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Temporary film for long distance travel?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Alderleet, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. Oct 25, 2013 at 2:40 PM
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    Alderleet

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    Hey all, has anyone tried anything as a temporary film to cover parts of their vehicle for long distance trips?

    Driving 1K + miles, will result in metric crap loads of bugs hitting and sticking to everything. Hood, grill, side mirrors, ect.

    Any ideas how to protect temporarily for long trips?
     
  2. Oct 25, 2013 at 2:43 PM
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    Aw9d

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  4. Oct 25, 2013 at 3:39 PM
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    DEEVON911

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    Just stop here and there at the do it yourself carwash and power wash them off. :notsure:
     
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    Wash and wax before the trip. Otherwise, saran wrap is not a bad idea though I don't think it would stay on. Vinyl wrapping perhaps but it ain't cheap.
     
  6. Oct 25, 2013 at 3:45 PM
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    Razgriz

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    A protective layer if debris
     
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    masking tape
     
  8. Oct 31, 2013 at 2:54 PM
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    Sacrifice

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    a lot of ppl do blue masking tape
     
  9. Oct 31, 2013 at 6:45 PM
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  10. Nov 1, 2013 at 4:31 AM
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    that's what i meant to say. the blue stuff hah.
     
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    Try the new 3M defender, and let us know how it works.
     
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    Alloutdrs1

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    buyRoadwrap.com, I use this stuff and it works very well. I also use 3m painters tape as well when I take trips.
     
  14. Nov 3, 2013 at 4:04 PM
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    gasgasman

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    I use Bounce dryer sheets to clean bugs off.
    Just wet the sheet, wipe the bugs off.
    It is so easy, you will cry.
     
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2013
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