Unless you bought some bad quality 3m protection, its not supposed to get the paint off at all...I dunno where you heard this from but they definetely need to change the kind of clear bra they use!phantom309 said:One other quick thing- be prepared for the paint to come off with this treatment if you ever decide to remove it. A lot of detail and paint shops will try to tell you otherwise, but it's just not possible to get off without SOME damage. Heat guns help, but who cares? A little damage is too much.
If you plan on ever selling your car, also be advised that most dealers will scream to the moon over the presence of 3M rock guards on a car. You might want to consider just getting a bra made for it.
My front bumper has been resprayed and has had the 3m film applied and subsequently removed and all was ok. Part of the trick is that after a respray is when you want the film put on but you HAVE to let the paint fully cure first thus patience is involved....phantom309 said:Yeah, I know it's not supposed to, but it DOES. I have seen it many, many times in our local car club. It's not just the product's fault, there is no way to predict the quality and method of painting on re-sprayed cars. New cars with original, factory paint tolerate removal just fine. FEW of our exotics, with any mileage at all, have the original skin on them.