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Old 09-24-2014, 07:07 PM   #1
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3m Protective Film or 3m Paint Defender

Has anybody tried any of these? I want the front to be protected as much as possible. Seems like the spray might be easier to put on but the film looks better. I need to put some type of protection before u regret it.


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3M worked pretty good for me during last Winter in NJ. It goes on nice and heavy on flat horizontal surfaces which is preferred. But on vertical surfaces like the front of the bumper where you need it most, I couldn't get it as heavy. But it did protect well. The problem is removing the lighter coverage after the Winter. It won't peel off like the heavy coverage areas. Then the only way to remove it is to use rubbing alcohol. It completely dissolves it and doesn't harm the paint, but it takes patience.
One more thing is it does tend to discolor slightly or get dirty and you can see it on a light color paint. But it's nearly impossible to keep a car clean in NJ Winter for very long anyhow. I give it a 7 out 10.


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3M worked pretty good for me during last Winter in NJ. It goes on nice and heavy on flat horizontal surfaces which is preferred. But on vertical surfaces like the front of the bumper where you need it most, I couldn't get it as heavy. But it did protect well. The problem is removing the lighter coverage after the Winter. It won't peel off like the heavy coverage areas. Then the only way to remove it is to use rubbing alcohol. It completely dissolves it and doesn't harm the paint, but it takes patience.
One more thing is it does tend to discolor slightly or get dirty and you can see it on a light color paint. But it's nearly impossible to keep a car clean in NJ Winter for very long anyhow. I give it a 7 out 10.


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You're talking about the 3m Paint Defender spray film, correct?

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Didn't like the 3m clear bra on my goat. Pulled it back off after a month of staring at "clear" seams.
Never have seen a "clear" bra that looked good closer than 20'.
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Didn't like the 3m clear bra on my goat. Pulled it back off after a month of staring at "clear" seams.
Never have seen a "clear" bra that looked good closer than 20'.
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Specially seeing the edges will irritate the hell out of me. I might try the 3m paint defender spray, since it's cost only a fraction of the film protection.

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Has anybody applied anything yet?
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