Does Xzilon Really Make Your Car Shine on a Molecular Level?

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XZilon Car Care

Xzilon is presented as a way to get your car looking and keeping it that way. It says that it works on a molecular level, and we’ve seen these sorts of claims before for other car products, so does this one deliver?

What Is Xzilon?

Xzilon is a molecular adhesion vehicle exterior paint protection product. This product was initially designed to meet the requirements of the aerospace industry. Xzilon consists of carbon polymeric coating, which is permanent once applied.

Who Makes Xzilon?

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The company that produces this product is called Xzilon. The company was recently acquired by Kevin Kahmann and is now part of Caring Brands Companies. Xzilon is accredited by the better business bureau and the companies products are compliant in all 50 USA states as well as Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The product is produced in the USA.

What Is The Difference Between Xzilon And Other Vehicle Exterior Paint Protectors?

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The biggest difference is the strength that Xzilon has. Once this permanent paint protector is applied to your vehicle’s exterior paint surface, the product provides resistance against environmental contaminants, abrasives, severe weather conditions, and chemicals.

Environmentally Friendly

Xzilon environmentally friendly

With so many people today concerned about our environment, it is important to know that Xzilon is environmentally friendly. It is also adult, children and pet-friendly. It is non-flammable and has very little odor.



What Is The Finish Like?

Xzilon provides an ultra high-gloss finish and is safe for all surfaces. This product provides the best possible protection for exterior paint finishes, with little build-up. Touch-ups are quick and easy.

Why Is It So Important To Have Xzilon Exterior Paint Protection?

Paint lost softness years ago when lead was removed from the automobile paint. Today, the paint that is used on automobiles is much thinner than it used to be. It is powder-coated paint. Using this product adds luster, flexibility and softness to the paint. Dent repairs are much easier when this product has been applied. Paint chipped happens less frequently. Using an exterior paint protection provides treated surfaces long term protection. The product has been tested on 400 degrees surface temperature, 1,300 of saltwater spray and wind speeds of over 400 mph.

What Are The Benefits To Using Xzilon?

There are many benefits associated with using Xzilon. Some of the benefits are:

  • Higher resale value – 15 – 20% with treatment
  • Provides an anti-static finish
  • Repels dirt
  • Repels dust
  • Repels pollen
  • Reduces car washes by 50%
  • Protects against bird droppings
  • Protects against tree sap
  • Protects against oxidation
  • Protects against acid rain
  • Protects against UV light
  • Protects against most corrosive elements
  • Most dirt just rinses off
  • Does not require repeat application

Where Can You Use Xzilon?

Xzilon paint protection can be used on any type of surface. This includes:

  • Motorcycles
  • Cars
  • Trucks
  • RV’s
  • Bicycles
  • Boats
  • Lawnmowers
  • Snow Blowers
  • Farming equipment
  • Construction equipment

And so much more.

How Is Xzilon Applied?

Xzilon Use

For optimum results, it is recommended to have Xzilon applied on personal and recreation vehicles through your dealership. This will ensure the product is applied properly and evenly. However, you can purchase the product to apply to small engine machines and other items that need paint protection. To apply it yourself, follow the instructions carefully.

How Much Does Xzilon Cost?

Depending on your dealership, the cost to have Xzilon applied to your vehicle will vary. However, on average it is approximately $700. This product can be applied to new and used vehicles. To purchase the product yourself it costs approximately $100 depending on where you buy it.

What Kind Of Warranty Comes With Xzilon?


Typically, when Xzilon is applied professionally on new vehicles, the warranty is good for 5 years. On used vehicles, the warranty is good for 3 years.

Does Xzilon Make Other Vehicle Protection Products?

Yes. Xzilon also makes interior protection, glass protection, alloy wheel protection and XMicrobe Antimicrobial Protection products.

Glass Protection 


xzilon windshied protectionThe product fuses with the glass of the vehicle to form a hydrophobic barrier. Rain, wet snow and water will bead on the glass and roll-off, which enhances visibility.

Interior Protection

Xzilon car interior protectionThis product is an eco-friendly carpet and fabric protector. Spills do not penetrate fabric or carpet, they simply roll-off.

Alloy Wheel Protection

xzilon wheel protectionProtect your wheels from brake dust buildup, scuffing, corrosion and pitting.

