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Old 04-13-2012, 02:03 AM   #1
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Default got a little crazy with the 3m Clear Bra today...

Had the installer out today to do the brand new WRX. Ended up applying the clear bra to the front fender, halfway up the hood, scoop, headlights, mirrors, door handles, the lips on the doors (for lack of a better description of that area) and trunk area. Now I can confidently ride through whatever comes my way



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Old 04-13-2012, 02:21 AM   #2
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Must have cost a pretty penny . I have mine done up to the mirrors. Definitely awesome.
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Old 04-13-2012, 03:00 AM   #3
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Must have cost a pretty penny . I have mine done up to the mirrors. Definitely awesome.
$600. Way better than paint work!
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Old 04-13-2012, 03:09 AM   #4
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did you get behind the wheels done?
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Old 04-13-2012, 03:39 AM   #5
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did you get behind the wheels done?
Nope, debated it, but he said the stock wheels shouldn't kick up rocks in that area, beyond where subaru already has the tape
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:49 AM   #6
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I've got my whole front clip wrapped around to the sides to the fenders. Must be nice on a dark car, mine is white and dirt/residue tends to build up along the edges of the clear bra. Have to be up close to notice it but it kind of irks me. Definitely worthwhile to keep your paint nice and safe though!
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:08 AM   #7
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what no roofline or a-pillers? :P i've done almost everything you have except for the door lips.
hood, bumper, headlights, mirrors, A-pillers, 8" back on top the windshield, and the rear bumper ledge. (may sound like a lot but i bought a roll of 3m and installed it myself with no issues. its a lot more forgiving then tinting which i've nailed down )

it's all worked wonders since i've put it on

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Old 04-13-2012, 11:26 AM   #8
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I plan on having this stuff installed after I repaint my front bumper. I'll be doing my front bumper, mirrors, behind the wheels, and possibly my hood as well.
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:31 AM   #9
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$600. Way better than paint work!
I wish installers around me would install legit 3m bra for that price. I was just quoted $700 for front bumper, hood nose, and side mirrors. What you got done would cost me probably a grand....
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Old 04-13-2012, 04:57 PM   #10
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I just had my STI done yesterday. Minus the trunk and lips. But I had 4" on the roof starting after the windshield + fogs. Plus they red vinyl'ed the taillights- should have come this way from the factory! Cost me $770CDN. My brother took in wife's car in today and the guys were complaining about the amount the work the front is on our cars! lol

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Old 04-14-2012, 01:00 AM   #11
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I just had my STI done yesterday. Minus the trunk and lips. But I had 4" on the roof starting after the windshield + fogs. Plus they red vinyl'ed the taillights- should have come this way from the factory! Cost me $770CDN. My brother took in wife's car in today and the guys were complaining about the amount the work the front is on our cars! lol
yea, he said the Subaru's are a biatch
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Old 04-14-2012, 07:11 PM   #12
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Be sure to mind the seams when you polish/seal/wax.
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Old 04-15-2012, 12:49 PM   #13
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I bought a cheap clear bra off ebay for my 08' GR (cost about 50$ for full kit) It was on for about three years. I saw that some of the bra had some really bad rock chips in it and I thought that it went through the bra (Bummer). When I took off the bra, I was amazed. The entire front of my car was flawless. That was the BEST investment I ever made to my car.
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Old 04-15-2012, 01:30 PM   #14
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How long does it take to install?
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Old 04-15-2012, 02:00 PM   #15
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Why not just have the whole hood wrapped? Couldn't have cost much more. I don't think a couple of rock ships would bug me any more than that line going across the hood. At the last meet I went to, all the cars with half their hood done bugged the hell out of me. Everyone seems to say you can hardly see it there but it's there and clearly visible.
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:40 PM   #16
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There is a Mercedes Benz at this shop I am getting my clear bra done at. It's a white Biturbo station wagon. The cost to fully cover it? $5000.

I am not going THAT far. Just what they recommended
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:42 PM   #17
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Looks good! What are the advantages of the clear bra?
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Old 04-19-2012, 03:19 PM   #18
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Protects your vehicle's painted against rock chips, bugs, etc.
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Old 04-19-2012, 06:19 PM   #19
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Good investment IMO.
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Old 04-20-2012, 11:06 PM   #20
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Trust me, it is most definitely worth the $600. I paid $200 for it pre cut and I installed it with the help of my friend and we spent like 5 hours on it. It was the most stressful time of my life. In the end, we did a pretty good job. I had to cut a piece of it so it would sit properly. Saved myself $400 towards my AP :P
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Old 04-21-2012, 04:29 PM   #21
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How long does the clear bra last typically? I'm thinking about getting my car reprinted and I want to throw this stuff on after I paint it.
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:15 PM   #22
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I got quoted $299 installed for fenders, hood, and a lip on my scoop. $419 installed for the bumper. They said the would do $649 if I did both. I just need to save $700 now. What to do what to do exhaust or save my paint...
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:48 PM   #23
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I say smart move to the OP...wish I had done this back when i got my wrx.....subaru paint blemishes/chips if you just look at it wrong
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:51 PM   #24
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Nope, debated it, but he said the stock wheels shouldn't kick up rocks in that area, beyond where subaru already has the tape

Rally Armor mud flaps solve this problem completely.
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:21 AM   #25
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I have my appointment in to do this on my car on the 15th. I wish I could do it sooner, but I just had the hood repainted and I have to wait for it to fully cure. Until then its sitting in the bag:


WRX Bagged by ch0ng, on Flickr

I'm doing halfway up the hood and the fronts of the fenders. My Bumper cover is a lost cause (cracked, chipped, etc...) so I'm saving my cash there since it won't rust and that's my main concern. I'm doing the Rally Armor flaps later in the fall as part of my winter prep. My wife is less than thrilled with me for making the investment, but I keep reminding her that its cheaper than paint!
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