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Old 06-03-2012, 07:03 PM   #31
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As with life, no bras are great unless the are sagging
LOL!
Very true.
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Old 06-04-2012, 05:42 AM   #32
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As with life, no bras are great unless the are sagging
Unfortunately in real life, no bra = quicker rate of sagging.

Still, though, on a Jeep - I vote no bra.

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Old 06-04-2012, 07:38 AM   #33
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Bra's look terrible and should never be on any vehicle especially a Jeep.
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Bra....but go with a 3M clear bra, works great to protect the hood, grill and colored fenders and is near invisible! The worst thing about those style bras is dust gets under them and scratches the hell out of your clearcoat/paint underneath it!

Picture of my clear 3M bra. You can see it with this mud shot...where the bra ends on the hood and slightly on my fender flares.

When my JK is clean you can't see the bra and have to look really hard up close just to see the line of the bra.
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:45 PM   #35
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Erin-Go-Bra........less.

The only time a bra makes sense is temporarily, when you expect to get a ton of bugs, likke during love-bug season.

It hazes the paint, scratches the paint, causes unequal fading and needs to come off and dry after every rain.....just like everyone said.
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Old 06-04-2012, 08:37 PM   #36
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3m clear bra never heard of it
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Dirt gets under bra and scratches paint.
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Dirt Bad..........Ugh.
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:25 PM   #39
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It will scratch underneath with the wind flapping. Also you'll need to take it off in the rain anyways. More of a hassel that it's worth. If you are looking for protection, then you might as well go with a plastic "windshield protector" that actually doesn't.
So, If I am reading you right, the BUG DEFLECTOR doesn't really work?
I have a farm in the country, and driving home at night we gets lots of big slimy bugs on the windshield. They always wash off, but was considering a deflector.

The Bra and the Front Grill FULL BRA would protect the paint, but you would only want to use it on nice days (no Rain or Snow) when you are no a road trup. otherwise it will fog up the paint.

In 1980, I had a 280ZX, New. I had a bra for that car with a built in bug deflector (a triangle shaped lump in the low front of the bra). It really worked, I only put it on for long hi-way trips. Saved me some from rocks too. But the Z was real low to the ground and rocks were a constant problem. What seemed to work for me was something easy to pull on and take off, with some kind of bug deflector built in. Wish I could find one like that for my Rubi!
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Old 06-04-2012, 10:27 PM   #40
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Bra....but go with a 3M clear bra, works great to protect the hood, grill and colored fenders and is near invisible! The worst thing about those style bras is dust gets under them and scratches the hell out of your clearcoat/paint underneath it!

Picture of my clear 3M bra. You can see it with this mud shot...where the bra ends on the hood and slightly on my fender flares.

When my JK is clean you can't see the bra and have to look really hard up close just to see the line of the bra.
Where did you get it? Is it made for a Jeep?
Can you easily take it off and clean it?
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3m clear bra never heard of it
It has been in the market for many many years though it might be under other names like VentureShield and Scotchgard. There are other companies making similar or marketing similar product like InvisiShield, Xpel and etc.
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Where did you get it? Is it made for a Jeep?
Can you easily take it off and clean it?
I got it from a 3M protectant dealer. It is cut for the JK wrangler that includes hood, flares, grill, headlights & foglights. Just wax it like your paint. It is basically permanently on but can be removed easily when it starts looking bad or when you want to sell your vehicle as the paint will be like new with no chips or scratches under the 3M Bra.
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I thought jeeps were to be topless.
My vote, No Bra...
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:54 PM   #45
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I got it from a 3M protectant dealer. It is cut for the JK wrangler that includes hood, flares, grill, headlights & foglights. Just wax it like your paint. It is basically permanently on but can be removed easily when it starts looking bad or when you want to sell your vehicle as the paint will be like new with no chips or scratches under the 3M Bra.
I think the Wrangler is easier to do it as no that many curves.
When I had a professional shop (located in a small airfield, they do planes and cars) to put that on my Miata, they swore not to do another one anytime soon (I knew that from peopel who had done it, so I found a shop to do it)
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Old 08-28-2016, 02:06 PM   #46
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Good to know - not worried about doing "what people think", but if it serves a purpose or ...not. I've had my 2011 Rubicon since i bought it new, never put a bra on it - ever. Driving at night in north northwest Illinois is very BUGGY. The grill, hood and windscreen really do get slimmed up. Sure there are some micro paint chops on the grill, from BUGS or stones, but you have to look close. I wax it up nice on a regular basis and keep it clean. GROSS but spit & Wax works to get the bad bugs spots off. If the JEEP Bra would cause damage, I would rather just keep the car clean, BUT here is the point, You can use one for road trips where there will be a lot of BUGS, and take it off. If you do not leave it on all the time, maybe it would not cause damage?? What do you think?

