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Did any of you guys get cilajet applied to your car? How much did you pay? Was it worth it?
 

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Those CS MF's at downtown LA mercedes were pushing that stuff of about $800. The adjacent Nissan dealership owned by the same company (Downtown LA motors) sell it for $300.
 

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My opinion of Cilajet

I recently purchased a 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse.
Although it had been detailed and looked sharp you could tell that the paint work was 5 years old.
I could have looked into getting a new paint job or on a lesser end had my vehicle professionally detailed from time to time in order to keep it looking sharp.
The problem with a paint job is once I decide to get something else paint work reduces the value of your car and detailing adds up over time.
I could have washed and waxed it myself but I'd rather spend those hours with my children.
After looking around I learned of a product named Cilajet.
After doing some research I found both negative and positive reviews.
The negative reviews however were all people who had not purchased the product so I felt I could only go so far with their opinions.
The people who had used it however were all and I mean all very pleased with it.
So I figured I'd give it a shot.
I live in the Washington DC area and found some dealerships that were offering it for 995 on vehicles my size (which included interior exterior and wheels) and 1095 for larger ones like a van or SUV etc.
The price seemed a bit steep for me and I wasnt sure until I found a Cilajet representative post on Craigslist of all places.
I ended up getting a reduced price of $595 and that seemed more reasonable the $1000 so I contacted Mr King and he said as long as I brought him in the printed ad the price would be honored.
Apparently he is trying to make some type of point through different advertising venues.
Anyways I dropped off my car and they were nice enough to present me with a loaner car so I could go shop eat or what ever I wanted during the application process.
Once my Eclipse was ready I was amazed.
She looked brand new!
The paint looked fresh and the rims sparkled.
I couldnt really see any difference on the inside but according to the paperwork the leather is now protected against cracking and the cloth areas such as carpet etc are now stain resistant.
I did spill a bit of water on the carpet just to check and it beaded right up.
The exterior is where I'm getting my bang for the buck though.
I can't even begin to say how good it looks.
The process is new so we'll see how long the lasting power is.
I plan on taking monthly photos and documenting them somewhere a blog perhaps.
This should make it easier for people like me on the cusp to make a decission.
Hopefully this has been helpful and if not I guess you'll just have to experience Cilajet for yourself.
I myself and quite pleased with this product and will be recommending it to people I know.
 

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I recently had cilajet applied to my 2013 black E-Class. I have NEVER seen a product like this. I was skeptical at the dealership (no names mentioned), and did a little research. I decided to try it because I really wanted the warranty coverage. I did not have very high expectations with the product - and am blown away! Apparently this is a polymer blend of some kind that is approved for aircraft. I would say that $800 was too much, and I know these things are money makers for dealers, but my car looks better than any other black E-Class on the road!
 

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I don't have the experience with this brand, but we got similar product called Xylon or something like that. Apparently, they use that on Boeings to they don't have to repaint them as often.

When we first got the car the water didn't even stick to the car, hehe. It is still pretty good, but I also wax the car (about twice a year) so it's hard to say what's doing what. Either, it's been two years now and our car looks like new when its clean. There was some kind of warranty from the dealer, but I don't remember what that was about.
 
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