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Clear Coat Protectant.. Opinions?

My car's front end has been very prone to paint chips. I will be repainting the bumper/hood/fenders in a few weeks and want opinions on this clearcoat protectant. Is it worth it? Will it affect the finish? I have a white car.

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No doubt it will protect the front end paint of your car, but I am not sure what it will do to the finish. You question leads me to believe you can remove this stuff sometime later. I do not think this is the case. For all practical purposes this stuff will become part of the original paint for ever. 3M makes a self adhesive clear film that can be removed and replaced. I think I would use it over the other system.

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That looks like the stuff they are putting on some of the newer cars that are like clear bras... I know this, the stuff they use on Volvo's (and probably others) cannot be waxed! It will turn white and cruddy! I found out the hard way Just an FYI.
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Why not epoxy the whole bumper and use some Bulldog adhesion promoter, I think this would work fine along with a good clear... Im not big on spending 150 dollars on something I dont know what will do to my finish over time either.. If it is some type of sprayable plastic coating, you can bet your butt over time it will marr up, you may still have good clear underneath but I think you would also have beauty marks showing... Barry would know about this stuff Im sure... If it were me, I would just stick to what works day in and day out
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I'd like to see the ingrediants, this product is probably just a clear
ureathane with a flex additive or one that doesn't get as hard,
like using less hardener-I've heard of that helping.
I'm sure if some new "wonder" clear comes out that the major auto
paint suppliers would be advertising an equivelent product.
I've heard nothing yet but that's just my little minds opinion.
We have some real paint experts on this site, maybe they know.
There's a lot of things that "help" prevent rock chips but I don't think
anything out there will stop it completely.
Once again I agree with BondoKings' reply, he's the man, even though
he paints boats and paints at night, He's right on.
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