From digest.v7.n1339 Wed Mar 18 18:29:26 1998
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 1998 14:12:26 -0800
Subject: RE: Stongard
I recently had the Stongard kit installed on my '95 318ti Club Sport, and know
several other people who have it installed. From more than 3 feet away, it is
invisible, and not obtrusive at all up close. I did ask the questions about
care at the time of installation, the line created at the edges will collect
wax, etc. over time. Try to wax or polish to within several millimeters of the
joint, and remove any residue the same way you would from around any other
crease. Soft tools, minimal rubbing, etc.
The pieces for my car cover: leading edge of the hood and fenders, the entire
airdam (same as M3 luxo), the leading edge of the mirrors, and under the door
handles, to protect against fingernail and ring scratches.
If you do decide to go the treatment, save the installer some headache, to wit:
Don't Wax The Car. Polish is good, wax is bad. It will only have to come off
anyway, and the product will adhere much better to clean, waxless paint.
IMHO, very easy to care for, damn near invisible, and no ugly vinyl bra
covering the front of an otherwise good looking automobile. Protected the
front end of the 145mph class winning E34 at last fall's Silver State
Challenge, at sustained 165mph speeds. Ask me how I know, I was silly enough
to be sitting in the right hand seat.
Stongard guarantees no chips with their product, unless you hit a deer....
sorry Duane. <g>.
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'95 318ti Club Sport, Bright Red
San Diego, BMW CCA