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#2750 of 2769 paint chips
Mar 05, 2010 (10:28 am)
hate to sat ..'.but it is what it is '...imo no matter what veh you purch there will be some kind of issue. the product is clear shield -3m prod and can be put on frnt hood..side mirrors..side frnt panels by dealer or outside person like im having done for just over 200.00 for whats described above. will be p/u new es350 2010 in 10 days and having this done right away....just sold es330--04 version and it was great car but did have paint chips so trying to be proactive...not a big deal when you are already investing 40k for car and again imo Lexus has done a great job of keeping the ES price in line very little increase over yrs this yr none...with more features and improvements. You can always buy bmw...no chips but lots of time in mechanic garage....just my 2 cents....diff ways to look at issue and overcoming isssue.. good luck
#2751 of 2769 Re: paint chips [lexhou]
Mar 05, 2010 (8:01 pm)
If I can chime in about the clear bra: the shop where it's applied is crucial. If you're going to a private one, make sure the bra is 3M; brand X doesn't have the 5-year warranty. Not that the warranty means much if the shop won't stand behind it, like mine didn't. A check with the better business bureau would be worthwhile. If your dealer will apply it that may be best because they'll cover yellowing of the film which will show up on a white car. If not, see if the dealer has a referral to a shop; good bet that the shop will stand behind their work rather than risk no more referrals from the dealer.
#2752 of 2769 Re: paint chips [twinb]
Mar 05, 2010 (9:15 pm)
twinb...great advice...im doing just as you're suggesting..getting done by private person who does all work for dealer...very close in loc to dealer. since im buying my lexus in dallas but live in suburbs of houston wanted it done here locally for warranty purposes....over ph he quickly mentioned 5 yr warranty and even said i could bring it back in 4 yrs to redo if wanted. being he does alot of work (houston dealer reffered me to him knowing i was buying car another city ) for major lexus dealer beleive he will stand behind his work,. Now I have just to make 3.5 hr drive home and hope dont get any chips before going next day. Can I ask where..if.. you have clr bra on your veh.
#2753 of 2769 Re: paint chips [lexhou]
Mar 06, 2010 (5:04 pm)
dealer installed clear bra on my friends car, you will not notice it unless someone mentions it. it has protected front hood and for $200 or even $500, it is worth.
#2754 of 2769 Re: paint chips [lexhou]
Mar 06, 2010 (5:55 pm)
On our Sienna van it covers the front bumper, side view mirrors, and from the bottom of the hood the film goes up about 12-18", including the front portion of the fenders to the beginning of the wheel well.
I just saw another product about a month ago that is a spray-on application, done by a shop. Haven't seen it on a car yet but the ad says it's even less noticeable than the film because you can't see where it starts or ends.
#2755 of 2769 Re: paint chips [sanish]
Mar 06, 2010 (6:24 pm)
Last week my wife and I purchased two 2010 Lexus ES350's and had 3M Scotchgard installed before picking them up. Each car cost $325.00 (Hood, mirrors, door edges and top of bumper by trunk). I had the same person install 3M Scotchgard on other Lexus vehicles we owned and he always does a great job!
I would recommend having this done!
#2756 of 2769 bra for 2010 ES350
Mar 19, 2010 (7:08 am)
I am trying to locate a bra for my brand new ES350 - does anyone have one or know where I can get one? I am in Dallas, TX
#2757 of 2769 Re: paint chips [macpro]
Mar 19, 2010 (7:12 am)
I just bought a 2010 ES also - so the scotchgard helps with preventing small chips on the hood? I am looking for a "bra" for my car too - any help where I could find one?
#2758 of 2769 Re: paint chips [teric]
Mar 19, 2010 (9:05 am)
Yes, the 3M Scotchgard helps prevents chips. It also makes it easier to clean bugs off. I found my installer through the dealer. I would ask if they could recommend someone.
#2759 of 2769 Re: paint chips [teric]
Mar 19, 2010 (5:36 pm)
just purchased es350 2010 this week,....had clear shield put on hood, mirrors, side fender...looks very good...hardly noticeable. IMO I would'nt think you would need a seperate Bra for hood if you put the 3m clear shield protection on....or maybe I'm confused on request.