Originally Posted by Pugga
Perfect! To be honest, I had never heard of the stuff and it's priced below 3M and Xpel so I was just trying to find some credibility for the product. Since you're an installer, I would ask about the ease of installation, long-term durability of the kits and how it holds up to washing, waxing, the elements, etc. I'm looking to just the basic hood kit that does what looks like 6-8" of the hood and the leading edge of the front quarter panel. Any input, tips and tricks would be very helpful! I'm just looking to fill in the knicks on the hood, then protect them long term.
I do not know of that brand. That is not to say that it is garbage, but I do think I am in touch with quality brands. I can say without a doubt that VentureShield, 3m and xpel are quality products. I can't say anything about that brand/product.
Be prepared for the install to be stressful(any mistakes are expensive) and not fun. You can still install it but you will likely have issues with alignment and bubbles if you install it yourself. It takes a lot of experience to get quality results. With that said, you can save some money installing the hood yourself.
The fenders will not be too difficult to install. The hood will be a bit more difficult. I would suggest you and a buddy do the hood. One can focus on squeegeeing and the other can focus on laying and stretching the film as you go. Once you squeegee out a section, you really should not pull it back up. So you get 1 shot to do it right.
Keep both sides of the film wet with your slip solution. Keep a hair dryer on hand for the edges when you're ready to lay down a portion that is fingering up(like a wrinkle on the edge).
There are videos on youtube that give some advice, but watching a pro do it and doing it yourself is not the same. A pro makes it look easy.
If you're going to install it yourself, do a superb job cleaning before starting the install. I suggest you find a local installer and pay them to do it. It will save you a ton of headache and won't cost a whole lot more than what you are paying. I would install a similar job and provide the film for about $285. So for another $150+ you can shut your brain off and know it will be done right. You mess up once and you're buying another kit and you will probably take it to someone anyways.
If you have any more questions, feel free to ask and I will do my best to help you out.