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    Has anyone produced the clear plastic lens covers that are applied directly on top of the light lens for added protection? I ask since i now noticed that they lights are "flaking" some type of protective covering that when removed looks like glitter. What is this stuff? Does this happen to everyone? Or do I have the stangest Viper out?


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    I believe its a clear coat and yours is not the first instance I have heard of.


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    I have 3M Paint Protection film on my headlight lens and it seems to be holding up and working very well. A friend who did the same and tried to remove it said that it did pull off a coating that was on the lens. I have no idea what this coating does for the lens.

    I would guess that it is a coating that reduces unwanted diffration (glare) of light caused by the steep angle that the lens makes with respect to the bulb.

    <FONT COLOR="#ff0000" SIZE="1" FACE="Verdana, Arial">This message has been edited by Jerry Scott[CO] on March 13, 2001 at 16:24</font>

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    Jerry, I've been looking into this 3M Paint Protection film and wonder where you got it and if you put it on any other part of your car. NAPA sells it @ $60 for a 6" by 84" strip. Any of this plastic film is very expensive, evidenced by the material from Clear Bra, but it may be a good investment to protect paint.


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    John Archer at Archer Racing (218) 727-4806 sells clear lens covers that go over the lights. Perfect!


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    Frank - The 3M Paint Protection Film works very well on headlight lens and front fascia. I have had it on both for 4 years, also on side sills and it does a great job on the track and street. I did install it myself and it does take a little time to learn how to apply it. It can be removed from the paint anytime with just a little heat from a hair dryer and some 3M adhesive remover. It has done a great job of protecting my paint from bug and rock damage. I still don't have the first chip on the car.

    I bought it at at H&H Warehouse (303-422-2035) here in Denver which is a distributor for 3M products. Your best bet is to buy the part no. 84824 which is 24 in. x 40 yds. for around $864. Then split it up with two other guys. For the smaller jobs they have a small kit no. 84911, 12 in. x 75 in. for around $64. Or you can have a tint shop do the whole job for a turn key price of around $600. This usually includes front fascia and part of the hood, bottom of side sills, back of side mirrors, wheel well lips, and behind the rear wheels. You can usually get a 3M representative in your area to show you how to apply it. Call 3M @ 877-666-2277 to get the name of the rep. in your area. Jerry Scott[CO]


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    Thank you all for the straight info. I'll check out both Archer and 3M. But I'll keep in mind what IEATVETTS said.

    aarong2....my dad buys and i suggest, drive and maintain them. The Ferrari's are trusted to me form my fiances dad (he's my business partner)

    Thanks again to everybody


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