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      10-25-2018, 03:52 PM   #133
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Curious, do people that have PPF on the entire car or at least the extended protection kits still have issues with nicks in the film?

I understand that PPF will "self-heal," but I would think that's only to a certain degree. Obviously the film will protect from paint chips, but if the film itself is going to get beat up to the point it can't self-heal, I would think it would eventually deteriorate to the point that it starts to peal or look just as bad as a bunch of nicks in the clear coat, without the option to correct them a little with a compound.

I have 3 paint chips on my car (2 on my hood, one on the front bumper), I was able to touch up all 3 to a satisfactory degree, I would say that my factory 3M film looks worse than than those touch-ups, and also worse than the area immediately around it. I could likely correct the area around it to a satisfactory finish, but I would have to replace the film. This would be a lot more costly if I had to replace an entire panel of film, and it will continue to happen over and over again, so what's the point? Personally, I would rather the surface I interact with daily to be pristine and I haven't seen a film, wrap, or tint job in person that I would be satisfied with.

The nicks are inevitable in my area, but the actual paint chips are rare, so it's more of an insurance policy which I'll continue to have to pay for/replace to keep my car's finish okay under that film, and I hate the idea of any insurance.
You probably don't have enough miles yet. The rear arches get beat up real bad. You can replace PPF. You can't replace clear coat and paint. Today's PPF is vastly superior to ones of old and the factory film. Can you tell where mine is?
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      10-25-2018, 09:08 PM   #134
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You probably don't have enough miles yet. The rear arches get beat up real bad. You can replace PPF. You can't replace clear coat and paint. Today's PPF is vastly superior to ones of old and the factory film. Can you tell where mine is?
Agreed. My "new to me" 2017 M3 with 13,800 miles is currently getting a respray on the front and rear arches. I already have an appointment for PPF the day after I pick it up.
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      10-25-2018, 09:46 PM   #135
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Agreed. My "new to me" 2017 M3 with 13,800 miles is currently getting a respray on the front and rear arches. I already have an appointment for PPF the day after I pick it up.
From what I'm told you should be waiting 30-60 days before installing PPF over fresh paint. Might want to broach that with your installer.
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From what I'm told you should be waiting 30-60 days before installing PPF over fresh paint. Might want to broach that with your installer.
I talked to three different places with that same concern (had heard similar), and no one had any issues. They said as long as the paint was dry they could still do corrections on it, and the changes would be reflected in the install.

If it looks jacked in a few months, I'll let you know.
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After about 90 days of ownership the wife choose to add PPF to the rocker panels because they were getting peppered by road debris and recently salt from snow prep. I feel better knowing that the peppering it will take in the future will be in PPF not the paint and when it starts to look like crap we can remove the PPF and redo it have it look like new. Bruce_SC for polished out the imperfections installed the PPF and recoated the area!

We had already done PPF on the side skirts after removing the factory pieces.



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Same issue here BSM F80. For those that say the pitting is normal or its a given due to the wide fender flares, its not. This didnt happen in my e92 M3 or my Z3, both of which had wide fenders.

BMW put a piece of clear protection in this specific area because they know of this problem. Its the only place they put paint protection . However they didnt cover enough area....
What if u just get different tires that arenít as sticky as the ones they came with?
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Same issue here BSM F80. For those that say the pitting is normal or its a given due to the wide fender flares, its not. This didnt happen in my e92 M3 or my Z3, both of which had wide fenders.

BMW put a piece of clear protection in this specific area because they know of this problem. Its the only place they put paint protection . However they didnt cover enough area....
What if u just get different tires that aren’t as sticky as the ones they came with?
M3 with all season tires
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M3 with all season tires
Do u think that would help? I think it would help. It would be nice driving around with tires that don't have tape on them.
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M3 with all season tires
Do u think that would help? I think it would help. It would be nice driving around with tires that don't have tape on them.
Why bother with a M3 then. And no I don't think it'll help. It's the fact that the front tires stick out from the side skirts a bit and the rear fenders are flared out.
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Anyone tried these, they look good and are slim, but pricey at 400.
https://euroboutique.us/collections/...8x-rock-guardz
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Honestly, black plastic would suffice and most of the rocks are coming from the wider track of the front hiring the rear quarters. Would not pay $400 for those. You can wrap your rear bumper in xpel for $400 lol
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Anyone tried these, they look good and are slim, but pricey at 400.
https://euroboutique.us/collections/...8x-rock-guardz
If you want flaps, Google "Tommy L Garage Mudflaps".

I've got a set and they work great. At a quarter of the cost.
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If you want flaps, Google "Tommy L Garage Mudflaps".

I've got a set and they work great. At a quarter of the cost.
Agreed, have his product and its great. Just wish I had it 20k miles ago!
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