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2003cbgts May 12, 5:13am - #176976 

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toyo guard...

to anyone that has bought a new celica.. the little black bottle you get in the trunk called toyo guard.. how do you use it? and what is the purpose of it? thanks
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Erick May 12, 5:17am - #176977 

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oo I never heard of that... yes what is that confused

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2003cbgts May 12, 5:28am - #176978 

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shit wish i had a pic.. its in a small black bottle and says toyo guard. was in my trunk when i bought it.
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Erick May 12, 5:43am - #176979 

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I got intrigued so I did some detective work and found...

http://experts.about.com/q/800/460953.htm
taken from site above..

"Question
What is Toyo guard?

Answer
Toyo guard is, in my opinion, nothing but a way for the Southeast distributor to rip off new car buyers for an extra $600.
The process adds :
(1) undercoating One supposes the engineers at Toyota don't have enough smarts to properly treat metal to avoid corrosion... Incidentally, if a car treated with Toyo guard should have rust in future years Toyota may well refuse to honor the warranty since the process may well hold in moisture! That from Toyota!

(2) a treatment is applied to the leather interior to "preserve". Likewise a silicone sealant is applied to the body paint.

Finally (3) the id number is engraved in each glass surface to protect from anyone removing the windshield and selling it on the black market...

I would feel better if they (the Distributor) would just add an item "Standard rip-off charge $600.00" to the sticker.

If you live in the Southeast and want to avoid this junk and potential damage to your car, then you must go out of the area to buy your car. The dealers who receive their cars from the Southeast distributor are forced to include Toyo guard. "

confused ?? that is perhaps but no mention of a bottle =P

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Erick May 12, 5:45am - #176980 

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in searching for more info on that toyo guard stuff i found this site =P

http://www.womanmotorist.com/index.php/news/main/1576/event=View/page=13 a bit interesting.. its about how to buy a car

but yes anyone else out there know what the toyo guard bottle is that 2003cbgts has??

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2003cbgts May 12, 5:59am - #176981 

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damn erick thanks bro.. but i hope this little bottle isnt 600 bucks. pretty sure it mentions somthing about paint protection , but i would like to know for sure and how to apply it.
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DisGqBoi May 12, 4:57pm - #176982 
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its a paint cleaner/protector. after you wash your car use it like wax. wax on wax off.

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Parabol May 12, 6:23pm - #176983 
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i have it and it sucks balls thumbsdown: turtle wax owns thumbsup
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