This M3P is my wife's daily and she has a tendency to wear jewelry...
At times this can be an issue with car doors creating scratches. So I asked our ppf guy to be creative and make a template for our four doors. You really have to look to see it.
I guess I should state that he took the photo in the link at an angle and lighting so you could specifically see it. YMMV
That is effective and practical... I thought about doing something similar since people on here complained about the handles getting hot. But after I go the car in August, I never had an issue with hot handles.
I missed what you did on my first look at the photo... you protected the paint around the handle. very cool
Hmm... seems like something they could sell. I'd buy it since I see the issue on my wife's CX-5, so I know it will happen to our M3.
I had the exact same delima, worried about kids scratching the doors trying to open them with stuff in their hands, wife's nails, etc. This led me down a long path which ended up with putting PPF on the entire doors... Which led to doing the whole car because I was already doing the entire front. Somewhat of an absurd outcome but I love not worrying about scratching the car when cleaning it.
Your solution looks good and was definitely more cost effective!
I cut 4 pieces for all my handles since June. Haha
Thanks my ppf guys definitely delivered what we needed.
There are so many wrap products out there, but I can't find anything like the picture from the OP. Anyone have a line on some clear wrap for paint protection around the handles?
You can buy PPF in small quantities and make a template for the door handle. I'd make the template as big as the area you want to cover and apply the handle portion also....
You can also PPF the entire door DIY pretty easily for about $100