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Old 10-11-2021, 01:31 AM
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I see a lot of guys/shops using the disposable plastic films on their cars during assembly, motor work, interior work etc to help protect the paint, door edges etc---- I've seen some that are the clear blue tint and some that are solid white. I'm assuming this is the generic carpet protection film you can buy online etc ?

In the past I've just used masking tape, but that's a PITA to cover larger areas

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Old 10-11-2021, 07:09 PM
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This is the best and cheapest stuff

3M Welding and Spark Deflection Paper, 05916, 24 in x 150 ft,Brown https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000PENDAK...9WZN3S147BYWDM

Xpel also makes one but it’s more expensive and I don’t think it’s as thick as the 3m welding paper.

XPEL TW18T40 Clear Tracwrap 18" x40' Temporary Paint Protection Film https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076CVP65S...Y934XXHJ?psc=1
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Thank you and I just ordered some.

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This is the best and cheapest stuff

3M Welding and Spark Deflection Paper, 05916, 24 in x 150 ft,Brown https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000PENDAK...9WZN3S147BYWDM

Xpel also makes one but itís more expensive and I donít think itís as thick as the 3m welding paper.

XPEL TW18T40 Clear Tracwrap 18" x40' Temporary Paint Protection Film https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076CVP65S...Y934XXHJ?psc=1
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FWIW I left the 3M stuff on WAY longer than it says to with no issue. Simple Green removed the left over adhesive residue pretty easily too.
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Thanks guys...
I've seen the 3M welding paper used a lot during fabrication to help with welding sparks etc... probably a bit hard core for what I'm looking for

The other stuff looks like some good options.... still a bit pricey. For my application its going to be more for protecting the paint while its at the interior shop, so more a temporary rather than longer for track days and long term protection.

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This is the same as what I've used in the past.

https://www.amazon.com/Protective-Ad.../dp/B082FS6KJH
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the 3M paper works well but remember it's name, it is spark deflection paper. It does not protect against sparks sitting on it on horizontal surfaces.
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The best stuff I've found to use is Uline glass protection film.

The spark deflection is good as well but I really dislike the residue it leaves. Especially on a new paint job.
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This is the same as what I've used in the past.

https://www.amazon.com/Protective-Ad.../dp/B082FS6KJH
Nice thank you !

Do they make this in Clear ?

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Nice thank you !

Do they make this in Clear ?
As previously mentioned Uline has it in clear or blue.

https://www.uline.com/BL_6408/Glass-Protection-Tape
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