XMicrobe Antimicrobial Protection

BacteriaThis protection treatment eliminates 99% of microbes and germs, sanitizing the interior of your vehicle.

How Can Xzilon Save Me Money In The Long Run?

When you have Xzilon applied to your vehicle you can save money in many ways. As the protective product prevents UV damage, you won’t have to have an additional clear coat applied to your vehicle. You will save money on car washes, as using this product reduces the necessity to wash your vehicle by over 50%. The product keeps your vehicle looking new, therefore resale value will much higher compared to not using Xzilon. Unlike other paint protection products, this one doesn’t have to be re-applied.

Customer Reviews

Xzilon Reviews

There is quite a mix of customer reviews regarding Xzilon on Amazon. The product has received a 2.5 star out of 5-star rating. The product purchased on Amazon is a DIY. Keep in mind if the customers didn’t apply it properly, this could be the reason it may have failed. Some comments from Amazon customers are:

“great product”

“I had paid to put it on one car. When I found it on line I did better job for a lot less money. This product is the greatest thing for any car. It is easier to apply then car wax. It doesn’t tell you but you should apply it 2 times on all surfaces of the exterior including the glass.”

Here is a comment from Jeremy Vizzi, from Executive Detail:

“One of my regular clients bought it off ebay and asked me to apply it to his vehicle. I think it’s been about 3 months now and it still beads like it was treated yesterday. I don’t know much about it, but at least I can watch how it performs closely. Despite some of the negatives I’ve heard about it, it really doesn’t seem to be a bad product. I will also say that the bugs and sap seem to wipe off without ANY problems. I don’t think it’s worth paying the dealership that kind of price, but to buy it MUCH cheaper and apply it yourself, would definitely be better. At first I was a little skeptical, but it does seem to be holding up right now. Again, it’s only been a few months. So we’ll see.”


As with any product, personal evaluation works best. Some people have great experiences with Xzilon and others not so much. Maybe trying it on a small engine machine first to see how it fares may be a good idea, before investing in hundreds of dollars through dealerships.


When looking at one product it is always worth looking at a comparable one and in this case its Prolux.

1,076 Customer Reviews on “Does Xzilon Really Make Your Car Shine on a Molecular Level?

  1. We had the Xzilon done when we bought our new 2011 Acura MDX in October of 2011. We also had a similar coating (not Xzilon) put on our new 2012 Tundra which we bought in Jan of 2012. The Toyota coating was a joke and the “stealership” not only applied the coating, but also applied surface scratches in the paint on the ENTIRE 4 door truck. I had to clay bar, then polish with a random orbital polisher and Menzerna P85 to get rid of the surface scratches and then applied Duragloss Clear Coat Polish, but that’s another story. I can tell you that the Xzilon coating did actually do something to protect the shine and protect the paint from bird droppings, bug splatter, road tar and pine sap on the MDX. We had this vehicle for 4 years and probably 40-50% of the time, it sat outside under a pine tree, but still shined like the day we brought it home and had never been waxed, only hand washed and hand dried. There were no surface scratches or spider web scratches that could be seen. The dealership that applied the Xzilon, got good coverage on the entire vehicle except the roof, which in my opinion is where it needs it the most. After washing the vehicle, I could see a very distinct line where the coverage was missed, up until we traded it off. We now own a new Volvo XC90 and when the dealership offered the Xzilon, we didn’t hesitate to have it put on. As for protecting the paint on the MDX from scratches and dents, I would say it definitely helped, but keep in mind, this is not an invisible titanium coating. As for the water spots previous posters were talking about, you have to dry the vehicle after washing, and go around it for a while after you think you are done, just to get the hidden drops that tend to run down the vehicle. The spots that you get after washing and letting air dry, are from the contaminants in your water, not from the coating. If you want a spot free rinse, you have to use filtered water. As for the spots after a rain….come on…..those are from pollution and dust that has collected on the surface of the paint, then get absorbed by the rain, concentrated to a “spot” and then dried in its concentrated form. The Xzilon coating isn’t magical, but is definitely helpful in keeping your new ride looking good. Just my $0.02.

