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Anyone install one of these yourself? Videos don't make it look terrible, but
I'm sure there are tricks and tips.

I got the bumper kit (no hood, fenders, or headlight protection) from E-bay
for 180 shipped, by far the cheapest I could find.
 

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No, I'm probably gonna have a pro do it, I got quoted 800 plus tax for a 3m pro x in the highway package kit that covers bumper,partial hood and partial fenders,mirrors, headlights.....

Didn't think that was a bad deal!
 

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No, I'm probably gonna have a pro do it, I got quoted 800 plus tax for a 3m pro x in the highway package kit that covers bumper,partial hood and partial fenders,mirrors, headlights.....

Didn't think that was a bad deal!
Thats about 500 labor (full 3M pro kit is 284 on ebay),
not sure if that is fair or not for labor, but it sure is lot
of stuff to cover.
 

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I'm not sure about how much the labor is, just want it done right!
 

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If you've never applied one before, pay someone to do it. There are tricks to it that you only learn by throwing a couple of these away after accidents. :) I think I'm decent at applying them but I still paid a shop to do my front bumper and hood.
 

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I have this on my car, it was already installed by the dealer at some point. I didn't even notice it was on there until I got home and thought I somehow scratched the heck out of my hood! You can tell I looked the car over real well before I purchased lol I am leaning towards removing it because dirt really starts to accumulate at the covers edge on the hood. But it's staying for now as I did have quite a few rock chips on my previous fusion and actually managed to key my own hood slipping on ice one winter. I'd really like and recommend full coverage instead of just the half.


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I have a replacement TG for my dodge diesel that I am going to
try first. Second I have the kit that goes on the top of rear bumper,
the painted loading surface for the sport.

So if those come out well, I will tackle the kit on front.
If not, I'll try to find someone to install my kit, which
I'm sure most would not want to do.

At the price of labor, I could buy about 3 kits, so
going to give it a shot most likely.
 

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Watch some videos on installing vinyl. Take your time. I am sure you will be fine.
 

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Getting it done Monday so see how it goes and what the results are!
 

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Got it back from the shop late this afternoon, looks great! The did a nice job lining up the edgers and making sure it all fits nice!
 

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So decided to learn how to do this.
Started with a new TG for my dodge truck.
Figuring that is flat horizontal surface, off the truck.








First result, DISMAL failure. I almost gave up, but
talking with guy on Ebay I bought stuff from, I used
too little soap (I used what his instructions said, go figure)
and was not pushing out soap solution hard enough.
He offered me another sheet @ cost, so I tried again.

99% there, 2 tiny little bubbles up near crease on top of TG




Even managed to get it to wrap around edges, which takes some work with alcohol solution
to get it to stick.



Next tried rear trunk edge protection kit I bought a while ago, perfection....




This thing would probably look really cool with the fusion logo
on a black or red fusion..............:)

So next is small pieces I am going to custom make before I put on mudflaps.
Should be easy, getting good at this.

Then comes front bumper kit, that's going to be a lot harder, but
I'm glad I have all this experience under my belt. .
 

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One more small job for more practice.
Rear 1/4 panel was taking a beating @ the track
on the Stang.

Small pieces I was able to cut out in extra areas
not used on the large sheet for the fusion front bumper.





And finally, tackled the fusion front bumper.




I cut the upper section into 3 parts and
the pieces didn't stretch enough to fully meet.



Also a couple spots around really tough curves I
had to make small edge cuts in plastic. Overall, pretty
happy and keep getting better every time I do this.

Figure just the front end and TG would have been $900.
Toss in the fusion rear trunk deck kit, small pieces I made
for under fusion mudflaps, pieces I just put
on the Stang, and added a piece on TG that gets
exposed after you open TG.
Who knows how much it would have been.

I have about $350 into materials so far and still have enough
left over for some other jobs, which may be quite a few going
forward since it is getting pretty quick and easy now.
 

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One more small job for more practice.
Rear 1/4 panel was taking a beating @ the track
on the Stang.

Small pieces I was able to cut out in extra areas
not used on the large sheet for the fusion front bumper.



And finally, tackled the fusion front bumper.

I cut the upper section into 3 parts and
the pieces didn't stretch enough to fully meet.

Also a couple spots around really tough curves I
had to make small edge cuts in plastic. Overall, pretty
happy and keep getting better every time I do this.

Figure just the front end and TG would have been $900.
Toss in the fusion rear trunk deck kit, small pieces I made
for under fusion mudflaps, pieces I just put
on the Stang, and added a piece on TG that gets
exposed after you open TG.
Who knows how much it would have been.

I have about $350 into materials so far and still have enough
left over for some other jobs, which may be quite a few going
forward since it is getting pretty quick and easy now.
Beautiful man! I want to have mine done with 3M but I know I don't have the skill or time (I don't want to learn what mistakes not to make on my own vehicle), but your's looks great!
 

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