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I had my 08 Silverado Ziebarted. Rust proof, underbody coated, etc. I was just curious what all you thought about doing that to the Acadia. Reason I'm wondering about it, it has plastic all around the bottom and around the wheel wells, which is the main place trucks like to rust. Also, it looks like alot of the underbody is aluminum and you really can't see the underneath like you can on a truck.

So what are all you doing? Is it really worth the money on the Acadia?

What's everyone think about the Diamond gloss that they put on the paint? They say it's guaranteed not to fade and you don't have to wax it for 5 years. But you have to bring it back every year and pay them again to reapply it. Sounds like they're just waxing it every year.
 

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If you don't have anything better to do w/ your money, go ahead and do it. Otherwise, forget it... :eek:hno: :eek:hno:
As for me---thanks, but, no :eek:hno: thanks.
 

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I agree, I would pass on this treatement for the diamond coating. I'm on a few auto detailing boards as well, and every time this topic comes up the general consensus is that this is a waste of money. If you wash your car regularly (by hand), and keep wax on it 4 times per year, you'll be fine. A good sealant wax is Collinite's 845 Insulator Wax. I buy mine at Harbour Freight for about $13. I solely use this on my cars every few months and it will give you 4-6 months protection depending upon weather conditions and how much it sits outside.
 

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Ok, but what do you think about the rustproofing and underbody coating?
 

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I think it is a waste of money.
 

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This is being done with the soundproofing rubberized undercoating and rustproofing on our 09. This IMHO is money well spent if you live in a climate that gets snow and uses salt for snow removal.
 

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If you feel that the climate and conditions in your area really justify additional rustproofing, have it done by a specialist, not a dealer. As for the paint "protection", that is absolutely nothing more than a very overpriced wax job and you should run from that as quickly as possible. In fact, in this day when dealer margins are cut to the bone by competition, it is not unheard of for dealers to make more profit on the interior and exterior "protection" packages than they make on the actual car itself. Use the money for a few good waxings at a detail shop over the first years of the car and you will get far more protection for your money in the big picture.
 

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I spend $250.00 at our local Ziebart dealer to have rust proofed w sound deadening. Our climate calls for lots of salt in winter and just like the added rust protection as is cheap too. Takes about 4 weeks before the rust proof material smell disappears. Just like the added rust proof assurance, I guess. Undercarriage will always look black and clean!
 

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Let's extend the controversy after how many years here for little discussion. :bang head: I see nobody has commented since 2008. :confused: Our new 14' is going in for rust proofing and undercarriage treatment the end of this month.
The 06 Mustang with all open wells....etc. was rust proofed with underbody treatment 8-1/2 years ago. Snow season with all the road salt, etc., I just prefer the added protection. The fellow in our area has been a Ziebart man for years. Two years ago, he dropped their line and uses similar engrediant from another manufacture and could be the same for that matter. Ya, in winter, our cars see the auto wash with underbody flush every so often, but not annal about having it washed.

Just wondering those that live near salt water if this is a rusting issue or NOT over time. Comments welcome.
 
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