I’ve had the 3M rock guard on my truck for the last 40,000 miles and no stone chips. Hood, grill,lights,mirrors,pillars and splash guards on the rear fenders. I have had rocks that hit the hood and dented the hood but didn’t cut the paint and were able to have them removed by paintless dent removal. Particularly pleased with the film on the headlights. Stopped the discolouration, yellowing, and prevented scratches.Do a little research into Paint protection film also known as a clear bra in your area.
They're a little pricey but well worth the money and you don't even see it on the car as opposed to those big black bras some still use.
I have my whole Hood, bumper, mirrors, A pillars and roof wrapped and it looks just like paint, you don't even know it's on the car protecting it from rock chips.
I screwed up one of the tabs on mine. I spoke with Colgan customer service and they sent me a couple of new tabs which I had an upholstry shop sew on.The tabs on the bra that go around the wheel well keep coming off. Short of drilling a hole for a screw :frown2: the bra is not stretching I have a hard time getting it on. This has happened on two different ones. Thanks in advance :wink2:
:|Mine kept riding up from the center.. Took the thinnest bungee cord I could find and added it to the center tabs around the liscenc plate.. works great.. probably could drill a small hole in the bra tab ..and find a suitable spot inside the fender for the other end...and let it all warm up in the sun..to stretch properly..my 2 cents
My 2 cents and we all know what that is worth. Either with or without the bra you will sustain paint damage.
1. Without you get stone chips and either have to do touch up or repaint occasionally.
2. With Bra it rubs the clear coat dull so you have to have repaint.
3. Don't care for the plastic coat stuff either as it is very expensive and builds up a dirty edge where it stops and gets yellow in time and hard to get off eventually. .
I myself take #1. Easy to do touch up with Dr Color touch up and maybe someday re-paint if need be. In the mean time looks awesome and no cover hassles to deal with.