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Old 08-11-2012, 05:48 PM   #1
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3M Clear Bra

I highly recommend a good installation of a Clear Bra. Had mine done about two weeks ago and it's paid off every time I drive it. Can't even tell it's on the car unless you get right up on top of it.

The one I went to in Central Virginia is Concours Auto Detailing.

It took them most of the day, but they said the 3M kit for the Camaro is one of the hardest to install. Excellent install and highly recommended.
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Old 08-11-2012, 06:01 PM   #2
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Sounds great! did you polish out any swirls prior to the 3M Clear Bra was install?
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Old 08-11-2012, 06:20 PM   #3
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Sounds great! did you polish out any swirls prior to the 3M Clear Bra was install?
I did not, but the installer did. They did all of the prep work to make sure the paint finish was clean. The install was also done in a separate closed room, away from the other detailing work done in the shop.
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Old 08-11-2012, 07:03 PM   #4
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Love 3m, I've had mine for 2 years now. Still looks like new. I didn't see anyone at the fest with a 3m clear bra. Then again there was a lot of cars that I didn't see.
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Old 08-11-2012, 11:38 PM   #5
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Love 3m, I've had mine for 2 years now. Still looks like new. I didn't see anyone at the fest with a 3m clear bra. Then again there was a lot of cars that I didn't see.
I think it's one of those things that works, but doesn't stand out like wheels, or power adders, but it pays off in the long run cosmetically. Yes it can be costly for something you don't see, but it is well worth the investment.
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Old 08-12-2012, 10:48 PM   #6
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I think it's one of those things that works, but doesn't stand out like wheels, or power adders, but it pays off in the long run cosmetically. Yes it can be costly for something you don't see, but it is well worth the investment.
You couldn't of said it better.
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:08 PM   #7
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How costly would you say it is? If you don't mind me asking.
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:16 PM   #8
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love my "clear bra". one of the best investments so far!
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:19 PM   #9
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How much are they and who can install?
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Old 09-09-2012, 12:00 AM   #10
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I have Xpel Ultimate on mine, I'm fairly sure it's saved me more than once. I just did the upper and lower bumpers and the mirrors, so there is no visible line across the hood or fenders. Can barely tell it's even on there.
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:02 PM   #11
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Anyone know where i can purchase the 3m at for the 1le or recommend a site?
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:12 PM   #12
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Honestly anyone can install one , nothing is needed other than a good cleaning . I would also use the clay bar before hand . I will be selling these fairly soon on my site .
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:07 AM   #13
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Sorry but these ARE NOT a self install project. I have read countless stories of people tryingto do these themeselves and they end up throwing the material away because they mess it up. It takes years of practice if you want a good install. There are numerous poor qualtiy installers out there and a bad clear bra job looks terrible. Think about how it would look if you tried to do it with no experience. Watch some videos on youtube and then determine if you can do it. Remember a good isntaller will make it look muc heasier than it is... and the Camaro bumper is a pain.
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