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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-12-2006, 06:51 AM Thread Starter
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How does the Llumar paint protection film compare to the 3M? There aren't any 3M dealers where I live and Llumar is the only choice in the 2 tint shops that I found in my area. Any feedback is appreciated.

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I have been asking the same questions this week. What I am hearing so far is that the 3M product is the only one which will not discolor or peel.
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3M is the inventor of paint protection film, and theirs is the only film with an incorporated clearcoat to better match the gloss of your factory paint.

An additional advantage of the clearcoat is that it resists staining better and is easier to maintain.

I have been working with paint protection film for 5 years and have seen side-by-side comparisons of all the films on a painted panel exposed to the same elements. 3M's film remains clearer and glossier than competitor's films.

Good installers know the benefits of 3M and the only reason for an installer to use any other film is to save money. 3M products always carry a premium price tag because the quality is unmatchable. Additionally, if it is a tint shop that is doing it, they are most likely using Llumar's film just because they already use the company's tint.

New Jersey 3M applicators:
The Dent Man - Certified Installer
Phone: 609-647-6065
Certified Installer(s): William Rochford
Bordentown, NJ 08505

Top of the Line Glass Tinting, Inc. - Certified Installer
Phone: 973-745-0400
Certified Installer(s): Phillip Chevasco
Lodi, NJ 07644

Clear Image, Inc. - Certified Installer
Phone: 973-207-7000
Certified Installer(s): Nelson Espinosa
Morristown, NJ 07960

Jersey Shore Car Care - Certified Installer
Phone: 732-988-9111
Certified Installer(s): Steven Frencer
Neptune, NJ 07753

A.B. Specialities - Certified Installer
Phone: 973-615-2872
Certified Installer(s): Alan Boralsky
Rockaway, NJ 07886

Monster Coatings Inc. - Certified Installer
Phone: 888-395-1978
Certified Installer(s): Laszlo Keszthelyi
Rockaway, NJ 07866

New Mexico 3M applicators:
The Tint & Trim Factory - Certified Installer
Phone: 505-875-0512
Certified Installer(s): Abel Garcia
Albuquerque, NM 87109

Hi-Country Chevrolet, Inc. - Certified Installer
Phone: 505-334-8888
Certified Installer(s): Travis Joseph, John Resse, and Alberto Uribe
Aztec, NM 87413

Ray Jalomo - Certified Installer
Phone: 505-324-6423
Certified Installer(s): Ray Jalomo
Farmington, NM 87401

Pro-Trim of Santa Fe - Certified Installer
Phone: 505-690-8242
Certified Installer(s): Anthony Martinez
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Act Fast Auto Glass - Certified Installer
Phone: 505-473-7435
Certified Installer(s): Joseph Sanchez and Johnny Corriz
Santa Fe, NM 87507

Mena's Coach Works - Certified Installer
Phone: 505-471-9037
Certified Installer(s): Ismael Mena
Santa Fe, NM 87507

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