  2. My wife and I purchased a 38′ 5th wheel trailer in Jan. of 2014. The business manager at Folsom Lake R.V. in Northern Ca. sold us the Xzilon Protectant treatment for the exterior, carpet and leather upholstery. We have no idea if any of the protectants were applied because we weren’t there to watch them. The jelcoat finish on the exterior of the trailer feels like there is nothing on it. Water spots, bird droppings and bugs take some effort to remove. Folsom Lake R.V. was supposed to do the xzilon treatment before we did our walk- thru so that they could deliver our trailer at the end of Jan. 2014. We found that they didn’t apply it. They said they would apply it by the time they delivered it to our house. The trailer felt like it had a slight wax coating on it. Did we get a wax job or a Xzilon job? Who knows? But after the few Spring showers we had that year, the exterior surface once again felt like nothing was on it. I brought our trailer in for warranty work in January of this year and asked them to reapply the exterior Xzilon protectant, which they agreed to do. When we picked our trailer up they swore it was applied, even though I said that it doesn’t feel like anything is on it. This past July I washed the dirt and dust off our trailer only to find that the water wasn’t sheathing off of it. I contacted Xzilon and told them about our situation. The gal I spoke with told me that our area rep. David would call me. David said that he will come to our house to see if the Xzilon exterior coating was in fact applied or not. So far we have spoken to each other on August 5th, 7th and 17th. On the 7th he told me he would call me on the 10th because he said he was in Texan at the time. I gave him from the 10th to the14th to call me, in which he didn’t. In fact it was I who called him the following Monday, the 17th. He told me he was on the other line with another customer and that he would call me back. He didn’t !!. Their company talks about customer service on their website. It would be nice if they lived up to it. Will let everyone know what transpires in the coming weeks or months.

  3. I just bought a 2015 Nissan Altima from Future Nissan in Roseville, Ca. I had this product applied not 4 weeks ago. I have water spots and already a stain from a bird dropping which was cleaned off in less than a day. With a coat of wax that should not have left a stain. Either this product is completely useless or this dealership is shady and did not apply the treatment after all. Not happy at all

  4. I am an auto detailer, Ive worked with several different companies for many different dealerships and I’ve been detailing cars for around ten years, for about 2 and a half years I was one of these supposed professionals who applies the Xzilon coat at the dealership. I can tell you first hand that most of the claims about this product are either greatly exaggerated or just flat out B.S. First off my “professional training” was nothing more than my manager showing me how we applied it at that shop, I’m not even going to say “showed me how it’s supposed to be applied” because floating between so many different dealerships that were all “certified” Xzilon sellers I saw about 5 different ways that this stuff was applied. And as a previous poster on this board already pointed out, we are the lowest paid employees at the dealership, do you really think most of gave a damn if we were applying this stuff properly or not? The same poster said we take about 30-45 minutes to do so… maybe if you were getting paid hourly to do so, I was getting paid by the car, or by the job, I don’t know how much this stuff actually cost the dealership, but they would pay us an extra hour to do the Xzilon process, which we would write up as the “Full Package Job” ( I say an extra hour because even though we were paid by the job, different employees still had different pay rates, so each job would pay the same amount of time, .9 of an hour to ready a sold unit, .75 to make ready or “PDI” a brand new car going onto the lot, 3 hours for a full detail, then your hours would be added up and multiplied y your hourlyrate) Gettibg paid in this way it us in your best interest ti do as many jobs as fast as you can. I routinely took about 20-30 minutes to do the entire procces, which includes spraying a scotch-guard like chemical on all the fabrics in the car, and wiping a leather conditioner on all vinyl parts. I personally always did the job quickly but properly, but many times saw other employees half-assing this process, sometimes to the point of not even applying the paint sealant! So the claims that this product is only applied by professionals I would pretty much say is total B.S. Did we know how to do it better than an average nobody, based on the length of your experience id say yes in most cases atleast, but as I just said I’ve seen new cars delivered with huge spots missed and sometimes not even having the paint sealant applied at all. And whoever said that this stuff is a wax has been misinformed, it is not, it is a pure liquid or solvent made up of several different chemicals. As far as how well it works, it doesn’t as far as I could tell. Most times this application product would only use about half the bottle or less of the chemical, so we would have tons of this stuff lying around in our shop and most of us would apply it to our own personal vehicles. I never saw it make any difference and every detailer I worked with who had also used it said the same thing. You will still get water spots, and you will still get dings and scrapes. I don’t think there’s any way to avoid dings and scrapes no matter what you put on your car. As far as water spots go, I think our cheap PDI wax did a better job than this Xzilon stuff, however wax only stays on the car so long and would need to be constantly re-applied for continued protection, however the only true way I know of to avoid water spotting is to dry your car by hand every time it gets wet. And a quick FYI, water spots can usually be buffed out of paint, and taken off of glass with steel wool (just make sure the glass is wet with either water or windex to avoid scratchng the glass), but sometimes bad waterspotting is completely permanent on paint or glass and nothing can be done about it. So in conclusion, my “professional” opinion as a detailer and certified Xzilon apllicater, don’t pay an extra dime for Xzilon to be applied to your car. And honestly if you can avoid buying a car directly from a dealership, you should always do so. I’ve seen a lot of dishonest and down-right F*ed-Up things done to customers at car dealerships, thats stuff I’ll have to save for another post, but just beware, car salesman all work on commission, almost always getting paid more in accordance to how much more you pay for the car, so it is almost always in their best interest to make you pay as much for a car as possible, while looking you in the eye and telling you they’re getting you the best deal possible! Don’t fall for it!

