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post #1 of 8 Old 02-28-2010, 05:02 PM Thread Starter
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rust proofing etc when taking delivery

Taking delivery of my baby on Wednesday, some questions:

Rust proofing (i will be driving her in the winter here in Canada) what do you recommend? dont like the dealer options so i'm open

treating leather seats? what do you use?

and most important......First song on my USB as I roll off the lot?
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LEXOL for the leather, hand down the best! they have a cleaner and conditioner... use BOTH once a month!

the factory paint has a pretty good sealant... as far as making sure it lasts, wash it regularly, and wax it every 3-6 months depending on if you park it outside or in a garage. use a quick detailing spray in between wax jobs after each wash

and if you want a car cover, coverking makes a good one. i went with the dealer car cover which is good too.

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None of the above. They are money makers for the dealership and nothing more.

I used to 'install' rustproofing, waste of $$ IMO.
paint/interior protection are WAY over priced. Take the car to a reputable detail shop once you have it in your possession and have them apply a fabric protectant and polish if you are not the type to do things like that yourself

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Thanks guys, i was thinking that way (limited dealer stuff) but always good to hear.
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I'll disagree on the rustproofing.....2000-2003 Chevy trucks that were rustproofed still are solid....non-rustproofed ones are coming in with lots of rust rot. Needless to say the ones without the rust are worth more.

Would I rustproof an SS? No, but then again, I wouldn't drive it in the winter. A V6 daily driver? Sure I would.

But then again, I have been one to always do it myself and just pay for the materials...I don't need a warranty on the rustproofing -

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I've seen plenty of 1999-2003 Silverados/Sierras. Some were 'rust proofed' some were not. All that I've seen have the typical rocker panel and lower door seam rust.

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The best rust proofing bar none (IMO) is the Carwell product. It's so good, the US military uses it. I know they sell their product to distributors in different areas so it must be available in places other than here in Buffalo where the HQ is, but I didn't see a listing on their website so I emailed them the question. I'll put up the answer when I get it.

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