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Frustrated! Did NOT reduce cleaning maintenance and definitely NOT stain resistant.
This is my first time purchasing a brand new car so I thought it will be a good idea to have it Permagard protected to make it easier to maintain especially with washing the car. I wash the car every week and it's very hard to remove stubborn stains without having to use a lot of effort. I was told that removing dirt and stains after paint protection would be easier and less of a hassle compared to no paint protection. This is the second time I've had my Permagard applied to my car because it was not applied correctly the first time. Maybe it h...asn't been applied correctly again, I don't know. But all I can say is that it should be easier and less hassle-free to wash and clean my car. Upsetting to spend that money on a product that doesn't live up to its standards. Can you please assist me as to what I should do now?
Recommend ceramic coating instead this product hasnt lived up to expectations.
I have owned 4 new cars in my life time and not once have I ever applied any paint protection to any of them. All cars have almost maintained swirl free. Spending $60000 plus on my current car was talked into investing in paint protection big mistake. 2 months old car has more swirls then any of my older cars which have been handed down to family members. Car is now 9 months old has more swirls than all my cars put together. Writing this as I went to wash car today bird dropping which had been there day early had eaten into paint. Neighbour man...aged to buff it out he said it was better to get a ceramic coating instead which helps repeal bird droppings and beads water. This product doesnt bead. I dont know if its the paint protection or the cars paint so have given 2 stars. I use 3 bucket method, dedicated pressure washer, dedicated blower/dryer, Bowdens green sucker clothes and quality Bowdens soaps. I did have Permagard interior done also this though seems to have worked 3 boys and car is as new inside.
Not what I expected, feeling a bit depro.
Got the full permagard package done on my new baby through the dealership about 4 weeks ago, now I'm under no illusion as to what ceramic coats/paint protection coatings can and can't do, but I don't think water is suppose to stick or stay on the car like that, nor do I think watermarks are suppose to be left behind after a bit of rain i may be wrong but something ain't right here, It does look like it helps with bird and insect droppings, also cleaning is a bit easier, but still nothing to write home about and the tinting is of excellent quali...ty. In permagards defence it may not have been applied correctly, it was either done to quickly or not given enough time to cure properly I can honestly not say, plus it rained a day after I picked her up, though I suppose I will have it wrapped in protective film instead, which is what I should have done in the first place, should have trusted my gut. To be honest feeling a little depressed washing all that dollars down the drain.
Would probably try a different product next time.
I had my used Jaguar F-Pace coated - it was 1 year and 10k km old when Permagard was applied - initially wasnt totally happy so contacted Permagard and to their credit they sent one of their techs to reapply the product ( takes about 3 hours) and the car and paint look good. A further year in and although my car looks good you can see swirl marks easily on the paint and last week I had two bird/bat poops on the car - I washed and dried straight away as soon as I seen it - alarmingly the poop on the trunk lid has now stained the paint - so as fo...r the protection angle, Im not happy. I probably wish I spent a bit more now and had a ceramic protection applied - will take my car in this week to show the dealer the paint damage - but honestly dont think anything will fix the burned in poop mark. Watch this space!
I wanted to share that I had an awesome experience with Permagard, they have been fantastic! Megan was quick to respond to my questions and concerns and had someone sent out to me within a few days to replace the tint on one of my windows on good faith! Keep up the great service guys and thanks again!
Great Product , poor application
Last week I purchased a new Mitsubishi Triton GLX plus from Sutton's Motor Group Arncliffe.
I discussed having permagard put on the vehicle and paid $1173 combined with window tint and car mats.
I flew to Sydney picked up the car and drove home excited about my new car.
The next day after travelling home and doing 750km I washed the car as there was a few bugs splattered on the front.
I went and purchased new low pH car wash and whilst washing the car it was plain to see the permagard had not been applied properly.
Water beeded off parts of the car and not other parts, and to say I was disappointed was an understatement.
I purchased my brand new Mitsubishi Pajero Sport GLS in March 2019, I paid $1900.00 for window tinting and protection of my New cars paint work. I went and purchased low Ph car wash and a new sponge. I started seeing swirl marks in the Duco, I previously had Polaris on another car and I have to say, I never had a swirl mark. I am incredibly disapointed that this product does not protect the cars paint work, when I look at my new car I could cry. If I ever buy a new car ever again, I'll avoid this product, the result and alleged protection is not worth the paper it's warranty is written on. If this product is offered to you, just be aware the product does not live up to the hype.
