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      12-18-2008, 07:29 PM   #1
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Which paint protector?

My E46 got trashed at the track, I want to protect the next one better. Many recommend lumishield over 3M. Any thoughts or experiance to share?

How hard is it to clean rubber marks off?
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      12-19-2008, 08:16 PM   #2
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I have always heard Venture film is the best. also heard 3M just bought them.
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That's what I am discovering as well. It appears to be the same as Lamin-X, but Lamin-X is DIY.
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Just get on of those black plastic "bras" for the track.
I used clear contact shelf paper the last time I was at the track and it worked well. Came off clean despite 90+ degree heat.
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Just get on of those black plastic "bras" for the track.
I used clear contact shelf paper the last time I was at the track and it worked well. Came off clean despite 90+ degree heat.
Shelf paper is not going to cut it. In advanced run groups where everyone is running r-comps and bumper to bumper, your need something pretty thick to stop the rock chips.

Never had good luck with bras - they always damage my paint and are a PITA to put on.
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