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#1 (permalink) Old 07-24-2003, 12:03 AM
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Hi everyone...never drove a BMW until a week ago and drove home Monday night with an 02 330i with all the fixins, 5 sp. 8K miles and 19" wheels, etc. Until now I drove a Honda Accord 5 sp......now that feels like driving a go-cart....I had an experience yesterday, the ist day on the freeway, that I will put in the driving experiences forum.......let's just say that DSC saved me from sure destruction when someone did a 180 right in front of me on the freeway at 70mph........question: has anyone heard of ClearBra, a clear covering for the front end to protect from rocks and stuff? I saw it advertized. One of many questions from an absolute beginner.
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those clearbras are ok, they can sometime yellow and look faded after some time in the sun. the newest ones are pretty good though

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Congrats on the car!! Welcome to the family!!

Those clear bras look like a good deal, but I've heard that they are a PAIN to install, and that it should be done by pros only. I'm not sure how they look on as I've never seen one (or maybe I have, who knows) so I have no clue how good/bad they look.

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You will LOVE the 3 over the honda. The clear bra is a pain in the #$% to install and should be done by professionals ONLY. And if done by a true professional, you will hardly notice that its even there. At the dealership I was at, we had one guy who was trained exstensively to install them. I also would mention to only use 3M. The key to maintaining the film is the same as the rest of the paint, clean it, wax it. The keys to a successful install is preparation and application. Make sure the car is cleaned thouroughly. I would check around to some of your local bodyshops and even reputable tint shops. These guys usually have somebody who specializes it the clear bras. good luck!!
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i haven't had any experiences with the clear bra. i have heard good things and also bad things about them. the bad things were mostly from those cheap imitations and they tend to yellow and/or fade over time. if you would like to invest in one, i would suggest you go with the 3M. they are very good. get a professional to install it for you. also, what color is your car? some colors the clear bra will be virtually invisible and some colors you can see the outline clearly.

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