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Old 11-21-2012, 06:19 PM
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Paint film protection

My 545i just has the front end repainted. Was thinking about applying one of those clear paint protection films to minimize road rash that I picked up over the last 75k. Any experiences with these? Are they effective? If so, what manufacturers are the best?
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:20 PM
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do it yourself, but I prefer not to have one put on. I get a lot of sandblast from fast driving, and white undercoat shows up on a jet black car. 3M suppose to make a good product.
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:43 AM
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hi jbehler,

I think it's okay if you apply protection films. Protection films will lose its gloss though after a few years. But, you will just have to apply wax to the film to keep its gloss. You can use 3M Scotchguard or Armourfend. They're good protection films, i suppose. Cheers!
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:19 PM
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ZAK products have always done me well. ZAK TEK exterior and interior protection is the best you can buy in my opinion.
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