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      06-22-2013, 05:00 PM   #1
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Guys, I am picking up my new E92 in SoCal and plan on a driving school before a roadtrip home to the east coast. I am comfortable with my local guy on the clear bra, but obviously he cannot do the work in SoCal. I just saw 3M's Paint Protector product which is spayed on and can then be removed at a later date. Anyone have experience with this product?
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      06-22-2013, 08:23 PM   #2
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I can't see it being as good as the film but better than nothing I guess...
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      06-22-2013, 09:07 PM   #3
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There is a thread on this in the detailing section that is very recent. I'd paste the link but don't know how using the app.
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      06-22-2013, 09:36 PM   #4
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Don't do the 3M spray thing. It looks like shit on mine and end up peel it right off.
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      06-23-2013, 09:22 PM   #5
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I can't see it being as good as the film but better than nothing I guess...
Thanks to everyone for their comments. I have not decided, but it is meant to be temporary for a couple of track days and a cross country trip, then replaced with a quality clear bra.

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blue painters tape. Isn't that what everyone does?


And I honestly wouldn't put a clear-bra on the front. Looks horrible after awhile.
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I have seen the 3M paint defender and it actually looked very good. However.....you have to apply it properly. It is definitely temporary (starts to discolor in about a month). Removal is very easy. It just peels off. I think it is just the thing for a road trip, track event, etc.
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I purchased Xpel instead with my new M3. Love it and worth every penny.
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I purchased Xpel instead with my new M3. Love it and worth every penny.
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blue painters tape. Isn't that what everyone does?


And I honestly wouldn't put a clear-bra on the front. Looks horrible after awhile.
The blue tape would not look cool on the cross country trip. I appreciate your thought, but you are a few years behind on clear-bras. Unless you are looking at some very cheap stuff, the poor looks/yellowing/etc is long past.

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Opticoat is what you are looking for. Check out

Distinctive detailing.com
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Guys, I am picking up my new E92 in SoCal and plan on a driving school before a roadtrip home to the east coast. I am comfortable with my local guy on the clear bra, but obviously he cannot do the work in SoCal. I just saw 3M's Paint Protector product which is spayed on and can then be removed at a later date. Anyone have experience with this product?
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...ht=paintshield

It works as described by these forum members. Even in rain, it stays on (unless rain is hours and hours, then maybe it might peel away).
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      06-25-2013, 07:36 AM   #13
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i have to try the paint defender to assess the true worthiness of the product.
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Stop by Unique Auto Films in socal before making your way back. They do some killer clear bra work. I highly recommend these guys to anybody in the los angeles area looking for some clear bra. Check them out on youtube. They matte clear bra'd a brand new f10 M5.
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      06-26-2013, 04:26 PM   #15
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I had 3m VentureShield(not sure what its called abroad) fitted to mine for my euro trip, not cheap but a permanent fix for stone chips, got back from the Nurburgring mint not one mark..
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