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      01-31-2013, 01:18 AM   #1
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Protective paint film

I scrape the lower front lip of my car fairly regularly on speed bumps, etc. Am thinking about fixing it up and then getting protective film put on (3M, etc).

Is the film strong enough to make a difference for that sort of thing, or just for stone chips, etc?

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I scape the lower front lip of my car fairly regularly on speed bumps, etc. Am thinking about fixing it up and then getting protective film put on (3M, etc).

Is the film strong enough to make a difference for that sort of thing, or just for stone chips, etc?

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Not strong enough. It is a one-time scrape sort of thing. I.e. Some bloke bumped mine at the track 2 weeks ago and the 3M film protected the bumper, but requires replacement film now.

You live close by, so welcome to have a look at mine. I can also show you a tape trick that I use on mine to prevent the lip damage on my driveway.
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Thanks Ian-- I remember noticing that your car had some velcro or something there and wishing I had done the same! Will give it some thought . . . got to decide if I bother to get the scrapes painted out before I put something on.
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Yes, Velcro tape works a treat, but you need to get the good stuff from USA. I need a re-spray too when I move.
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Have you considered a splitter?
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Have you considered a splitter?
Will scrape more
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The tape method sounds like a good idea. Would love if you could share some pictures with us - I'd like to protect my beamers nose too
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Will scrape more
But will serve to protect the bar and paint, oh yeh they look ok too (especially if your car is lowered )
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Wouldn't mind some pictures of this Velcro option too. Stock height and it hits and im going lower ....
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i say don't bother with any film etc if it's the occasional scrape and it's not visible unless you're prone under the front of car. front bar and rear exhaust scrapes happen.
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Wouldn't mind some pictures of this Velcro option too. Stock height and it hits and im going lower ....
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The tape method sounds like a good idea. Would love if you could share some pictures with us - I'd like to protect my beamers nose too
Will post some up. Works treat for me as I scrape on my driveway every time.

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But will serve to protect the bar and paint, oh yeh they look ok too (especially if your car is lowered )
agree, but if I scraped a $900 CF lip I'd be more upset
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Ian, 3 posts on 3 separate threads and no smart arse replies to your posts by the usual suspects

What gives ?

Either the kiddies are still asleep, or banned ?

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Will post some up. Works treat for me as I scrape on my driveway every time.

agree, but if I scraped a $900 CF lip I'd be more upset
I have the Light Weight lip, cost us $400 in a GB, and it is milled hard core plastic whatever and is about 12 mill thick.
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I have the Light Weight lip, cost us $400 in a GB, and it is milled hard core plastic whatever and is about 12 mill thick.
Looks good on Vader... not on a VO though IMO
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