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Old 10-19-2009, 03:13 PM   #1
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Where did you guys buy your 3M Clear Bra?

I'm getting ready to order my 3M Clear Bra, and I'm just wondering if anyone knows where the cheapest place is to order online, and about how much is a fair price for someone to install it.

I've been looking at invisiblemask.com, and they look pretty reasonable, but it doesn't look like I can order the clear bra for the mirrors by themselves from there without getting the front half of the hood bra too.

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edit: I have changed my mind and now want a VentureShield clear bra. Is there anywhere to buy these things online or do you have to buy from a supplier or dealer or something? I can't seem to find them anywhere.

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Old 10-19-2009, 04:26 PM   #2
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If you really want a good install on this i would recommend taking it to someone that knows how to install this clear bra. Around my location it is 700 installed and well worth it
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Old 10-19-2009, 06:08 PM   #3
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That's paying dealer price for the bra though, right? I have a recommendation from a fellow forum member for a local guy that does installs. I just want to know what a fair price is. I'm only planning on doing the front bumper, the lights, and the top of the front bumper (and the mirrors if I can find a precut kit with just the mirrors). Those three parts, not including the mirror, would be $272 (for 3M Scotchguard) ordered off of the Internet from invisiblemask.com. Then I'd have to pay for the labor. Just looking to see what's a fair price for that and if $272 is a good price for the 3M clear bra parts.
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Old 10-19-2009, 08:59 PM   #4
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Its an ok price. I would highly recommend going with VentureShield Ultra over 3M. You will not be happy with the amount of orange peel in 3M... so much so that it makes it much more noticable from a distance. VentureShield Ultra also has a lifetime warranty as opposed to 3M's 5 year warranty. if you are interested in VentureShield let me know. I can get it at a pretty good price and can get the mirrors without the hood and fenders. Send me a PM and I will get you a quote.
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Old 10-19-2009, 10:56 PM   #5
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What is "orange peel"?
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Old 10-20-2009, 05:49 AM   #6
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Its a texture in the film that makes the surface "wavy" like an orange pell is. Ideally you want a film that is perfectly smooth so it matches the paints surface. PM me your email and I will send you a couple of picks... one of 3M and the other of VentureShield... both on the same black car. I think you will be pretty amazed at the difference.
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Old 10-20-2009, 12:59 PM   #7
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Sent you my email address. Thanks.
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Old 10-20-2009, 01:21 PM   #8
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Its a texture in the film that makes the surface "wavy" like an orange pell is. Ideally you want a film that is perfectly smooth so it matches the paints surface. PM me your email and I will send you a couple of picks... one of 3M and the other of VentureShield... both on the same black car. I think you will be pretty amazed at the difference.
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Can you guys just post the pics here?
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Old 10-20-2009, 05:24 PM   #10
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Can you guys just post the pics here?
He hasn't sent me anything yet. If/when he does, I'll ask him to post them here.
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I wasn't just going to post htp's pictures without his permission, but they're on his website, so here's a link: http://************.com/ClearMaskAR.html
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I wasn't just going to post htp's pictures without his permission, but they're on his website, so here's a link: http://************.com/ClearMaskAR.html
You are more than welcome to post them here. I just didnt have time earlier so I didnt get them up.
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I have changed my mind and now want a VentureShield clear bra. Is there anywhere to buy these things online or do you have to buy from a supplier or dealer or something? I can't seem to find them anywhere.

edit: ...so I may have changed my mind again. I don't know. If anyone has a picture of a 3M film on a yellow Camaro, I'd appreciate you posting it in this thread: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=52558

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Old 11-16-2009, 09:39 PM   #15
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I can get you one. PM me what you want and I can order it for you.
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Will you please send me those pictures ztoddsr@sbcglobal.net DFW area thanks in advance.
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The shapes you want to cover are difficult even for a pro installer, esp. the mirrors.
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I originally wanted to do it myself. But decided to let a pro do it. After watching him spend 3 hours on it...god I'm glad I let a pro do it. It's not EASY at all.
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