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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
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Old 10-29-2011, 07:18 PM
h0mersimps0n h0mersimps0n is offline
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Clear paint protection (bra) thoughts...

Ok so I purchased Avery's brand kit from online retailer to install on my msport x3. I've installed clear kits at least three times before pretty successfully so I figured I got this.

Mirrors, headlights, hood and fenders went really well...

Bottom m bumper was a disaster- ripped and could not get even a close to optimal placement

Took it to local 3m certified professional installer today gave me a great deal on just lower bumper. Professional installer could not get their kit to fit so he custom fitted the film and took about 4 hours... I didn't feel bad just stupid for thinking I could pull it off myself

My recommendation is buy the good, fenders, headlights and mirrors and do yours self (headlights were hardest) and just pay a certified installer to do the bumper...

Oh and avoid the Avery stuff cause it looks like crap and they had to remove my install because it was so quality mismatch from their 3m stuff...

Painful, expensive lesson learned - hope this helps others who started with similar install experience to mine

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