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Hey guys, with winter upon us, I need to get a front end mask. Knowing little of what the best fitting bras are, I turn to you once more. We get a lot of rocks here, instead of salt or chemicals, we use big ole basalt gravel rocks.<p>What companies are out there that make a good front end bra, that does not damage or fade the paint too much?<p>Thanks once more
 

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Re: Front end masks, car bras, need recommendations (Ski Brick)

On a side note, you might want to look into a "clear" bra. I know they exsist, but am sorry to say am not sure who makes them. Also, with a bra, make sure it dosn't stay on the car when it's wet, because as it drys out when you're parked it can cause paint damage. I would put 2-3 coats of wax on the car where the bra will be also.
 

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Re: Front end masks, car bras, need recommendations (chopper)

That's always been the irony of a bra... I have one for my wife's Jetta, and we only use it during the winter, lots of rocks on the road when it snows...no salt on them here in Idaho.<p>However, I am just unsure of which one to get...I could do without the entire front end, I just need the grille and the top of the hood to be protected...and bugs for the grille, not sure where to start shopping them out...or which ones offer the most protection from under the bra dust and dirt
 

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Re: Front end masks, car bras, need recommendations (Ski Brick)

My experience with bra's has been so negative Im afraid to use one ever again. First I had a bug get under one, and ofcourse die, I hadnt taken it off in about a week and the baking sun mixed with an apparently acidic bug guts meant a paint deformation. It wasnt a chip or crack, it was a roughed pitted area in the paint. Then I started being more careful, taking the bra off all the time, not using it in the summer on winter, and then I ended up getting damage causing paint bubbles and rust from the salt on the roads. I had one on my Jeep which is now ruined because of it, well the area covered is. No chips, but the damn paint is horrible oxidized, bubbled in one area, and has a few of those pitted areas. What I would recomend is that paint protecting film from 3m. You can remove it and put new stuff on as it takes damage or gets discolored. It works well, I believe Saab even uses it OEM. I have heard nothing but good things about it. I will look into it more for my next car, but my current hood has taken too much damage from a complete lack of protection. I dont know which is worse, no bra, or a bra that causes damage.
 

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Re: Front end masks, car bras, need recommendations (Ski Brick)

Clear Bra: <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"><br>Car Bra: <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"><p>The 3M & other companies clear bra's are an excellent way to protect your car, but the older ones do more damage than good IMHO. Dirt, bugs, sand, (you name it) can get under those bra's and damage the paint beyond belief. They were seemingly okay for older cars, but newer cars have softer water based paint which equals trouble.<p>-Drew
 
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