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      05-12-2013, 12:02 PM   #1
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Plastidip the bumper for a long drive.

Did somebody did so?
I'm planing a road trip next month with my family and will be driving my car to San Diego from the Bay Area. I was just wondering if it is enough to protect the car from road chips.
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      05-12-2013, 12:44 PM   #2
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or just use tape?
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Why not donate your priceless automobile to a museum? It will be protected from rock chips there. Jesus Christ kid, it is a freaking 3-series. Just relax, enjoy the drive and some family time and forget the stupid car.
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      05-12-2013, 01:13 PM   #4
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Why not donate your priceless automobile to a museum? It will be protected from rock chips there. Jesus Christ kid, it is a freaking 3-series. Just relax, enjoy the drive and some family time and forget the stupid car.
With all due respect sir, this 3 series to me is like one of those priceless car that Ralph Lauren has to him. I've had a couple of BMW's before so I probably won't consider my self as a kid any more, though I might be to you. To each his own buddy. Have a nice day!
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amen to that brutha!
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Why not donate your priceless automobile to a museum? It will be protected from rock chips there. Jesus Christ kid, it is a freaking 3-series. Just relax, enjoy the drive and some family time and forget the stupid car.
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Have you considered installing 3M clear bra?
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Why not donate your priceless automobile to a museum? It will be protected from rock chips there. Jesus Christ kid, it is a freaking 3-series. Just relax, enjoy the drive and some family time and forget the stupid car.
Who pooped in your cereal this morning?
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Just use the tape, alot easier to apply and remove.

Plasti dip will be a mess, and time consuming.
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I hear saran wrap works too. Just put on a few layers.
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hahaha that was my reaction.
No matter what car you have whether it be a civic, 3, lambo you treat it with the same care and respect. whats a civic to one person is a M3 to another...okay im exaggerating but you get the idea
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just tape it up OP.
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Tape would definitely be in my mind. I was just wondering if plastidip is a better idea. And by the way, I already have a clear bra. I just want to have an extra protection. Probably CombatNinja will get even more mad at me. LOL!
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If you already have a clear bra, you're fine.
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What is the plasti dip rules? Apply it when there's no wax on the car or it doesn't matter if a fresh wax coat is on? Eh
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Why not donate your priceless automobile to a museum? It will be protected from rock chips there. Jesus Christ kid, it is a freaking 3-series. Just relax, enjoy the drive and some family time and forget the stupid car.
We always greatly appreciate your draconian advice here.

By the way OP, I'm wondering the same thing as I plan to go to Bimmerfest this year. Painters tape looks dumb, but I just might.
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If you already have a clear bra, you're fine.
This.

That's the point of a clear bra. Foolish to add anything else.
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Tape would definitely be in my mind. I was just wondering if plastidip is a better idea. And by the way, I already have a clear bra. I just want to have an extra protection. Probably CombatNinja will get even more mad at me. LOL!
Don't pay attention to that combat creep...3m spray I heard does a decent job so give it a try & have a safe trip.
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Why not donate your priceless automobile to a museum? It will be protected from rock chips there. Jesus Christ kid, it is a freaking 3-series. Just relax, enjoy the drive and some family time and forget the stupid car.
Who pooped in your cereal this morning?
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Why not donate your priceless automobile to a museum? It will be protected from rock chips there. Jesus Christ kid, it is a freaking 3-series. Just relax, enjoy the drive and some family time and forget the stupid car.






LMFAO! Somebody Pooped in your cereal!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHA. Gtfo off of here you loser.
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Who pooped in your cereal this morning?


His advice is always so helpful and cheerful.

Do what you want. I probably would just cause it would be funny as hell

Or not, that's a lot of plastidip. Your call.
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