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    Protective Film for the rear bumper

    I have just purchased the Audi Protective Film for the rear bumper of my Sportback. (8P5 061 197)

    Has anyone applied one of these?

    Any tips or points to watch out for, or am I best getting the dealer to fit it?
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    Use a mild solution of soapy water on the paintwork first. This allows the protector to be placed on the bumper and moved around a little for alignment. Once everything is straight then use a squeegee to remove all traces of the water/soap and it will stick permanently.
    I'm an optimist but I don't think it helps much.

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    I once fitted some window tints (not my car!) using the soapy water/squeegee method. It worked quite well, but a curved bumper might be a bit more tricky....


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    No, believe me it works fine.
    I'm an optimist but I don't think it helps much.

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    I fitted some of this stuff to the rear bumper on Claires B-Class to save it from the pram being dragged over it all the time.

    Not to big a job if you allow plenty of time and follow the above advice. The hardest part on the Merc was cutting out holes for the I can't park sensors...

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    you mean 'girly' sensors? ;-)

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    The hardest part on the Merc was cutting out holes for the I can't park sensors...
    Not a problem with the A3 because the film does not go down the face of the bumper where the sensors are located.

    I bet the chap I saw the other day reverse his nice new A3 S-Line into a low concrete bollard in a car park wished he had had them fitted.
    Last edited by h5djr; 5th June 2007 at 16:51.
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