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Old 12-19-2007, 05:51 PM
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while i have no idea about the 3m bra.. i have used the OEM full front bra for the last 7months.. great job at protecting the front end, BUT if you live in a sandy enviroment like near a beach- you gotta take it off and wash it, alot. if not it's almost like you are sanding your front end.
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Old 12-19-2007, 06:03 PM
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Perhaps the yellowing experienced by some is caused by the wax they use ?? Just wondering as others have no issues.
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Old 12-19-2007, 06:12 PM
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If you're willing to totally compromise the looks of the car by using a full bra, you may as well simply cover it with Duct tape and have done with it......... [:'(]
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Old 12-19-2007, 06:28 PM
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I was wondering... how much would a decent repaint on the front end cost?

I just don't enjoy seeing that white line across the car. It spoils the look. I'd rather just throw the bra on when I'm on the highway, which is where I seem to pick up most of the little (and not-so-little) nicks.
Plus, spending over $600 doesn't guarantee that it won't get chipped, will it? And if something is going to dent your front end, like a runaway grocery cart, then they'll have to replace the Clear bra too.[:@]

Of course, I am a huge proponent of 3M clear bra on our headlights and fog lights! In fact some dealerships give those out with the purchase of a new car.
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Old 12-19-2007, 07:33 PM
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I'm also a huge fan of the 3mm clear bra. It really depends on where you have it installed because some places use the cheap stuff that will turn yellow. I've had mine on for awhile now... maybe 4 months and no more chips! In addition, I had them do all around the front bumper, hood, and behind each wheel well. Lifetime warranty. It set me back about $500 but totally worth it.
$500? Was it 3M or Xpel? My estimate was over $800! I find it hard to believe the different dealers vary in price that much.
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Old 12-20-2007, 02:05 AM
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If youre in the Atlanta area....Stone-X used my car as a template (06 Mustang GT, so they have it on file and use 3m products) and they charge about 500 dollars. I got thefront bumper cover, hood (about 18 inches up), front of thefenders, rockers under the doors, inside of the door handles, door edges, and behind the rear tires. I highly recommend it.......
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Old 12-20-2007, 02:31 AM
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I have yet to even see a mustang with a clear bra that has faded to Yellow -- Then again if mine does that I wonder if it'll even be noticed[8D]
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Old 12-20-2007, 05:07 AM
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That's another post in the $500 range - I'll pay around $500 anytime, that's well worth it. $800+ is too steep. Anyone in the PA. NJ, MD area have any installer recommedations? I'll drive to save $300 - heck, I'll drive for nothing - but you get the point.
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Old 12-20-2007, 05:10 AM
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Do you have a stock front end? It'll cost a little more if you don't cause they don't have kits for all the front fascia - so you'll have to get it custom done to fit right ... more then $500

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That's another post in the $500 range - I'll pay around $500 anytime, that's well worth it. $800+ is too steep. Anyone in the PA. NJ, MD area have any installer recommedations? I'll drive to save $300 - heck, I'll drive for nothing - but you get the point.
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Old 12-20-2007, 09:23 AM
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Do you have a stock front end? It'll cost a little more if you don't cause they don't have kits for all the front fascia - so you'll have to get it custom done to fit right ... more then $500

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That's another post in the $500 range - I'll pay around $500 anytime, that's well worth it. $800+ is too steep. Anyone in the PA. NJ, MD area have any installer recommedations? I'll drive to save $300 - heck, I'll drive for nothing - but you get the point.
Yes, totally stock.
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