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Old 05-10-2009, 12:30 AM   #1
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Clear Bra for Camaro?

Any one know if 3M or one of the other manf are making a clear bra for the Camaro? A buddy has it on his Corvette and is protects the paint like you would not believe. Here in the AZ I really need it. My GTO had lots of chips within the first year and I had to have paint work done to fix it.

If anyone knows please speak up.
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Old 05-10-2009, 12:33 AM   #2
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Depends on you....my guy has said that he will custom cut to fit my car if nothing is precut.

And anyone who says it's not worth it, enjoy your paint being chipped.
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Old 05-10-2009, 12:43 AM   #3
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My dad has it on his CTS-V and it is worth it's weight in gold. His car is pearl white so you can't even see it. I'm getting ABM and worry it might really stick out against the blue but I plan on driving the car so will probably suck it up and put it on anyways.
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Old 05-10-2009, 02:06 AM   #4
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I didn't do it on my SKY and I am sorry I didn't.

YES my Camaro will have the front and right infront of the rear wheels on the flared area by the fake vents!
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Old 05-10-2009, 02:21 AM   #5
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very cool, I will definately get some of that for it...well worth it
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Old 05-10-2009, 06:08 AM   #6
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We've seen like 3 billion threads on this
But anyways back to the question, no I won't be using it
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Old 05-10-2009, 06:26 AM   #7
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100% yes. It has saved the front end of my Monte from major chip damage. Lots of dump trucks dropping crap all over the roads down here.
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Old 05-10-2009, 07:18 AM   #8
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Yup. I'll be geting it done on my Berger 2SS. My dealer gave me a local contact in Grand Rapids, MI who will be using VentureShield >> http://ventureshield.com/. They already have patterns for the 2010 camaro. You'll notice that only LS, 1LT,and 2LT are the only options but the LT models will work on the SS. Check'em out.

Click on the "Showcase" link to see a before and after demonstration of Venture Clearshield being taken off after someone hit a garage wall at 8mph. How this helps.

BTW, I'll be taking delivery sometime June/July timeframe. I live in Landsowne, VA (15 minutes from Washington Redskins headquarters) but will pick up the Inferno beast in Grand Rapids, MI as I said before. Check out the pics from their Camaro unveiling http://assets.bergerchevy.com/camaro...ing/camaro.htm

Lots of info but I had alot pent excitement since I ordered my IOM 2SS/RS. And to think I haven't even layed eyes (in-person) on these beauties.

Dude....I can't friggin wait. This summer maybe the most memorable one.
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Old 05-10-2009, 07:32 AM   #9
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Yup. I'll be geting it done on my Berger 2SS. My dealer gave me a local contact in Grand Rapids, MI who will be using VentureShield >> http://ventureshield.com/. They already have patterns for the 2010 camaro. You'll notice that only LS, 1LT,and 2LT are the only options but the LT models will work on the SS. Check'em out.

Click on the "Showcase" link to see a before and after demonstration of Venture Clearshield being taken off after someone hit a garage wall at 8mph. How this helps.

BTW, I'll be taking delivery sometime June/July timeframe. I live in Landsowne, VA (15 minutes from Washington Redskins headquarters) but will pick up the Inferno beast in Grand Rapids, MI as I said before. Check out the pics from their Camaro unveiling http://assets.bergerchevy.com/camaro...ing/camaro.htm

Lots of info but I had alot pent excitement sicne I ordered my IOM 2SS/RS. And to think I haven't even layed eyes (in-person) on these beauties.

Dude....I can't friggin wait. This summer maybe the most memorable one.
Hey Welcome to the site and cool pics.. Make sure you post pics of your car when you pick it up
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Old 05-10-2009, 08:18 AM   #10
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I didn't do it on my SKY and I am sorry I didn't.

YES my Camaro will have the front and right infront of the rear wheels on the flared area by the fake vents!

I'm definitely getting the clear bra. I was also thinking of putting the clear film behind the front and rear wheel wells and along the bottom 6" of the sides of the car. I'm hoping this will replace mudflaps. Has anyone done this? Will it be effective? How will it look? Opinions please?
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Old 05-10-2009, 09:09 AM   #11
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I'm definitely getting the clear bra. I was also thinking of putting the clear film behind the front and rear wheel wells and along the bottom 6" of the sides of the car. I'm hoping this will replace mudflaps. Has anyone done this? Will it be effective? How will it look? Opinions please?
the only part that is visible on this is the seam where it ends. You have to be about 2 feet away to make it out.
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Old 05-10-2009, 10:04 AM   #12
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I was thinking of having this done and stopping at the seams so you can't see it as much as if you ran it up the hood a ways. It would stop where the hood and fenders start around the seams on the fascia.
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Old 05-10-2009, 10:12 AM   #13
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this is something you can not do your self .its like putting stripes on your car yourself .i have a 2008 civic 2 door . i but them on the front and rear bumpers and half way up the hood and door sills i paid 400 dollars and i knew the people and yes it was well worth it . but i had to bring it back twice because at some angles on the car the film started to bublbe slightly and im a very picky person. if you buy the pre cut already done and you do it yourself be prepared to throw it away and its not cheap .think of it this way almost everybody tried tinting there windows one time or another by them selves and threw out how many rolls . just saying it does work but costly if you try it yourself



