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I just got a quote for that clear protective film.
1.hood fender mirror combo....99.95
2.front bumper....179.95
3.headlights...free if I get the bumper done
Total with labor...490.97

Does that sound reasonable? I'm thinking of just getting the hood done right away.
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Is this a quote for the stuff Xpel sells? Or si it another company that gets the 3M stuff and custom cuts it?
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They said they custom cut it with some sort of computer at their shop.
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On 2002-03-15 12:12, arcwelder wrote:
I just got a quote for that clear protective film.
1.hood fender mirror combo....99.95
2.front bumper....179.95
3.headlights...free if I get the bumper done
Total with labor...490.97

Does that sound reasonable? I'm thinking of just getting the hood done right away.
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I paid $180CAD (incl. material, labor and taxes) for the following:
1. front bumper
2. mirrors
3. roof, just above the winshield
The hood, fender, headlights, and foglights were already done by my dealer. The price I paid was in Canadian dollars, so after conversion, it would cost $50US...hahaha just kidding.
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I got mine done at the same place that Ducky did. I had them throw in for free when I bought my car (then again I'm sure I paid for it somehow out of the whole equation).

The price you are stating seems a bit high to me.

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I got mine done at the same place that Ducky did. I had them throw in for free when I bought my car (then again I'm sure I paid for it somehow out of the whole equation).

The price you are stating seems a bit high to me.

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Thanks for all the responses! I'm gonna look around!
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Thanks for all the responses! I'm gonna look around!
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get it quick bud....with the FL summer coming up, you know that means plenty of mosquitos and lovebugs will be plastered all over the front of your car soon....
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Dude.. for that price, you CAN NOT go wrong. I have almost $ 1300 worth of the 3M product on my car and it's held up awesome. Colorado puts gravel on the roads when it snows, so, believe me, this is a great testing ground.


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Got my hood, front bumper, headlights, fog lights, and side-view mirrors done for $485. $490 is not a bad price at all considering most places around So Cal charge $600+. I don't know what the average price range is in FL, but $490 is good.
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I got mine done at the same place as four20. I couldnt find any place cheaper in So Cal.

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I got mine done at the same place as four20. I couldnt find any place cheaper in So Cal.
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Oh yeah, that's right! What do you think so far IS_is_IT?
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I just had my windows tinted and asked about that type of protectant. They sell ScotchCal (which I believe is the same as the others - Xpel &amp; 3M) and he told me 109.95 to install it on my hood, fenders, and bumpers. I about fell over when he told me that. I was expecting 300+!!! As soon as the weather warms up and I can fix my paint chips, I'm there!!!!
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I think the stuff I saw was Scothcal. I'm definatly looking around now!!
But they are claiming it is a 3M product. Does anyone know if it is or not?
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Yes Scotchcal is made by 3M.
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