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Old 09-05-13, 11:47 AM   #1
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Question Eckbond Coatings (Exterior & Interior Protection)

Just purchased a 2013 RX350. Dealer was pushing "Eckbond" Appearance Protection Package for close to a grand. I didn't take it but am wondering if anyone out there ever heard of this stuff? Googled it and couldn't find any reviews.
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Old 09-05-13, 01:19 PM   #2
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From a professional point of view I can tell you this much:

DO NOT LET YOUR DEALER WASH/DETAIL/APPLY ANYTHING TO YOUR VEHICLE'S EXTERIOR OR INTERIOR.

A high end, reputable, professional detailer will do a much better job and use much better products.

If you are looking for the best protection for your paint, try searching for premium paint coatings such as CQuartz Finest, 22ple VX1 Pro, and Opti-Coat 2.0.

Let me know if you have any questions
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We got the interior and exterior with eckbond for $600ish. There was another package that offered warranty protection against dings and other stuff. Rock hit the windshield yesterday and cracked it and chipped the roof in two spots. Not sure how it holds up against tree sap, bird poop, etc. yet. I have low confidence in it and will be applying sealant and wax once I get a chance.
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I just checked their website http://www.eckbond.com/products/ and they claimed ALL kinds of protections: bird drops protection, dent protection, burns, cuts, rips & tears protection... seriously??? Seriously??? Can you hit your car with a market cart and see if it can protect from dent lol. This is TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!!!!

No way a product can protect the way they claim. Even if you wrap your car with metal (no such thing),metal can still dent.... dent protection... wtf... that is just.... lol give me a break!
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We got the interior and exterior with eckbond for $600ish. There was another package that offered warranty protection against dings and other stuff. Rock hit the windshield yesterday and cracked it and chipped the roof in two spots. Not sure how it holds up against tree sap, bird poop, etc. yet. I have low confidence in it and will be applying sealant and wax once I get a chance.
If you have low confidence in it, why did you spend the money on it? Just curious
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I paid for eckbond with a 5year warranty against all types of damage.

I've been very careful about removing insect and bird poop ASAP, but today noticed that the insect poop has etched the paint in a few places.

I've filed a claim, and we'll see if it was worth the money...

My understanding is that it's not the coating that's worth the money, but the service that comes with it. They will supposedly send someone out to your home to fix the issue covered by their warranty.

I'll post an update when I know if it's useful.
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if the bird bomb edge into the paint. it can cause major damage that buffing or polishing will no longer work and repaint is then required. i dont think they are going to pay for that lol.
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I paid for eckbond with a 5year warranty against all types of damage.

I've been very careful about removing insect and bird poop ASAP, but today noticed that the insect poop has etched the paint in a few places.

I've filed a claim, and we'll see if it was worth the money...

My understanding is that it's not the coating that's worth the money, but the service that comes with it. They will supposedly send someone out to your home to fix the issue covered by their warranty.

I'll post an update when I know if it's useful.
Depending on the severity of the damage, it may not be repairable by an at home visit.

In any case... I would ask them exactly what they are doing to repair the area before they begin. This way you know what is going on. If the etching has penetrated the clear coat, there is no way to repair it except for repainting. If it is within the clear, it can be removed by sanding and/or paint correction depending on how severe the damage is.


In the photo below, you can see the outline of a bird bomb. This is what remained after some heavy compounding (notice the micromarring). At this point we decided the damage was too severe to repair and it had to be left... unfortunately this can happen rather quickly on a vehicle that is not properly protected and has had bird droppings left on it.

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Best of luck... hopefully the repair goes smoothly. (take some before/after pics)
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