Put to the test
Ok,here is my recent experience with Permagard
Went to a Medical Conference to Byron Bay resort,I was surprised there was no undercover car park, I worried as I had to leave my car under the sun unprotected from birds and weather.
The next morning I saw the car covered with birds poo, I panicked and I was worried as I know what bird poo can do to the paint.
My wife said don't worry,you have Permagard protection,I said yeah but I was still worried !!
Any way,went home after that (2 days),used foam lance left it to soak (PH neutral of course)
- Verified customer
Promised a great car coating , but what a waste of money
Promised a swirl free paint on my demo Sportscat by the dealer , what a waste of money , could have coated it better myself . Car was full of swirls . im very unhappy with Permaguard results and i have a coated car to compair it to
Hi i recently purchase the product for my toyota 86. I am happy how my car looks. Cleaning your car is very easy with this product. You dont need to buy expensive washing products and good thing is its life time guaranteed.
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Bought new car and the extra they charge for permagard which I agreed to payment plan with dealer, can scrub my car and the dirt marks still are there after washing, even Mazda washed it after month service and the dirt was still on it, they acknowledged it seems to not to the job it’s supposed to and arranged someone from permagard to call to re do it, still waiting but cancelled my payment due to come out, not paying for something that’s not working correctly, I just want it removed and no I won’t be getting it re done, I’ll go without and save $1600 thanks
New Audi Q5 Interior / Exterior treat with no significant difference.
I brought a new 2018 Audi Q5 in late November. This lady at Audi Center dealership was succesfull in selling me Interior vinyl, leather and exterior color protection which would keep dust away, take away swril marks after wash, repell water from surface and other listed paint protection. However, I cant notice significant difference between a non treated one vs mine. I Still see a lot of swril marks and water once dropped on the surface does not flow away easily leaving Swrill marks . I rang permaguard Warranty based out of Sydney and was asked to drop the Vehicle to be retreared back in December. But i still dont see any difference. I am again booked in for 2nd of March, lets hope for the best.
Some of the best Service I have experienced
What a great company. Product is great and leaves a great finish especially on a black car. Inside Leather and Carpet has been perfect for 5 years.
So after washing the car for years yep some swirl marks from not using a two bucket method (Mandatory on a black car) and Permaguard decided to reapply it and good as new.
Very impressed with the commitment to the product and car looks fantastic even for a 2010
- Verified customer
Best product ever!
Our car has been treated inside and outside by Permagard on Monday (24/09/2018).
My wife and myself are absolutely happy and satisfied with the result. Our car looks like it just came out from the showroom.
We highly recommend this product. Not cheap, but definitely worth it!
Thank you Permagard. Well done!
We Just purchased our new car and our dealer offered Permagard Paint & Interior protection. Being a family of 5 with 3 kids we could not go past the interior protection. So we also opted in for the paint protection after reading some negative reviews we were a bit hesitant. I can honestly say this is a must! The paint feels smooth and glossy and the interior still smells new, Love this product. Will be getting this on all of cars from now on.
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Questions & Answers
I have been given a quote for permagard treatment for my new car but was wondering after it has been applied can i take it through a drive-through car wash (i am on tank water so dont wash my car at home) and also i get my car detailed once a year, will this damage the permagard treatment? certainly dont want to waste $1,700 on the treatment and then have it ruined after its been through a car wash! thanks in advance
Sonny M.Permagard Automotive
Thank you for your permagard inquiry.
Most auto detailers provide a hand wash service, I would recommend you find a reputable auto detailer nearest to you and have your car washed there. Be sure to check that the same sponge to clean the tires and wheels is not being used to cleans the painted surfaces of the vehicle.
As long as you are maintaining and looking after your car there is no need to detail your car once a year, if you have any issues with the performance of your protection have Permagard contacted and we will arrange to have the car assessed.
With permagard is it possible to wash dirt off just with hosing, or do you need a sponge to get any of the dirt off?
Sonny M.Permagard Automotive
Any dirt that remains once you have hosed down the vehicle please use a clean sponge and PH neutral shampoo into a bucket of water then wipe the away the remaining dirt
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