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      08-30-2012, 10:58 AM   #1
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Looking for REPUTABLE Xpel or Ventureshield Installer in Houston

Hey fellas, I'm picking up my M5 tomorrow and am looking for a REPUTABLE Xpel or Ventureshield installer in Houston. Any recommendations would be much appreciated! Also, does anyone know how much I would be looking at to do the hood, fenders, bumper and mirrors?
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The SEARCH button would take you to the 4th page of threads to a thread starting on 3/23/12.

Input from the folks who use this forum would lie therein.

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The SEARCH button would take you to the 4th page of threads to a thread starting on 3/23/12.

Input from the folks who use this forum would lie therein.

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Thanks, I tried searching before posting and I again searched using the terms "clear bra installer" and didn't yield the results you indicated. Perhaps you could just post a link for a fellow M'er?
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Pretty sure Gary does clear-bra work. He usually works out of BMW North, and has done some great tint work for forum members.

PM me for his #, or give BMW North a call and I'm sure they can hook you up with him. He does a lot (all?) of their in-house stuff as well.

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Give Steve at Invisishield a call. He's the most experienced installer in Houston.

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i know the best time to put this on is on a new car but is it still worth it after a year of driving?
































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It all epends on the condition of your paint. I waited after my 2nd track day and regret waiting so long because I picked up quite a few rock chips. The new water-based paints chip very easily. You can always just do the hood and fenders which should be less than 50% of the cost.

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+1 for Steve @ invisishield (thats who we use). They do great work and they stand behind it

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Based on several recommendations, I'm taking my E90 in to Invisishield today & will let you know how it goes. I have a couple of "non-kit" issues they will have to deal with so it will be a "semi-custom" install I guess. I have the OE CF splitters on the front and I want them to do the rocker panels as well. It is my understanding neither of these is accomodated by their pre-cut templates.

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Shouldn't have any "non-kit" issues. The entire front of my 1M was hand cut since there was no kit available last June. Later, I noticed a blem on one of the mirror housings and they took care it without questions.

Steve's partner does window tinting too.
































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UPDATE - Just left Invisishield's shop (at Driver's Source on Memorial). They did a beautiful job, no issues with the cutouts for the splitters and they did a custom cut for the area behind the rear fender wells, as well as a partial covering for the front section of the rocker panels where rock chips from the front wheels would happen. I'm a happy customer and let's just say I'm pretty much an anal retentive perfectionist. Three techs were there working on my car and they were done about 1 1/2 hours after I arrived

They made a big point of saying that if ANYTHING didn't look right, to bring it back immediately and they would take care of it. Recommended.

































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Thanks for the feedback...already called Steve and made an appt for the Friday after next. Car will be at the detailer that week...might as well get it done once the car is nice and clean.
































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UPDATE - Just left Invisishield's shop (at Driver's Source on Memorial). They did a beautiful job, no issues with the cutouts for the splitters and they did a custom cut for the area behind the rear fender wells, as well as a partial covering for the front section of the rocker panels where rock chips from the front wheels would happen. I'm a happy customer and let's just say I'm pretty much an anal retentive perfectionist. Three techs were there working on my car and they were done about 1 1/2 hours after I arrived

They made a big point of saying that if ANYTHING didn't look right, to bring it back immediately and they would take care of it. Recommended.

What exactly did you have done, if you don't mind me asking?
































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Do you have any pics after the clear bra installation?

They call it CLEAR bra, so what do you think pictures would show?



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UPDATE - Just left Invisishield's shop (at Driver's Source on Memorial). They did a beautiful job, no issues with the cutouts for the splitters and they did a custom cut for the area behind the rear fender wells, as well as a partial covering for the front section of the rocker panels where rock chips from the front wheels would happen. I'm a happy customer and let's just say I'm pretty much an anal retentive perfectionist. Three techs were there working on my car and they were done about 1 1/2 hours after I arrived

They made a big point of saying that if ANYTHING didn't look right, to bring it back immediately and they would take care of it. Recommended.

What exactly did you have done, if you don't mind me asking? See above plus a standard full front bra.

































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I went to Xpert Tint 2 years ago and got it installed by a guy named Josway (pronounced like Jose but with way at the end) he was VERY meticulous during the install and it came out great. This shop also does the computer cutouts.

I paid approx $700 all-in for the following:

Entire Front bumper
Headlights
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18" up the hood
18" up the side fenders
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Its not really about the shop but the person doing the install, thats why i recommend him. He works at multiple shops.




















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Clear bra- Houston

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It all epends on the condition of your paint. I waited after my 2nd track day and regret waiting so long because I picked up quite a few rock chips. The new water-based paints chip very easily. You can always just do the hood and fenders which should be less than 50% of the cost.

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Based on several recommendations, I'm taking my E90 in to Invisishield today & will let you know how it goes. I have a couple of "non-kit" issues they will have to deal with so it will be a "semi-custom" install I guess. I have the OE CF splitters on the front and I want them to do the rocker panels as well. It is my understanding neither of these is accomodated by their pre-cut templates.

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Shouldn't have any "non-kit" issues. The entire front of my 1M was hand cut since there was no kit available last June. Later, I noticed a blem on one of the mirror housings and they took care it without questions.

Steve's partner does window tinting too.
































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UPDATE - Just left Invisishield's shop (at Driver's Source on Memorial). They did a beautiful job, no issues with the cutouts for the splitters and they did a custom cut for the area behind the rear fender wells, as well as a partial covering for the front section of the rocker panels where rock chips from the front wheels would happen. I'm a happy customer and let's just say I'm pretty much an anal retentive perfectionist. Three techs were there working on my car and they were done about 1 1/2 hours after I arrived

They made a big point of saying that if ANYTHING didn't look right, to bring it back immediately and they would take care of it. Recommended.

































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Thanks for the feedback...already called Steve and made an appt for the Friday after next. Car will be at the detailer that week...might as well get it done once the car is nice and clean.
































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UPDATE - Just left Invisishield's shop (at Driver's Source on Memorial). They did a beautiful job, no issues with the cutouts for the splitters and they did a custom cut for the area behind the rear fender wells, as well as a partial covering for the front section of the rocker panels where rock chips from the front wheels would happen. I'm a happy customer and let's just say I'm pretty much an anal retentive perfectionist. Three techs were there working on my car and they were done about 1 1/2 hours after I arrived

They made a big point of saying that if ANYTHING didn't look right, to bring it back immediately and they would take care of it. Recommended.

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Do you have any pics after the clear bra installation?

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UPDATE - Just left Invisishield's shop (at Driver's Source on Memorial). They did a beautiful job, no issues with the cutouts for the splitters and they did a custom cut for the area behind the rear fender wells, as well as a partial covering for the front section of the rocker panels where rock chips from the front wheels would happen. I'm a happy customer and let's just say I'm pretty much an anal retentive perfectionist. Three techs were there working on my car and they were done about 1 1/2 hours after I arrived

They made a big point of saying that if ANYTHING didn't look right, to bring it back immediately and they would take care of it. Recommended.

What exactly did you have done, if you don't mind me asking? See above plus a standard full front bra.

































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I went to Xpert Tint 2 years ago and got it installed by a guy named Josway (pronounced like Jose but with way at the end) he was VERY meticulous during the install and it came out great. This shop also does the computer cutouts.

I paid approx $700 all-in for the following:

Entire Front bumper
Headlights
Fog lights
18" up the hood
18" up the side fenders
Side mirrors

Its not really about the shop but the person doing the install, thats why i recommend him. He works at multiple shops.
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