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Old 02-06-2013, 12:33 PM   #1
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1LE Question

This is about the 1le hood. Will clear bra work on the hood of the 1le to protect the vinyl?

Any thoughts would help.

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Old 02-06-2013, 01:24 PM   #2
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I would think it would work however it might give the hood a gloss look perhaps
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:43 PM   #3
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vinyl on vinyl... doesn't sound like a good idea to me
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:59 PM   #4
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You would have to use Xpel's Stealth Film in order to keep the satin look.
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:09 PM   #5
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I was just thinking of trying to protect it from road chips because i don't know how durable it is

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Old 02-06-2013, 10:48 PM   #6
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I'd use a can or two of clear plasti dip. Cost you about $15 off amazon. I use it on my motorcycle fairings and its held up really well the past year. looks close to factory gloss and its resisted rocks and bugs out in the back roads at high speeds. and when it looks like its chipped just spray a lil more to patch it up and you can peel it off like a sticker


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Old 02-07-2013, 06:20 AM   #7
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I was just thinking of trying to protect it from road chips because i don't know how durable it is

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Its not durable at all. I got my first rock chip on the hood with 250 miles on the odo.. I put paint protection on the entire front end and thought the hood didnt need it seeing it was covered. Nope!!!
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:27 AM   #8
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Its not durable at all. I got my first rock chip on the hood with 250 miles on the odo.. I put paint protection on the entire front end and thought the hood didnt need it seeing it was covered. Nope!!!
What do you mean by paint protection (clear bra)?

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Old 02-07-2013, 11:04 AM   #9
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Its not durable at all. I got my first rock chip on the hood with 250 miles on the odo.. I put paint protection on the entire front end and thought the hood didnt need it seeing it was covered. Nope!!!
This ^^^^^^^^ although a sharpie work wonders/good from far but far from good.
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:52 PM   #10
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This ^^^^^^^^ although a sharpie work wonders/good from far but far from good.
Did you do anything on your 1LE's hood as far as protection goes? I know you got a bunch of areas clear bra'd but I don't remember if that was one of them.
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:10 AM   #11
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I was told today that clear bra starts to turn yellow after a while. Can anyone confirm this

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Old 02-08-2013, 12:48 AM   #12
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do not clear bra the vinyl hood. use adams VRT (looks ugly at first) but i'll dry over short time, keep it protected and beading wither and looking good.
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:16 AM   #13
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vinyl on vinyl... doesn't sound like a good idea to me
THIS!!! Have you ever wallpapered before? You can't go vinyl over vinyl unless you use a specialized adhesive. If you're not ready to strip off the hood wrap and repaint it in a matte finish to replicate the wrap, then go along with someone's suggestion of filling in with a marker or touchup paint. Or you could strip off the hood wrap and then put on a clear wrap from EXPEL( in a matte finish might look cool)
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I picked up some Dr. Beasley's Matte sealant for my hood, should have the car mid next week so I'll be sure to report back how it turns out
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I picked up some Dr. Beasley's Matte sealant for my hood, should have the car mid next week so I'll be sure to report back how it turns out
Good to hear. Can't wait to see it

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Old 02-08-2013, 09:12 AM   #16
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do not clear bra the vinyl hood. use adams VRT (looks ugly at first) but i'll dry over short time, keep it protected and beading wither and looking good.
Thanks for the info

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