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      02-14-2012, 06:29 PM   #1
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anyone get this for their front bumper? Is it worth it?
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      02-20-2012, 12:01 AM   #2
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anyone get this for their front bumper? Is it worth it?
Absolutely ! Venture shield or 3M ! Both work very well
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      02-22-2012, 06:47 PM   #3
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I got ventureshield on the entire front bumper, headlights, hood, front fenders, the area below the doors, the rear bumper where luggage goes in the trunk, the leading edge of the rear wheel arch, the trunk spoiler (that comes standard on Canadian MSport), the A pillars, and the first 10" of the roof (starting at the top of the windshield).

You'd never know it unless you were looking for it.
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Definately a must have!!!!
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anyone knows how much it costs for just the bumper?
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      03-05-2012, 02:52 PM   #6
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anyone knows how much it costs for just the bumper?
I got quoted thus far for 495 pre-cut or $600 for custom fit from that shop in OC. I just did ceramic tint at this shop in Placentia and they do clearbras too, they're going to send me a packet with pricing and options. They might be cheaper since they were the cheapest place I found for ceramic tint.
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      04-02-2012, 10:09 PM   #7
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The price depending upon the type of film, Xpel usually costs more than 3M, and Ventureshield is now owned by 3M and supposely is not as good anymore. Xpel is now the best according to many installers, it's backed by a 10-year warranty vs. others of 5-year warranty. My last E60 I had Ventureshield installed on the entire hood & bumper which looked nice when new but got scratched easily. I just install Xpel on the front bumper only and I think it's better film but may be too early to tell. Also very important is the skillset of the intaller to make sure there are no excess stretch marks and bubbles on the film.
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With the 5/10yr warranty on Ventureshield and Xpel, does it include discoloration or is that normal wear and tear? Xpel alone for the pre-cut on their website is $529 for the m-sport front end.

Do many Xpel installers offer the non precut clear bra? Any recommended on installers in sacramento?
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With the 5/10yr warranty on Ventureshield and Xpel, does it include discoloration or is that normal wear and tear? Xpel alone for the pre-cut on their website is $529 for the m-sport front end.

Do many Xpel installers offer the non precut clear bra? Any recommended on installers in sacramento?
I just had my entire front installed with Xpel Ultimate and this stuff is supposed to self heal itself by just pouring warm water on it so no worries about scratches but I haven't had the need to try it yet. Yes the warranty does cover yellowing/discoloration. I believe you can buy roll of these.
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I REGRETTED not getting it!! but ima wrap it up in a frozen color soon!
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Door edges hood and bumper and first 8 inchs of the roof. Totally worth every dime
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