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Re: Clear Bra info

For the folks with a clear bra installed, how does it hold up to waxing. I plan on claying and waxing my Jeep probably once a year so I am concerned with clear bras not holding up.

Also do you think the wax would build up on the edge?
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Old 04-16-2011, 04:12 PM
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Isn't the Nano 6 mils thick rather than 8 mils for some of the others?
Yes you are correct.
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Old 04-16-2011, 04:39 PM
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Re: Clear Bra info

For anyone with a clear bra already installed, Today I noticed a small imperfection where its white in nature because its not fully adhered to the car (dime/nickel size). I can't tell if its due to dust/particulates under the material or the material itself although you can feel it with your finger.

Did any of you see imperfections that after a few days of warm weather went away or does that only apply to "bubbles."
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Re: Clear Bra info

Most times water is underneath just as there is some water under window film of course. When you mix alcohol and water to apply the film, the mixture has foam-like bubbles and will dry up with time. However.... I don't think I have ever seen the sizes you mentioned. Milky white sometimes but in areas, not round dimensions. Those sizes would almost make me believe you need to return it to the installer and have them use a hypodermic needle to remove that size of bubble, if that is the problem.

If there is an installer error, then that of course is a different matter and most likely would require a new install. The film you used I think is fairly new even to Avery. I looked at an installers site that liked it because it was thinner and easier for them to install. But the thinner film gets, it might likely scar easier when heating and stretching due to its being thinner. I just installed Xpel headlight protectors (because it is a kit and have had good luck in the past with them) this last weekend and it is 30 mil thick and you can heat and stretch the heck out of it with worrying about damage (or at least worry as much). Good luck.
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Re: Clear Bra info

Thanks for all the info fireron. Thus your clear bra has no imperfections, not even any small dots like the size of a grain of something underneath. Those aren't really my concern it's more the small dime size area I'll have to snap a picture. Haven't had time to run to te installer yet it's a 45 min drive.
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Re: Clear Bra info

All film has some small imperfections from install, all I have ever seen anyway just some installs are better than others. Thickness helps but can't overcome too much heat or stretch. Some small stretchmarks (grain size) almost always occur but yours seem pretty large and no I don't have anything near what you are describing. The headlight covers don't have anything that wasn't there before, clear as can be. But, doing a vehicle in that you would see a heavy line at the ending point or like near the rear wheel wheel well opening, only worse.
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Re: Clear Bra info

was just quoted $778 for bumper and hood...

what if i just wait till i have some chips and dings then just lower my deductible and "accidently" have a teeny tiny fender bender....
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other option is if i let it get all dinged up, i guess i'll HAVE to buy the 2012 SRT8 hood and bumper...
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Maybe just offer them $375 and see what they say?
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Re: Clear Bra info

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I had a 12" 3M bra and the two front windows tinted for $225 here in Denver at a place called Dent Works. I believe they have other locations throughout the US.

I took my Range Rover Sport in there as well to get dings removed at $25 per ding. They do amazing work, and you can't beat the price.
Was the 12" bra just applied to the hood, or did the bra include the front bumper and fenders? If that includes the bumper, that is a great bargain!!!
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Re: Clear Bra info

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For the folks with a clear bra installed, how does it hold up to waxing. I plan on claying and waxing my Jeep probably once a year so I am concerned with clear bras not holding up.

Also do you think the wax would build up on the edge?
FWIW, I ended up getting 3M Ventureshield applied to my front bumper. This is reputed to be the easiest film to install, and, believe it or not, I could not find a local installer willing to use the Nano Fusion film ! Hmmmm.

Although I originally intended to install the film myself, when I arrived at the trim shop to pick up my bumper kit, I took a look at the size of the kit--and chickened out --and had the shop do the installation. That turned out to be a good move as their installation was flawless....

The shop recommended maintaining the film with Eagle One Nanowax Spray. I've been doing that, and the film is absolutely invisible over a Mineral Grey finish.

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