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Old 01-18-2011, 11:55 PM
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Not sure why the 3M would need to be replaced at 9000 miles. I have 22k miles on mine. The 3M was placed on my truck around 2,000 miles. I had to repaint several parts because it was "sand blasted". Then installed the 3M and no issues. I live in Wisconsin. From history of my other cars, I anticipate 2-3 years from the 3M then it will need to be replaced.
Did you use regular 8mil 3M or the thicker 12+ mil?

Any pics of your 3M job?

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Old 01-19-2011, 09:09 PM
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I used the thicker 3M material; although the material is still intact, on Alpine White there is the slight yellowing issue and the most abused areas are rough to the touch and discolored. I believe it is a function of miles on the vehicle and road conditions, not time.
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JDM....the film is porous. Road grime/snow slugh grime doesn't help.
TRY to keep it as waxed as much as possible to mitigate the *porosity*.....
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Old 01-19-2011, 10:23 PM
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Thanks for the info; I am getting new film put on this weekend and will start treating it with wax.
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Old 01-19-2011, 10:44 PM
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Thanks for the info; I am getting new film put on this weekend and will start treating it with wax.
Already? Don't you have less than 10k miles? BMW really should solve this
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Old 01-19-2011, 11:00 PM
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This winter has finished it off at 9k
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Old 01-19-2011, 11:20 PM
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This winter has finished it off at 9k
I feel you, I think I'll have gone through an entire tube of AW touch up pain by the end. How I get chips on the roof above my windshield? Who knows.

It doesn't help that the union truck drivers are trigger happy when it comes to spreading salt. Even today at 43 degrees. What a joke
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Curious. Is it replaced OOP or under warranty.....

2nd. I would seal it 1 week after install. There is still *fluid* aka - slip solution under the film that works it's way out. Colder weather doesn't help either. I'd give it a week for it to work it's way out. YMMV
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Thanks for the info; I am getting new film put on this weekend and will start treating it with wax.
My 3M guy recommended the thicker 3m on lower doors and rockers, and in front of rear wheel add an additional thinner 3m that can just be peeled off and reapplied as time goes on.

Thicker below for max protection, thinner smaller removable strip on top.
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Well the snow, salt, and sand has killed the 3M i put on in november. Rockers are pretty beat up and it looks like i will be replacing the film come spring. What a PITA!!!! Northern, did you put on any mud flaps???
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