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Anyone had any experience with any of the paint chip films available on the market? Just thinking it miht be a worthwhile investment for the front bumper at least?

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I've never really thought of using it that way before, I might look into this?

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had clear film on previous cars - bonnet, sides etc.

 

pretty much a placebo for your peace of mind.

 

you are guaranteed to get chips where there isn't any film 

 

unless you cover the whole car

 

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How good is the film where it is in place?

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i had some 3m stuff on my old gc8 along the front edge of bonnet, bottom of doors.

 

it actually worked ok where applied* but it was thicker than more modern films so looked a bit messy close up, the edges would catch wax and it was not particularly scratch resistant.

 

* short of covering the whole car, i'd do the entire bonnet, door mirrors, side skirts, in front of and behind wheel arches etc.

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I've heard about the Xpel film which is a lot better than 3m though pricey.

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I'll check them out. Thanks.

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