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Hello everyone,

New boy here with his first post.

I'm picking my 2004 x type up on Thursday of this week. At the moment there is not a mark on it. I'd like to keep it that way. The only thing is I do 30 motorway miles a day and my previous car (a picasso) has more stone chips in it than......, well, something with a lot of stone chips in.

Is the X type prone to stone chips, and is it worth investing in this film stuff you can get to protect the car?

Thanks in advance !

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46 Views and no one can be bothered to express an opinion that might help me out ! Thanks guys. I thought these forums where for the collective good of the owners who use them? Guess I was wrong? I'm off now to find one where its members can be bothered to reply, help or atleast express an opinion.

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Hi Indie, Ive only had my 06 Jag since March and there is little evidence of stone chips on it. I have been on a couple of long moterdrives (Newbury to S/Wales) and she does not show the stone chips that my 04 Mondeo does.

I've looked at Utube videos of the vinyl being applied and I would certainly like to have a go appling it (I'd practice on the Mondeo).

Have you costed it?


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Sorry for the delay in replying. I'm new to this forum and foolishly expected people to reply with atleast a

considered opinion when advice is aked from another forum member. This is very obviously not the case. So I've jumped ship on to a forum where most people have the good manners and grace to help fellow Jaguar / forum members out.

I've only returned today to see how many other people have asked questions / for advice, and no one has replied.

Regarding the protective film. Not a great deal of places do it. Quite a lot do body wraping, but not many the actual clear / transparant stuff I need. There is also some debate about which type to choose. Apparently some are noy UV stable which means they will react badly over time to sunlight.

The cheapeast one I could find that seemed half decent was around the £300 mark just for the bonnet. Expensive, but cheaper than a new respray.

Hope this helps.

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