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    Thumbs up BumperSkinz - DIY Clear Bumper Protection Film

    A lot of stuff ends up on my desk every week. From home made dent removal tools to waxes labeled "the best" and everything else in between.

    A couple months ago a nicely packaged kit called "BumperSkinz" found its way across my desk. It looked cool enough - a DIY (do it yourself) clear bumper protection film?! But how good could it be? For the suggested retail price of $29.99, it almost looked too good to be true.

    After testing it on the rear bumper of a Mercury Sable all summer (Florida heat is the ultimate test), I was pleasantly surprised to say the least. So we brought it in and here I am now.




    What is BumperSkinz exactly?

    BumperSkinz Crystal Clear Bumper Protection is a pre-cut, totally clear bumper protection film with the easiest application ever. BumperSkinz Crystal Clear Bumper Protection protects your bumper from the most common assaults; nicks caused by runaway shopping carts, dings from a careless parallel parker, scuffs, scratches, and more! The peel-and-stick application takes less than 5 minutes, and virtually anyone can do it – you don’t need to be a professional body shop employee! Bumpers take the brunt of most damages done to cars; make sure it’s protected with BumperSkinz Crystal Clear Bumper Protection.

    BumperSkinz is sold exclusively as a kit. It contains a strip of clear film that's 5.5" x 50" long, a felt-tipped squeegee and 2 ounces of application fluid.

    Application is easy!

    First, you need to clay the bumper to remove above-surface contaminants that would otherwise prevent the film from adhering. BLACKFIRE Poly Clay and Clay Lubricant made this step quick, easy and very effective.

    Spray




    Rub the clay patty back and forth until it glides freely




    Fold and re-knead the clay as needed

    Look how contaminated the bumper was on this Civic!




    Then, spray the panel with the included applicator fluid




    Also spray the film as you unravel it




    Position it across the bumper, making sure to line it up the best you can




    I used the back up lights on the Civic as my point of reference




    Use the included squeegee to smooth the film over the panel, removing air bubbles and excess applicator fluid






    Wipe off any excess applicator fluid




    Stand back and admire your newly protected bumper!




    I was very skeptical of BumperSkinz, but it turned out to be an easy, inexpensive way to apply a strip of protection to help prevent damage from shopping carts, careless children, etc. For less than 30 bucks per kit you can't go wrong.

    Two thumbs up.

    BumperSkinz Crystal Clear Bumper Protection

    BLACKFIRE Poly Clay & Lubricant Combo

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    Re: BumperSkinz - DIY Clear Bumper Protection Film

    This is perfect for bumper tops under the trunk, and the under part of the door handles. Excellent add on for us that don't want to fully commit to full clear bra, but a nice upswell for customers.

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    Re: BumperSkinz - DIY Clear Bumper Protection Film

    Interesting

    Would love a door handle one.

    Is this a pre-cut one size fits all or make/model dependent?

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    Re: BumperSkinz - DIY Clear Bumper Protection Film

    Does it not yellow ?
    Guessing you can also apply this to chrome bumpers or rim lips?

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    Re: BumperSkinz - DIY Clear Bumper Protection Film

    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Baldone View Post
    This is perfect for bumper tops under the trunk, and the under part of the door handles. Excellent add on for us that don't want to fully commit to full clear bra, but a nice upswell for customers.


    Quote Originally Posted by ronkh57 View Post
    Interesting

    Would love a door handle one.

    Is this a pre-cut one size fits all or make/model dependent?
    One size fits all.

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    Does it not yellow ?
    Guessing you can also apply this to chrome bumpers or rim lips?
    I installed one on Andre's BLACK Mercury Sable and it did not yellow over the course of 4 months in the Florida sun.

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    Re: BumperSkinz - DIY Clear Bumper Protection Film

    Does the material have any type of paper backing which is removed before application?

    I'd like to try this stuff on the top of the rear bumper of a hatchback car, but don't need that much material. Some sort of backing material would make it easier to cut to size before applying.
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    Re: BumperSkinz - DIY Clear Bumper Protection Film

    Looks like the material you get to cover the screen on your mobile phone

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    Re: BumperSkinz - DIY Clear Bumper Protection Film

    Quote Originally Posted by Desertnate View Post
    Does the material have any type of paper backing which is removed before application?

    I'd like to try this stuff on the top of the rear bumper of a hatchback car, but don't need that much material. Some sort of backing material would make it easier to cut to size before applying.
    It is packaged on a paper backing. You simply peel it off. You can trim it if you feel the need to.

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    Re: BumperSkinz - DIY Clear Bumper Protection Film

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick@Autogeek View Post


    I installed one on Andre's BLACK Mercury Sable and it did not yellow over the course of 4 months in the Florida sun.
    Nick is correct! It has been 4 months now and I haven't seen any yellowing or peeling of the BumperSkinz. Most of the time I forget that it's even on there. The other day I took a picture of the BumperSkinz in the current condition and you can barely tell it's even there! This product definitely gets a thumbs up from me from what I have seen so far. I will keep this thread updated with the condition of the BumperSkinz as time goes on.


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    Re: BumperSkinz - DIY Clear Bumper Protection Film

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