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Anyone tried clear armor stone chip protection?

I have a friend who put clear armor on his EVO. It seems to work great.

Have any of you installed this on your Mustangs?

I wasn't familiar with clear armor until he showed me--its a thick clear plastic covering on the front of his car the prevents stone chips in his paint. Its basically invisible.

...if there's a thread on this topic I appoligize. I seached and couldn't find anything.

Anyway, I'm picking up stone chips. I need some protection for the bumper and front of the hood. ...not sure if a standard car bra would be the best solution.


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I haven't noticed any stone chips but I also don't follow people close and I avoid the highway during heavy traffic

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ya i don't know if it has something to do with roads in California or what but I don't tailgate and I....I don't know what to tell you, I get stone chips here. Maybe its a Bay Area thing?

Anyway, I need some protection from stone chips.

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Alot of people use the 3m stuff it's probably similar to what you are looking at and they have good results with it, it's expensive installed though probably 400 to 800 bucks
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yes! that's what I'm looking for. I've heard that its called "clear armor"

Ok, the search continues.

Ya, I think its the California roads. my last car had tons of stone chips. Actually, all the cars i've ever owned in CA have been pock-marked with stone chips.

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You can also look at this place: Paint Protection Film - XPEL Technologies Corp. They have paint protection kits and head light protection kits. I have not used their paint protection kit but I just installed the head light protection kit last weekend and they fit perfect and were easy to install. I would highly recommend head light protection as the HID head lamps are just over $1K a piece, don't know about the standard head lamps. I am sure xpel's paint protection kits are top notch judging from the quality of the head lamp kit.

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thanks for the info

...holy crap I had no idea the HIDs were that expensive!

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thanks for the info

...holy crap I had no idea the HIDs were that expensive!
Not sure why they would be. The factory package that adds HID's, the security system and the wheel locks is a $920 option.
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