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Old 06-18-2008, 09:32 PM   #1
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We have just had a full body paint on our 1995 Vectra. It was suggested to us that we have the front of the motorhome and the tow vehicle fitted with the clear film from Scotchgard. We are keen to know if any of you have had experience with this and what you think of the product.

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Old 06-18-2008, 09:32 PM   #2
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We have just had a full body paint on our 1995 Vectra. It was suggested to us that we have the front of the motorhome and the tow vehicle fitted with the clear film from Scotchgard. We are keen to know if any of you have had experience with this and what you think of the product.

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Old 06-19-2008, 04:38 AM   #3
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I have the clear bra on my 05 Itasca Horizon and I put it on every tow vehicle. I highly recommend it. My advice is to take your coach and tow vehicle to a reputable auto installer who can advise you on which product is best. I have used the same company in Littleton, CO for years and they do a great job, reasonably priced.
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Old 06-19-2008, 05:12 AM   #4
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It's a good product. There are also one or two other competing products (Diamond Shield?), so check them out.

The nice thing about the film is you can scrub away when you de-bug the front with practically no adverse affects. Continual scrubbing on clear coat will probably scratch it over time.

It will protect the paint from very small flying rocks, but it will get torn if they are large enough.
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Old 06-19-2008, 05:24 AM   #5
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I have the 3-M product on the front of the coach (factory installed) and a clear film called Llumar on front of the toad...The 3-M has held up well for going on 3 years and does seem to minimize bug and road rash damage. Only had the toad film on for a few months but it too is doing OK. Of course a coating of wax or Griott's bug-stop help also...
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Old 06-19-2008, 06:46 AM   #6
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We have the 3m clear bra also. I wouldn't be without it. I would love to see a picture of your new paint job.

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Old 06-19-2008, 12:39 PM   #7
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We have 3-M factory installed on our 05 Journey also. Great product. However, if involved in an accident(truck backed into ours)removing and replacing it increases labor cost considerably. Still worth every penny though.
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Old 06-19-2008, 01:22 PM   #8
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Thank you for your responses - they are much appreciated.

Jim will take a picture of it next week when
it's out of the yard. It's very plain - no swirls or strips - just off white on the top and charcoal on the bottom and NO decals - they have been banned It looks ageless.

We are hopefully having the film put on next week - because we live outside the USA there are not many applicators here - he has been highly recommended and is doing alot of the big trucking firms.

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Old 06-19-2008, 01:57 PM   #9
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What company do you use? We live in Lakewood. Thanks
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Old 06-19-2008, 03:23 PM   #10
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Even though you've already decided I want to add my thumbs up to the 3m. I've had it now for 23,000 mi. including a trip to Alaska and it still looks new.

Looking foward to the pics.
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Alex,

I use IDS Window Tinting at 8071A S. Broadway in Littleton, CO. Phone: 303-734-4500
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