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I'm putting new mudflaps on my T5 wagon, including the rear, which doesn't have them, but I noticed that the fronts have a piece of plastic film that goes behind the flap to keep it from scratching the paint. I called Waltrip Volvo, and even at his prices, the pieces are $12 each, and they have to be cut to fit. Since there are 6 per car (4 behind the mudflaps, and 2 at the front edge of the rear wheel well) and we have two cars, that $144 for those 12 little plastic bits of film.<p>Does anyone have a source for a product to use there that they've been happy with?
 

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Re: Adhesive plastic film? (volvotool)

I think the product your referencing is made by the Scotch 3M as well...
 

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Re: Adhesive plastic film? (kmg_S60R)

I've seen that, but I haven't found anywhere you can buy, say, a sheet of it for your own use. I don't want the whole nose of my car covered, I just need a few inches of the stuff... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Adhesive plastic film? (volvotool)

Check Ebay: (3M Paint) was the search used <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><A HREF="http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/3M-Scotchgard-Paint-Protection-Film-Case-of-12_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trkparmsZ72Q3a1546Q7c66Q3a2Q7c65Q3a12Q7c39Q3a1Q7c240Q3a1318Q7c301Q3a1Q7c293Q3a1Q7c294Q3a50QQ_trksidZp3286Q2ec0Q2em14QQhashZitem200325967087QQitemZ200325967087QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories" TARGET="_blank">http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors...ories</A>
 

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Re: Adhesive plastic film? (volvotool)

I thought the plastic is supposed to come with the mudflaps
 

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Re: Adhesive plastic film? (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I thought the plastic is supposed to come with the mudflaps</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I just double-checked my packaging. Nope, no plastic. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Adhesive plastic film? (kmg_S60R)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>kmg_S60R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Check Ebay: (3M Paint) was the search used <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Thanks! That was more than I needed, but I found this seller (with better feedback) selling a smaller amount with a "buy it now" price: <A HREF="http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250399249862#ht_742wt_1352" TARGET="_blank">http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors..._1352</A><p>So I bought one. $26 with shipping for a 6x30 sheet, which should be enough to do both cars. I'll let you know how it works. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Adhesive plastic film? (volvotool)

I've used some <A HREF="http://www.xpel.com" TARGET="_blank">3M material from x-pel</A> and it works great for this sort of protection.<p>
 

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Re: Adhesive plastic film? (volvotool)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>volvotool</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>So I bought one. $26 with shipping for a 6x30 sheet, which should be enough to do both cars. I'll let you know how it works. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>The material arrived yesterday. It's genuine 3M and includes the applicator squeegee and an instruction sheet. Once the weather warms up, I'll try my hand at applying it. Reading the instructions, it sounds a bit like applying window tint. <p>Anyway, seems to be a good seller, and he offers the material in lots of different sizes, so <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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