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post #1 of 16 Old 08-31-2009, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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Had the windows tinted now for the bra...

Now that I have the windows tinted it was time to order the bra. Well it came in two days ago and I just put it on.
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I'm not a huge fan of the bra. It looks good but i've seen too many of them rub through the paint down to bare metal. Looks sharp on the black.

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I'm not a huge fan of the bra. It looks good but i've seen too many of them rub through the paint down to bare metal. Looks sharp on the black.
I had one on a Black BMW, after a short while the mosture caused a hazy appearance to the paint that still showed after a hard compounding.

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I do plan on taking it off to dry if it gets wet or if I know it is going to rain, it only takes 5 minuets to take it off or put it on. But I hope it will save the front from rock chips.
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I wonder if a coat of 3M clear paint protector would help as extra protection. I'm not sure how durable it is but it may help for the unexpected times when it rains and rubbing from vibration.

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How did you tint the windows? Should I take it to have it professionally done or are there tint kits that work well? And how much do both options cost? I just want the front windows to be tinted. Not a big fan of clear windows.
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It's been my experience that the tint kits only work well if the installer knows what they are doing. The best bet is get it done professionally and make sure they waranty the work against bubbling and peeling.

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I installed a 3M clear bra myself. I am sure a pro could have done better but I saved about $300. I bought the kit on e-bay for less than $50.

My last sports car was purchased used with about 3,000 miles on it. The previous owner had installed a removable bra and had managed to damage the paint in two places in that short period.

Found the bra in the trunk and installed it myself. I decided that the bra was poorly designed and removed it promptly and tossed it in the trash. The damage to the paint was caused by the strap attachment points.

Keep us posted on how yours is working for you 09.


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Thanks for all the comments, I did have the front windows done by a pro tint shop, but even they had to redo the windows from scratches to both windows from tucking the film on the bottom of the window. And then he had to do the drivers window again because of a quarter size set of small bubbles that you ended looking at every time you went to look at the mirror. But third times a charm, both look great. My advice is offer them $20-$40 more than they are asking for the tint job, but you want them to use the money to take their time and be extra careful of the dust issue. The cost was only $60 for the front windows, but I wish I had given him the extra $20 in the first attempt to tint them with the take your time please talk.
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hmmm this is good advice. thank you!

And 09Compass2.4 you are from Coventry? I'm in CT, too. Where did you get your tinting done? Or do you recommend any place closer to NY? Just thought I'd ask...
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hmmm this is good advice. thank you!

And 09Compass2.4 you are from Coventry? I'm in CT, too. Where did you get your tinting done? Or do you recommend any place closer to NY? Just thought I'd ask...
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I'm not a huge fan of the bra. It looks good but i've seen too many of them rub through the paint down to bare metal. Looks sharp on the black.
yup they can do that, i had one on my 2001 cavi when i bought it and left it on for two years and the paint underneath was a differant color than the rest of the car.
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Yep.. I had a bra once on a white car.. left the paint a yellow haze.. like bad teeth! Never again on the bra!!!

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I say............they (you figure it out) always look better without a bra anyway.......

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I say............they (you figure it out) always look better without a bra anyway.......
LOL! I agree, though, I never was a fan of those, either, but to each their own.

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