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automotive teflon coating? pros / cons?

my dad is thinking of getting his new tahoe teflon coated. i've heard mixed reviews on it, and was wondering if anyone here has any input on it?
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NO THANKS being that teflon doesnt acully bond to something with out high heat higher then automotive paint can withstand
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yep, doesnt it have to be reapplied every few months or so? if he really wants it so bad tell him to get a bottle of dupont wax.
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even that wont work the same

clay bar, polish, wax are the only ways to protect it
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yeah thats what i heard.... that the heat required to bond the teflon is higher that the paintjob can withstand, so it doesnt actually bond and work like the claims...
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I always thought the teflon coating was just a money maker for the dealers along with the stain guard and decal pinstrips that they try to hustle you into after the deal is made.
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Don't do it....
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Let give you the straight scoop on Teflon(PTFE). Teflon comes in many forms and yes, some of them require a bake in the 725 F range and that does not insure adhesion without the use of a special Teflon primer. However, there are low molecular weight Teflons that do not require a bake or the use of a primer because they are similar to wax. They can be applied at room temperature and once they are burnished(polished) they become clear and adhere very well. I doubt there is any advantage to using the low molecular weight Teflons over standard automotive wax and the cost is considerably more. If you want to say I have a Teflon coating on my truck, then go for it, but don't expect anything more than a good wax job.
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