Paint protection film- does it work ?

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 22, 2004 at 19:23
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I am going into the Calvert Ranges and I heard that the track in really scratches the sides of the car . I saw and advert for a sticky plastic (?) film that you can apply to the side panels of your car . Has anybody tried it ?????????
Thanks ,
Willie .Wishun I was fishun
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Reply By: Member - Andrew & Jen (Melb) - Sunday, Feb 22, 2004 at 19:38

Sunday, Feb 22, 2004 at 19:38
See Post 8315
I sent away and have a sample on my Landcruiser that is about 3cm by 10cm and the paint under that is beautiful. It is quite heavy duty and I reckon it would work but it works out pricey.

Andrew2001 Landcruiser 100S Turbo Diesel
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Reply By: Member - Willie Sydney - Sunday, Feb 22, 2004 at 21:27

Sunday, Feb 22, 2004 at 21:27
Andrew,
Thamnks for the info . Who do I contact about this ? I have thrown away the mag with the advert .
Thanks ,
Willie .Wishun I was fishun
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew & Jen (Melb) - Sunday, Feb 22, 2004 at 21:53

Sunday, Feb 22, 2004 at 21:53
This is where I got my sample.
Protection film
Under contact info they have an address and email address and I got them to post me out a sample.
Andrew2001 Landcruiser 100S Turbo Diesel
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Reply By: desray - Sunday, Feb 22, 2004 at 21:52

Sunday, Feb 22, 2004 at 21:52
http://www.4wdworld.com.au/products/scratchpro/index.htm
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Reply By: patrol88 - Sunday, Feb 22, 2004 at 22:46

Sunday, Feb 22, 2004 at 22:46
HI Willie,
My neigbour has been trialing a new brush on version of the plastic protection film you are describing.l have not seen it put on but he told me it is brushed on with a roller and then needs to set for about 24hrs.We recently did a trip to wonagatta,although there was not much tracks for getting scratched,it did hold up very well with stones comming off the wheels well.Depending on how thick you put it on,it feels like contact ,just slightly thicker to touch.One thing we did notice though that it some how seems to absorb the dust,but it cleans off fairly well with a good wash.He still has the coating on now after nearly 4 weeks and is still as good as it when on.The best way to get it off would be to go to a car lovers car wash as a normal house tap does not have enough power to get it off.
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Reply By: Member - Willie Sydney - Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 14:28

Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 14:28
Thanks evryone for your help . I contacted Scratchpro who have the paint / roll on glug which dries to a semi clear film . They said I can buy it at Opposite Lock or TJM . I will get some for sure .
Willie .Wishun I was fishun
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew & Jen (Melb) - Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 14:52

Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 14:52
With the paint on stuff you can only leave it on a couple of months as it goes brittle in the sun. You have to peel it off before this happens or it becomes pretty difficult. I felt it on a car at Wandin and it feels pretty tough. I would rather the film coz you can leave it on for years and then peel it off when you wish to sell or .... Costs quite a bit more initially though.
Andrew2001 Landcruiser 100S Turbo Diesel
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Reply By: Member - Willie Sydney - Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 15:17

Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 15:17
Andrew ,
OK , I will enquire about the stick on film before I make a decision . I have a 100TD
too.
You look good with those wings !
Thanks ,
Willie .Wishun I was fishun
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Reply By: Brent.n - Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 15:30

Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 15:30
i have heard of the film that you put on your self it is realy good but the perminant film sounds good, i have a dark blue patrol so it shows the scratches, where can i find more about this perminant film, i live in sydney.
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Follow Up By: Member - Willie Sydney - Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 16:20

Monday, Feb 23, 2004 at 16:20
Brent ,
The protective film people are :
Tint Rite
03 - 5133 8100
0403325561
1a Saskia Way
Morwell.
I don't know if these are the people Andrew got the sample from .
Regards ,
WillieWishun I was fishun
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Follow Up By: Member - DickyBeach - Sunday, Mar 07, 2004 at 06:17

Sunday, Mar 07, 2004 at 06:17
Brent.n,
Try All Protection Tinting Pty Ltd at North Ryde 9889 2300 - ask for Alison or Sandra.
I used the film for our 3 month WA odysssey (incl CSR) last year and it was amazing.
DB
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