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    3M Clear Hood / Front End Coating

    Has anyone here installed this 3M clear paint coating material? I have seen it on other vehicles like BMW and Volvo but only in passing. I'm interested to know what the pros/cons are and what about long term use. Also how 'pristine' does the front end have to be before installing? Although low miles on my car there are the normal few stone chips.
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    im going to show this to my friend on here, but he has a beautiful nbm z, that he put it on and he is so happy he did it, he does a lot of long distance driving and it really helped out... i will let him come in here and tell ya how easy it is etc...

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    alright thanks. I appreciate the feedback. There are not a lot of places looking to do an install and the local dealer wants way to much. If he did it himself w/o problems then that may be the way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erikzola View Post
    alright thanks. I appreciate the feedback. There are not a lot of places looking to do an install and the local dealer wants way to much. If he did it himself w/o problems then that may be the way to go.
    yeah i just called him... he wont be home until around 1... so possibly tomorrow he will reply... but yes he did it on his own and it was simple.. easy way to save

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    good to know, thanks!

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    What I actually did was the used the 3M rubbing compound to help hide and remove a few light scratches and chips. Did not get rid of the really big ones, but I don't think any buffing type compound could. What it did do was get rid of light scratches and white marks from those scratches, not to mention helped make the bigger ones less obvious. The camera can hide alot of details ,but to get an idea of what it did for my car.

    Before I spent 30 mins (by hand) with 3M rubbing compound


    After, sorry they are different days, with different cameras, but should give you some idea.


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