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Does anyone remember the name of the clear hood, bumper, and headlight cover is. I can't remeber the name of it.

It is the clear plastic that covers the bumber and hood front and head lights.

Please help!!!
 

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Clear 3M Film

I had this film put on my motorcoach first and took a 10,000 mile trip. Not one nick on the front of the coach. There are no guarantees though, because if something big like a large stone hits it, it will leave a scar in the material. It is very durable, but expensive. For the coach it was $1200. installed with a five year warranty, but like I said it does not cover BIG HITS. On the headlights, they put on heavier material for BIG HITS.

Oh by the way, I put it on our baby (SSR) It took the guy over six hours to install it (two person job), because the hood is so round and they have to stretch it to the contour. It also covers the fenders, front grill, side mirrors, headlights, running lights. They can also put it on the rear fenders and at the bottom of all fenders to protect, instead of mud guards. Much cleaner look.

Up close, you can see the lines from the film. but not that noticeable, until you get right up on top of it. Cost $750.

Before I did this, I tried to get people interested in the custom color coordinated bras, but not enough people to get the production going. So I went this way. One good thing, rain does not bother it, like leather or vinyl bras.

I remember seeing a thread some time back about this item, but I hope this helps. :seeya

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Xpel

There's a number of brands - I've got Xpel on mine. Supposed to last longer than 3-M without yellowing. Anyway - it has done a great job. I posted an incident I had about a month ago - a full roofing square fell off a truck on the freeway - the Xpel took the full brunt and not an inch of paint got hit.
 

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I may be wrong, but I believe the 3M product applied by Xpel is the same. It is actually Scotchgard Paint Protection Film SGPPF6. According to the San Antonio Business Journal (03-01-05) 3M Co. desiganated Xpel Technologies Corp. (automotive aftermarket company) as one of four certified training facilities to install 3M paint protection.

According to my research, before putting out that kind of money, I wanted to make sure I had the real MCCOY. Anyway you put it on, it is expensive.

As Houtex says it takes a beating and keeps on ticking.

Rick :seeya
 

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I saw proof of the damage from the incident. it would have required paint and maybe body work on the hood but you could see that no marks were on the paint just the Xpel a little scraped up
 

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Plastic Car Wrap!

Brownhornet said:
It is the clear plastic that covers the bumber and hood front and head lights.
Please help!!!
Hey Les,

I think I found the perfect solution... wrap your whole car in plastic. It will protect it from those nasty bird droppings and against acid rain and of course those nasty stone chips.
:glol

 

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I may be wrong, but I believe the 3M product applied by Xpel is the same. It is actually Scotchgard Paint Protection Film SGPPF6. According to the San Antonio Business Journal (03-01-05) 3M Co. desiganated Xpel Technologies Corp. (automotive aftermarket company) as one of four certified training facilities to install 3M paint protection.

According to my research, before putting out that kind of money, I wanted to make sure I had the real MCCOY. Anyway you put it on, it is expensive.

As Houtex says it takes a beating and keeps on ticking.

Rick :seeya
Xpel is actually a product. 3M will provide the download cutting templates to the installer for a wide range of vehicles, but the brochure I got with it was pretty specific about it's advantages over th 3M product.
 

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Chipguard

I recommend Chipguard, which uses the 3M film project. Have it on full front of our Ford Lightning, Acura TSX, 911 and on the last 3 new vehicles over the past 4 years including my initial SSr and had NO finish problems... we also did the rocker panels full length and the rear fenders where the plastic stuff is fromt the factory.

My son had his new Asphalt done and is most pleased.

The website for Chipguard is: http://www.chipguard.com/

They are located in Barrie, Ontario, Canada and have to say they are very good people to do business with from the USA.

When we get the new SSr, hopefully in the coming weeks, it will be done!

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Thanks everyone, this is what I was looking for. I know it was posted on the site before but I was having trouble finding it.

Thanks again
 

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Ultrashield

Another brand is "Ultrashield ". I had it done 2 mine. It took'm 2 applications n it still wasn't perfect over the hood. They said (my installer) that the SSR n a Lexus r the hardest vehicle 2 do. They now charge n xtra $100.00 4 these vehicles. :mad

It does the job on the bugs n small stuff...but as stated in earlier posts it ain't gonna stop a rock or body. :nono

Shop around b4 u spend the $$$'s. :yesnod

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ssr17of25 said:
Another brand is "Ultrashield ". I had it done 2 mine. It took'm 2 applications n it still wasn't perfect over the hood. They said (my installer) that the SSR n a Lexus r the hardest vehicle 2 do. They now charge n xtra $100.00 4 these vehicles. :mad

It does the job on the bugs n small stuff...but as stated in earlier posts it ain't gonna stop a rock or body. :nono

Shop around b4 u spend the $$$'s. :yesnod

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I think I am going to have to do what came up with. I plan to drive the truck more this summer. 17of25, how has it worked out for you when it comes to washing your truck.
 

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"17of25, how has it worked out for you when it comes to washing your truck."

Don't know what u mean. :confused I wet it down...use a mild car wash soap with soft sponge 2 clean it....rinse it off real good...dry it off!!!! Wallah!!! It sparkes...it shines....good as new!!! :thumbs

Hope this helps. :rolleyes:

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I'm looking into doing it to my 05. I went to the Xpel site and they say the product is made by 3M which is contrary to what others have posted :confused . Strange! Anyway the hunt continues for the best product. JimO
 

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ssr17of25 said:
"17of25, how has it worked out for you when it comes to washing your truck."

Don't know what u mean. :confused I wet it down...use a mild car wash soap with soft sponge 2 clean it....rinse it off real good...dry it off!!!! Wallah!!! It sparkes...it shines....good as new!!! :thumbs

Hope this helps. :rolleyes:

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Thanks for the info 17. I know it always looks great. Have fun with yours. :)
 

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I'm looking into doing it to my 05. I went to the Xpel site and they say the product is made by 3M which is contrary to what others have posted :confused . Strange! Anyway the hunt continues for the best product. JimO
Weird - I couldn't find the brochure I got when I had the work done, but it definitely said something about being better than 3M
 
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