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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

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Old 10-18-2013, 04:05 PM   #1
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3M clear spray on film!!

Oh baby! Just saw this article and looks amazing! I can absolutely see me using this on front grill and leading third of the hood after my spring deep detail. Get through the winter, catch up on all touch ups, deep detail and wax and then coat out the front of my car!

Anyone used this yet?

http://gizmodo.com/3ms-paint-defende...t-o-1447008774
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Old 10-18-2013, 04:19 PM   #2
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I've used it. Good stuff, it doesn't come out as clear as they promise
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Old 10-18-2013, 04:34 PM   #3
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Read the reviews on amazon before you purchase:
- Hard to remove unless applied thick
- Not perfectly clear
- Easily runs, no way to fix without starting over
- Last a few months, less in rain/snow

The final point was the dealer breaker for me.
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Old 10-18-2013, 11:51 PM   #4
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so basically, its clear plastidip? haha
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Old 10-19-2013, 02:00 PM   #5
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so basically, its clear plastidip? haha
They make clear plastidip, and it sounds better than this stuff.
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Old 10-19-2013, 09:40 PM   #6
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I put it on my hood about 3 months ago, its held up fine. Much less noticeable than the clear bra on my other car, but my car is white, that may make a difference.
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Old 10-19-2013, 10:41 PM   #7
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Clear plasti dip is cheaper, holds better, and probably easier to apply.
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Old 10-22-2013, 09:16 PM   #8
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I have it on my hood and behind the tires . So far not bad . I did gets runs in it , but does a good job in self leveling. I'll probable use it again . I wanted something to protect from track day chips ,
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Old 10-25-2013, 03:46 PM   #9
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just go with clear plasti dip
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Old 10-25-2013, 08:12 PM   #10
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or if you have some spare cash, dont they actually have specific applications such as clear bra or something like that? you can just do your whole front section and behind the tires?
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Old 10-27-2013, 01:59 PM   #11
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Not to sound stupid, but unless the purpose is for paint-damage-prevention, it seems to me you're spending the same amount of time applying/removing the product as you would washing your car. And either way you're still going to deep clean/detail/wax at some point.

I mean I guess it's easier?
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Old 10-27-2013, 08:55 PM   #12
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I my case the front and sides of the car was getting sandblasted/ hot tire rubber @ track days so it serves the purpose . For a street car, probably just wax .
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