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    Can anyone recommend a good protective film for paint that is less expensive than the 3M brand? I just got a 2002 SS and the paint is perfect right now. I'd like to protect the front end and right in back of all 4 wheels from stone chips.

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    Steve Nix

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevenix View Post
    Can anyone recommend a good protective film for paint that is less expensive than the 3M brand? I just got a 2002 SS and the paint is perfect right now. I'd like to protect the front end and right in back of all 4 wheels from stone chips.

    Thanks.

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    your probably not going to find anything better then 3M it will save you in the long run, plus I dont think I have seen anything elice that is for that purpose. If I see anything I'll let you know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevenix View Post
    Can anyone recommend a good protective film for paint that is less expensive than the 3M brand? I just got a 2002 SS and the paint is perfect right now. I'd like to protect the front end and right in back of all 4 wheels from stone chips.

    Thanks.

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    llumar makes the film you are talking about.

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    there is certain spray on protectant like ceramic clear i believe and diamond coat

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    I found one that looks good on e-bay:

    Here is the link to the ad:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220455783657&viewitem= &sspagename=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT

    I missed out on that auction, but wrote directly to the company.

    For $32 delivered they are shipping me a 20' roll of their 24" wide, 3.2 mil thick, clear bra film. It's a little thinner, but will be easier to apply, and I can double film the lower fender areas right in back of the wheels. It's more than I need for one application, but it's too good of a deal to turn down.

    Thanks for the suggestion of the clear spray, but I don't think that would protect from the rock/stone chips as well as a film?

    Steve Nix

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevenix View Post
    Here is the link to the ad:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...K%3AMEWAX%3AIT

    I missed out on that auction, but wrote directly to the company.

    For $32 delivered they are shipping me a 20' roll of their 24" wide, 3.2 mil thick, clear bra film. It's a little thinner, but will be easier to apply, and I can double film the lower fender areas right in back of the wheels. It's more than I need for one application, but it's too good of a deal to turn down.

    Thanks for the suggestion of the clear spray, but I don't think that would protect from the rock/stone chips as well as a film?

    Steve Nix
    Sweet I'm glad you found some and it sounds like you got a good deal too, nice.

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    Please post up your results once you have tried the film -- just curious as to how it works out. You can also do the binder clip trick with a set of clear mud flaps -- easily removable and good protection.

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