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  1. Rear Bumper Guard Protection

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I always meant to post a couple of pics of the bumper guard I attached to my 2017 GT Hatch after I moved from CA to NY. Living in NYC, it's truly an ongoing rite of passage for many drivers to hit cars when they parallel park. Fortunately, my car is predominately parked in my building garage...
  2. rust protection

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Is there any need to get rust protection on new MZ3?
  3. 2017 Paint Protection Film Self-Install?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    I'm getting quotes for basic bra/hood paint protection film for upwards of $800 (Bay Area). Invisiblemask sells the 3M Scotchgard Pro pre-cut kits for $250 NOTE: 2017 M3's aren't on InvisibleMask - Paint Protection For Your Car right now, I've been talking to Julie and she's looking into it...
  4. Amp Protection Mode

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Audio & Electronics
    Hello everyone, I have an Alpine PDX-V9 and currently 2 speakers in the rear (front ones are soon to be installed). I've had this set up for about 2 months now with no problem. Recently, I would be playing music loud, and my amp would go into protection mode. This was odd to me because I...
  5. Side Skirts vs Mud Flaps for Paint Protection?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    My initial plan was to get a front lip and side skirts once the cheaper aftermarkets come out for the 2017s. However now I'm wondering if I should just forget the side skirts and get the OEM Front + Rear Mud Flaps. I know some people with the side skirts have opt'd for a more "universal" mud...
  6. Anybody try Plastidip glossifier as paint protection?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Anybody try Plastidip clear plastidip + glossifier as paint protection? After reading about how easily the paint chipped on our Mazda3s, I did some research online at various ways to protect the paint. One interesting method I found was to use several coats of Plastidip clear + glossifier to...
  7. Front and Rear bumper protection

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hi everyone. I just purchased a '15 3 iTouring Hatchback and am immediately thinking of ways to protect it. I live in a city with no off-street parking so it'll basically be parallel parking with tight spaces. I'd like to find some protection so my bumpers don't get dinged. What are you...
  8. Protection film for your headlights!

    CARiD.com
    When upgrading our headlights with expensive aftermarket set, we really hope that it will last for a long time. But as any other product, it requires careful handling and protection. WeatherTech has a resolution for you! Their LampGuard Headlight Covers secure your headlamps, fog lamps, turn...
  9. Mazda Added Protection Waranty (MAP) is refundable if Unused then whats the backdraw?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Hello guys, So this offer is made by the dealership; they said original price of 5 year refundable unlimited KM warranty is $2400 that they said they brought down from $3,000; and we did not budge and in the end they offered a warranty at $1725 refundable warranty if unused; So, what is the back...
  10. Is Mazda protection plan worth it?

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    Standard warranty includes unlimited kilometers for 3 years; I can add 2 more years of unlimited Kilometer warranty for $1725 canadian dollar; is it worth it?
  11. Rim Job: Think Protection & Imagine Growing Bigger

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Wheels and Tires
    Wait, that dint sound right, but it is..... Look bigger w/o upsizing + Anti-curbing protection!:laugh2: Your thoughts on an old idea: Rim Ringz
  12. Paint protection.

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Hey everybody, after lurking here for about 8 months I took the plunge and bought my 3 SGT hatch. I love the car and want to thank everyone for sharing their stories to help me decide if The 3 was for me. Now that I have it I want to protect my investment. I've already added an XPEL clear bra...
  13. Center Trim Protection

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I'm a couple of weeks in and I am already scratching the heck out of the black trim near the shifter. Has anyone done a clear protection film around this area? If anyone can manage to get a real size picture or pattern of the shift area I can cut couple of clear vinyl pieces for everyone to use.
  14. thief protection

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Discussion
    I am going to install secret switch to protect my car against thief. I want to do something simple, just cut a wire and add switch in the middle. It should prevent engine start. Can someone advise me which wire to cut ?
  15. Rear bumper protection?

    2010-2013 Mazda 3 & Skyactiv Discussion
    I used my 3 Sedan for work, and I am always loading and unloading the trunk. I want something to protect the rear bumper 'sill' during loading and unloading, whether it be a 3m film or a thicker plastic. Everything I have found though is for a hatch, like this: New 2010 2010 Mazda 3 Hatchback...
  16. Allweather protection for your carpet with custom floor mats

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Husky floor [email protected] provide the best protection for your interior carpeting in any weather conditions. Raised lips hold dirt and liquids inside. Cleaning is very simple - just rinse them with water. These floor mats are custom designed for your vehicle's floor to ensure perfect fit, so you don't...
  17. 303 Aerospace Interior Fabric Protection

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    This looks like a good product to use on the cloth interior of the Mazda3. It has no silicone and is said to protect from liquid stains and dirt. Has anyone used this before?
  18. 3M Spray Hood Protection

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    3M Spray Hood Protection or 3M Clear Bra? Anyone here use the 3M spray-on hood protection kit or the 3M clear bra? Rock chips are common place out in Arizona and a cars hood can look like it got sand blasted in just under a year of highway driving. I want to protect the front bumper and hood...
  19. Xpel Paint Protection Installed

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    Yesterday I had the Xpel paint protection film installed. I had the option of the 3M or Xpel. I had 3M on one of my other cars, and while it was ok I found it did have a slight yellowing tint to it. Most likely because it was thicker. The installer showed me the thickness by having me punch...
  20. Clear Bra / Paint protection

    2014-2018 Mazda 3 Skyactiv Appearance & Interior
    What product is everyone using for the "Cear Bra"? I hear 3M Scotchgard and Expel are the best. Looking to get hood/bumper/mirrors/door handle cups done. Thanks.
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