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Old 11-13-2000, 10:15 AM   #1
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Post anyone have the 3m clear bra?

How tough is this to apply and how effective are they? also do they take away from the look of the car at all?
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Old 11-13-2000, 04:14 PM   #2
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I have one. I paid to have it installed because it was my understanding if you screwed up in mounting it, there were no second chances. It looks nice. I've got a pic of my car in the members section (Colorado) and you have to look very hard to see it. 99RBP
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Old 11-13-2000, 07:08 PM   #3
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cool how much did the install cost ya?
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Old 11-13-2000, 08:44 PM   #4
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I got a tint job done at the same time, and the whole thing set me back $240. The dealer wanted $300 for just the clear bra...so shop around and save your money for other stuff.
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Old 11-14-2000, 10:59 AM   #5
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I got my supplies for a "clear" bra from Griots Garage, they sell 4" wide and 2" wide clear vinal tape. It mounts just like tint (using a mounting solution) So it was easy to position and re-position as needed.

The only problem is the rest of the hood is covered in chips.

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Old 11-14-2000, 11:09 AM   #6
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I dont wanna cover the hood...

i want BIG OLE strips of some 3M or STONGARD to run down the side of the car...

i have a few too many rock chips...

any ideas of where this could be obtained??

about a 6" high and down the whoooole side of the car...

anyone?? anyone??? bueller... bueller...

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Old 11-14-2000, 01:25 PM   #7
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Mine still looks clear, but on a blue car I may never notice if it does begin to happen.
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Old 11-15-2000, 12:05 AM   #8
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Has anybody's started turning yellowish?
I have heard that some of the products will eventually do that.
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Old 04-21-2001, 08:34 AM   #9
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Bumping an old topic up to the front after feedback from Subie Gal and others.

I bought the clearbra 4" strip and headlight/foglight covers from Griot's and I'm gonna try to install them today or tomorrow. I've been out touching up the myriad of stone chips on the leading edge of the hood (must be at least 30) and I'm looking more closely at the overall finish. This thing is developing more fine scratches and swirl marks by the day! I've stopped going to car washes - even the "touchless, brushless" variety - except to clean the undercarriage mud I do everything by hand and with the softest, non-synthetic fiber material available.

I really want to get the hood repainted now - this is getting unacceptable . What are the odds I can get this covered under my insurance co's comprehensive, or better still, by SoA?

A little cranky,
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Old 04-21-2001, 08:39 AM   #10
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from the above post.
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Old 04-22-2001, 12:21 AM   #11
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ChosenWon, your graphic doesn't show up.

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Old 04-22-2001, 04:50 AM   #12
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Update - installed the headlight and foglight protectors yesterday afternoon. The foglights came out okay but there's some clouding underneath the headlights. This even though I did nothing different in prepping the surface for either - cleaned 3x w/isopropyl alcohol, then used Griot's positioning spray out the wazoo. One plus is that I took the little "stone guards" off the fogs and was able to clean and wax around the lamp openings really well for the first time. Looking at the guards more closely I see that there's plenty of room for stones to get through the gaps and that their main function may be to strike that SUV pose . Now that the clearbra's in place I'm tempted to leave them off altogether.

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Old 04-23-2001, 04:21 PM   #13
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Update: Arrrrrrrrrrrrrgh! I tried to install the clearbra across the leading edge of the hood and made a mess of it. I couldn't get a lot of the minute bubbles out of it even after pricking it with a pin and mashing it with the scraper provided in the kit. Worse yet, I couldn't get the stuff to conform to the contours of the Forester hood where it rises just over the grille - sort of like this: ___/---------\___

After about an hour of screwing with the stuff, I just peeled it off and rewaxed the hood. Doesn't look too bad now, just have to make stone chip, scratch and swirl mark repair a weekly activity.

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Old 04-23-2001, 11:03 PM   #14
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Subie gal did you catch that...It may even turn YELLOW.
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