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I am considering having Diamond Brite applied to my lovely Red GT.

The car looks amazing the paintwork is like glass. I really would like to keep it looking like this but i don't want to be out there Auto Glyming it all the time!

I have had a quote to have the car fully polished and then treated with diamond brite inside & out of 250.

has anybody had this done? Does it still look like new after 3 years... or longer?

I opted not to have it done at the dealer as Diamond Brite themselves said I would get a better service from a specialist company.
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Re: Diamond Brite

Alfa showrooms recommend Superguard. They claim that you won't have to wax your car for 3 years. Hmmmm, don't really believe that.
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Thats odd mine suggested diamondbrite...
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Should be called diamond 5h1t IMHO. Read the small print! Still have to top it up if a bird craps on your car Better off with some decent products or a full valet ever few months.
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you have to top it up anyway dont you? I think you have to wash it with special shampoo and once a month put a special conserver on, but you just wash it with these no hard polishing work and the associated polishing swirls which i am trying to avoid.

does it work though?
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I've got the supagard and it makes it easy to wash but these products don't prevent swirling or dreaded stone chipping. I would get some paint shield or venture shield (the adhesive material sometimes referred to as clear car bras) appiled to the front if you drive on the motorway at all. I have this on my Brera and I can see where it has absorbed most of the damage from what would have been a really nasty stone chip down into the undercoat.
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How can I stop swirling. Every car I have owned gets it eventually, especially when you take it in for a service and they bung it through a car wash, or get some careless trainee to scrub it by hand
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Hi alza2000,

Ive used a lot of different polishes in the past,but i have now bought carlack 68 NANO-SYSTEM which i apply first all over the car then wipe off with a good microfiber towel,
i then apply carlack 68 LONG LIFE PROTECTOR to seal the paintwork.

Your car will then have uv protection and gleam aswell, i wanted uv protection because of having a red car on those hot sunny days, Also a bird crapped on my car the other day i could not believe how it just wiped off even though it had dried were before i would have to wet it first to wipe off.
Also once you have applied the NANO-SYSTEM you only have to do it every 2 times a year and you can apply the protector every so many months ,or like me i wash the car now and use my Sonus Acrylic Spritz to give a bit of wax protection your car will keep that glass look.

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Supaguard = :sw:

Diamondbrite =

Our Leon is Diamondbrited and it the borrocks if you ask me !! She looks as good now as she did when new 4 years ago !!
She's always washed with diamondbrite shampoo and then conserver once a month as alza mentions !!

I was going to get the Brera Diamondbrited but was talked into Sh1teguard by the dealer... by :sw: do I regret that now !!

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Alfa showrooms recommend Superguard. They claim that you won't have to wax your car for 3 years. Hmmmm, don't really believe that.
I haven't waxed the Leon in four years Mr. R so you'd better believe the hype about Diamondbrite at least !!
See above for my opinion on that statement for Supaguard though !!

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its cheaper, easier, and gives better results if you use a decent wax 3 times a year.
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Yeah I always find waxing a car sooo much easier than washing it

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Waxing is easy!???? i could be putting me feet up!
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Our Leon is Diamondbrited and it the borrocks if you ask me !! She looks as good now as she did when new 4 years ago !!
What colour is it?
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I have swirls on my GTV how can i get rid of them the more you polish the more swirls appear....
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What colour is it?
Platinum Grey (See my galley )

I haven't regretted a single penny spent on the Diamondbriting alza !!
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The company that I am considering will give the car a full valet clean. Then bring it to high shine using Auto Glym polishes etc... Then apply the diamondbrite over this which will 'seal it in' to use their words.

All I will need to do is wash it with their shampoo £7 a bottle and apply their conserver (which you add to a bucket of water - easy!) once a month.

for £250 it seems good value to me especially if I never have to pick up a tin of polish - i hate polishing!!!
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Yeah I always find waxing a car sooo much easier than washing it

the whole point is that you need to do a lot more than washing to maintain it, its more work than waxing. realistically it isnt going to last for years if you only wash.


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I have swirls on my GTV how can i get rid of them the more you polish the more swirls appear....
machine polish to fix the paint, then treat it with care.
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the whole point is that you need to do a lot more than washing to maintain it, its more work than waxing. realistically it isnt going to last for years if you only wash.
The whole point of Diamondbrite is that all you need to do is wash it regularly as instructed !!

Believe me... I've had the product on a car I've owned for FOUR years !! It has lasted FOUR years !!

Do you have personal experience of owning a car which has been treated with Diamondbrite and found it to be different and hence your comments
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Do you have personal experience of owning a car which has been treated with Diamondbrite and found it to be different and hence your comments
my daewoo lanos (dont laugh, it was a long time ago) came with diamondbrite, but it didnt last a year. i thought maybe they hadn't really applied it, but then my mother bought a toyota rav4 and the exact same thing happened, less than year after buying it, it needed a wax. in both cases each car was hand washed carefully once per week using a wash & wax.
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the whole point is that you need to do a lot more than washing to maintain it, its more work than waxing. realistically it isnt going to last for years if you only wash.



machine polish to fix the paint, then treat it with care.
I had my Red 03 GTV polished professionally, they used a mop, theyre still swirls on it. Looks fine most of the time but in certain lights you can see them. Even brand new cars have them.

I only ever treat my cars with care, when I wash them i dont even rub the sponge on the paintwork until i have got as much of the loose stuff off
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The company that i am considering said most dealers (but not all) who apply the product do not do it properly. Some only allow their valeters only 30mins to do the car, apparently the first stage can't even take in this time!. I have been told it will take them 4 hours to do the job correctly and ensure the paintwork is properly treated.
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Looks fine most of the time but in certain lights you can see them.
its paint, you cant have a perfectly flat surface. all you can do is remove as many marks as possible, then fill the rest with a hard wax. you cant see any swirls after waxing, by the time the marks come back its time to wax again (about every 3/4months)
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Alza... get it done by a good, reputable body shop or contact your Diamonbrite area Representative - details on their website IIRC - and speak to him/her !!

My Leon was done by the local VAG dealer but I rate their bodyshop - and it's manager - very highly indeed !!
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Save your money, but if you really want it, buy it off Ebay (do a search) for less than 20 and apply it yourself.
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You mentioned that it still suffers with swirls even after being machine polished? If so I would have a word with the people that did it for you as anyone who is competent with paintwork correction should not still be leaving lots of swirls after machine polishing.

One word of warning on the Autoglym products, Super Resin Polish contains a very high volume of fillers, so once applied it looks like the surface is swirl free but after washing they will show again as the fillers have gone.

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