Is it normal for insurers to consider Diamondbrite a modification?

I'm looking to get my brand new Hyundai i10 insured. But, because I used Diamondbrite, the insurers are saying they won't insure my car because the premium will go up (they say it has been modified, non-standard paintwork). I'm puzzled as no one else I know has had this problem. Have you come across this before?

Asked on 1 September 2017 by Mary Loughney

Answered by Honest John
Your insurers are complete idiots. Go elsewhere. Diamondbrite is not a 'modification'. You don't need to declare it to your insurer any more than if you had the car valeted.
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