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Old 11-28-2008, 04:29 PM   #1
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clear bra?

Do any of you use or have used clear bra paint protection? Any advice on whether or not it is a good thing?
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Old 11-28-2008, 04:34 PM   #2
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.... i realize this is a Camaro forum.... however, my thoughts went entirely in the wrong direction when i saw the title for this post. Can't help it, sorry! lol
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Old 11-28-2008, 04:43 PM   #3
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.... i realize this is a Camaro forum.... however, my thoughts went entirely in the wrong direction when i saw the title for this post. Can't help it, sorry! lol
That's funny. I knew exactly what I meant. Maybe this thread will get a lot of hits.
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Old 11-28-2008, 04:52 PM   #4
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Do any of you use or have used clear bra paint protection? Any advice on whether or not it is a good thing?
yes it works very well, if you don't mind being able to see the edges when you look close up... My Sky came from the factory with some behind the seating area to protect the pait from the rubbing of the convertible top, and it works great.
Just be careful when you wax the car because if you don;t get all the wax cleaned off you will leave a line around the edge of the clear plastic.
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Old 11-28-2008, 05:19 PM   #5
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I was really hoping for a picture of Megan Foxx in the clear bra!

Seriously, I have some on my lower quarter panels on my truck and they work well. I haven't tried the ones on the front because I have a bug shield, but was defintiely planning on getting it for the Camaro. I heard there is also a spray on kind. Has anyone seen or used that?
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Old 11-28-2008, 06:16 PM   #6
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When my parents leased a VUE a few years ago, the Saturn dealer that they got it from threw in a 3M clear bra, and a 3M stain treatment on the interior. Can't even see it unless you're like an inch from the front of the car...
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Old 11-28-2008, 06:42 PM   #7
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I know many people with the clear bra on their sport cars and trucks and they love it. I'll have one one my Camaro.
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Old 11-28-2008, 06:49 PM   #8
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How much does it ussualy range from, after seeing all the paint chips on my brothers mustang, i have to get it!
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Old 11-28-2008, 07:20 PM   #9
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Clear bras are the greatest thing ever.

Things that protect the paint on the front of your car are cool too.
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Old 11-28-2008, 07:42 PM   #10
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A recent thread about it on another forum taught me this: It has to be put on while the car is brand new and it has to be installed by someone who truly understands paint, swirls, and clearcoats, or else it could have crappy results.

IMO, a car that looks like it's been kept in mint condition looks like nobody's ever had fun or driven it anywhere.
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Old 11-28-2008, 08:01 PM   #11
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Bed liner pwns clear bra. Imagine it, an entire Rhino-lined Camaro!
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Old 11-28-2008, 08:09 PM   #13
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Wasn't trying to be funny. I fully expect to see a Line-X Camaro with a three foot lift on 35" mud boggers kicking Grave Digger's ass. We have to dominate in every performance category.
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Old 11-28-2008, 08:10 PM   #14
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Bed liner pwns clear bra. Imagine it, an entire Rhino-lined Camaro!
They could call it the "Urban Edition Camaro", LOL!!!

I've seen clear bras and will either be going that way or with just a nice Culligan (?sp?) bra like I have on my '02. I will have to see another Camaro with an actual bra on it before being sold but a clear bra, although expensive, when done well, is a great idea.
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I hope that's a factory RPO...


Corvette dudes still debate this now.

Biggest arguments: Clear bra is always on

Clear bra dulls the appearance. It's more noticeable on different colors.

I got the Genuine GM traditional bra.
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Did someone say bedliner?

http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=4064843




Else, how about this for temporary use?
http://www.rainx.com/Products/Bug_Tar/Shield.aspx
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Bug & Tar Protective Shield
Spray on. Drive. Wash away bugs & tar.

Rain-X® Bug & Tar Protective Shield is created on a simple idea that bugs and tar can't damage what they can't touch! Bug & tar residue can damage your vehicle. This revolutionary aerosol spray creates a thin barrier of acrylic polymer to shield your vehicle from bug and tar residue.

Water-soluble formula easily washes off, carrying all potentially damaging debris with it!

Apply before long road trips or in heavy bug season

Safe on chrome, metal, paint and plastic

Quick tip: If you want to see how the shield works, spray a small area of film on your vehicle and peel off the film!
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Old 11-28-2008, 08:36 PM   #17
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wow that rain-x stuff looks like the way to go.
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Did someone say bedliner?

Else, how about this for temporary use?
http://www.rainx.com/Products/Bug_Tar/Shield.aspx
Yep. Read only good things about this spray on stuff. May be the new way to go.
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Old 11-28-2008, 11:01 PM   #19
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The 3m clear bra is great. A buddy of mine has it on both of his C6 Corvettes. The only issue for me is the seam which if you look you can see pretty easy. Some colors show more than others but at the end of the day I think it is a good tradeoff since you don't have to worry about the car getting torn up by sand and rocks. Only word of caution make sure you go with a reputible shop because if the guy putting it on does not do a good job there can be issues.
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Old 11-28-2008, 11:45 PM   #20
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could you not just stop the bra when it meets the hood and fenders? where there is already a line
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Old 11-28-2008, 11:51 PM   #21
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def recomend the clear bra for the camaro. hers an example of how good they really our.
from a distance. not noticable.


Front up close, yea u see a little but its flawless


like others have said u just gotta watch when u wax. and remember u get what u pay for. some clear bras leave u with a bad orange peel reflection while others leave u with a almost perfect reflection(pic i posted)
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Old 11-29-2008, 02:30 AM   #22
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Else, how about this for temporary use?
http://www.rainx.com/Products/Bug_Tar/Shield.aspx
Rain-X is great for protection against bugs and tar and for those days you just want to burn rubber like a crazy man.
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Old 11-29-2008, 03:31 AM   #23
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Do any of you use or have used clear bra paint protection? Any advice on whether or not it is a good thing?
Its absolutely FANTASTIC. I have the one by 3M an you cant even see it!!

here is a link to with my car in it.

http://www.lxforums.com/board/showthread.php?t=65405
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Old 11-29-2008, 09:35 AM   #24
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How much does it ussualy range from, after seeing all the paint chips on my brothers mustang, i have to get it!
Depending on which package you get, $250-400.
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Old 11-29-2008, 10:50 AM   #25
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from a distance. not noticeable.
In this pic it looks like someone has keyed your car across the hood. How is that "not noticeable"?
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