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Andoskyy 02-22-2013 08:42 AM

Are you going to clear bra?
 
those waiting for their 2014's, are you planning on putting on a clear bra?

How is Jeep paint? Durable?

My Lexus paint was extremely soft, so I decided to put on a clear bra. Held up nice after 6 years, but it was on a charcoal car...not sure if I want to do a clear bra on a white jeep...most films yellow over time.

Gary GC 02-22-2013 08:59 AM

Re: Are you going to clear bra?
 
I put a clear bra on my 2012 White Jeep and have had no regrets. After one year and 16K miles, the front of the car still looks brand new. I put this on because I spend a fair amount of time in the fast lane on the city highway. Unfortunately due to the median barrier, this is where a lot of grit and sand get kicked up by other vehicles and trucks. Would also recommend that you have the headlights covered as well, the bra will also save them from getting pits and scratches. The well known bra's are not supposed to yellow. Time will tell.

JTS97Z28 02-22-2013 09:04 AM

Re: Are you going to clear bra?
 
Regardless of what vehicle people are getting clear bras will for sure help keep your front end looking nice for a long time and reduce nicks, chips, and rash. Even the most anal car owner cannot stop those kind of things from happening. I highly recommend clear bras as they are extremely functional and almost invisible. The downside to them is they can be very expensive to have installed as its a very tedious and time consuming job. Do not attempt to install a DIY kit. I have tried once on my 2012 Overland and it was a disaster and ended up being a waste of a couple hundred bucks.

ravenclaw 02-22-2013 09:16 AM

Re: Are you going to clear bra?
 
Just ordered 2014 JGC Overland yesterday and shortly upon delivery will embark on long coast to coast round trip. By chance was thinking of bra, at least during cross country drive and saw this thread. Never utilized bra before, so some advice,pls.
So a "clear" bra costs more and needs professional install ? Ballpark cost for a Jeep ?
Assume I can remove it myself after the long trip, but is it easy enough to put it back on myself or back to pro install ?
And if, I want to go with a "cheapie" for one-time use, any suggestions of type, make and appx. cost ? Thanks.

Foleyz06 02-22-2013 09:16 AM

Re: Are you going to clear bra?
 
I have the clear bras on both my Vette and the Wife's CTS-V...definitely has saved my paint on my vette more than once...I am planning on adding it to my '14 GC SRT.

Also, agree in not DIY...have a professional due it right!

Dabitz 02-22-2013 09:23 AM

Re: Are you going to clear bra?
 
Please do... my front bumper is a disaster, it makes me sad to look at it.

Andoskyy 02-22-2013 09:29 AM

Re: Are you going to clear bra?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ravenclaw (Post 765211)
Just ordered 2014 JGC Overland yesterday and shortly upon delivery will embark on long coast to coast round trip. By chance was thinking of bra, at least during cross country drive and saw this thread. Never utilized bra before, so some advice,pls.
So a "clear" bra costs more and needs professional install ? Ballpark cost for a Jeep ?
Assume I can remove it myself after the long trip, but is it easy enough to put it back on myself or back to pro install ?
And if, I want to go with a "cheapie" for one-time use, any suggestions of type, make and appx. cost ? Thanks.

Yeah, a clear bra...or paint protection film...needs to be professionally installed and it not to be removed.

Costs should float around $700...give or take a hundred or so. This is for "standard" coverage. Front bumper, 1/4 of the hood, mirrors, and headlights.

If you're interested in a very temporary solution for a one-time long highway trip, some people will cover the front of their cars in blue painter's tape. I think it looks silly, but does the job of protecting your paint.

Painter's tape uses mild glue, so comes off perfectly clean with no residue. wouldnt leave it on much longer than a week though.

myoung84 02-22-2013 09:30 AM

Re: Are you going to clear bra?
 
I'm glad this thread came up as I was thinking about this as well. What type of places do this and what's a ballpark price?

Andoskyy 02-22-2013 09:31 AM

Re: Are you going to clear bra?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Dabitz (Post 765215)
Please do... my front bumper is a disaster, it makes me sad to look at it.

Thanks, assumed Jeep paint was soft too....damn EPA.

found a good installer with a lifetime warranty against yellowing....so will definitely be having one put on.

I'm sure the technology has advanced since mine was installed 6 years go.

Andoskyy 02-22-2013 09:34 AM

Re: Are you going to clear bra?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by myoung84 (Post 765219)
I'm glad this thread came up as I was thinking about this as well. What type of places do this and what's a ballpark price?

Do a google search on "clear bra + your city"

You'll find a lot of forums which will point you in the right direction.

I had my dealer do it when i bought my Lexus, but they brought in an installer from the manufacturer...VentureShield.

I just did said google search for the Boston area and 3 different forums (BMW, Audi, Porsche) recommended the same place.

ravenclaw 02-22-2013 10:20 AM

Re: Are you going to clear bra?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Andoskyy (Post 765217)
Yeah, a clear bra...or paint protection film...needs to be professionally installed and it not to be removed.

Costs should float around $700...give or take a hundred or so. This is for "standard" coverage. Front bumper, 1/4 of the hood, mirrors, and headlights.

If you're interested in a very temporary solution for a one-time long highway trip, some people will cover the front of their cars in blue painter's tape. I think it looks silly, but does the job of protecting your paint.

Painter's tape uses mild glue, so comes off perfectly clean with no residue. wouldnt leave it on much longer than a week though.

Thanks,Andoskyy :thumbsup:....so the clear bra is a film and not removable. Then will go with some cheaper vinyl traditional bra as it's for limited use.
Actually did the 3M blue tape years ago after doing web search for temporary protection solution. Brand new BMW 740i sport r/t coast to coast, covered front and half-hoods, worked well with slight unpeeling at high speeds. Lots of looks on the road and was approached at rest stops with inquiries if it was a new "disguised" model being road tested :)

lysol 02-22-2013 10:34 AM

Re: Are you going to clear bra?
 
I spent around $600 to have the 3m clear bra installed on my accord. It's lower to the ground so it's more susceptible to damage than my Jeep. It is amazing but it is also tedious to take care of. I'm guessing at around 50k miles, I'll have it replaced and the bumper/headlights/front portion of hood/side fenders/mirrors will look brand spanking new again.


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