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Old 10-04-2011, 11:53 PM
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What are to options out their for front end protection on a sport? Anybody have it overlayed with clear vinyl? Just thinking it might be a good idea for the bumper and maybe about 3 or 4" on the front edge of the hood.

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I heard those work great as long as you get a name brand set like from 3M. The cheaper ones tend to yellow with age?????
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When we purchased our 2011 Infiniti FX50 we got the whole front end and hood done in 3M paint protection film from a local guy.It took him 5 hours todo and after curing for 24 hours its hard to tell its on there. We have had one rock that flew up and hit the mirror however after removing the film there was not even a scratch. I highly recommend it if you are keeping the truck for a while.

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not a fan of the look of the clear protective stuff. maybe i'm just nit-picky but i always notice it on cars and i think it looks ugly

if i was you i'd keep it waxed. if you keep it protected with a strong wax every 3 months you shouldn't have much trouble with bugs. rock chips suck but hey they happen, don't drive too close behind people what can i say
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I know what your saying about seeing it, but you have to be like 2 feet away. In my opinion I think its a great option especially in my case where protecting a $70,000 investment is one of my top priorities. Then again im very picky when it comes to cars . If your not worried as much about the rock chips then a good coat a wax every so many months is sufficient for stopping bugs from damaging paint. Best of luck

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I put 3M Clear Bra on my SRT in 2007. It looks good, hasn't yellowed but is did shrink some as it got older. It has definitely saved the front paint!
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I have 3M on the entire front of my 2011 and it is awesome. Here in Alberta, there are tonnes of stones on the roads that are waiting to be flipped up and chip the paint. Mine is still looking great!
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Look into Lamin-X, they have a kit you can put on and see how you like it.

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There is also a product called Venture SHield which is very similiar to 3M. I have had 3M on a previous BMW I owned and I found it yellowed quite bad after 3 years or so. I am going to try out the Venture Shield as they say it doesnt yellow like the 3M. Thats just my case maybe I got a bad wrap???
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