Does anyone have any experience with protective films for paint like 3m, etc? I'm looking to put something under my new Mustang seat as well as where my saddle bags go over the rear as a means of keeping them from rubbing away at the paint over time.
I've used the 3m stuff before on rear quarter panels on drag cars to keep rubber off paint. It worked pretty good. Don't know how it would do for protecting paint from scuffing. But sounds like a good idea.
2001 Vstar 1100 Classic (sold), Cobra Slash Cut full exhaust, Dropped 1 inch with lowering links, ORK, 4.5 inch handlebar risers, Ultimate passenger seat, Passenger pegs moved forward 4 inches, Handlebar clock, KN air filter, Viking saddlebags, Additional rear lighting
Loose nut "me" behind the bars
2006 Harley Electra Glide Ultra Classic
I have used clear contact paper with good results. It is cheep and protects the paint and the adhesive is not too aggressive so it is easy to remove. However it is a satin finish so it is not invisible tho from 10 feet away, you can't see it.
I used some of the 3M clear film on my C50 Boulevard (Suzuki) and it worked great at eliminating scuffing of the paint from my seat and saddlebags. Unfortunately my V Star 1300 has over 30K miles on it and the wear is too far advanced to use the film now.