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      05-22-2013, 08:58 PM   #1
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3M Paint Defender Spray Film

Anyone try this stuff yet?

I just purchased it for my weekend project as it seems to be a more cost effective options for a leased vehicle, opposed to the professionally installed 3M bra.
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I used it on my Grandmoms X5 2 weeks ago, so far it's holding up great!
Not as thick as my dipped X3 but, it's still thick enough for the everyday road protection!
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I used it on my Grandmoms X5 2 weeks ago, so far it's holding up great!
Not as thick as my dipped X3 but, it's still thick enough for the everyday road protection!
I was think to go dipped but they don't have clear that dries without the matte look. The 3M depender says it last up to a year...does it peal off after that time is up, discolor, flake off?
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I was think to go dipped but they don't have clear that dries without the matte look. The 3M depender says it last up to a year...does it peal off after that time is up, discolor, flake off?
They you can turn the matte look into gloss if you so wish which they sell a glossifier in gallons.
Yes, Plasti dip peels off ez if you put enough coats, does not discolor nor flake off,

Unless you are talking about the 3m defender which i dont have an answer about its longevity.
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I used it on my Grandmoms X5 2 weeks ago, so far it's holding up great!
Not as thick as my dipped X3 but, it's still thick enough for the everyday road protection!
OT: How do you like your dip job? Would you do it again? Any problems/caveats/etc?

Thinking of doing mine. There is a local shop here that will do it for ~$850

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please let us know how it goes. dont forget to wax your car before applying it
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OT: How do you like your dip job? Would you do it again? Any problems/caveats/etc?

Thinking of doing mine. There is a local shop here that will do it for ~$850

I do have a background in painting so for me i find it ez, and of course i would do it again, infact i do dip my friends cars especially rims as a side job.

uhm for your F30, 850 is a bit steep, 550-650 is a good bargain.


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please let us know how it goes. dont forget to wax your car before applying it
Shops strips out the wax and any grease on the surface that needs to placed a bra on.

If you apply wax underneath the already applied clear bra, it will be lose and slip thus wasting your money on labor and clear bra
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