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Old 26-09-2016, 03:16 PM
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I have to agree. I have some but took them off. Moisture sat between the guards and paintwork which in turn will cause the paint to fail after time.

Also they were cut wonky so looked a bit naff.
Other than the 'wonky' comment I think it's like anything in life.

If you maintain them periodically they will be fine and may even reduce stone chips.

Alternatives are repaint or clear film.

£15 is worth a go in this scenario.

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Old 26-09-2016, 03:33 PM
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I had clear film protectors on my first M Coupe which seemed to do the trick. Not got round to putting any on the my second M Coupe so far as I haven't had so much of a problem as I did a lot more miles (couple of long European tours) in the first car.
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Old 26-09-2016, 04:58 PM
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Was the clear film cut to size or just a diy sheet?
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Old 26-09-2016, 09:39 PM
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The film was cut to shape by the bodyshop lads at what was Preston Hall BMW Teesside (now Coopers) when it was in to get some warranty paintwork/bodywork done.
The car was still within the 6 year bodywork warranty period at the time - early 2006 - and had some rust on the rear hatch, the paintwork technician from Bracknell who just happened to be there that day, stated they don't repair rusty panels, BMW replace them!!! Result complete new hatch and full rear end, from behind doors, respray. The paint shop foreman added the film protectors as he'd noticed the a few stone chips on the rear arches.
I'll have a look through photos I have of that car to see if I have any pictures to show the shape.
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Old 27-09-2016, 08:53 PM
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I have templates for the magnetic stone guards so could cut some clear film to shape if anyone can recommend some?
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Old 27-09-2016, 10:08 PM
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I am in for a set of clear ones.
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Old 29-09-2016, 07:09 PM
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I'll get hold of some clear paint protection film and make a couple of sets up for people to try. Not in it for profit so it'll just be film price + postage
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Cheap set on ebay,

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Z3-M-...EAAOSwq-BeHhCQ
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