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Old 06-10-2015, 05:15 AM
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Question "Ding shield" and/or "Premium Shield"

Signing papers on the purchase of a CPO 320 xi today and wonder has anybody purchased BMW's optional ding shield and/or premium shield items? "Ding shield" is a paintless dent and ding repair process that repairs minor dents and dings that do not compromise the vehicle's paint ($595 for 5 year coverage); and "premium shield" is a film that is applied to hood, front bumper and mirrors to protect these surfaces from chips and dings from road debris, etc. (and is $895 for all or $745 for bumper only). With other vehicles I've owned I've never even had these options to consider; at a glance, it seems a bit overkill. If anyone has first-hand experience with these optional items and can share their perspective, that'd be great.
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Old 06-10-2015, 05:54 AM
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If I could do it again I would get the paint film especially at that price. Of course see if you can get it lower The package was offered to me at $1500 which I declined and I wish they would have offered as two separate packages instead of just one complete package. In my year of ownership I have gotten a few rock chips and feel that is a good price they are offering you for that service.
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Old 06-13-2015, 08:28 PM
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What happens to the film after a few years? Do you replace it?
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Old 06-13-2015, 08:33 PM
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Place that locally puts the film on cars here wants $790 for bumper, mirrors and 2 feet up on the hood, BMW wants at least 1500 for the same. Here everything costs more though.
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Old 06-14-2015, 08:20 AM
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My wife's previous x5 got a bazillion dings. We had them pulled a few times for a couple hundred bucks each time. So whe we traded it for a new x5, we bought the offered ding insurance for around $200-300. Go figure, 4 years later the insurance is about to expire and she hasn't gotten a single ding despite squeezing into every single bad, tight, sketchy spot (eg next to monster trucks, minivans, old beat POS, you name it). Meanwhile I park my f30 far away in end spots and got a ding in less than a year! So you never know.

We also do the invisible bra for our cars. It works well. It runs around $500-600 in my area.

FYI all of those dealer finance-guy add ons are marked way up and you can negotiate around 40-50% off usually, depending on the finance guy. I had one finance guy who gave me his bottom line price on everything 5 mins into the sales pitch, and another guy who just folded up his tent and said he could tell I wasn't interested so he wasn't going to bother trying to sell me anything when I asked for a discount.
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Old 06-14-2015, 11:02 PM
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I will recommend to go for it, reasons being BMW vehicles have soft paint jobs and they get affected easily. Not sure how I missed this but my finance person did not offer me these options and now i have rock chips, bent hood etc and now have to pay out of pocket to get them fix.
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Old 06-15-2015, 01:04 AM
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i think every options they offer when you buy a car/CPO is not worth it. I heard they make the most money from those options like wheel warranty.
Just get them fixed when they need repair.
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Old 06-15-2015, 07:22 AM
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I would go for the paint protection film. I just had my front bumper resprayed (not on my dime) after dealer paint chip guy destroyed my front bumper and I'm having the film put on gonna go with expel.
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Old 06-15-2015, 08:06 AM
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BMW has soft paint? And you bent your hood because of it?
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Old 06-15-2015, 09:52 PM
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@hookster57- not saying I bent my hood due to BMW having soft paint, all what I am saying is that rock chips, minor dents are likely to happen as to other vehicles due to soft paint job of BMW vehicles.
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Old 06-15-2015, 09:58 PM
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@hookster57- not saying I bent my hood due to BMW having soft paint, all what I am saying is that rock chips, minor dents are likely to happen as to other vehicles due to soft paint job of BMW vehicles.
Unless you put clear film, paints chips are going to happen again.
i personally dont like film because i like to feel the paint when i wash my car. Different smoothness between paint and film.
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