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      03-03-2012, 01:01 PM   #1
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Talking New To Forum/Just Ordered 135i

Hey guys,

I am new to the forum and have just placed an order for my new 135i coupe ! Dealer (eventually will be "stealer" lol) says 6-8 weeks before delivery, that seems like forever! If anyone has any advice or stories please let me know, I'm eager to hear them.

Also, does anyone know where I can order pre-cut headlight covers (like the laminate) I don't want to make the same mistake I made with my previous 330i and wait till they start getting hazy!

Thanks, I look forward to getting to know the forum!

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      03-03-2012, 05:36 PM   #2
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for headlight covers (like a bodyguard protector) just google headlight bra.....and you'll find a number of sites (autosportcatelog.com) is good ....should be an easy find.
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Thanks man I appreciate the help, I've found these also, but they're a little on the pricey side:

https://www.xpel.com/products/headli...21&series=1323
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yeah can't go wrong with it
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Like anything else, stick with a name you know. XPEL is generally considered to be the best protection.

Welcome to the group and enjoy your wait (I just got done!)
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Ace - find a weekend and drive up to Jacksonville. My clear bra installer can run you a great deal on Xpel products. The entire front end of my car, as well as mirrors, fender flares, side skirts, etc, are covered with Xpel Ultimate, which is a self-healing film. Very difficult to tell it's there as well.

If you just want the headlights done I'm sure he can give you a very competitive price including installation.

Congrats on your purchase!
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Ace - find a weekend and drive up to Jacksonville. My clear bra installer can run you a great deal on Xpel products. The entire front end of my car, as well as mirrors, fender flares, side skirts, etc, are covered with Xpel Ultimate, which is a self-healing film. Very difficult to tell it's there as well.

If you just want the headlights done I'm sure he can give you a very competitive price including installation.

Congrats on your purchase!

That sounds great I might have to take you up on that. Do you have any pictures of it on your car?

Also, thanks to everyone for their help, it's much appreciated.
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Like anything else, stick with a name you know. XPEL is generally considered to be the best protection.

Welcome to the group and enjoy your wait (I just got done!)


Damn I can't wait to get mine you must have been so excited when it finally came in. How long did you end up waiting?
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That sounds great I might have to take you up on that. Do you have any pictures of it on your car?

Also, thanks to everyone for their help, it's much appreciated.
Absolutely, you just can't see it lol which is the point of a transparent film...here you go:







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You're absolutely correct! I can't see anything lol btw I love your car, the 1M must be a rocket. About how much do you think it will cost me to get the same Xpel as you?
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You're absolutely correct! I can't see anything lol btw I love your car, the 1M must be a rocket. About how much do you think it will cost me to get the same Xpel as you?
Thank you sir. Yes I love it, and I came from a 135i, so I certainly love both cars!

The entire front end of my car has clear bra protection (headlights, bumper, hood, fenders), also the mirrors, the entire side skirts, and the front and rear of the fender flares in the back. I went overboard but I have OCD-like tendencies with my car lol. By the way, I also picked what's considered to be the best film out there combined with what I considered to be the best installer I know (he's done 5 of my prior cars plus the cars of a few friends)...the reason I mention all this is that these factors certainly affect overall pricing.

What I can tell you is that my installer offers very competitive pricing and he's always cheaper than the competition, he is also very meticulous so I trust him blindly with my car. By the way, I have NO affiliation with him nor do I benefit in any way by recommending him. Based on how many panels you choose to cover and the type of film, expect to pay anywhere between 500-800 bucks. Yes it is pricey, it may or may not be worth it to many...I rather protect now than to repaint later
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Thank you sir. Yes I love it, and I came from a 135i, so I certainly love both cars!

The entire front end of my car has clear bra protection (headlights, bumper, hood, fenders), also the mirrors, the entire side skirts, and the front and rear of the fender flares in the back. I went overboard but I have OCD-like tendencies with my car lol. By the way, I also picked what's considered to be the best film out there combined with what I considered to be the best installer I know (he's done 5 of my prior cars plus the cars of a few friends)...the reason I mention all this is that these factors certainly affect overall pricing.

What I can tell you is that my installer offers very competitive pricing and he's always cheaper than the competition, he is also very meticulous so I trust him blindly with my car. By the way, I have NO affiliation with him nor do I benefit in any way by recommending him. Based on how many panels you choose to cover and the type of film, expect to pay anywhere between 500-800 bucks. Yes it is pricey, it may or may not be worth it to many...I rather protect now than to repaint later
Worth every $, i wish someone locally can get it done for me
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Stud im impressed. It looks like theres nothing there.


Congrats on the new car. Youll love it!
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Stud im impressed. It looks like theres nothing there.


Congrats on the new car. Youll love it!
I went to the dealer the other day to pick up the performance spoiler, and the people came out to see the car...the general manager came out and said "I know on your previous car you had the clear bra installed right away, why is it taking you so long to have it installed on this one?" ... I couldn't help but to laugh and told him to look much closer. People don't even know it's there haha when you look for the lines you can find them, but they are rather difficult to see at first (even second and third) glance!
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Thank you sir. Yes I love it, and I came from a 135i, so I certainly love both cars!

The entire front end of my car has clear bra protection (headlights, bumper, hood, fenders), also the mirrors, the entire side skirts, and the front and rear of the fender flares in the back. I went overboard but I have OCD-like tendencies with my car lol. By the way, I also picked what's considered to be the best film out there combined with what I considered to be the best installer I know (he's done 5 of my prior cars plus the cars of a few friends)...the reason I mention all this is that these factors certainly affect overall pricing.

What I can tell you is that my installer offers very competitive pricing and he's always cheaper than the competition, he is also very meticulous so I trust him blindly with my car. By the way, I have NO affiliation with him nor do I benefit in any way by recommending him. Based on how many panels you choose to cover and the type of film, expect to pay anywhere between 500-800 bucks. Yes it is pricey, it may or may not be worth it to many...I rather protect now than to repaint later
wow, that's a lot to consider lol, but I am definitely interested. As the date gets closer to my delivery I will def. reach out to you and get your installers contact information. Thanks for the info!
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wow, that's a lot to consider lol, but I am definitely interested. As the date gets closer to my delivery I will def. reach out to you and get your installers contact information. Thanks for the info!
Anytime! Anything to help a fellow enthusiast!
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I went to the dealer the other day to pick up the performance spoiler, and the people came out to see the car...the general manager came out and said "I know on your previous car you had the clear bra installed right away, why is it taking you so long to have it installed on this one?" ... I couldn't help but to laugh and told him to look much closer. People don't even know it's there haha when you look for the lines you can find them, but they are rather difficult to see at first (even second and third) glance!
I always wanted a bra but that line comes out really clearly on a dark car like mine, so I never went for it.

I regret that immensely 70K miles later. The stones used my front roundel as a target!


So yeah OP go for the bra if you can. BMW paint is very soft and chips easily.
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Damn I can't wait to get mine you must have been so excited
when it finally came in. How long did you end up waiting?
Ordered Jan 3rd, delivered Feb. 27th.
Hang in there and follow the progress online.

Sweeeeet anticipation!
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