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Can't recommend a shop but can recommend film brands

Most detailers agree that Xpel and SunTek are by far the best films. Both are self-healing. I've used Xpel on my cars for the past 10 years.
Then you have to decide how much film. The least expensive is the bikini front which covers the vertical front end and back about a foot or so. The negative about the bikini is that at some viewing angles you can see where the film ends on your hood. I'm not anal enough for the line to bother me so that is what I usually get. I protects you from about 95% of front end rock chips.
Then there is the full front that ends at the door jambs and covers the entire hood. Both of those also include the side mirrors. An advantage of the full front end is that it also protects your front fenders from car door dings. Rocker panels can be added at extra cost to either one. Then there is a full body. IMO, if you go for full body, you should seriously consider a custom color wrap for the entire car which, amazingly, is usually less expensive. However, the wrap material is not as thick (protective) as clear bra film but is good enough for most rock chips.
Go to the Expel and Suntek web sites to find installers in your area.
[Post edited by NVHoo at 10/18/2020 01:38AM]

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