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Clear vehical bra kits 3M

I know a couple people here have been bugging me to find this site agian so i did. thought i would post for anyone else that wants stuff from it. i know i will be placing a big order next week.

http://www.xpel.com/products/default.asp

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i hate those.

i see them cracked and discolored all the time!

but maybe they aren't that particular brand... dunno
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that is what im afriad of.
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The front of my hood is already chipped to hell from before I got my bugflector, plus I like it better, but defintely looks interested Zachy.
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Doesn't Jared have one of those on his truck?
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Doesn't Jared have one of those on his truck?
yes he does and he loves it. i plan on using it on where my tonnue cover meets the bed and all along the rockers and getting the head light one's

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i hate those.

i see them cracked and discolored all the time!

but maybe they aren't that particular brand... dunno
C those are probly a nock off brand the 3M is not supposed to yellow at all.
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That can't be cheap..
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i had x-pell headlight protection on the ranger and have it on the L and it never discolored or cracked. i'd do this in a second for the front end if all the paint was perfect but since it's not i'll wait until it's repainted sometime.
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That can't be cheap..
its not to bad and its cheaper then getting the hood and fenders re painted from being chiped and also my rocker panels i want to save what i have left.
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eww i've seen em all jacked up also..
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3M also has some stuff called clearshield. We install that at my buddies shop. It is an awsome product to work with. We haven't had one come back yet with a problem and we've been doing those for a couple of years.

Clearshield is garrantied not to discolor or crack.


I would go with that before going with a clear bra set-up.

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3M also has some stuff called clearshield. We install that at my buddies shop. It is an awsome product to work with. We haven't had one come back yet with a problem and we've been doing those for a couple of years.

Clearshield is garrantied not to discolor or crack.


I would go with that before going with a clear bra set-up.

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i beleave its the same thing we are talking about here....
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from there web site
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Our products are so strong they are warranted by 3Mô not to yellow, crack or peel for 5 years after installation
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3M also has some stuff called clearshield. We install that at my buddies shop. It is an awsome product to work with. We haven't had one come back yet with a problem and we've been doing those for a couple of years.

Clearshield is garrantied not to discolor or crack.


I would go with that before going with a clear bra set-up.

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And if you arent looking for it, you wont see it. You have to really look close.
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Best investment on a new truck ever! Well maybe not but..... I don't think I would bother unless the paint was perfect but man it saves alot trouble. My neighbor has it on his jag...yummy :)
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I was going to have my buddy at Ziebart do something like that. They are custom cut for the hood, fenders, etc.

I don't know how you'd wax the paint, and on top of that, if it wasn't perfect, it could have the potential to trap water underneath and rust.

No thanks, I'll continue to have a normal paint scheme and junk.
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Hmm...



They offer smoked headlight protection. I think I like my clear headlights and corners, but I could get smoked. I think it's time for a photoshop!
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I was going to have my buddy at Ziebart do something like that. They are custom cut for the hood, fenders, etc.

I don't know how you'd wax the paint, and on top of that, if it wasn't perfect, it could have the potential to trap water underneath and rust.

No thanks, I'll continue to have a normal paint scheme and junk.
adam its like a vynal graphic does vynal rust underneathe NO....
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Does Line-X rust underneath? No, unless there is air gap's and water can find it's way in there. Does a plastic sticker cause rust? It's been known to happen, especially in Michigan!

Look at bumper stickers on metal bumpers man, there is rust all the time under those things!
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So the moral of that story is that prep matters.. I'm willing to bet that if you prepare properly, you will not have rust or moisture problems.
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Does Line-X rust underneath? No, unless there is air gap's and water can find it's way in there. Does a plastic sticker cause rust? It's been known to happen, especially in Michigan!

Look at bumper stickers on metal bumpers man, there is rust all the time under those things!
adam remeber the ford vynal on the tail gate i had? its been on for 2 years i riped it off before it went into the body shop to see what it looked like underneathe. the paint was perfect. if you install it correctly you wont have a problem its ALSO clear so you can see an air bulb and you SHOULD mount this stuff WET just like a vynal sticker you use a hard card to push the water out then you should have no bulbs at all if you know what your doing....
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You and Colin hit the nail on the head...If you do it right, and you install properly.... Some people at the shops don't care.

That's all I was saying.
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You and Colin hit the nail on the head...If you do it right, and you install properly.... Some people at the shops don't care.

That's all I was saying.
who sayed i would take it to a shop you know me better then that adam!
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as a side note i am now an Xpel dealer
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can ya get me price on some of that stuff bob?
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