Great.... Brad had to use my MINI as an example.
Crevier is probably using DP Tinting to do apply the CilaJet.
A lot of dealerships will try and convince you to get these products and tell you that it will protect your car and you will never have to wax it again. A couple of years ago it was called perma-plating, now they are using Cilajet product.
Truth is that no matter what product you put on, it will still require maintenance. However, when you use another epoxy on top of your existing paint, you will not be able to use the same methods, techniques and products that are typically used on normal cars. Instead, you will have to either use products from the same manufacturer (in this case Cilajet) or you will have to bring your back in where you had it applied because in order to keep the warranty only experts can wax and maintain the epoxy.
Before you get it applied, you should ask a lot of questions.
1. How many years has the product been in the market?
2. What is the warranty? How is voided? They may say you have to follow a regimen and only use certain products.
3. What does it really do? Make sure you're buying the product that you want. Just because it says it protects your paint does not mean you don't have to do any maintenance on it. Trust me...swirl marks show up on clear paint as well as on other epoxy coats. The awful thing is that if they do not clean your car correctly, any blemishes that already exist and not fixed can not be fixed after putting on the epoxy coating without sanding down the area and repainting.
4. How do you maintain it after you put it on? Can you use the popular detailing products out there...or do you have to stick with whatever they give you (which could be more expensive)?
Honestly, if you look at the costs to maintain your car's paint and exterior, you will wind up paying the same amount. If you're as obsessive as most MINIacs, you will want to wax, polish, and sometimes buffer your MINI so that it always shine. Unfortunately, you might have to pay someone else to do that each time you want to fix a scratch because the epoxy coat is very fragile and finnicky. So weigh the costs, do it yourself (which is cheaper and more fun) or having to let someone else do it which is more expensive.
Here's a big myth:
No matter what they tell you... if bird poop is left on your car, no matter if you have a protective epoxy coat, it will still leave an etch mark.
I have 20/20 hindsight. It's like getting insurance for your runflat tires...waste of dinero.
$150 isn't that bad...but again, find out what you're getting yourself into.
All the best,