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Has anyone gone with a clear bra for the front of their SRT? There seems to be a lot of paint on the front, and I would hate to see ANY chips show up. But I'm not sure that the line you see is worth the protection.
 

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Has anyone gone with a clear bra for the front of their SRT? There seems to be a lot of paint on the front, and I would hate to see ANY chips show up. But I'm not sure that the line you see is worth the protection.
Awesome idea far from cost effective though. The cost of the clear adhesive is about the same to repaint the front-end.
 

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I was quoted $900. The cost of the xpel film alone was $800.
If you repaint silver metallic it will never match the rest of the paint. Red and black non-metallic may be different
 

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$900 ?

was quoted here by a very reputable shop

$299 for front end, but... $ 700.00 for rocker panels

they said the material is more expensive for the rockers, thicker

$ 900 is too much imo

here in montana, they use small boulders on the roads when it snows, you are almost gauranteed a rock chip on the window every year.

i've got 225 miles on my YF and have 2 noticable chips on front end already, so i WILL be putting clear bra on
 

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having x pell done, just on the bumper ,and behind the front and rear wheels for $450 installed with 5 yr warranty,including labor if it needs to be redone.
 

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whoop72 said:
Has anyone gone with a clear bra for the front of their SRT? There seems to be a lot of paint on the front, and I would hate to see ANY chips show up. But I'm not sure that the line you see is worth the protection.
I had 3m put on my Escalade, it was $300.00, Quoted $450 for the 3m on the SRT10. Don't bother with it IMO, just put that towards new paint, besides you aren't actually going to be behind anyone, you'll be out front :)

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I went to the local paint supply store and got a couple rolls of the 3m paint protector film.... I am more worried about the area inside the door where you leg/feet hit getting in and out... It come's in different sizes and you can put it on your self..... Kinda spendy though.... I think it was about $40.00 for 3" wide by 6' long......
 

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The clear bra's that I have seen don't wear well over time. They tend to get deep swirl marks much like bug shields because they are soft. Additionally we have seen some discolor and others that looked bad due to poor application. They do however seem to work great in inconspicuous areas like wheel wells because it is not noticable. I have a car wash and we handle over 50k cars per year so we pretty much get to see it all.

They may have also improved the acrylics they use by now. Good luck and let me know how it goes long term if you get it.

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I had a clear bra installed on my last p/u when it was new, it looked great when I sold the truck (4yrs. later). It was a 3M. They look better on darker colors because the film is not perfectly clear. They turn a yellow color with age & on a pure white car they look bad. But they do work & they are expensive. ML
 

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Group 911. Do you have a shop in Denver that you can recommend? I'm also in Denver. I did find a great shop to do windows, but the price for the clear bra is extremely expensive. Maybe that's just the way it is, as we have so much to cover on the entire front end. I'm thinking I do want to do something as I do plan to drive this thing, and paint chips on the front just won't do.
 

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Whoop, go to CLEARBRA.COM, he'll come right to your house, as he is mobile, if you have a warm, dry place to install it. You can also try Performance Wheel & Tire, they are doing them too. ML
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Make sure they use good quality film. There are cheaper films out there but they don't work.
 

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Add Yellow to the list

Not to beat a dead horse. But had a yellow 2003 Vette in today at my car wash with a clear bra and it had not only yellowed but looked faded. The rest of the car looked good. Additionally, he had small cracks is the best way I can describe them and this is a Florida car. So before you purchase one I highly recommend you find one that is a couple/few years old to look at.

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My wife had it applied to her black FX35 when she bought it. They did have to redo one section because they did not clean the car good enough prior to applying it. It will be one year old this May and still looks great. I might add that Black is the hardest color to do also.

A friend has a black Lexus SC430 with the clear bra. If I remember right his is a 2001 and it still looks great. A lot depends on the type of film they use and how good a job they do applying it.

I'm just waiting for the dealer to repair the damage on the air dam (looks like it scraped the ramps on the transporter truck) and I'm going to have it applied to my truck.
 
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