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Discussion in 'California (Southern)' started by superyota, Jun 7, 2004.

  1. superyota

    superyota Formula Junior

    Mar 29, 2004
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    Newport Beach
    So I got my first tiny rock chip in the front bumper and I only hvae 500 miles on the car..so I decided I need to get a clear bra before it gets out of control. Anyone have a good hookup in the OC LA area (I am in newport)? I know this has been discussed before but I was hoping there someone new that has a better hookup.
     
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  3. Jimmy540i

    Jimmy540i Formula 3
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    I've been through so much on this clear bra issue and finally got it done right. PM me.
     
  4. tubeguy

    tubeguy Formula 3

    May 21, 2003
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    share it Jimmy! I always want more info.

    Two points I would make to anyone buying a 3m type film.

    They will remove your factory film. When they do, if there is a place there it took a hit and the film is holding the paint in place, the paint will come off with the film. Think about what you will do at that point. I had a small chip that came off and they did not touch up. Dumb. They did not call me either to ask what to do.

    Some companies will use the same film with different patterns they buy under license. I used Armourfend (sp?) as there was one less seam on the front bumper which I felt would look better and catch less wax.

    If there is any newer material than 3M that is proven...love to hear about it.
     
  5. Brigitte

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    Jan 16, 2004
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    A "clear bra"....ummm...? What a great idea! Jimmy let me know about your clear bra ...(gigillie..giggillie;))

    Yeah, and how did this get passed Victorias Secrets Catalog?


    (snicker...snicker) hehehehe...you are laughing right? That was funny!...oh come on!...
     
  6. Jimmy540i

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    Here is the mail I sent to Superyota:


    Good luck!
     
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  8. Jimmy540i

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    Yay, I love the new 2004 Summer style, w/ lace too. :D
     
  9. superyota

    superyota Formula Junior

    Mar 29, 2004
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    Newport Beach
    A guy is selling the 360 front bumper 3m kit on ebay for about $250.... I might try and install myself. I have installed many difficult motorcycle and ATV graphics kits so I hope that it will work out.
     
  10. RTP356

    RTP356 Rookie

    Dec 7, 2003
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    Try Edre Mendoza at Envisage Labs. I have used him 3 or 4 times and been very happy. He can be hard to reach, but is reliable. No affiliation, just a happy customer.
     
  11. Marc G

    Marc G Karting

    Feb 22, 2004
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    Costa Mesa, CA

    I used Clear Pro clear-pro.net Vic also does Newport Autosports work, good luck. 714-375-4949
     
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  13. superyota

    superyota Formula Junior

    Mar 29, 2004
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    I am having star sheild armor to the install..they do it for F-OC. I will give it a test run and let everyone know.
     
  14. Viper 10

    Viper 10 Formula Junior

    Nov 16, 2003
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    I'm not a believer in clear bra/ 3M protective films. For the track they will definitely benefit you in prolonging the life of it. For th street, you can ask any good painter that this stuff isn't good for the paint. It'll cause uneven discoloration of the paint and make it a PITA to match if you get in an accident. It will also bake your paint by keeping the heat in.

    It's ironic how many of the people who buy these film protetants are trying to preserve and save their paint, when in reality you are shortening the life of your paint? The same goes for people who drive around with a traditional nose bra.

    I think that using a traditional bra for the longer trips and just having plenty of wax on the car will do the job for 99% of you. JMO.

    Brad
     
  15. Jack(LA)

    Jack(LA) Formula Junior

    Nov 16, 2003
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    Los Angeles

    That's who does the work for Lucent and did Jimmy's car -- Edre is very good. This is one product where the quality of the job is very dependent upon installer competence rather than the brand name of product used.

    BTW, Lucent is still in busisness.
     
  16. Jimmy540i

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    Good to hear that, they are decent people.
     

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