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Would someone let me know how I can tell whether my vehicle has a clear coat on it? Did Honda put a clear coat on the Ody at the factory? Thanks.

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Almost all modern production vehicles have been painted with a base coat (color) and clearcoat (clear).

Use only products that say "clearcoat safe", otherwise you could ruin the paint. The clearcoat is thinner than a sheet of paper, but pretty durable. That is, until you scratch through it with an abrasive cleaner, polish, or wax.

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Thanks for the info Jim. However, I called a Honda dealer to ask them about my new oddy and I was told that there is no clear coat on my oddy and that's why the dealer offer the clear coat package ($400 something for that package offered at time of purchase). Is this clear coat packaged offered by the dealer the addition coat on top of the coat at the factory? I am asking this, because I want to know what Zaino polish products to buy. They have 2 kinds, one for clear coat and one for others. Thanks.

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I would steer clear of that dealer, newbie! He's just trying to pad his profit margin at your expense. Your Ody *does* have a factory-applied clear coat finish over the color; the dealer can't improve upon it. (Call any reputable body/paint shop in your area and ask them about it - they'll confirm that all late model vehicles have a clear coat over the color.) Get the Zaino polish for clearcoat finishes (Z2) and go for it! And take a big whiff of the stuff for me.


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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by OddyNewbie:
I am asking this, because I want to know what Zaino polish products to buy. They have 2 kinds, one for clear coat and one for others. Thanks.
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Buy ONLY "clear coat safe" products for your Odyssey.

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