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Front End Stone Chip Protection

kkp0897 Jun 23, 2014

  1. kkp0897

    kkp0897 Active Member

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    After 24K of mileage on my S3 have noticed the odd stone chip here and there, nothing major but I have noticed a number of establishments doing a clear 3M uv protected front wrap. as follows :

    What is VentureShield paint protection film? | 3M Ventureshield


    Anyone done it , got any recommendations and places where it was done in Essex?
     
  2. Forbzeeee

    Forbzeeee Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Team Sepang Audi S3

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    I havent done it personally but I know a lot of porsche owners go in for this type of solution.
     
  3. Alex_Wil

    Alex_Wil S3 - DSG - Black Edition - TTE Hybrid Turbo Regional Rep

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    My partners step dad works for Parr Racing in Crawley and they use this company for all customers porsches who require it - went along to a show day not so long ago and saw how it was done - it is recommended.

    Alex
     
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  4. Mat1987

    Mat1987 Member

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    I've got this stuff fitted on my bike and its well worth the money and looking to get the car done at somepoint
     
  5. J0K3R5

    J0K3R5 Member

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    This might sound a bit silly,

    but wouldnt plastidip glossifier just do a similar job



     
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  6. A4_MaJiK

    A4_MaJiK Azeem

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    Anybody know how much this costs? My car is due out of the bodyshop this week so would be nice to get this done in the near future.

    Azeem
     
  7. kkp0897

    kkp0897 Active Member

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    Any cheaper or alternatives? Venture Shield ranges from £400 to £450 for the two places down south that I rang recently.
     
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  9. Gazwould

    Gazwould Well-Known Member

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    Bonnet bra , and they look soooooooo cool .
     
  10. SootySport

    SootySport Well-Known Member Team Silver

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    ----and completely destroy your cars dignity.
     
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  11. audismart

    audismart YOU ARE JUDGED BY THE CAR YOU DRIVE.

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    And ones self esteem.
     
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  12. Gazwould

    Gazwould Well-Known Member

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    Just think how many flies lives you will save .

    Simply fantastic idea .
     
  13. leshkin

    leshkin Hold my beer... VCDS Map User Gold Supporter Team Sepang Audi S3

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    My S3 has the whole front end, bonmet and some high use areas done by previous owner, so not sure how much it cost... The amount of stone chips this thing stopped is impressive though. Even a pheasant tried it on at one point - the bonnet did need a quick polish which repaired all of the damage.

    Venture shield is much more resilient to stones than plastidip, but does cost quite a bit more I'd imagine.
     
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  14. kkp0897

    kkp0897 Active Member

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    I beg to differ, plus I have heard of vehicles suffering from cloudy paintwork after extended use
     
  15. kkp0897

    kkp0897 Active Member

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    Partial Front End which includes almost a third of Bonnet, fronts of Wings, front bumper and Wing Mirrors.
    Airstream also did a section on the rear bumper and fronts of the rear arches. Difficult to tell its been wrapped from some of the pics but have shared all the same.
     

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  16. Gazwould

    Gazwould Well-Known Member

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    No clouds for me , just sunshine since I've been taking the pills.

    Another bonus is you get to call your car Zorro or named after your favourite horse because it emulates a nose bag .
     
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  17. PincherA6

    PincherA6 New Member

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    I had my TT Roadster done. Had it done by a company in Birmingham called Covertech. They do a lot for the Morgan factory. Payed £650 for pretty much the whole front end. TT is expensive as the bonnet is huge and I wanted the whole bonnet covered. Did a fantastic job and would use them again.
     
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  18. Redderz

    Redderz Speed kills

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    I have had my whole RS3 wrapped with PPF by Steve from mint condition in Romford he has previously wrapped the front end and high damage areas on two of the S3's I have owned it's one of the best stone chip protection films if you warm it up after it has been marked it self heals.
     
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  19. kkp0897

    kkp0897 Active Member

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    I contacted Steve too. His work looks good but was far more expensive than airstream if I am honest
     
  20. Redderz

    Redderz Speed kills

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    Yeah he is expensive 3.5k for the full car but it looks good though
     

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