Thinking about getting a clear bra installed for my new Z06. I've heard pros and cons on it. I live out in the country and my other cars have many pebble chips on the bumber. What's your opinion on it? Does it take away from the look? Any peeling issues?
I have heard it's the bomb, but it's hard to install on black cars. They say silver and yellow are the best. It's also about the installer, they can make or break the deal.
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I don't like the look. I'll have the chips repaired when I need to along with the windshield. I've seen it and it adds lines to the car. Plus, you can't polish it like the rest of the car.
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I have had it on one other car and did not like it. It worked ok for me on the mirrors and rockers but the front end just looked bad after it began to take a beating and age. It can be installed to basically be invisable, but time and ware begin to show on the film after a year or so. The areas where it dosen't get full impact continue to look good and does help.It's basically thick tape, and once nicked it will show the markings, I prefer a good quality bra on the front for best coverage but I don't like the look.
Location: Southwestern VA-in the Blue Ridge & on the Lake
The benefit depends on where you live and how you drive. For example, in the Denver area, with all the sand and grit they throw down (no salt) the front ends will get sandblasted. If you do little interstate driving and stay back from trucks, you may not ever get a nick. If you do mostly track days, you can tape it for the day and save money.
Look at it as insurance. If it makes you feel comfortable, go for it. But get 3M or one of the other high-end jobs and a good installer.
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I take my car to the track and drive winding roads at somewhat elevated speeds, besides daily commuting. If I didn't have protection the front of my car would be destroyed. My clear bra was well worth the $600.
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