I had a nice Bra that was easy on/easy off for my first car, 280ZX. It saved the car from bugs. I took it on and off as needed, BUT a JEEP looks GOOD with some B U G S on the front!!
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Not sure if it has been mentioned yet but some that have used these bras have experienced dis-colorization of the clear coat underneath the bra because moisture gets trapped under it. These things tend to cause more problems with the paint than they protect, so I would say lose the bra.
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Old 08-28-2016, 02:38 PM   #48
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I have had a bra on several of my vehicles, and with each, the bra was on for numerous years. For example, its been 14 years, and counting, on the Mustang.

I have never, ever, had even a hint of paint fade nor scratches. None.

I do remove the bra when I wash the vehicle. And with that, I take a moment to clean both the outside and the inside of it. That includes vacuuming the interior "felt" padding to remove any gritty sand or dirty from it.

For me, the bra is the lesser of two evils. The other being countless stone and rock chips all over the front. Unlike most opinions expressed here, I don't think all those chips look very nice at all.
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I am interested in this because last weekend we bought a Mustang GT Convertible. And it is Black. So every time we drive it from the City to our farm in north-western Illinois it seems to get lots of BUGS - more so than on the Jeep Rubicon. If I were to use the Bra, I would take it off for most city day driving. I would keep it clean and all like you said. It makes sense. I am manic about keeping my cars clean. my 2011 Rubicon still looks new, and I do drive it in the country back roads. The Jeep only has a few pits, and they are hardly noticeable, for a Jeep I have been driving for over 5 years... But the Mustang, seems like a bug magnet. and they get all over the front including the long hood and complex bumper and grill. I am thinking about some Bras, but not if they screw up the paint more than the BUGS do???
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Doubt it will scratch your paint but keep it on there long enough and you might get paint discoloration, sun exposed paint fades whereas covered doesn't. I think it looks cool though.
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Clear bra on mine. Had them on all my vehicles. Worth the money IMHO
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Personally I prefer no bra......
Linda never wears one either
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Personally I prefer no bra......
This thread is useless without pictures!

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I dug up the post that I mentioned earlier, it's from another JK forum. Highlights posted below.

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So I just bought a Hood Bra about 3 weeks ago because it's spring here in the northeast and I wanted to protect my hood from stones. I had the thing on about 2 weeks and removed it for the first time today to wash some pollen off of my car. I was horrified by what I discovered.

The dye or material... or something... had eaten away at the paint of my car. At first I thought that it was just something stuck to it from the product but, after close inspection, it was clear that something in the Bra had interacted with the paint and caused it to fade blue. I am so mad.


Just wanted to post this so others can watch out. See pictures below.
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This happened to my cousins mercedes (2011), after I repeatedly told him that it would ruin his paint. He had it on for about a month.
I don't know which is worse, risking this type of thing happening to the paint or stone chips? I have one stone chip on my 2009 JKU hood with 120K miles, fixed with some touch up paint, I'll take that over risking this. YMMV.


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