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Old 05-09-2011, 01:26 PM   #1
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Recommendations on bras

Not those kind, get ur mind outta the gutter

I'm driving my camaro on a 2k trip later this summer and I cant afford a clear bra so I'm thinking of buying just a cloth one for the trip. I dont want it on all the time just while it's traveling to avoid rock chips, bugs, etc. I dont want to spend a lot of $$ on it either since it will only be used a few times. Any recommendations???
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Old 05-09-2011, 01:55 PM   #2
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Im having this one installed this coming Saturday.

Link-->> http://www.afterthoughtsauto.com/2010-camaro-bra.html
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Old 05-09-2011, 02:12 PM   #3
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Old 05-09-2011, 02:25 PM   #4
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I was thinking of this one to recommend:

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Here's a link for emporary bras and miror protectors also, good price...

http://www.colgancustom.com/shop_vparts.php#1
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Old 05-09-2011, 04:05 PM   #6
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How about a sports bra. haha
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Old 05-09-2011, 04:06 PM   #7
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I am buying this one for my summer road trip from Chicago to Myrtle Beach. Looks like it might work better than the heavier Colgan bras, and hopefully not scratch the paint.

http://www.westcoastcamaro.com/p-351...nose-mask.aspx
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Old 05-09-2011, 05:41 PM   #8
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never put a bra on a camaro, on your girlfriend but NOT on a camaro.
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Old 05-09-2011, 06:54 PM   #9
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Bra is a bad idea, it will damage your car more than some bug juice, you won't get rock chips if you don't tailgate. The particulates that will collect under the bra and windsheer together will cause bad friction scratches at the bras tightest areas usually at the points of attachement. I used to work at a bodyshop in the mid to late 80s when bras were popular, saw this occur a lot. At least back then it was a popular fashion feature, bras never really "protected" the cars though.

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Old 05-10-2011, 12:23 PM   #10
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Bra is a bad idea, it will damage your car more than some bug juice, you won't get rock chips if you don't tailgate. The particulates that will collect under the bra and windsheer together will cause bad friction scratches at the bras tightest areas usually at the points of attachement. I used to work at a bodyshop in the mid to late 80s when bras were popular, saw this occur a lot. At least back then it was a popular fashion feature, bras never really "protected" the cars though.

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Not sure if you have ever driven through TN and Ky but it's 2 lane roads at 70mph..tailgating is the only way around these idiots, lol! I dont think one days worth of my car wearing a bra is going to hurt it any. I plan to take it off when I get to where I'm going, put it back on for the trip home and then back off. It will only be used for heavily traveling.
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Old 05-10-2011, 06:36 PM   #11
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how much is a lot of money? the auto trim guy here quoted me like $285 to do the front bumper/fascia of the car in 3M clear bra. I am worried about the near vertical sections of the bumper and the area between the hood and the grill taking the most abuse from rocks/sand/bugs.
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Old 05-10-2011, 09:35 PM   #12
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how much is a lot of money? the auto trim guy here quoted me like $285 to do the front bumper/fascia of the car in 3M clear bra. I am worried about the near vertical sections of the bumper and the area between the hood and the grill taking the most abuse from rocks/sand/bugs.
Everything I have heard, it's $800 for the clear bra. I just want something that will do for this trip and any others I take in the future. I'm looking at staying around $100 bucks.
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Old 05-12-2011, 04:03 PM   #13
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Let me know which one you end up with. I'm going with the Stretch Bra from West Coast Customs as of now for my road trip in July.
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Old 05-12-2011, 05:40 PM   #14
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Totally agree!

I had one on my 2002 Z28 for a road trip to SC and regretted it immediately when I took it off and found the dirt and scratches under it.



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Bra is a bad idea, it will damage your car more than some bug juice, you won't get rock chips if you don't tailgate. The particulates that will collect under the bra and windsheer together will cause bad friction scratches at the bras tightest areas usually at the points of attachement. I used to work at a bodyshop in the mid to late 80s when bras were popular, saw this occur a lot. At least back then it was a popular fashion feature, bras never really "protected" the cars though.

