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Old 06-05-2015, 01:57 PM   #1
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Wrap Shelby in Protection Film

This may be more of a appearance thread but I'm curious of the opinion of Shelby owners moreso than all mustang owners.

So I found out that a tint and film protection shop is like 3 miles from my house and while my Shelby has no major rock chips except a couple rocker panel ones, I'm thinking about getting the areas susceptible to damage covered with a clear bra.

Did the leg work and these guys are really good. Now it's a matter of you opinions.

Did any of you guys have it done to the whole car or portions? Is it safe on the stripes? Is it easy to remove down the road without it causing damage to the paint?
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Yeah my Malibu had this, it was good, except after awhile, it got dirt & gunk under the edges, then moisture, so it loosened & lifted a tiny bit, but that was hardly noticeable.

I didn't have any stripes, so I can't comment, but it peeled off cleanly & didn't leave any residue.
of course, if depends.

I guess it's like window tint, as long as it's applied correctly, it's worth it, I think.
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Yeah my Malibu had this, it was good, except after awhile, it got dirt & gunk under the edges, then moisture, so it loosened & lifted a tiny bit, but that was hardly noticeable.

I didn't have any stripes, so I can't comment, but it peeled off cleanly & didn't leave any residue.
of course, if depends.

I guess it's like window tint, as long as it's applied correctly, it's worth it, I think.
It doesn't bother me if it wears or yellows over time. Just as long as I can do what you said easily and that is peel it over with no damage. I'd much rather spend $600 on a reapply then $2,500 on repainting the hood and bumper over the years if it get enough chips
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right, that's IF there is no damage.
that's the concern.
with mine, there wasn't any; but yours could be different
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right, that's IF there is no damage.
that's the concern.
with mine, there wasn't any; but yours could be different

My red Shelby is garage kept right now. I've had it for a year with only 1700 miles on it and I drive it basically to the gym and to get groceries lol. Raced a few people on the road but no noticeable damage at all but we both know that nothing stays perfect forever


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Howdy I have around 15,000 miles on my 13 and that number is still growing. I use the car just about any time the weather permits. With that said I have one rock chip on my bumper and a few little dings I am sure around the front nose area. When I take a log trip like from OH to MO I use a regular black car bra on the front to keep the bugs and stuff off. I used road wrap last year for one trip and I will not use it again because I did not like the way it fit the curves of the car. I thought about a clear bra for awhile but decided to just for go it and do as mentioned above. I have seen other cares with it on it and it was yellowed adn had a wax line around it.
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Howdy I have around 15,000 miles on my 13 and that number is still growing. I use the car just about any time the weather permits. With that said I have one rock chip on my bumper and a few little dings I am sure around the front nose area. When I take a log trip like from OH to MO I use a regular black car bra on the front to keep the bugs and stuff off. I used road wrap last year for one trip and I will not use it again because I did not like the way it fit the curves of the car. I thought about a clear bra for awhile but decided to just for go it and do as mentioned above. I have seen other cares with it on it and it was yellowed adn had a wax line around it.

Mlarv great advice as always bud. I have a leather bra it's just a matter of stretching the dam thing out lol. Gravy dog thanks again for the input as well.


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right, that's IF there is no damage.
that's the concern.
with mine, there wasn't any; but yours could be different

Thanks again for the input. Love seeing a pretty girl into American Muscle cars.


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Reminds me of grandmas furniture. She never enjoyed having beautiful furniture because it was covered in plastic. She said it was so it would stay nice looking.
But for who? The next owner?
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My neighbor bought a car with a car bra, & the paint was just destroyed by leaves, grime, & moisture trapped underneath the bra.
Personally, I would rather have the film covering.
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My neighbor bought a car with a car bra, & the paint was just destroyed by leaves, grime, & moisture trapped underneath the bra.
Personally, I would rather have the film covering.
I don't leave the bra on any longer then a long road trip. While I drive it around town it is in the garage and the car is on the road.
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I don't leave the bra on any longer then a long road trip. While I drive it around town it is in the garage and the car is on the road.
I remember you said that before and it's smart. Put it on for road trips and save your front end from the interstate rock chips and bug strikes!
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I like the look of the Film over the Bra......I think for protection both are good but the bra is reminds me of the picture Waylap posted. Like Gravy said if you use a Bra be sure to clean underneath often.

