With the absence of a heat shield on the hood, alot of jeeps are prone to heat dmg on the paint on the hood. Or kitty hair spalling some call it round here. Im lookin at a bug deflector myself for the love bug season. They help alot on my truck and car. I never have seen a point to those bra things, as they cause more damage to the paint then good. Then a couple years down the road you take it off cuz its nasty lookin and now you got a two tone jeep lol. But the wax is a grand idear.
01 TJ. Dana 30/44 4:88's, 4.0 5 speed, 38.5x15 Boggers on 15x10 Streetlocks, CAI, B&M short throw, Neoprene Covers, 4" RC, 3" BL, too much to list and building. >..<
The bug deflector will cause rust where the holes are drilled.
Just a side note on rust where holes are drilled. One way to prevent rust from forming on holes that you drill is to use clear fingernail polish. Clean the area right after you drill the hole, paint it with the polish. Works good on rock chips also.
99 SE with less than 43K on the clock and a few mods......
A little elbow grease, WAX on WAX off, will keep your paint looking much healthier, and better, in the long run. Spend your money on important mods. If you like to wheel, get your body armour............a much more useful mod.
Bra is fine if you wax underneath and take care of the paint. I have had vehicle bras in Alaska to Texas without any problems. I just bought my TJ with a bra on it and will continue to run with it. Just have to take care of your paint no matter what you cover it with.
From my knowlege hood bras do leave rub marks.. and as posted above have to be cleaned regurarly otherwise dust cought in them will rub paint on continuous contact. Id get the bug shield.
When you drill the hood and put it together spray it with clear coat from underneeth or as stated above after drilling the holes go over the edges with nail polish..