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Paint protective film #3024
16/03/07 05:55 AM
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I assume some of you ordered the paint protective film. I do know the product is very good but what about the looks? I saw a dark + 8 with the film and was not impressed. As soon as the car was a little dusty there was a kind of frame around the film. There might be better results on lighter colours. Any experiences? Roderich

Re: Paint protective film [Re: ] #3034
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I am against it!

My car had it on from the factory (I bought the Geneva 2005 showcar/demonstrator) and where it protects from stone chips you then get a little nick in the plastic. Great you think the paint is OK all I have to do is strip this plastic off and renew it as there are quite a few nicks in the plastic (and it looks as bad if not worse than a stone chip).

Trouble is YOU CANT!! mad it may well take the paint off says the factory and various installers. Whats the point I say.

My 2p's worth anyway.

BtG


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Re: Paint protective film [Re: Boshly] #3041
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As you would expect, I take a different view to BtG. The particular aerodynamics at the front of the Aero seem to funnel stones into the front of the car and my Series I did not have film fitted when new, as MMC did not provide that option at that time.

Within a very short space of time, I had to have the front re-sprayed and shortly after I had after-market paint protection film fitted. This proved to be not as durable as the Defendall currently fitted by the factory, and thus I ordered the factory film on the last car and have specified it for the current build as well.

If you look at their website - www.defendall.com - they say and I quote:

"Whilst Defendall is an almost invisible permanent application the film, if necessary, can be removed by an Accredited Installer."

I have no personal experience of removal like this, has anyone else tried it?


Brian

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Re: Paint protective film [Re: Aeroman] #3053
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I have it on the S3 and thus far it has been great - far better than the previous version of Armourfend which I had on other cars (which used to yellow and look a mess).

As for removal, I'd be talking to MMC if I had it professionally removed and the paint came with it; as it was a factory fit option they must take some responsibility should it damage the exterior.

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Thank you for the information and the URL. As nobody mentioned frames, edges or transitions I presume they are not a problem anymore.

Roderich

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Originally Posted By RS44
Thank you for the information and the URL. As nobody mentioned frames, edges or transitions I presume they are not a problem anymore.

Roderich



My car is the first one in this post . While I know the pictures are small, I think you'd be hard pressed to see the film on the front of the car.

The only issue seems to be when you use a wax on the car and then it is possible to get some small deposits on the leading edge of the film; however, this can be avoided by using a non-residue leaving wax, or using a soft brush to take the wax off the edge of the film.

If you need/want, close up shots of the film, don't hesitate to ask.

with best regards

Simon

Re: Paint protective film [Re: ] #4844
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I decided I was tired of the oval outline around my door handles today so I removed the film, very easy to do and car looks so much better.
I think the main area this film is worth using is on the running boards as some people scuff their shoes getting in/out of the car.

The film is less of a problem on light colours but I find cleaning the edges a pain and some are already lifting a little and dirt is getting behind.

I don't think I would order it from new, I was also surprised that the bits I removed now have a yellow tint to them.


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Re: Paint protective film [Re: Michael] #4846
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Originally Posted By Michael
I decided I was tired of the oval outline around my door handles today so I removed the film......
You decided to remove the film, coz I said it was awful somestick laugh2

Seriously, I wasn't surprised that the film had turned yellow, they are very similar to helicopter tape, cheaper to use non UV resistance film(more profit margin), To use these film on a dark coloured car should be fine, but use it on a very light coloured car, the yellowy tints on the film may show....

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And I thought I could sell the old film to you Kin laugh2


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