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Old 05-30-2013, 02:29 AM   #1
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camaro ZL1 clear bra?

hey guys i was wondering where can i buy a oem 3m clear bra? one of my friends has it on his zl1 now i want one too

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Old 05-30-2013, 09:24 AM   #2
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Not a Original Equipment Manufacturers option I would search for installers in your area. With clear bras like most aftermarket installed accessories, is all about the installer find the best installer you can and chat with him prior to purchase. By the way, I wish I had installed this prior to delivery now it's too late as I have a few chips on the front of my Z from a few spirited runs.

Good luck hope you find a good installer.
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:28 AM   #3
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ask your friend. or search your local are for installers
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:28 AM   #4
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Also, don't try to do this yourself. I thought about it but went with having a professional install.
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:46 AM   #5
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Also, don't try to do this yourself. I thought about it but went with having a professional install.
definitly agree. the guy that did my clear bra took 4 hours. so i can imagine if a professional took that long. i would take days
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Old 05-30-2013, 11:35 AM   #6
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My advice - if you're picky - look at an installation you think is good then use that installer. Also think about if you want a precut kit which will leave gaps or a custom installation where there is a chance your paint will get cut when the installer is trimming the film.

The front end of a Camaro is apparently very difficult to wrap, so looking at an installation on a car with fewer surfaces wont necessarily be an indication of how it'll look on your car.

Also, don't expect perfection. I paid $500 for what turned out to be a bad installation, then paid more to have a very reputable installer put a new one on and it's good but not perfect. I do have a few bubbles and trapped dirt.

Also think about what brand of film you want. I went with xpel ultimate for the self-healing ability and better warranty than 3M.
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Old 05-30-2013, 02:22 PM   #7
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use a 3m precut installer. better if its already cut and the installer is just putting it on the areas it belongs. depending on the program they have it should be print out the pre-cut anyway
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:23 PM   #8
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Check out Ziebart if you have an installer in your area. Similar cost, but seems to be more durable. And it can be peeled back/off and reapplied to correct smaller issues.

And I agree, regardless of the brand chosen, it's all about the installer.
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Old 06-02-2013, 11:07 AM   #9
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3m is garbage use X-Pel. I have 3m on my M5 and it sits in the garage. Only gets 1000 miles a year. I have Xpel on my ZL1 and Audi Q5. It's a better product. If you want the best clear bra search for Suntek. I took some of the Xpel off the ZL1 and put Suntek on the hood and mirrors

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=299273
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Old 06-10-2013, 12:23 AM   #10
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thanks guys, im going to ask a few friends this week and get it over with lol
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