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Although I will find the CA HOV stickers being of little use to me, I decided that they should go on the Prius. Too easy a thieft item just setting in the car pockets.

OK now how to install them without the dreaded problem of removing them from the paint.

I recently had a small accident where the front bumper needed a touchup of paint and the Llumar Paint Protection film I had on was totally removed for the fix. I was amazed how after the bumper bra was removed how I did NOT see any effect of it having been removed from the orignal paint. The repair was only about a handkerchief sized repaint job on the left bumper.

I waited 3 months and today I had the Paint Protection put back on.

While at the shop, I came up with the bright idea that this would be an ideal way to have the HOV stickers put onto my Prius. The shop owner thought it was a nice idea too and cut out four rectangular sized pieces and only used three since we just stuck the front one on the new bra. Looks great and the shop owner says there is an art to removing the paint protection film but it can be removed without any problems to the paint.

I'll post a photo of the job next week. 8)
 

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Here is a close-up photo of one of the HOV stickers applied on top of Llumar Paint Protection film. The film is virtually invisible from farther away.

 

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Great idea....

so this is something you need a pro to install?

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can the stickers now be removed and re-applied at will?
 

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Did you compare the Llumar film with 3M Scotchgard Paint Protection film?

Also, were you able to find the film at a parts store. I was told that it was only sold through installers.
 

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so this is something you need a pro to install?

No

additionally,
can the stickers now be removed and re-applied at will?

No. However the film can be removed with the sticker intact, but the film no longer has it's adhesive quality.
 

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Did you compare the Llumar film with 3M Scotchgard Paint Protection film?

No. But I did do a comparison prior to having it installed originally for the original Paint Protection.

Also, were you able to find the film at a parts store. I was told that it was only sold through installers.

No, I had my dealer install it when I had my front bumper bra paint protection re installed. LLumar is only available from the dealer. 3M can be is readily available and can be found online and on e-Bay.
 
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