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Old 04-06-2006, 06:48 PM   #1
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paint protection noob here. should i wax car before its application?.....

my car is brand new. i picked it up last wed. and the dealer just washed the car prior to my picking it up.

i am planning on getting paint protection film, specifically avery's stoneshield film.

so, should i put a layer or several layers of wax on? i was assuming that it would be best not to.

but i want to see what y'all's recommendation is.

TIA.
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Old 04-06-2006, 07:05 PM   #2
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3m stuff is def good.. I work at a MB dealer and if done right..looks invisible..I'm doing my MTech bumper soon with it.. BTW>> NO need to wax b4..they strip off wax for adhesion upon apply..
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Old 04-06-2006, 07:09 PM   #3
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3m stuff is def good.. I work at a MB dealer and if done right..looks invisible..I'm doing my MTech bumper soon with it.. BTW>> NO need to wax b4..they strip off wax for adhesion upon apply..
thanks for the info. i figured that wax would make the application that much more difficult.

so i guess if i definitely go with it, i will take the car as is. i will of course wash her just before.

i have a tentative appt. tomorrow PM.

the local shop here is custom cutting the film, in their words, in such a way to provide "wrap around" coverage and not in pieces as some pre-cut kits are.

i am also getting some custom film that they use in nascar for the windshield. my B5 S4 windshield took a beating here in NC for some reason even before the car was lowered. i think llumar makes that particular film. i have seen it on cars and figured it is worthwhile esp. since it is included

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