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Dealership 3-Ways

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by BlueSilver, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. Jun 18, 2008 at 11:11 AM
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    BlueSilver

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    Don't pay for them. I was a detailer at a Ford dealership for almost 4 years. Part of my job was doing the 3-way protection package. They usually consist of undercoating the carriage with sound deadener, paint sealant and interior leather/carpet/fabric protectant.

    Our dealership typically charged $600.00 - $1,500.00 for thisand would add it into the overall price of the car. This is almost 100% profit for them and goes straight into the salesmans pocket.

    The real cost to the dealership is under $100.00, depending on how much they pay thier tech. The products they use are easily obtainable at any auto parts store.

    The only piece of the 3-way you may want to pay for if you live near the ocean is the undercoating becuase it may also help reduce any rust issues.

    Miguars makes a great paint sealant, we used Blue Coral products.
    3M's Scotchguard or a similar fabric protectant will often be better or the same in quality than the dealerships spray.
    Leather softeners/conditioners/protectants can be found anywhere. I personally think Blue Corals is sub-par.

    If your dead set on having the dealership do all this for you (maybe your handicapped and can't use spray bottles or do wiping action) understand that everything at a dealership is negotiable as far as price.

    Remember, it's all profit for them, do it yourself. for $30.00

    -J
     
  2. Jun 18, 2008 at 11:17 AM
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    tcBob

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    Good info, repped!
     
  3. Jun 18, 2008 at 11:18 AM
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    Toy4Life

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    Dealership 3-ways..............sounds kinky!:eek:

    Good info BlueSilver.
     
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