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Old 01-02-2013, 10:54 PM   #1
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I am trying to find out what the best clearbra material is out there. The stuff that doesn't yellow or anything adverse like that. I have heard of 3M and that's about it. Do you guys have any prefrence on what the best kind is by experience?

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Old 01-02-2013, 11:26 PM   #2
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I had 3m installed on my 2012 about 8 months ago, not that big of a sample size but still 100% clear. Only complaint is there are a few corners where a small amount of dirt has creeped into.
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Old 01-03-2013, 01:44 AM   #3
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Go with Xpel
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Old 01-03-2013, 01:11 PM   #4
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Go with Xpel
Do you have that on your vehicle and if so how long? I ask this because I have some form of clear bra on my car and it works great, but idk what it is. The one on my dads vehicle is started to yellow after a few years and he sold the truck. He bought a new truck and is just looking for the best quality stuff.

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Old 01-04-2013, 03:14 PM   #5
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I did a ton of research on the stuff before i got mine. What I have found out is that Xpel is the leader. Usually it isn't the material that yellows it is the glue underneath. 3M and Xpel don't yellow anymore. Older version of 3m did yellow. Currently the difference between 3m and Xpel is the clarity of the bra. 3M defiantly has some orange peel effect. Where as xpel doesn't, I have a full hood of xpel with wrapped edges and you won't even notice it is on there unless you look at it with the right light and the reflection will not look normal. But you won't see the bra.

what i think is even more important is finding a good installer to do the work for you. A good installer should use the xpel templates for the cut outs and a great installer will have the templates that they have modified a little bit to get the best coverage and allow them to wrap edges and let it dry naturally(no heat guy).
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