I can't see anyone making a smart comment about that last sentence......
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I got very tired of having to keep 1/2 a block behind cars/trucks to keep the rocks at bay plus repainting my chin spoiler once a year. I went with 3M film installed by a pro. Now I peace of mind no longer worrying about following distances and in the long run I save money. Two spoiler repaints equal the cost of the film. Bras are inherently risky because anything that gets trapped under them will act as an abrasive and that is never good. They make more sense when your front end is already nasty. IMO.
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I had XPEL bra put on my GT. I am very happy with it.
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Hey Mlarv you have any advice bc stretching this thing out is a pain in the a** and its 80 degrees


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Anything you can do the front from rocks and chips I suggest using.
Not too keen on the bra idea but the wrap sounds like a winner.


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Hey Mlarv you have any advice bc stretching this thing out is a pain in the a** and its 80 degrees


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Hair drier. I park it into the sun and let it get really warm. It is a pain to put on but to me it is worth it for long trips. The first time I did it I started on the drivers side then went to the passenger side, it was a real pain. When I did it at Shelby Fest in the garage I did the passenger side first then the drivers and it seemed to go on easier.
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Hey are we all talking the same brand here of protective spay clear coating??

Or are they so much alike it does not matter. Personally I would stick to 3M products but that's just me. I have also heard of covering the headlights as well. My GT 500that only has 5,700 miles but my 08 Gt has 88K. The head light lens have that sandblasted look. I tried to polish them out but no dice. With the HID light the housing alone is over two GRAND! If I could prevent or at least slow down the deterioration I'd like to give it a shot!

I was hoping some one on here might have some advise for and old guy.
I spent six bucks per headlight (but there were four on my 1969) and I thought that was to much. Boy have times changed.
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I need to find a place that I can get a wrap applied for $600. This place close to me wants almost $5000.

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That Blue wrap is about the same as Road Wrap. If you try it get the narrowest stuff you can find cause it doesn't not form well on the front end.
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I'm gonna just buy a roll of saran wrap.
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I have many observations and opinions from all of the above because we actually install the PPF Paint Protection Film. I won't bore you guys with all the particulars .... but in simplest terms - PPF is an automotive grade film that withstands rock chips, gravel, insects, bird droppings, stains, yellowing, fading, peeling for 10 years with reimbursement for the film and labor to remove and reapply. The BEST one in the industry , that maintains its appearance is XPEL. I have it on the entire front end , a pillars , mirrors, and rear deck on my 2010 and the NOONE believes my car has 51,000 miles on it!
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I have many observations and opinions from all of the above because we actually install the PPF Paint Protection Film. I won't bore you guys with all the particulars .... but in simplest terms - PPF is an automotive grade film that withstands rock chips, gravel, insects, bird droppings, stains, yellowing, fading, peeling for 10 years with reimbursement for the film and labor to remove and reapply. The BEST one in the industry , that maintains its appearance is XPEL. I have it on the entire front end , a pillars , mirrors, and rear deck on my 2010 and the NOONE believes my car has 51,000 miles on it!
And how much does Xpel cost?

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And how much does Xpel cost?

I am the worlds defender of the 3.7 V6 model.

Go to xpel.com and you can pick and choose your kit
full hood , fenders, mirrors is about $1200. +labor/prep
grille and bumper $360

The AWESOME thing is...if you have the budget..you can cover the entire car! Doors,rockers, etc
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Can XPEL be applied on a 3 year old car? Or will all the little nicks and chips still be visible?


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Can XPEL be applied on a 3 year old car? Or will all the little nicks and chips still be visible?


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unfortunately the nicks and chips will be visible . Especially more noticeable on a dark colored car. Fill them in with paint, sand , compound and polish until smooth then cover with film. Or take to a body shop to have it painted then after 30-50 days have it covered in film.
The film needs a surface to grab onto and if there is a 'chip' (missing paint) it won't grab...causing a 'bubble' effect to appear in the film.
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