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Old 03-17-2021, 03:53 PM   #1
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New Sprinter hood protection

Hi All,

I have a new Sprinter RB low roof going through SMB North, and anticipate picking it up in 6-7 weeks.

I have seen Sprinters with a black hood; is this a coating or 3M protective film to guard against stones?

Likewise, I also see a lot ov van images with the lower panel, below the factory molding; again is this a coating or 3M product?


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Old 03-17-2021, 11:32 PM   #2
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The hood is typically a wrap, the lower rocker panel is typically LineX or Raptor Liner - spray on coatings.

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Old 03-18-2021, 07:25 AM   #3
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Shoot it with Plastidip. $4 fix. Easily re-doable in a year or two when it starts to look bad. The same thing will happen with 3m coatings but it will cost a lot more to do and re-do.

Raptor/LineX are also good and more expensive and time consuming options which take a helluva lot more commitment.

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Old 04-07-2021, 02:30 PM   #4
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As far as I can tell, these black hoods are just an item for show. I would not bother.
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