Saturday, February 17, 2018

automotive paint protection - thinking of the unthinkable

I have not invest (spend) in getting paint protection for my Porsche GT4. It is unthinkable for most owners of this car. I am just not crazy about the idea of paying someone a couple of thousand of dollars to put these film on.

I have been thinking of the unthinkable, wanting to tackle this job myself. I have no disillusion of how difficult it can be, especially for someone that has never been trained hands on. I am fearless for trying something new. There is very few projects that I haven't done.

one car buy computer cut kits - the common ones are 3M; Xpel plays protected industry and will not sell to non-trade individuals like me

this is a short video showing the basics but most jobs are much much more difficult

this is an excellent video in which a complex bumper is used for example and he patiently goes through all the subtle techniques


  1. Well you did tear the whole front end off your Mini so I'm thinking you could handle this no problem. Even if you just start with some less complex areas.

    1. Thanks for the moral support. We think alike, as I too was thinking of tackling the easier part first. The front spoiler/bumper looks very hard. One seller gives the option to pay like 15% more as insurance which you can get a second sheet if you ruin the first.