also remember if you want to take it off in the future you have to put another back on . you will have the sun fade effect speaking from what i know and went through
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Old 05-10-2009, 10:13 AM   #14
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I'm definitely getting the clear bra. I was also thinking of putting the clear film behind the front and rear wheel wells and along the bottom 6" of the sides of the car. I'm hoping this will replace mudflaps. Has anyone done this? Will it be effective? How will it look? Opinions please?
yes ive done it on my 2008 escalade and my 2008 civic ,the civic i did everything
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Old 05-10-2009, 04:53 PM   #15
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We've seen like 3 billion threads on this
But anyways back to the question, no I won't be using it
I guess i entered something weird as my search word because I did not see a thread on this. Anyway if their are already three billion threads on this then don't read it.

Sorry I am not as brilliant as you
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Old 05-10-2009, 04:55 PM   #16
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the only part that is visible on this is the seam where it ends. You have to be about 2 feet away to make it out.
My buddy had his entire hood done to prevent this. It looks great. His car is orange metallic. I have seen black cars that you can easily see the seam. I personally would rather have a seam then chips so it is the lesser of two evils.
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Old 05-10-2009, 05:26 PM   #17
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So do we have to get the car Polished (waxed) before we do this?
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Old 05-10-2009, 10:58 PM   #18
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No, I have done a lot of research on this and most of the reccomendations are to put it on the car when clean. Most guys I know had it done as soon as they got their car, none of them had the car waxed before. There are a couple of companies that have FAQs posted that you may want to check out. I will be doing it myself and buying a precut kit from a company that offers two manufactuers films.
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Old 05-13-2009, 11:28 PM   #19
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Don't have it on a car. Have 3M clear bra's on my motorcycles. Result--like new paint even after 5 years. Un-noticeable from 2 feet away unless you know what to look for. Good stuff.
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Old 05-14-2009, 09:51 AM   #20
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I ask my dealer about a clear bra and told there something better than a clear bra called Quantum Sealant System. It protects the inside and outside. It protects your paint from, UV rays and oxidation, resists insects and bird droppings, graffiti, acid rain, tree sap, also protects against sea and road salt, and reduces hard water spots. Also, it protect leather and fabric. It protect the leather from drying and premature aging, and food and drink stains. It protects fabric from stains and easy clean up; liquid spills blot up with cloth. It cost the same as the clear bra but it protects everything.
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Old 05-14-2009, 10:24 AM   #21
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If it is a sealant it can't protect against rocks and road objects can it?
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Old 05-14-2009, 12:00 PM   #22
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Yes it protects against that also.
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Old 05-15-2009, 10:35 AM   #23
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I was thinking of having this done and stopping at the seams so you can't see it as much as if you ran it up the hood a ways. It would stop where the hood and fenders start around the seams on the fascia.
Exactly what I want to do also.
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Old 05-15-2009, 10:44 AM   #24
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I ask my dealer about a clear bra and told there something better than a clear bra called Quantum Sealant System. It protects the inside and outside. It protects your paint from, UV rays and oxidation, resists insects and bird droppings, graffiti, acid rain, tree sap, also protects against sea and road salt, and reduces hard water spots. Also, it protect leather and fabric. It protect the leather from drying and premature aging, and food and drink stains. It protects fabric from stains and easy clean up; liquid spills blot up with cloth. It cost the same as the clear bra but it protects everything.
While I can't find any additional information on the net, I can almost guarantee you that this sealant system will not protect from chips and deep scratches. The only reason it may protect against bug residue, tar, sap, and even foreign paint substances is likely because it is either teflon or silicone based. If that's the case, then I'd say stay away. Teflon and silicone seep deep into your paint right down to the sheet metal; I ain't wishing anything on you but if you ever get into a car accident it will be practically impossible for the painter to nicely repaint it. The paint won't stick and cause fisheyes, malformations in the paint.

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