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gaidin43 04-23-2012 07:34 PM

Invisible Mask for front of new jeep worth it?
 
Invisible Mark for 2012 Jeep Cherokee

So what are people's thoughts on the light covers and maybe the lower faring? front of my hood has a bug shield that helps, not sure if rocker panels is worth it. Seems like the lights and lower faring wouldn't be very noticeable and take most of the hits from road debris.

watchdog507 04-24-2012 10:55 AM

Re: Invisible Mask for front of new jeep worth it?
 
I had 3M film put on the nose of my Overland. My concern was small chips that get road salt into them. I thought that the price I was quoted by a detailing shop for doing the bumper and lights was ridiculous. If you go to a vehicle wrap shop it will be cheaper and better applied than most detailing shops that offer the service.

gaidin43 04-24-2012 10:59 AM

You can order them and do it yourself too. I've thought about doing this but the last time I tried to tiny my own vehicle it didn't work so well. I think the 3m film is alittle easier to do then tint. However if I can get a shop to install it for 40 bucks more then cost it might be worth it since I can't seem to find anything but expensive cuts of this films. I thought it would be 50$ at most for some plastic film. All I've seen is 125$ or more.

ColoradoJeep 04-24-2012 02:16 PM

Re: Invisible Mask for front of new jeep worth it?
 
I had a 3M invisible bra on my 2005 WK Laredo and after 80K miles (when traded for 2012 GC LTD) it was still in pretty good shape. A few slightly ragged edges on the bra, and it had yellowed just a tad on the white WK, but NO stone chips, and this is Colorado where a new windshield can be pitted in 1,000 miles!

Had one put on my Deep Cherry Red GC.

gaidin43 04-24-2012 02:18 PM

You put it in yourself or have it installed? How much did you pay for it?

JTS97Z28 04-24-2012 03:28 PM

Re: Invisible Mask for front of new jeep worth it?
 
DO NOT order the do it yourself kit. I spent over 200 bucks on a kit from invisible mask and it is VERY hard to install. And this is coming from somebody who has very steady hands and is very good with doing fine detailing jobs.
It was soooo hard to get right. I started with the hood kit and I eventually got it on but there were imperfections all over the place. I then tried the front bumper and I was ready to go shoot myself. I I ended up ripping it right off the bumper and throwing it across the garage lol. This stuff has to be stretched sooooo much that it was just next to impossible for me to get it right. Fitment was a mess on the front bumper as well. Out of the entire $240 kit the only parts I ended up using were the circle pieces for the fog lights lol. Invisible Mask will not issue any sort of refund.

Just let this be a word of advice.

James

Yadkin 04-24-2012 03:38 PM

Re: Invisible Mask for front of new jeep worth it?
 
I'm a bit skeptical about the OP site. It offers 3m Scotch guard film (5 year warranty from 3M) and a generic with a lifetime warranty. I've read reviews on the company that claim they don't respond to phone calls.

This site here has three versions of 3M paint protection films and explains the Scotch Guard. They also sell a 3M light guard which is thicker.

Yadkin 04-24-2012 03:40 PM

Re: Invisible Mask for front of new jeep worth it?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JTS97Z28 (Post 618422)
DO NOT order the do it yourself kit. I spent over 200 bucks on a kit from invisible mask and it is VERY hard to install. And this is coming from somebody who has very steady hands and is very good with doing fine detailing jobs.
It was soooo hard to get right. I started with the hood kit and I eventually got it on but there were imperfections all over the place. I then tried the front bumper and I was ready to go shoot myself. I I ended up ripping it right off the bumper and throwing it across the garage lol. This stuff has to be stretched sooooo much that it was just next to impossible for me to get it right. Fitment was a mess on the front bumper as well. Out of the entire $240 kit the only parts I ended up using were the circle pieces for the fog lights lol. Invisible Mask will not issue any sort of refund.

Just let this be a word of advice.

James

Did you get the scotch guard or the invisi-mask film?

IRISH 04-24-2012 06:26 PM

Re: Invisible Mask for front of new jeep worth it?
 
I had a well know Ziebart shop install the 3M ($1200 worth) and it was the worst money I ever spent. I am planning on removing it and install a kit off the web.

gaidin43 04-24-2012 07:01 PM

Re: Invisible Mask for front of new jeep worth it?
 
You spent $1200 on what!!!?!?!?! That's way over priced for an install of this stuff.

I have installed the door guards 3M film on my old truck, and bought the fender kit, but never put it on.

I am just looking to do the lights and the lower fender but not sure if it is worth the effort on my own or just pay to get it done.

jgc4ever 04-24-2012 07:03 PM

Re: Invisible Mask for front of new jeep worth it?
 
Through my dealer before I took deliver I had them outsource a clear film called Durashield. It's lazer cut including around the JEEP badge before it's applied. The dealer found a flaw and had them fix it. Bumper, headlights, fogs, front of fenders, front of hood and under the handle bars was $550. I can't even tell it's on there unless I look for it.

Yadkin 04-24-2012 07:12 PM

Re: Invisible Mask for front of new jeep worth it?
 
The wife had her new BMW done up with the whole package: $1000. I couldn't believe she went for it. But then again, I recommended that she buy the Chrysler 300...


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