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      06-20-2019, 08:17 AM   #23
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PPF....I'll do this again

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PPF is the way to go IMO. .....keeps the car looking great, stops me from worrying and protects your resale value. I've had half a dozen cars done, some for up to 16 years with zero issues. I've done my F type and my Z4 goes in next week. ....and unless you are paying a huge premium, a repaint is nowhere near as good as the factory finish.

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Purchased the 07 Z4MR Imola Red in Mar 2010 as the second owner w/12K miles; purchased from Park Place Ltd in Bellevue WA; they had a PPF team on their staff and I had the front bumper, partial hood, mirrors, door edges done in VentureShield PPF (a 3M type film); returned a yr later and had the rocker panels below the doors done from back of front fenders and to the front of rear fenders as well; there was no cutting of PPF while on the car; it was all CNC machine cut to perfection; the initial application was $995 in Mar 2010 and the rocker panels were appx $200 a yr later; currently @ 67K miles and 9+ yrs and the PPF is holding up great and has saved the OEM front end paint.
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      06-20-2019, 12:54 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by DPelletier View Post
PPF is the way to go IMO. .....keeps the car looking great, stops me from worrying and protects your resale value. I've had half a dozen cars done, some for up to 16 years with zero issues. I've done my F type and my Z4 goes in next week. ....and unless you are paying a huge premium, a repaint is nowhere near as good as the factory finish.

2 cents,
Dave
Good advice, thank you sir.
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      07-04-2019, 05:10 PM   #25
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Over the years not sure how much I have spent on PPF's but for my recently acquired X5M and the way I want it covered, it would be $2600

So what does a smart man do? I teamed up with a buddy of mine who owns a car store and decided to get a 3M PPF certification that way not only I can buy cheap/whole sale roll/s but would save myself $$$$$ on installation as well

Scheduled for a course mid July so we''ll see how that goes.
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      07-06-2019, 03:55 PM   #26
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In the event of a panel getting damaged, I wonder if insurance covers replacing the PPF. 🤔
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Noble venture but I can't be bothered w ppf, the car and/or the ppf is gonna get marked up, then what? Replace ruined ppf w a new sheet continuously?

Paint matching isn't that difficult, just find a good shop.

I don't care about resale or keeping it nice for any next owner.
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