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Old 04-07-2009, 01:07 PM   #1
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3M Paint Protection "Clear Bra"

Anyone here use this before??

Is it worth getting?

Is it easy to apply yourself?

Would you Zaino first then apply clear plastic or apply clear plastic, then zaino?
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Old 04-07-2009, 02:11 PM   #2
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Iv'e seen them on the cars from SRT Track day I went to. . . Very cool stuff can't see it unless you are really looking. . .

I called a local shop and they wand $900 for the front of the car. . . bumper, front of the hood, mirros, part of the fenders. .

that's a lot of $$$$

not sure what I am gong to do.
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Old 04-07-2009, 03:10 PM   #3
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I would definately NOT try to do it yourself. Unless you have experience.
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Old 04-07-2009, 03:24 PM   #4
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Old 04-07-2009, 03:24 PM   #5
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I would not own a car with out it:

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Old 04-07-2009, 03:27 PM   #6
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As long as you don't have a metallic color, it should work fine. I've seen it on a bunch of Corvettes and you can hardly tell it's there...
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Old 04-07-2009, 03:31 PM   #7
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As long as you don't have a metallic color, it should work fine. I've seen it on a bunch of Corvettes and you can hardly tell it's there...
I do have a Dark Blue Metallic car and it still works fine
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Old 04-07-2009, 03:31 PM   #8
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As long as you don't have a metallic color, it should work fine. I've seen it on a bunch of Corvettes and you can hardly tell it's there...
What happens if it's used on a metallic color?
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Old 04-07-2009, 07:46 PM   #9
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Inferno Orange METALLIC...hmmmmm
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Old 04-07-2009, 08:18 PM   #10
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I would definately NOT try to do it yourself. Unless you have experience.
+1 - it definitely is good stuff though. Try and find somone who uses a computer program to cut out the film. They piece or pieces are nicer fitting.
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Old 04-09-2009, 12:57 AM   #11
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Anyone here use this before??

Is it worth getting?

Is it easy to apply yourself?

Would you Zaino first then apply clear plastic or apply clear plastic, then zaino?

Anyone wondering about the 3M "clear bra" should go to this site and view the video. I had them put it on my '08 Malibu and never once regretted it. They have even "wrapped" exotics. Couldn't imagine the cost of that.

http://www.ask.com/bar?q=video+of+3m...ectionfilm.htm
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I just contacted the closest place near me that does this and I was quoted a steep 499 plus tax.
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Old 04-09-2009, 04:09 PM   #13
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They're great until you have to remove them...from then on your opinion will be forever changed and permanently installed.

I have removed two...unfortunately I already had it installed on my car when we had to pull it off a friends. A year or so later, the dealer curbed my front and I had to remove it off my car. Never again will I ever consider putting one on a car. Not worth it IMO.
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Old 04-09-2009, 04:12 PM   #14
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I have had it in the past and did not like the way it looked after 3 years. BUT, I did not do it on my SKY and I am starting to Regret it. The rock chips on the front and infront of the rear wheel on the Well Flair, is really getting bad and with only 12,000 miles! I am seriously considering for the very front.....NOT ON THE HOOD, and for the Flair in front of the rear wheels.
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They're great until you have to remove them...from then on your opinion will be forever changed and permanently installed.

I have removed two...unfortunately I already had it installed on my car when we had to pull it off a friends. A year or so later, the dealer curbed my front and I had to remove it off my car. Never again will I ever consider putting one on a car. Not worth it IMO.
Can you explain why ? I'm considering that alternative to protect my car from gravel ... What problem did you encounter ? Is it just hard to take off ?
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They're great until you have to remove them...from then on your opinion will be forever changed and permanently installed.

I have removed two...unfortunately I already had it installed on my car when we had to pull it off a friends. A year or so later, the dealer curbed my front and I had to remove it off my car. Never again will I ever consider putting one on a car. Not worth it IMO.
I know this stuff can be a pain in the butt to take off, but apparently, if you're willing to pay the money they ask, the people who install it will take it off and it is not supposed to leave the glue residue that it leaves behind when it is taken off improperly.

Apparently there is some sort of machine or something...like a heat gun, iron???? On this, I am surmising and guessing.
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