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    Paint Protections

    This may have been discussed a 1000 times before on the forum, but I searched and couldn't find anything helpful.

    As I am picking up my first new Porsche I want to protect the paint. What's the best way to do this in your experience - by preseving the paint with some kind of sealant or to put a paint protection film (like 3M prducts). I don't want to alter the look of the paint - just protect it from stone chips etc.

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    i'm a very happy 3m customer. 4 cars and counting. just picked up my tt today from having film applied. they rolled the edges under things to where there are no lines visible except across the hood and mirror backs. get it done before you go anywhere. the application is easier if the areas haven't been waxed...good luck

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    Just carnauba wax on car except use RejeX on front bumper (bug jerky comes off better with RejeX).

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    Well I considered 3 M but finally preferred to have it the natural way. I do accumulate stone chips but I think the need for 3M depends on whether or not you track your car. If you do, you should put it on as you can easily accumulate 10 chips on any trackday but 3M films don't do much really according to my friends who track. If it's for city driving, I think you can go with just good wax and simply get the hood repainted when you accumulate enough chips like every 2 years. By then you may have already traded in for something else right? Also, may I ask about the colour of your vehicle? If it's black, maybe you should put some films on but on silver, it is usually not that visible.

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    I liked the 3M products. I lot of it depends on how much highway driving and how close you follow the car in front. Obviously you still can get stone chips thru the 3M film if it's big enough and hit hard enough. Where I live, there's just too much road contruction and tractor trailer but the 3M film is still helpful.

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    pfslai said:
    I liked the 3M products. I lot of it depends on how much highway driving and how close you follow the car in front. Obviously you still can get stone chips thru the 3M film if it's big enough and hit hard enough. Where I live, there's just too much road contruction and tractor trailer but the 3M film is still helpful.



    PS I also went to boarding school in Toronto and you should come over to HK to see what's going on here. The condition is definitely as bad as if not more than those on 401. Sorry about your dent and have you gotten that one outta the way? I guess you pretty much have to live with some of that as a Porsche owner. I had one yesterday from stones and it sucks. A friend said stone can chip through the 3M and dent the hood if being tracked. Well only way is to to the ugly Black Bra maybe?

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    Many thanks. I will be tracking the car a lot so based on this 3M treatment sounds like a good idea. The car will be Viper Green. Thanks again.

    Re: Paint Protections

    sorry, further to previous.. the 3m seems to be really beneficial in preventing damage from crushing bugs, grasshoppers and other flying ditrius at speed. i've had the front of my sc430 almost yellow from bug remains, yet it all washed off easily , prior to actual washing. for wax i've been using a maguires product for plastic called "plastix" - seems to work well.

     
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