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Old 04-07-2013, 11:08 AM
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Cool Installed clear 3M bra

Being a bit of a DIY guy, I thought I'd give this install a shot. I bought a precut kit of real 3M film online for just over $100. It included a piece that covers about a third of the hood, and two pieces that continue that coverage onto the fenders. It also had pieces for the mirrors but i didnt use them (might cut them to fit the fogs). A shop would charge $400+ for this install so I figured I might as well try.

It really wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. You have to stretch the film to get it to fit, which was the only challenging part. I could do a second install much faster. Also getting the film to stretch properly over extreme bends (the hood's sides) was tricky. A second person would help a lot. My install does have a few blemishes but you really have to get in close to see them. I'm thinking I'll do the bumper next which is another $100 kit.

The hood piece layer out, but not squeegeed yet:



And the installed kit. Kind of hard to photograph!





It took about 4 hours but I am an extreme perfectionist and redid several areas a few times. If you want to try this yourself here are a few tips:

-The brighter the lighting, the better
-You need a garage to protect from wind and dust
-Go buy a new lint free rag. The lint free part is really important . I had to peel up a few parts to remove threads, and that's from a new microfiber rag.

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good work!!!!
bet that was tedious
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Looks good. I am wishing I would have done my bumper since I already have a few marks.
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Nice job, I had my last truck done with the 3M, I'm getting my new truck done also. I had a shop do the first one, it was about $400 all said and done. I think I would tackle it myself, where did you get your kit from again?
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I don't think I'm supposed to say since they're not forum sponsors, but I believe all the 3m dealers online get their cut templates from 3M directly. So it's the same product no matter where you go

Or you can PM me.
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Looks great! Good work. I'd have totally screwed that up.
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