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Re: FYI...Pics of True Blue "Overland" w/Saddle...

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No...lol...didn't do it myself this time...I've done it before, but don't have the time these days...I had a professional apply it to the Jeep, but as you can see, it needs to be redone...so will be taking care of that soon...but at least it's protected in the mean time.
Give it a week and then press down on the bubbles before you go and get it redone. Most of them will go away, trust me, Ive done a lot of installs. Other than that, it looks like a good install.

Also, I installed mine and after a couple of a weeks, a freakin rock hits my summit right above where the clear bra ends. Needless to say it left some very minor scratches in the clear coat. Just the luck of having a clear bra. lol
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Old 11-26-2011, 10:08 PM
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Re: FYI...Pics of True Blue "Overland" w/Saddle...

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Give it a week and then press down on the bubbles before you go and get it redone. Most of them will go away, trust me, Ive done a lot of installs. Other than that, it looks like a good install.

Also, I installed mine and after a couple of a weeks, a freakin rock hits my summit right above where the clear bra ends. Needless to say it left some very minor scratches in the clear coat. Just the luck of having a clear bra. lol
Yeh, I know...but it's actually been 3 weeks now...I tried to smooth out some of the bubbles, but in actuality they did a bit of a rushed job applying it...they got the kit in late & were running out of time at the end of the day...so more than likely they are gonna have to remove it and apply a new kit...plus it's a lil mis-aligned as well. It's a kit from Llumar in the newest version of their film...very happy with the quality/clarity of the film though...where they applied it correctly it's completely INVISIBLE until you are inches from it!! So, yeh...being that clear...any flaws in the installation are huge eyesores that make the front end look damaged...not good.
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Re: FYI...Pics of True Blue "Overland" w/Saddle...

Nice vehicle, and great color choice. I've got a 2014 on order in the same color.

It's funny but when I first saw the bubbles I thought they were rock chips.

Anyway, I'm considering getting a clear bra installed too, but keep going back and forth. Did you get the full hood and fenders done or just partial (and if partial, straight cut or bikini cut)? Getting the partial hood / partial fenders done rather than full will save me quite a bit of money, but I'm just concerned that the line will be visible and ugly, especially on a darker color like True Blue. Are the lines still invisible unless you get real close as you said (I assume you were referring to the lines and not the film itself), or are they a pain to keep clean and looking invisible?
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Re: FYI...Pics of True Blue "Overland" w/Saddle...

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Nice vehicle, and great color choice. I've got a 2014 on order in the same color.

It's funny but when I first saw the bubbles I thought they were rock chips.

Anyway, I'm considering getting a clear bra installed too, but keep going back and forth. Did you get the full hood and fenders done or just partial (and if partial, straight cut or bikini cut)? Getting the partial hood / partial fenders done rather than full will save me quite a bit of money, but I'm just concerned that the line will be visible and ugly, especially on a darker color like True Blue. Are the lines still invisible unless you get real close as you said (I assume you were referring to the lines and not the film itself), or are they a pain to keep clean and looking invisible?

Way to bring a thread up from the dead lol. This thread is from 2011 ;-) To answer your question though I dont really think full hood and fender bra is necessary. Just go partial and you will be very well protected. As for bikini cut or straight, it doesnt really matter, but straight cut will be a straight line across the hood where as bikini will sort of follow the curve of the front of your hood. I personally would do straight cut myself. Either way clear bra is an excellent idea and will certainly save your vehicle from rash and chips. Be sure to get it done asap after taking new delivery of your vehicle to ensure not a single chip happens while its not protected. Last but not least I assume you will be getting it professionally done. I attempted using a DIY bra kit and holy crap it is insanely difficult to do. I wasted a couple hundred dollars on that kit that I couldnt even get close to looking for fitting right. I got so aggrivated during the process I just ripped it off and threw it out. And I have a steady hand and am pretty good at doing things that require patience...I will never attempt a clear bra again unless its on a perfectly flat service lol.
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Re: FYI...Pics of True Blue "Overland" w/Saddle...

Hey, if it ain't locked, I say it's open for bumping! I could've PM'd him, but then other people wondering the same thing wouldn't be able to see the answer.

But yeah, there's no way I'd attempt it myself. And from a protection standpoint (see my poll from a week or two ago too -- that's why I made it) I agree that for me, full hood and fender is probably overkill especially when you consider the price premium. (Obviously ideally the whole vehicle would get covered but for that kind of job we're talking several thousand dollars. No thanks.)

However, there are some people who say they hate the line, but I know that on some colors it's more visible than others... so I was curious what MichiganFan has to say about the way it looks on True Blue and how the line is holding up, that is assuming he only got a partial. If it's easily noticeable on the fenders and hood when walking to the car every day, who knows, maybe I'd prefer to save the money and risk getting a couple rock chips (and touch them up with the MOPAR touch up paint or Dr. ColorChip)... or spend a little extra and get full hood and fender coverage.
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Re: FYI...Pics of True Blue "Overland" w/Saddle...

Well I cant answer for the OP, but I have had clear bras on previous vehicles and obviously see cars with clear bras all the time and even from a picky car enthusiast like myself the line has never once bothered me. It is so minor that its just not a big deal, and even when you do see it you and other people know exactly what it is. On vehicles I had it installed on previously the line never peeled up or got snaggled with car wash sponge or anything.
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