Originally Posted by Ron in BC
Regarding the plastic film, I'm not sure if we're talking about the same thing. What I saw was something that looked like they'd stuck on a version of a plastic drop sheet. I took it that it was regarded as disposable. Is yours regarded as something that stays in place long term?
Ah, yes - different. I have the very clear and flexible protective film that is often used on the front edge of a car hood to protect it from stone chips. It is left on for years - basically until it gets damaged or starts peeling at the edges. In a quick web search, it appears to be called "paint protection film". Example: Husky Paint Protection Film
(although I assume 3M is more common). I think ours is thicker and less flexible than that Husky product.
This looks like a reasonable article about this type of product: Should I get protective film on my new car's hood?