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Old 02-18-2014, 11:47 AM   #1
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Good or Bad - 3M Paint Defender Spray Film

Anyone ever use this stuff on their bikes? I was thinking of using it to protect my plastic panels (painted) from a GL Coyote saddle bag.
Will to stand up to the abuse? Seems like it'll be great for the tank bag area as well. Anyone?

http://3mauto.com/paint-defender-spray-film.html
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Old 02-20-2014, 01:45 PM   #2
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Anyone ever use this stuff on their bikes? I was thinking of using it to protect my plastic panels (painted) from a GL Coyote saddle bag.
Will to stand up to the abuse? Seems like it'll be great for the tank bag area as well. Anyone?

http://3mauto.com/paint-defender-spray-film.html
Don't have a clue.

Was talking with a guy the other day.He's a helicopter mechanic. Apparently there is this clear self stick film (I think a 3M product) that is used on the leading edges of flaps, propellers and Heli rotors. Very, very tough. Keeps gravel and such from tearing up the surface. He brings scraps home from work. Planning on it for his tank.
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Old 02-20-2014, 03:07 PM   #3
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Hi, This is a spray-on product similar to spray plasti-dip, except it's clear. It has very mixed reviews, apparently because the application is very touchy, with lots of people ending up with runs or drips. The few that can get it applied correctly seem to like it. Check the reviews on Amazon.
I have not personally tried it......I was also interested, but I saw too many bad reviews and there are too many other options out there. YMMV.
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Old 02-20-2014, 04:26 PM   #4
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From what I have seen I have doubts about using it as a wear surface under saddle bags. More of an impact protector then a abrasion inhibitor.

Just what I have seen of it. Not had time to play with it yet.
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Old 02-21-2014, 03:11 AM   #5
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What about using Ski Top Tape? Its very thick and transparent.
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Old 02-21-2014, 07:54 AM   #6
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Really great suggestions. Well, I'll probably skip the 3M spray stuff.
However, ski top tape sounds great, comes in big sheets and is at a reasonable price.
http://www.tognar.com/top-sheet-skuf...sold-per-foot/

Was about to ask where to find helicopter surface tape and then found some. It's sounds like what I'm looking for but expensive stuff. Having to buy a 30 ft roll doesn't help.

http://www.findtape.com/product570/I...JHBtLweLT4%2fW
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Old 02-22-2014, 11:18 AM   #7
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the 3m film is readily available.

ex: http://www.nochip.ca/
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Old 02-22-2014, 12:29 PM   #8
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I have a different problem. My 2007 red Toyota Yaris has clear coat peeling on the roof. I understand it is a problem on other Toyota models as well. Toyota says ,Sorry out of warranty. It usually happens in the 4th year onward. I wax my cars 3 times a year maybe that's why it took 7 years.

Body shop says once it starts it keeps going. They said to live with it as the cost of complete sand down and repaint isn't worth it.


http://3mauto.com/paint-defender-spray-film.html would this stuff be helpful or
not worth the risk?
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Old 02-22-2014, 05:48 PM   #9
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I have a different problem. My 2007 red Toyota Yaris has clear coat peeling on the roof. I understand it is a problem on other Toyota models as well. Toyota says ,Sorry out of warranty. It usually happens in the 4th year onward. I wax my cars 3 times a year maybe that's why it took 7 years.

Body shop says once it starts it keeps going. They said to live with it as the cost of complete sand down and repaint isn't worth it.


http://3mauto.com/paint-defender-spray-film.html would this stuff be helpful or
not worth the risk?
If you don't mind it looking crappy close up, I'd just wet-sand the clear and reshoot from a spray can. The results will be better looking then the peeling clear that you have now, and you'll be protecting the color coat, which is protecting the steel underneath. I "fixed" the hood of my Durango this way last summer, and from 3 feet you can't tell that the clear ever peeled.
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Old 02-22-2014, 09:03 PM   #10
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Really great suggestions. Well, I'll probably skip the 3M spray stuff.
However, ski top tape sounds great, comes in big sheets and is at a reasonable price.
http://www.tognar.com/top-sheet-skuf...sold-per-foot/

Was about to ask where to find helicopter surface tape and then found some. It's sounds like what I'm looking for but expensive stuff. Having to buy a 30 ft roll doesn't help.

http://www.findtape.com/product570/I...JHBtLweLT4%2fW


I Have the absolute toughest stuff made, self stick UHMW-PE sheet. BUT, it is very heavy and doesn't do well on a double ruled surface unless you do some very fancy cutting---or slice it into thin strips. How big an area do you want to cover , what sort of surface. You're around me somewhere.
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Old 02-25-2014, 08:48 AM   #11
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One of the aussies that covered 330,000 miles used self adhesive sign material.
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