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Old 05-16-2011, 06:04 PM   #15
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Just got my clear bra today. $615 for front fascia, all the lights including side markers, mirrors and gills. Used Expel Extreme, which is superior to 3M in terms of installation and adherence
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Old 05-16-2011, 11:12 PM   #16
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I have the "LeBra" bra, I put it on any time I'm on the road for extended periods of time. It has mesh that protects the upper and lower grills, and drls from bugs and small rocks. As for rocks and dust that collects, I take it off and clean it as well as clean and wax the front of the nose whenever I do.
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It may protect the cars front but it comes at high price. Good god those bras are hideous!!
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Old 05-17-2011, 11:51 PM   #18
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Not those kind, get ur mind outta the gutter

I'm driving my camaro on a 2k trip later this summer and I cant afford a clear bra so I'm thinking of buying just a cloth one for the trip. I dont want it on all the time just while it's traveling to avoid rock chips, bugs, etc. I dont want to spend a lot of $$ on it either since it will only be used a few times. Any recommendations???
Hey Angie,
Looks like you three different option. I'll list them from the LEAST expansive to MOST expansive.

a. Your least expansive option will be using BLUE painters tape. I have seen many member use the blue painters tape for long journey. They work GREAT and if you like, you can double up on front bumper or trouble spots. VERY cheap.




Don't forget the side mirrors

b. Buy this product called ROAD WRAP. Here's their AD

http://youtu.be/KxZdHODdV3Y

I have personally used this on my blue 370Z and my friends E92 M3 during a Driver's Education (4 20 minute track runs) and I was VERY happy with the result. This is of course much more invisible than blue painters tape but could be slightly expansive (def. less than $30). Please note we installed our roadwrap at the track in a rush. If taken time, it could be more invisible. IF it can protect the car in a track, it can def protect you on the highway

Their website: http://www.buyroadwrap.com/





c. your third option will be to buy a leather bra. Good ones CAN be expansive but you think think of it as an lifetime investment for long road trips. HOWEVER, I'd still do ROADWRAP then Blue Painters tape before I put any leather bra on a car. They are ugly in my opinion.

Hope my suggestion(s) help you make the right decision.




PS: BTW, I'm member no. 163 of Camaro5. I'm an old schooler . I just browse more, post less.
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Old 05-18-2011, 12:03 AM   #19
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I remember this thread about problems members had with Road Wrap:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...ight=road+wrap
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Old 05-18-2011, 12:19 AM   #21
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I'd go with the blue painters tape. U look weird going down the road but who cares.
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Old 05-18-2011, 12:20 AM   #22
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I remember this thread about problems members had with Road Wrap:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...ight=road+wrap
I personally didn't had any issues but it was a sunny day. I have no clue how good it is in rain. Also as someone mentioned before, you gotta apply in section with help and make sure to cut off edges by the wheels or other edges so that wind can't open it.

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I've never had a problem with it; I make a point of traveling long distance with road wrap. It's never caused damage to my vehicle. On the other hand, I've yet to travel to Arizona with it on.

The key with road wrap is to put it on in sections, and to apply it as taut as possible. If the edges don't meet flush with the panels it will come loose from driving, for sure.

I'll definitely keep my eye on it in the future (judging from the responses).

Edit: Now I realize why calcarcover was out of the 6" rolls lol!
Well looks like Blue painters tape is the winner
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The First mod I did was 3m clear bra!!! Trust me, get it!! IMO It's 100% worth it. 5000 miles later, you'll wish you did.
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Old 05-18-2011, 12:43 AM   #24
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I am buying this one for my summer road trip from Chicago to Myrtle Beach. Looks like it might work better than the heavier Colgan bras, and hopefully not scratch the paint.

http://www.westcoastcamaro.com/p-351...nose-mask.aspx
Not sure if it was a fluke or not, but I used this bra for a 300 mile trip, half of which it was raining. Discovered after the trip that it rubbed the clear off of my fenders on both sides where it was in contact with the paint. I was able to buff out most of the damage, but needless to say I have not used it since that incident.
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OK.. so what if you used a combination of a bra, and put the blue painters tape on under it at the stress points? Do you think that would protect your car on a long trip?
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