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Old 03-19-2008, 05:32 PM   #1
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I'm trying to source the 3M scotchcal paint protection film or similar product to put across the front
of my 17' Bigfoot and the tailgate of my TV. The best so far is out of Star Shield Armor in California
at 3'x8' for $180. Has anyone used this or a similar product and can source a lower price?

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Old 03-19-2008, 07:01 PM   #2
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thats pretty specialized! Hope you get an answer.
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Old 03-19-2008, 07:31 PM   #3
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How about Transit Shield? Gene Layton (webmaster at CasitaForum) has a post about it here:
Trailer protection, Going to Alaska or snow country?. As an FYI, you have to be a member of CasitaForum to read the topic.

But at 2'x200' for $99.95, I'd say it's a better deal than you're looking at!
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Old 03-19-2008, 08:32 PM   #4
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I'm trying to source the 3M scotchcal paint protection film or similar product to put across the front
of my 17' Bigfoot and the tailgate of my TV. The best so far is out of Star Shield Armor in California
at 3'x8' for $180. Has anyone used this or a similar product and can source a lower price?

Thanks to all who reply.

Is this the kind of stuff you are looking for?

http://www.carpretty.com/3mpaintprotectionfilm.htm

I have been by to see the stuff, it is kind of expensive though.

While looking around, I just found this...

http://www.rvtoyoutlet.com/c-rv-hitching/p-7823.html $29.99 for 50'
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Old 03-20-2008, 12:00 AM   #5
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There was earlier discussion regarding gel coat protection http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/index.php?showtopic=28160&hl=gravel

I will experiment with VentureShield soon, http://www.stickercity.com/store/home.php?cat=2228

Application method is on the video on YouTube
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Old 03-20-2008, 12:44 AM   #6
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I bought the pre-cut paint protection film from an ebay seller and applied it to our new car. It cost about $40 delivered and worked great. They sell the same stuff on a roll for about $1 per sq foot. I don't know if it is strong enough to prevent gravel damage but at that price, you could apply two layers.

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Old 03-20-2008, 09:55 AM   #7
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The ventureshield looks very similar to the 3M product and at a much more affordable price. Will check it out more throughly. There are a number of products out there but most are very expensive. A quote from Victory Vinyls in Calgary for a similar 3M product put the price way out of reach.
The Transit Shield looks interesting but is not a permanent application.

Some great sources. Anymore ideas?

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Old 03-20-2008, 11:40 AM   #8
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Your link to Sticker City proved very useful. The product Venture Shield comes in various sizes
at an affordable price and the company is very willing to ship to Canada. Anyone in Canada interested
try there non-toll number at 818-905-7059.

Can I buy in Calgary Canada? Yes. But it always amazes me that I can source out of the USA
and have it shipped and save anywhere up to 60-70% than to buy locally.
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Old 03-20-2008, 01:07 PM   #9
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I'm trying to source the 3M scotchcal paint protection film or similar product to put across the front
of my 17' Bigfoot and the tailgate of my TV. The best so far is out of Star Shield Armor in California
at 3'x8' for $180. Has anyone used this or a similar product and can source a lower price?

Thanks to all who reply.

There is a place in Calgary - Trim-Line 291-2777. I had the 3M film put on the front of my car to prevent rock chips, etc. and it's an excellent product. I had it on my last car as well. It's great because its clear and blends in with the color of your vehicle and you can't tell it's there (although I believe you can get it colored). I've never had a problem with it. What a great idea for a trailer! Great protection with a "clean" look.
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I replied with my attempt to reduce damage

http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/index.ph...28160&st=15


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