This is a product that 3M offers that I’m really interested for my my 03 carbon black M5 as well as for my wife's 04 X5.
Here is the product info taken directly off their website:
"Scotchgard Paint Protection Film maintains the beauty and integrity of automotive finishes on vulnerable exterior painted surfaces such as leading hood edges, fender end caps and rocker panels. This rugged urethane film helps protect against stone chips, bug damage, abrasion and weathering. Scotchgard™ Paint Protection Film is transparent and nearly invisible and it does not alter vehicle appearance".
Looking to see if anyone’s has had this installed on their car or truck. I'm trying to keep my beast as well as her X5 in the best shape possible & have briefly looked into having this clear film made by 3M applied to the front end. It would partially cover the front of my hood, fenders,bumpers,driving & headlights. It is definitely not cheap & I’ve been told that the process to apply it takes 3-4 hours.When I first stared looking into this I had called around a few places for my wife's X5 & was quoted anywhere from $475 to $950. I did not decide to get a quote from the same ones on my M5 until later & the only price so far was $550. I can understand that this is a very costly product which can in the long run be justified by not having to repaint or touchup the front end due to pitting of the paint or even a broken /cracked headlamp.
Any help advice & feedback would be greatly appreciated. If feedback is positive is there any shop you would recommend for those of you in the Souther California area? Orange County?