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Old 07-16-2009, 04:56 PM   #1
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Black SS2 with Clear Bra Photos and Sandblast VIDEO!

Ok...trust me I looked all over the web for a Black Camaro (any black car as well) that had a clear bra installed. So, if you're thinking about saving your paint from stone chips, sand, tar, bird dung, bug guts, and getting a clear bra on your BLACK Camaro....I hope the link below and my pics help you to decide.

As you ponder whether you might want this for your sweet ride, ask yourself, "Am I ok with seeing the edge line of the clear bra or am I ok with seeing rock chips and sand pits?"

I went with the Venture Shield(lifetime warranty) vs the 3M Bra(5yr warranty). $624 including tax in N. VA. I'm certain after seeing what happened to my last car's front end, that for me this was a good investment.

Check out this video....it convinced me...

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Old 07-16-2009, 05:14 PM   #2
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great video i was thinkin of getting mines done i also have a black one
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Old 07-16-2009, 05:16 PM   #3
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Just do some research on whether you want 3M or Venture Shield....2 most popular. 3M bought out VS but the life time warranty for VS is still good. Installer experience is where you want to spend your research time. Best of luck....as an owner of a Black Camaro, Black Corvette, and Black SUV, I think I'm making a sound investment.
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Old 07-16-2009, 08:51 PM   #4
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To those PM me...yes, they did the mirrors, front fascia, hood, quarter panel section and door edges.
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Old 07-16-2009, 08:56 PM   #5
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how much did that cost. it sounds like a good investment
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Old 07-16-2009, 09:02 PM   #6
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From the top of the Thread....
As you ponder whether you might want this for your sweet ride, ask yourself, "Am I ok with seeing the edge line of the clear bra or am I ok with seeing rock chips and sand pits?"

I went with the Venture Shield(lifetime warranty) vs the 3M Bra(5yr warranty). $624 including tax in N. VA. I'm certain after seeing what happened to my last car's front end, that for me this was a good investment.

Check out this video....it convinced me...

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Old 07-16-2009, 10:50 PM   #7
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As you ponder whether you might want this for your sweet ride, ask yourself, "Am I ok with seeing the edge line of the clear bra or am I ok with seeing rock chips and sand pits?"

I went with the Venture Shield(lifetime warranty) vs the 3M Bra(5yr warranty). $624 including tax in N. VA. I'm certain after seeing what happened to my last car's front end, that for me this was a good investment.

Check out this video....it convinced me...

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Old 07-17-2009, 04:26 AM   #8
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I just couldn't handle that line. I know it protects from potential chips but thats all I would see evertime I looked at my car
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Old 07-18-2009, 04:07 PM   #9
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Uh, yeah I would hate to see that fine line protecting my paint, I would much rather see a bunch of rock chips in my paint...

Hello!!! I had a clear bra on my last car, first clear bra I had ever gotten, and compared to other cars without it that are the same age, after that there was no question. One of the first mods I got, so now when I hear that ping or thud, I know if it hit where the protection film was there will be no worries!!!

But seriously, please consider the long term, it would help the resell value, as well as keeping the car looking great if you don't want to sell it in the future, it will still look new!!! Or at least newer!!!
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Old 07-18-2009, 04:42 PM   #10
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Hmm pay like 3k and have them do the entire car for no visible lines! lol. Or maybe the entire hood/front fenders?
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Old 07-18-2009, 04:44 PM   #11
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That line just drives me nuts or I would do it....There's a guy at my work that has a black Acura TSX and he had it clear bra'd. You can tell the paint is fading faster were there is no clear bra. It looks horrible.
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Old 07-18-2009, 11:34 PM   #12
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Venture Shield product doesn't block UV so it won't fade.
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Old 07-18-2009, 11:47 PM   #13
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You can also get the entire hood done for an additional $400. You really don't notice the line...the pics I took, the flash makes the line more visible than the naked eye. Just watch the video above....if you have a pitted windshield from sand smacking your glass, imagine what your paint looks and feels like over time.
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Old 07-18-2009, 11:48 PM   #14
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Venture Shield product doesn't block UV so it won't fade.
I think you mean it will allow the paint under it to fade like the rest of the car?


also, why not go ahead and do the entire hood and front fenders then there would be no line..

also what about a strip above the windshield and behind the tires especially the rear tires to protect from debirs there too?
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Old 07-18-2009, 11:53 PM   #15
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Yes, it allows it to fade evenly. I had the side mirrors done and the door edges. They do offer the rear tires as well. Most places cut patterns for the Camaro but I'm sure you can get above the windshield.

I may have done the whole hood if it were lower in stance, like my Corvette. I couldn't justify 4 Benjies extra.
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Old 07-18-2009, 11:55 PM   #16
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Cool vid.....still thinking of getting the clear bra.
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Old 07-19-2009, 01:30 AM   #17
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can we have something like this ???
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Old 07-19-2009, 01:35 AM   #18
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^Those are pretty well known for scratching up the paint under the bra. At least, those people I knew with them had the issues. I can't say it's like that for ALL leather bras.
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That line just drives me nuts or I would do it....There's a guy at my work that has a black Acura TSX and he had it clear bra'd. You can tell the paint is fading faster were there is no clear bra. It looks horrible.
Which brand did he have
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Which brand did he have
I'll find out tomorrow and report back.
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Old 07-19-2009, 05:19 PM   #21
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I think I want to do this but I only want to do the front bumper, I would not be able to handle that line, even if its BARELY visible, Barely is enough for me to not like it
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Old 07-19-2009, 07:51 PM   #22
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do the whole hood then.
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Old 07-20-2009, 05:43 PM   #23
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That line sucks, it looks like crap. I would rather deal with potential rock chips, and $624 for someone to shoot some clear protectant on the front 20% of my car? Can you say bend over with no vaseline?
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Old 07-20-2009, 09:26 PM   #24
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To those PM me...yes, they did the mirrors, front fascia, hood, quarter panel section and door edges.
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Where did you get it done. I'm looking for a potential place to have it done.

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Old 07-28-2009, 05:24 PM   #25
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I don't think I'd want it on there all the time....BUT I do want to find a decent bra that will protect it during my drive home from the dealership, which is going to be the entire length of Texas!! I'd like to find something that's gonna protect it during that long stretch of highway. Being that the car is coming in the next couple weeks, I'm not sure how much time I have
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