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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 02-05-2007, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
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Ventureshield Installed [with pics]

I picked up my car on Tuesday and had Ventureshield installed on Sunday (less than 200 miles on the odometer prior to install). All I can say is WOW!!!! I had the front grill, headlights, fog lights and side mirrors done. This stuff is amazing. The front grill piece is invisible from less than 6". I have to point out where the seam is to people. Same goes for the headlights. The side mirrors are a bit more noticeable (since it's a jigsaw puzzle of 4 pieces for each mirror). Even with that if you are more than an arms length from the car you can not see it.

Todd from ClearbraNJ was my local installer and he is top notch! He spent 10 minutes removing a piece of lint from the film, that I could not even see! There is something to be said about taking pride in your work these days. The whole ordeal took about 3 hours and I couldn't be happier with the results. Great product and great service.

Todd and his wife installing the front grill.


My baby protected and ready to face the world (the floor was dry when we started)


Detail Closeup front grill (the line is the hood NOT the Ventureshield)


Detail Closeup side mirror

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post #2 of 41 (permalink) Old 02-05-2007, 09:04 PM
 
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Looks really really good!

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Looks really good! I might need to try! How much did it cost with the install?
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Looks really good! I might need to try! How much did it cost with the install?
Kipp, your bride just called me to tell you it's time for you to go to bed! Geez, isn't it past midnight in New Jersey?

Morfious, that looks fantastic. Did you put anything on the hood?

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Looks really good! I might need to try! How much did it cost with the install?
Everything together was $300. Just had to make the drive to his shop.

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Kipp, your bride just called me to tell you it's time for you to go to bed! Geez, isn't it past midnight in New Jersey?

Morfious, that looks fantastic. Did you put anything on the hood?

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Actually it's 11:13 as I'm typing this. No I did not do the hood. I was not sure if I wanted a more noticeable line 1/2 way up the hood. I was mostly concerned with the protection of me bumping into things while getting to know exactly where the front of the car is, well that and kicked up rocks. The pattern for the Solstice only covers the hood up to the top of the headlights. There are also parts for the side running boards and behind the front wheels. I did not get these installed either.

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Everything together was $300. Just had to make the drive to his shop.
DAMN! The kits alone are more than that on the website (I got both GXP kits) ... you got a NICE deal! I paid $250 labor for mine (average price) and it was worth every penny. ~$600 for mine (Kits and installation)

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Actually it's 11:13 as I'm typing this.

I was mostly concerned with the protection of me bumping into things while getting to know exactly where the front of the car is, well that and kicked up rocks.
oops, momentary brain malfunction. Pacific coast is two hours difference, not Atlantic coast.

I often advise people, when you pull in or back in to park, stop about TWO FEET before you think you need to. That leaves plenty of room so no scraping. Also keeps you far enough to the outside so people don't think that's an empty space and jump to get in the spot before the other guy. That could get messy if the Solstice is parked deeply in the space and not visible until too late.

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post #7 of 41 (permalink) Old 08-04-2007, 04:31 PM
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I just got the ventureshield put on my red GXP. I got it put on the hood, front fascia, lights, foglamps, behind the front wheels, behind and in front of the rear wheels, and on the sill plates. Cost was around $700. Great stuff and very hard to see.

This forum has been great for finding out about these things.

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I also had the ventureshield put on. Great investment and you got a super price KW. Mine was around $800 but I got the extended version that goes 23" up on the hood along with front fascia, lights, foglamps, and sideview mirrors.
Folks if you own a Sol/Sky this is $ well spent. To find a local dealer just do a search on Ventureshield and you will get their website and you can find an authorized dealer/installer in your state.

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Wow, that really looks great.

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Has anyone tried the XPEL version of this?

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Never heard of it. What is it?

I have a bunch of pics of this on my red gxp I can post if anyone is interested. I forgot to add that it is on my mirrors too.

thx

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Never heard of it. What is it?

I have a bunch of pics of this on my red gxp I can post if anyone is interested. I forgot to add that it is on my mirrors too.

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Thx for the link. Check out their warranty. FWIW the ventureshield has a lifetime warranty .

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Mine goes in Sat for Ventureshield. Im paying quite the bundle but Im getting The bumper, hood mirrors and the full rocker panels (Custom cut). Im also gonna get some 3M crystalline tint thrown on to bounce off the heat.

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Congratulations and report back on your impressions.

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