  5. I too bought a. Subaru, dark blue, and I have to say this stuff is no better than any high end wax. Water spots galore. I have to dry my car carefully or I will get spots all over – and they stick like glue. In addition, I have to use spray polish/cleaner, a microfiber cloth, and a heck of a lot of elbow grease almost every other day due to our frequent rains here in Houston to keep this car from becoming one big water spot. The car is only a few months old and already there are chips and small scratches in the paint. Summary: to call this a paint protectant is, in my opinion, gross misrepresentation bordering on fraud. Did I mention that everything sticks to the paint like glue?

  6. I recently bought a new Subaru from the dealer and because my car sits on the street and the birds often have their way with it, the dealer recommended Xzilon. After 4 weeks when cleaning off bird poop I noticed some scaring. I called claim department and it has been a difficult process. I have to send a picture which is near impossible with the surface glare on the hood. So without a picture they will not open a claim. Also lots of water spots after rain. To look nice I have to hand dry car after every rain. Seems ridiculous. We will see how this plays out.

  7. I’ve been a general manager of a Luxury Premium Dealership and I can tell you that trained staff means the dealerships lowest paid employees who are treated the worst. The cost which is around $15-25/car and to have a $8-10/hr employee applying it for 30-45 min (when you are buying the car they are already supposed to be cleaning it for pick up correctly which means you truly should only add on application time of this special product)….. it should not retail $500-800 even with the warranty. You will find the warranty to be the most challenging to collect should you have a problem. Professionally applied represents independent detail shops where the owner is one of the detailers… where they actually care and he will pay up for great detailers and normally use products he actually believes in. When a dealership cannot recondition the paint in house they always outsource to a “qualified professional detailer” Save you money… don’t buy from a dealership go to a detail shop or take the time to watch some videos on youtube about proper application of these type of products! These products do work but they should never be more than $200 professionally applied

  8. I spoke to a manager at my local body shop about the benefits of Xzilon+, since I am planning to buy a new car, and am aware that the dealer is pushing it. He strongly recommended that I pass on it. According to him, it is just a standard wax that is applied to the car. What you are actually buying is not the wax itself but rather an insurance policy against possible paint damage to the car body. He said that he used to sell Xzilon. He said that if you are buying, not leasing, and if you are planning on keeping a car only about 5-6 years, it is absolutely not worth it. There are better waxes on the market, and today’s car bodies typically do not rust before 12-15 years.

  9. I had my new car with Xzlion for a month. The show roon shine was not as crisp for long. Water spots from the garden hose. I put in a claim to have it re-applied. I* am waiting now to see how the new aplication will do. Iwas told that I still have to wipe down the car after rinsing it down. For this money I paid, it should wipe it self down. Not completly satisfied!

  10. Xzilon does not offer a AT HOME VERSION. Xzilon offers its warrantied item to Auto, RV and Motorcycle dealerships only. It is applied by the trained persons at the dealership and is a warrantied item.
    The picture you show is a wash and wax soap that is available for maintaining the Xzilon Molecular coating that applied at the dealer, NOT the same items.

    If you would like any additional information on Xzilon please contact the corporate office at 800-553-6866.

    Thank you

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