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Old 12-05-2006, 10:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Your opinion on clearbra? Recommend or not.

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?
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Old 12-05-2006, 10:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I've done it on all 3 of my C6 Z06's. It saved my ass in terms of rock chips and road debris that kicks up etc.

I recommend that you do the front bumper the mirrors the lower rockers and the rear brake vents.

Make sure the installer is using a 3M product that is at least 8 mil in thickness.

The color determines how good the film is going, as well as the installation. The darker the color the better it's going to look, IMHO.

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Old 12-05-2006, 10:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
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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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Old 12-05-2006, 11:06 AM   #4 (permalink)
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do it! and if you need it i can get it for cheap, MODS: i am not trying to make any money but i can get this stuff at or near cost to benefit the community.
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Old 12-05-2006, 12:05 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I might invest in it. For now I bought a bra from Colgan for any interstate travel.
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I saw it on a couple of cars, I think the protection it provides is worth the couple of negatives it comes with. (lines and cleaning issues)

Now if I could only find someone in the south/central New Jersey area that installs it!!
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I agree that it will look better on silver and other light colors. Black might not work too well.

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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.
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Old 12-05-2006, 07:52 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I had 47,000 miles on my 2001 Z06 when I sold it and I can't remember seeing any stone chips on the body (frontal area) without any bra. I definitely had some around the wheel wells, however.

If you are just going to put it on the front, I say no. I certainly don't intend to myself.
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Old 12-05-2006, 08:36 PM   #11 (permalink)
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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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Old 12-06-2006, 03:33 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Clear Bra

Love it....would not drive the car without. Went from the dealer to the shop who did the clear bra. No regrets!
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