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Old 08-19-2010, 08:37 PM
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[COLOR=black][FONT=Verdana]When I bought my X5M in December, I drove it right to the shop to have 3M put on the front. They covered everything from the front bumper to the windshield (bumper, fenders, entire hood and wheel arches). Yes, I made the mistake of not doing the sills or rear fenders. This custom shop has a lot of experience applying this 3M film. Because it is black and the size of the hood, they really had a lot of difficulties. We were both disappointed in the finished look. They agreed to look for something better and redo it. All I would pay for is the cost of the film. They decided to use XPel. XPel uses a gel to aid application. They stated it was a significant improvement with installing. The finished look is 100% better. They were able to wrap in under the leading edges of the hood and fenders for extra protection. They were able to use just one piece for the entire hood. Taking off the 3M was a HUGE pain for them. Half of the adhesive was left behind. See the picture.
BTW, Xpel film is actually made by 3M. Xpel just pre-cuts them or provides the cutting machine and software for "fit to size" to its vendors. Ventureshield is also now owned by 3M.
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Kind of what i figured that everyone was owned by 3M. Where ever they ordered if from last time did not have sheets big enough to cover the hood. XPel did. And they had this gel to apply it that worked well when putting it on such a larger surface.

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BMW just released a stone-guard package (Stone-guard film and mud flaps). Its right about $600 for everything.

"BMW of North America is pleased to announce a Stone-Guard Package for the X5 M and vehicles with the X5 M sport package (SA 337). The use of mud flaps in combination with transparent stone-guard protective film helps prevent damage in the vehicle’s exposed areas of the side skirts and wheel arche"
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Old 08-23-2010, 08:44 AM
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Are you experiencing the same thing with stone chipping?

Stone chips - bimmerfest - BMW Forums


BMW last week announced a solution for both X5 and X6 Models. It consists of a Mud Flap and 3M Type Solution, think of 911 Rear Arches in the 1980's.
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Old 08-23-2010, 03:07 PM
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anyone got pics of these mudflaps ?? prolly really ugly
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Old 08-29-2010, 08:03 PM
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I was just shown these flaps and holy **** they are ugly , ill get a photo the next time i get my car washed. there is no way anyone here with an M / M-Sport will stick these things on...

not painted, grey rubber,giant bolt on mess....
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I saw this mud spray pattern on the truck when I was filling it today. Thought is was a good representation of where the 3M needs to be placed.

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It would be nice if you could duplicate the driving that caused that pattern with the mudflaps installed.
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It would be nice if you could duplicate the driving that caused that pattern with the mudflaps installed.

Good thought for someone to do. I will not be installing mudflaps. I put film on most of the bottom and front of the car. Good enough for me.
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Old 09-08-2010, 04:13 PM
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nice post 998m, thats about right
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