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OK, So I get my new 2010 RRS BLK/LUX/EXTENDED/HD/SAT/CAMERA'S in April. Don't laugh, is it cheezy :dance: to put a clear paint protection film on the front? We do allot of hiking, snowshoeing, skiing and are often on questionable logging roads. Thats right .......... I'm actually taking it off road! What do you guys/gals think?
I don't want my new RRS to look dorkey. :doh:
 

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not at all. protect your baby's front side. If you are going to take your truck places where there is the possibility of the front end getting dinged by rsmall rocks, then there is no problem with it. The only concern would be when you leave it on for years, and have to take it off, the paint not protected will be slightly faded while your protected parts will look like new.

Its clear, so its not like people are going to see it unless they are right next to your truck. They they will say," Wow! Lookat this guy. Not only is he rich, but he is smart as well."

BAck in the day I was running a 2-tone jetta because of the bra it had on.

now if you said you were gonna get a bra, you might have been banned from the forums.
 

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I have it on my 2002 Yukon Denali and it works very well. No need to ever take it off, i just have it to avoid paint chips which it has done.

The only problem with the Range Rover is i don't know how they would be able to apply it to the front edge of the hood without removing all the lettering?
 

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I have it on my 2007 RRS. The bumper and hood still looks brand new. I also have thin strips on the door sides. I am a big believer it in. A neighbor in a business complex hit my bumper and his car was badly scratched. Looking at my RRS, I though it was a very bad scrape. It looked nasty. We took it to several autobody shops and they quoted $1200; thinking the damage was bad. He paid me for the estimates.
At the body shop, they pulled out the 3M clear bra and the bumper was flawless. The film took the damage.

It only cost me $400 to re-do a new set of clear film. I am very, very impressed.
 

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Something you may want to consider is this from Girot's Garage:

Surface Protection Film Roll (item #77898)
Protect Your Paint On A Road Trip And Save Hours of Clean-Up With This Easy-On, Easy-Off Film

http://www.griotsgarage.com/product/car ... als&page=1


It's not pretty but affective. Since (Colgan) doesn't make a bra for the RRS and I don't like fact that ClearBra is "permanent" this works pretty good. Whenever I take a road trip to Palm Springs (a 500mi drive) I put this on the front bumper, headlamps and hood. When I arrive to my destination I just peal it off and wash the rig!
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:clap: I love love love being a part of this forum and I don't even have my RRS yet! Thanks all for all the feedback, I'll post my new toy when I get back from South America! See ya in April!! Thanks again! :thumb:
 

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I have it on my 2002 Yukon Denali and it works very well. No need to ever take it off, i just have it to avoid paint chips which it has done.

The only problem with the Range Rover is i don't know how they would be able to apply it to the front edge of the hood without removing all the lettering?
I've seen it done, they cut out around the letters the best they can. I know 3M makes good products, but I'd hope it wouldn't yellow over time. Another thing to consider is you can't detail that part of your hood, and yes plastic will swirl and scratch!! However, I will say that this is a WAY better solution than the leather bra's of the 80's!! :shock:
 

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I have it on my truck. it's pretty awesome. really protects from rocks and encounters with trees/shrubs.

however, once it's damaged it looks really bad because there's no way to fix it except to replace it.

also, you will get that good old white build up from wax at the edge of film. it gets really annoying and you can see the white line from a mile away if you don't clean it up routinely.
 
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