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Has anyone tried an invisible auto bra? I see adds on-line and at the dealer for these. It sounds appealing.<br>Thanks
 

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Re: invisible auto bra (Charles847)

Go for it, especially if you drive the tollways and anywhere there is road construction and higher speed travel (30-40+ mph). I think of mine as a sacrificial coating, it will come off when I sell the car. It has already saved me many gravel dings.
 

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Re: invisible auto bra (MrTippy)

Thanks, did you have the dealer install? I say a do-it-yourself instalation video online, looked a little challenging to do
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Charles847</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Thanks, did you have the dealer install? I say a do-it-yourself instalation video online, looked a little challenging to do</TD></TR></TABLE><p>No, and it looks like it <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> There are a few winkles and application flaws, but my priority is protection not window dressing. The plan is to leave it on for 3-4 years and either replace it or remove it when I sell the car.<p>I paid $165 for the pre-cut film pieces to cover the front end and backs of the side view mirrors. It is a straightforward but time consuming application. The difficult parts are the compound curves around the grill and lights. This is where an experienced applicator earns their pay.<p>Don't use or have someone apply non-pre-cut film which is then razor cut upon application. It will leave scratch marks in the clearcoat which will be visible if and when the film is removed.<p>The dealers contract out for this service, they should tell you who they use. If you go this route, find someone who is experienced, preferably with Volvo's or similar (lots of compound curves).<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by MrTippy at 3:33 PM 7-19-2006</i>
 

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Re: invisible auto bra (Charles847)

Yea - I had one put on my R. Didn't do it myself but didn't have the dealer do it either. Found someone local who installs these - I can't recall but the price was reasonable - about $400 I think for the front and mirrors<p>looks great - she did an excellent job installing it. Can't tell it is there except where the clear bra ends on the hood
 

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Here is a picture of mine (well at least the edge of mine). You can see the line over the lower part of the picture. I had this done with the XPEL kit at a retailer and the other one on our old V70 was a lumar product. In my opinion, the XPEL is far superior. The lumar scrached easily compaired to the XPEL. I paid about 600 dollars for the entire front of our XC90 (hood & bumper)<p><IMG SRC="http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b100/bigtomhammer/Picture00092.jpg" BORDER="0">
 
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