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Old 05-31-2013, 09:45 AM   #1
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Paint chips are driving me nuts. Anyone have experience with or have used a clear nose protector? And if so, do you think I can use touch up paint then apply the clear over it?
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I just saw a commercial for a spray on clear bra, but I have no experience with either. I have friends with clear bras and they swear by them, but you can see the from the right angles.
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Old 05-31-2013, 10:23 AM   #3
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I don't care if it can be seen , I'm more worried about paint discoloration when and if I remove it
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A local Nissan dealer here where I live puts a invisible bra from the bottom of the bumper to the top of the hood. Scratches that seem like they are in the paint, are in the film. You can peel it off and the car will still look brand new, and they will redo it for a fee.
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Old 05-31-2013, 10:59 AM   #5
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My friend had one, but he didn't like the look. I didn't think it was that bad but wasn't my car or money being thrown away.
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My friend had one, but he didn't like the look. I didn't think it was that bad but wasn't my car or money being thrown away.
Rather have that than the rock chips I've got now.
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:16 AM   #7
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But how will it look over existing paint chips that have been touched up?
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:19 AM   #8
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He put his on at new, so not sure how they would appear over the chips
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I wrap vehicles for a living, I'm sure I can apply it perfectly, I'm gonna give it a shot. Worse that happens is I take it off.
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Worst case no more chips to add to the collection
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:55 PM   #11
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I have a 3M clear car bra on my car. I installed it myself also! All I can say about it is that doing the front of the hood was the most tricky part. I'd say you could get away with using a little touch up paint and then applying the bra afterwards. My car has zero rock chips and looks just as new as the day I bought it up front. And if you buy good vinyl, you can't even tell its there. The pics attached are from the day I had the bra installed, can you spot where the bras edge is?
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Looks great. How far up the hood does it stop?
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Wow you put it on well. Curious if it just blends better on the white. My friend had it on red and at angles is was quite noticeable and you could always find the edge at a glance
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Old 06-03-2013, 03:00 PM   #15
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My clear bra and touch-up paint just got here. Hopefully I get outdone this week!
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My clear bra and touch-up paint just got here. Hopefully I get outdone this week!
Touch up paint is supposed to cure for like a week isn't it? I wouldn't rush that. Might not dry right or it can shrink and then you'd have to rip the bra off to fix it.
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:02 PM   #17
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I'm sure your right. I'm gonna touch it up tomorrow and park it for a week and drive my beater.
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