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Old 06-19-2013, 09:59 AM   #1
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3M Paint Defender or paint film

Has anyone used this new 3M Paint Defender system? I really want to get some kind of paint protection film for my 2010 SS, but I am debating whether I want to pay someone to put on the film or try it myself with this new paint defender stuff. I suppose I could always test it out on the wife's car first. I don't like the idea of handing over my car to someone for a day to put the film on the front end unless I know that they are a reputable establishment that respect's other people property. Ziebart sucks.
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Old 06-19-2013, 12:57 PM   #2
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That "DIY" system can br found demonstrating on you tube. I personally just had the majority of my ZL1 done, was also unsure of the hop but checked him out good, lots of high end cars & also made him aware of the exact mileage when I dropped it off.
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Old 06-19-2013, 01:21 PM   #3
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Had the front of my corvette done works well but the film will scratch
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Old 06-19-2013, 01:38 PM   #4
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Has anyone used this new 3M Paint Defender system? I really want to get some kind of paint protection film for my 2010 SS, but I am debating whether I want to pay someone to put on the film or try it myself with this new paint defender stuff. I suppose I could always test it out on the wife's car first. I don't like the idea of handing over my car to someone for a day to put the film on the front end unless I know that they are a reputable establishment that respect's other people property. Ziebart sucks.
I tried it on hood and rocker panels. After all was said and done the rocker panels were only 3m paint defender remained. I follow directions to the tee was not impressed.
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Old 06-19-2013, 02:01 PM   #5
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For your consideration, I have Avery Nano Fusion paint film on my RS. For the past 3 years, I'm thoroughly satisfied with the chip protection it is providing and it also protected the paint from a hit/run scrap on the front end. The paint film was peeled off to reveal an undamaged paint surface.
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Old 06-19-2013, 02:34 PM   #6
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I'd like to get the nose, hood, and mirrors done. I have ground FX on my car so I don't know if doing the rocker panels would be worthwhile. I suppose the lower rear quarters could also be an option. I know of one guy that does high end cars and exotics, so I would probably trust him more than anybody else in the area. What are the typical costs to get this done?
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:08 PM   #7
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Varies by vendor, product, and what is covered. Typical cost is $250-1000.

I paid $500 (Ziebart) for the complete front (minus the hood), mirrors, and gill area.
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