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Re: Should I get Paint Protection Film?

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Doesn't make sense to protect part of the front and not all of the front. Why would you spend money to keep the hood chip free, but not the bumper where thats going to get most of the chips?

sure it does.

ask any installer and MOST jobs do not include the front bumper. look around. it's reality not just MY OPINION. go to ANY dealership and LOOK!

I suggested what I did because it seemed as if cost WAS AN ISSUE.

ON MY WK and on my new ride I pay for the FULL BUMPER and everything else. I have a great oinstaller and paid 500 both times and worth every penny.

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Old 05-24-2012, 09:59 AM
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Re: Should I get Paint Protection Film?

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I had been planning to get XPEL paint protection film on the bumper, fender, hood (18 inches), mirrors and fog/head lights. I can do this for $750 and it has a 10 year warranty. This XPEL is self-healing which means I guess it does better with rock chips or whatever.

Now I'm having second thoughts. I only drive 8000 miles a year but the rock chips on my last SUV drove me nuts. Only the grill was chipped up, not the hood or any other part of the SUV.

Even though this is one of their more basic packages it does feel like a little bit of overkill but I know you have to go with their precut packages.

What are your thoughts? I mentioned I was doing this to a friend of mine and was labeled obsessive. My friend said, why not just pay $50 and get the rock chips touched up?

I would not consider applying the film myself.

Please help. I'm scheduled to go in tomorrow but am now thinking about canceling it.

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If you live anywhere close to Minnesota, I can highly recommend Bravo. Phenomenal work, exceptional customer service and after hours of conversations and research, I went with Ventureshield. Front bumper, 18" hood, front fenders and door wells, $500. Couldn't be happier and I can barely see a line.

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Re: Should I get Paint Protection Film?

i ended up just getting the paint protection film. was really torn about whether to or not - it shows up most on a black car, which i have. you can definitely see the line of the film, which i'm mostly okay with. it's just hard to pull the trigger without seeing the future. if i didn't get the film maybe i'd be really sad if the front end was all rock chipped up. if i didn't get the film and didn't end up having any rock chips then i'd be glad i didn't waste the money. hard to know . . .
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sure it does.

ask any installer and MOST jobs do not include the front bumper. look around. it's reality not just MY OPINION. go to ANY dealership and LOOK!
Whether thats whats done the most or not doesn't change my opinion that doing that makes no sense. Better to just skip it altogether.
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Re: Should I get Paint Protection Film?

Why would u not install it on the bumper. That makes no sense at all... I have never used the stuff. My opinion is.. If you want a perfect vehicle dont drive it... Where do u draw the line on paint protection unless you just wrap the whole vehicle in a bubble... I have had stone chips EVERYWHERE on my vehicles because winter is so harsh on them... Hell my brand new jeep with 1500 miles has one on the inner edge of roof above the windows and between the roof rails... And it was never driven on winter roads..
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Hood chips will rust and the bumper wont rust
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