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Re: Questions on 3m \"clear bra\" protective plastic

im gonna get it this spring on the front fascia.
 

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Friend paid to have this put on his Comp Coupe (Kenny) It looks GREAT - hardly noticable. It was on Bob Woodhouse's Comp Coupe and protected that wonderful paint (didn't do much to help at Road America, I'm afraid....)

I suspect that you can get some build up along the edges, but that shouldn't be big deal to get off if you ever remove the clear bra.

Saw a 1996 that had been hit that had it installed and you really had to look hard to see it on there. The nose was perfectly clean - none of those clear coat dents you get from hitting bugs at high speeds.

I might put it on my 2003 since it's a daily driver and will have dead bugs stuck on it for a while at a time. Yes, I drive the car and don't clean it every time I go to the store and back.....

Cheap protection, IMO, and this is coming from someone who gets great deals on paint / bodywork....
 

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Re: Questions on 3m \"clear bra\" protective plastic

I have it on 5 of my cars. It really depends on the installer, they can make the difference on what it looks like. I had my local guy custom cut the clear bra for my Trans Ams. He put strips of it behind each wheel and all the spoilers. I have a great installer here in Austin if anyone needs one put on.

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Re: Questions on 3m \"clear bra\" protective plastic

I would DEFINATELY be interested in a group buy!
 

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I have it and a little alcohol cleans up the lines real easy. But anyways...you can't see the lines unless you look real close
 

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Re: Questions on 3m \"clear bra\" protective plastic

Go to our NE Florida Viper website...... a couple of local Viper owners have set up a franchise (I think).

Actually today and tomorrow there is a manager with the company installing on local cars.

The website link is.....


http://www.floridavipers.com/forum/FORUM.asp?FORUM_ID=2
 

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Re: Questions on 3m \"clear bra\" protective plastic

I was disappointed with it on my dually. Maybe it was the installer, but I decided to pull it off and there were numerous lines permanently cut into the paint.

The problem is that if you get a ding or rock chip in the clear bra, it leaves a mark (gouge, cut, rip) that can't be removed (without removing the clear bra). At least if my paint gets chipped, I can have it wet sanded or if necessary repainted to remove the chip.

The only other problem I see is that there IS a visible line on the car where the clear bra ends and the paint begins. For me, I just have the fascia repainted every year or so and it looks like new and I don't have the clear bra lines.
 

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Re: Questions on 3m \"clear bra\" protective plastic

We use it on our race car (porshe 911GT3 Cup car), and it works great. Also have it on a couple other cars. There are some Kits they sell that form to parts of specific cars.
If you have it stop along a body panel, you will see a line where it ends. Its a definate must for road race cars, especially over decals.
And I agree, its all in the installer, they make or break it.

Tom
SMS Racing
 
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