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Old 08-20-2014, 08:56 PM   #1
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Member#: 393094
Join Date: Jun 2014
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Bergen/Spring Lake
2014 WRX Hatch
Ice... Berr

Default 3m paint defender

Whelp... I'm taking a road trip in two weeks to Chicago, and I was going to clear vinyl the front end, but decided against it. I went with the 3m paint defender stuff instead. I read for days reviews. They are either great, or horrible. So, with that being said I went for it. I think most peoples problem is not having previous experience with spraying and what not. But I have done my fair share. So and for 50 bucks, I got two cans, the sprayer, clothes, wax tape and car cover. I forgot to take pictures as I was doing it... However I took them after when it was dark. But hey whatever. And now, I see I'm having trouble uploading the pictures.. It says I do not have permission to upload photos... So.. For now, you'll just have to go off what I am saying lol

I wrapped the car completely and followed the directions with covering the car. I made the t cut, but since I was doing my bumper too, I modified it a bit. I then waxed the area but did not allow it to come to a haze like it said. Once done, I sprayed.. Well, my cars silver, and the paints silver/clear.. And basically could not see anything I sprayed on the car until it start to dry.. A blue haze. I did the up and down and side to side rule they say in the directions. I also did the timing as 3 seconds per foot.. But I only used one can.. So I'm scared as hell that the coats are WAY to thin.. But we will find out I guess eh? I would love to post pictures, but does anyone know why I can't?

It will better show what I'm talking about..

Also, has anyone used it? Nightmare or not, what was your experience?? I hope this works a bit.. Just for the minor road rocks on this 13 hour drive..

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Old 08-27-2014, 09:33 AM   #2
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Join Date: Dec 2007
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: Cincinnati, OH


Strongly considering this for my 2015 when she's delivered. I'm on the highway a lot, and my G37x looks like a bug and rock chip hell. At that cost, it's cheap enough to do every year with my other detailing maintenance.

Did you do headlights too? I know they recommend against glass, but I don't like hazy, weathered headlights either!

I've never used it before but appreciate your perspective. I would suggest using photo bucket or something to host your own pics... I'm curious to see how it looks. Some people can't see it at all, others say it looks like orange peel clear coat, and some say it looks like a normal clear bra.
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Old 08-27-2014, 01:19 PM   #3
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Join Date: Jul 2013
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Geneseo, IL
2005 WRX STi


Use photobucket.com for uploading photos
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