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kwtoxman your GXP turned out great. It is barely noticeable in some picts. and not noticeable at all if you are 5-10ft. away. I noticed you have your front license plate on. Is that required in Canada? Out here the CA. law says you have to one but it is not really enforced.
 

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kwtoxman your GXP turned out great. It is barely noticeable in some picts. and not noticeable at all if you are 5-10ft. away. I noticed you have your front license plate on. Is that required in Canada? Out here the CA. law says you have to one but it is not really enforced.
Actually, when my friend went to court for not having a front plate on his 350Z, the judge ruled that since he doesn't have a mount for the front plate, it's not required. This was in either Fresno or San Diego (I can't remember where he got the ticket). But there's some precedence for you! ;)
 

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Actually, when my friend went to court for not having a front plate on his 350Z, the judge ruled that since he doesn't have a mount for the front plate, it's not required. This was in either Fresno or San Diego (I can't remember where he got the ticket). But there's some precedence for you! ;)
Nice judge. I can remember one time when they had the strip out here and we would go cruising. A cop pulled me over and gave me a fix it ticket I think it was 15 days to get a front plate put on my Camaro so I went home put the plate on and was back on the strip 15 minutes later driving by the same cop smiling as I went by. Of course this was before video cameras were everywhere.
 

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Ok I just got Victoria back from her Ventureshield. I am really impressed with this stuff. It looks great. I had the whole front bumper, mirrors and the hood done. I also had the installer custom cut the entire rocker panel and behind the back wheel. It came out great. Id love to plug the installer but not not sure if its ok with the forum rules. If anyone needs an installer in the LA area let me know.


Here are some pics of the hood so you can see the seam. Its really hard to notice unless youre right on top of it and looking straight on.



Heres the drivers rocker panel. He added a nice little curve detail at the front which is good cause this area is a little more noticible because you are looking down at it and can tell its thicker because of the angle of the rocker panel. In this picture you can also see how the seam disappears at an angle.



I have more pics but didnt want to fill up 2 pages. Overall Im super happy with it and hope it holds up as well as it is suposed to.
 

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Great pic's to add Adam; it is nice to see the ventureshield on different paint colours. But you seem to have a few palm trees on your hood. :lol:

This forum was great to help me choose this stuff, and I think adding the various paint colour pics of the film will help others too.

I'm going to keep an eye on the rocker panels, and I will add the film across the bottom if I start seeing any paint chips.


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Yup, a plate is required in Ontario, and some other provinces, but not all.

I hate it. But with a known 'supercop' element in my area I don't want to take the chance. It is a $110 ticket. :brentil:

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I tell you to move to Alberta, where no front plate is required, but then, there would be no one left in Ontario:glol:
 

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I should mention that earlier this summer I put the ventureshield to the test inadvertently. I got behind a stooooopid dump truck for a bit that was spitting stones like no tomorrow. :brentil:

I could hear the ping ping thwack ping as I got outta there fast. I checked the front of the car and I could see where the stones hit the front end on the venture shield (dust marks), but they made no issues; cleaned right off. One headlight took a good hit, but it too has the ventureshield over it and it marked the film ever so slightly. Almost like a little cut. But it saved the headlight perfectly. :dthumbs:. It is a tiny mark, and maybe someday I'll replace it if I want to spend the money and time to make it perrrfect again.

Great stuff
 

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i was really interested in these but then i checked the price for nuew bumpers for solsitces and they retail about 150 dollars!!!
 

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just had my solstice done last week by solar tech .it was a 3m film.it took 8hrs to do the whole car. so far so good with it.
 

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I tried to have a bra put on my car. The graphics guy refused to do it. Says it will pull off all the paint/clear coat, will discolor.

Wondering since this is such and old thread if anyone has had those problems with it.

I have had a lot of vinyl wraps done by this shop, but he refuses to put it on any American made car with water based paint.
 

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No problem, looks good after 8 years.sure looks better than paint chips.
 

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You guys are both in Canada, does the sun shine up there? lol

I am in SoCal, with our smog, salt in the air, burning sun and low humidity. I wonder if that is part of it. This guys travels around the world to do training, certified by Heilixx or something or another. He says under no circumstance would he put it on my car. He did the vinyl wrap on the Sky and my FJ. But refuses the clear 3m stuff. In a bad place as I can't have some else do it.

Glad you guys are happy with it.
 

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Try reading it again. He does not want to sell me anything. He refuses to. Not what I would consider my best friend, but a good friend. Customer willing to pay money. He won't take it. He does this stuff for a living, has for well over 10 years.

You mentioned rinsing under it. I maybe talking about something different. Once the 3m stuff is on you do not take it off. It is permanent. I do have some on the fronts of my dually hips. It has discolored, but it does not get the best care for sure. Living on a dirt road.
 

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took mine to a company called solar tech in kelona british columbia. they used the best film out there as there always up grading.he told me if its a factory paint job he has never had a problem with the clear coming off if one wants to remove the film but after market paint jobs is were he said the clear came off. the company does high end cars as well.
it took 3 workers to do the entire car in 8 hours. he also recommended bring it back to him to get the film removed if one wanted to as to do it the right way. i clean mine with dawn & get the bugs off with in 24 hrs. as of the weather were i live it will be 95f sunday so i deal with heat to.
 

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Now that you mention the upgrading, he also said that that the stuff was getting much stronger. That the paint quality on American cars was not the level of European and Japanese.

Glad you guys are not having any problems with it. It gives me some fire power to talk with him about again.
 
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