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Postby riverracer » Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:33 pm

that got your attention
but i'm talking about car bra's or nose masks as the yanks call them
have got a big interstate trip later in the year with the vette, up to broken hill, mildura, swan hill and home
also most probably the convention in canberra next easter
would like to get the invisible bra film, but i'll wait till i get a repaint before i spend that amount of $$
there is a 3M spray on Paint Defender film, but i cannot find it here in australia...
so was looking at the vinyl bra's.

anybody got/use one for their vette, good or bad idea?
any brands better than others?
this is for my '72
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Postby DOC » Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:44 pm

From what I have seen, There a bad idea.
they are not only really ugly, But no matter how well they are installed, They get dust in between the Bra and the paint. The result is scuffed paint.
If you leave them on for some time, as I have seen some do. Your paint will fade slightly,but not under the bra, But then it's all scratched to hell anyway.
Repair the stone chips, or repair the scuffing from the bra, Your choice.
But at least the chips method means not driving around with a "Ugly" bra.
My Vette has been "Bra-less" for 37 years. I was giving her a Wax just the other day. Stone chips were indeed on the front end, But also on the hood well above "Bra height". and on both sides of the car.

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Postby sirfixalot » Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:51 pm

Saw the WA guys at Convetion wrapping the front of car up to windscreen in what looked like gladwrap for return trip

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Postby riverracer » Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:07 pm

did you come over for it?

looks like your avatar?
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that was saturday at at motor museum

i was the bloke under the car fri arvo changing the power steering hose at the novatel near room 204
with the help from murray f

should have said you were coming over, could have caught up... :evil:
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Postby sirfixalot » Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:57 am

Was a bit busy in the bar Friday arvo

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Postby nifty » Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:04 am

some of the drag racers put a thin skim of vasoline (NO NOT FOR THAT REASON YOU PERVERTS) behind there rear tyres for when they lay a burnout... the rubber flicked onto body just wipes off..it will make bug removal simple as a wipe but not sure on stone chips..
the aussie made bras around these days are of brilliant quality and if car washed before hand they dont scratch the car..

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Postby australi » Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:08 am

I had one here for a C3 - sold it.

It WAS ugly as sin, as I think they ALL are!

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Postby riverracer » Tue Apr 29, 2014 4:49 pm

was only thinking about protecting the front from stones etc on the long trip.

have read on another site about people using clear plasti-dip on the front and sills.

the "3M paint defender" from america, sellers want 50$ per can postage
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Postby CraigH » Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:21 pm

i have used them on cars before.

You need to be careful re dirt under them and you cant leave them there for extended periods. anyone who does is asking for problems.

certainly protect the paint and if made well will fit like a glove. make sure there is no loose parts that can flap or damage paint etc....ensure it is ultra soft felt underneath.

if u r driving long distance its worth it to look a bit ugly to protect the paint.

I have a C3 one I picked up from a member here, have not tried it yet.

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Postby Steeler » Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:05 am

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