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Jim's Car Cleaning "Paint Protection" for Just $69 (Value $449, Melbourne)

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This deal was on Spreets yesterday and it seems like they are running it again. All the details are on the Spreets page after the jump.

Enjoy!

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  • +5 votes

    It's hard to believe it cost $449. Why not just jack up the price and give a massive discount to make it look like you are getting a good deal.

    • +4 votes

      my car doesn't even cost that !!! :P

    • +1 vote

      It's just a standard car wash and and ultimate protection coat also known as wax. How much is that going to cost? Definitely not $449.

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    thanks boyernator for posting this post 1 day after joining.

  • +1 vote

    Another massively overinflated, under-delivering 'group buy' car deal…

  • +1 vote

    never seen a good deal from a "jim" related deal.

  • +1 vote

    Value $449 LOL

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    Not a deal. The cost of this service was never $449 - I challenge anybody to find a link on the Jim's Car Cleaning site with this imaginary figure.

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    a full detail…. ie engine bay degrease, cabin clean (carpets, dash, boot, seats, windows inside and out, everything), along with full exterior detail (wash, wax, polish, remove tar stains, armourall the plastics) will definitely cost about $500. maybe even a little more.

    but this 'deal' does nothing of the sort. no way in hell worth anywhere near quoted price… as most competitors would offer the same wash and wax for about $50-60 anyway.

    i wish I could vote neg more than once.

    • +1 vote

      It's not just a simple wash and wax, its a clear coat (film) that's applied to the car. Think of it like a screen protector, only harder to apply.
      And anyway, no need to be so harsh, if you don't like the deal just neg it once and move on.

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      If you scroll down I talk a little bit about what is done. I have to stress that it isnt just a simple wash and wax :)

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    lol @ Jims. dodgiest, most overpriced franchise. I had Jims plumbing out to hook our fridge water dispenser and they quoted $700. Found a local plumber who did the job for $160. The Jims bloke even tried make it a 'mates rates' cash in hand job for $500. I'd like to see Jim's Fair Trading were they police themselves, they'd be extraordinarily busy.

  • +2 votes

    Hey Guys,

    I am pretty sure Paint Protection is a little different to just waxing the car. It is more like a paint sealant that lasts much longer then wax which beads off when it rains. I saw the service early in the year was 449 and still is on the Jims website http://www.jimscleaning.net.au/index.php?/car-cleaning/. I am getting it done tomorrow so I can update then if it’s worth it or not.

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      You are right. Car dealers charge around that price. Small operators chrge around $200. I am just wondering how can it be so cheap including material and labour.Please let us know your experience.
      VIP car services provide similr services but I am not sure about their prices

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      yea would be great if you could update us on the service, if you could also ask them what product they are using that would be great!
      Make sure to check they don't leave any swirl marks!

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        Just had it done, looks great! The stuff that is put on after the wash and chamois dry is kinda like a new clear coat that will stay on for around 2-3 years whereas wax starts to bead off when it rains lasting only a couple of months. It stops things getting into the existing clear coat that damage the paint. He worked on it for about 3 hours which is pretty good for 69 dollars.

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          awesome sounds good! which area did you get it done in? hoping to book the same guys if they did a good job :D thanks!

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    Whose Jim? I hope its not the Jim i know next door. That guy is hopeless

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    Well I have just purchased a car and the car company offered paint protection for $800 "reduced" to $600. I said no as it is in no way worth the price, although it did come with a warranty.

    $69 sounds a lot more pleasing however is it actually worth it??? My car is parked on the road each night so tree sap and bird sh*t could happen, does this actually protect the car paint anymore than washing it off normally?

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      from what i have read, paint protection is meant to allow you to wash off the bird dropping and sap without it eating into your paint. If they use a decent product it is meant to create a layer over the paint work, similar to wax however longer wearing.

      It really depends on what they use, but paint protection is not a long term solution, i believe even the ones they apply out of the showroom require reapplication every year or 2 years (which is often not disclosed). What is certain though, they make a killing on selling paint protection, it is definately a huge return for them and more than what they make on the car - it probably costs them 50 bucks to apply and they sell it for anywhere between 500-1000.

      It seems like an ok solution if you can't be bothered waxing your car every 3-4 months, which should provide similar protection.

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      Yes, If it is done properly. Do not use any wax polish on that.It is easier to clean.

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