that the manufacturers would eventually pick up on it and add it to the bill of material? This would ensure that their paint would last throughout the warranty period and make happy customers, no?

Paint protection is simply a way for a dealer to increase their profit from a vehicle sale. They operate on pretty narrow margins nowadays, so every dollar helps and the markup on paint protection and accessories is very high, so they push them hard. I would avoid it at all costs, but at $1,195.00, I'd run from it!

Also, personally, when a dealer pre-applies this crap to a car and forces you to buy, that is a dealer that I simply walk away from.

As others have said, a good coat of wax occasionally is all that your car's paint really needs.
 

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Nope, don't do it. Please don't do it.

You can get quality paint sealant and or coatings from any quality car detailing place for a ton less. I do it myself on my cars and it costs me about $100 or so total, rags, sponges and all. Go to Autopia or Autogeek forums and look up a good detailer. They might charge $500 but you will be getting truly quality work from people whose FULL TIME JOB is making cars look great. Not the car wash guy in the back of a dealer. I have no affiliation with any detailer, product, or dealer but I know you are getting ripped at the dealer with this coating. Coatings really only last for a good two years before they need recoated. Anyone saying five years and full protection is not telling a full truth.

Contact someone local on those forums and get yourself hooked up if you don't want to do it yourself. This is a vastly, vastly better solution in protecting your car.


I absolutely do believe in coatings and the like, I did my cars about a year ago and they clean so much better. Cost me $60 this last time for two cars and I have not had to wax in a year and they look great. Wax is great, but it just does not last and I love a clean shiny car. See these photos for my cars after a coating, not a drop of wax on the car.





No swirls, no nothing but shine that lasts and lasts. I'm just a guy who likes a clean car and am slightly smarter than I look lol. The Abarth here in the photos has two and a half year old paint and it lives outdoors as I have no garage. I feel like it is holding up just fine. :)

Links for those looking for quality car care options, much better info that I could ever provide.

http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/
http://www.autogeek.net/car-paint-glass-and-trim-coatings.html

http://www.autopia.org/forums/forum.php?
http://www.autopia-carcare.com/car-paint-coatings.html
 
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