BMW z3 stoneguards opinion

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Austin09
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BMW z3 stoneguards opinion

Post by Austin09 » Thu 01 Jan, 2015 16:02

Hi all!

I'm the proud owner of a z3 and having just got her resprayed I'm looking into getting some stoneguards. I have a blue paint job and I'm thinking of getting black or clear guards but can't decide. At the moment I'm leaning towards black to make it somewhat reminiscent of the old 911s.
What's the consensus? These are the ones I've been recommended.
http://www.fostersracing.com/#!stoneguards/c1yl4

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Ian_C
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Re: BMW z3 stoneguards opinion

Post by Ian_C » Thu 01 Jan, 2015 16:55

I would go for magnetic black stone guards (but then I'm a little biased :wink:)

I can do you a set for £18 inc p&p, details here: https://zroadster.org/pages/bmw-z3-magn ... ne-guards/
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Austin09
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Re: BMW z3 stoneguards opinion

Post by Austin09 » Thu 01 Jan, 2015 16:59

Thanks but I'm going to go with vinyl. The last magnetic guards I had had dirt trapped underneath and caused loads of scratches underneath.
Also I may end up getting clear.

How thick are they out of interest?

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Re: BMW z3 stoneguards opinion

Post by Topperz » Thu 01 Jan, 2015 17:23

I use the black magnetic ones.....I think they were from Titan

Just take them off every time you clean the car,wash the guards and dry off,never had a problem
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Re: BMW z3 stoneguards opinion

Post by TR4man » Thu 01 Jan, 2015 17:35

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.vi ... 1151062163

I've got these and am well pleased with them.

Ordered one day, received them the next :)

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Re: BMW z3 stoneguards opinion

Post by Austin09 » Thu 01 Jan, 2015 17:41

I've just ordered them in black from fostersracing only £19.99 including delivery.
If I change my mind and go for clear they are simple to change over.
I'll post pics for everyone

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Re: BMW z3 stoneguards opinion

Post by TWO » Thu 01 Jan, 2015 18:14

TR4man wrote:http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.vi ... 1151062163

I've got these and am well pleased with them.

Ordered one day, received them the next :)
I'll second that.........carbon fibre look adds to the 'bling' 8-) :)
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Re: BMW z3 stoneguards opinion

Post by Davejue1 » Thu 01 Jan, 2015 18:59

I have 3M clear on mine. I had the same dilemma but chose clear on personal preference. When all said and done it's easy to change if your not happy with your decision. :)
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Re: BMW z3 stoneguards opinion

Post by deni2s » Thu 01 Jan, 2015 19:27

TWO wrote:I'll second that.........carbon fibre look adds to the 'bling' 8-) :)
Only if that's the real stuff (real cf). Otherwise it adds to the "rice" IMHO.

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Re: BMW z3 stoneguards opinion

Post by Inferno » Fri 20 Mar, 2015 07:14

i see many wide pre-f/l and f/l z3s having stone guards, since i have done very few miles (k/m :P) with the new wide fenders, do i really need them? or it is mostly for cosmetics?
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Re: BMW z3 stoneguards opinion

Post by johnz3 » Fri 20 Mar, 2015 07:51

I guess it depends on your mileage. The more you do the more protection you get. I like them from a cosmetic point of view. They look good and so easy to spray a different colour to give the Z a different look.

What I really think would set the car off well is to have a couple of fixed air ducts like you see on the porsches.

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Re: BMW z3 stoneguards opinion

Post by jond58 » Fri 20 Mar, 2015 08:16

Had this same problem. Silver wide body and putting on new wings, didn't really fancy clear or black. I just made a template and got some silver carbon effect 3m vinyl. I think it was from eBay and was only £8. Enough to do two sets and a practice bit!!

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