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To bra or not to bra

Just got a new to me 2012 GT/CS and am considering putting a bra on it to protect the front end. I would probably not leave it on for more than a week or two at a time (remove for washes).

Any opinions on this? What are the good brands out there?

I've also considering one of the "clear bra" products but they appear to be more expensive.


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They do help protect the front, but if you get one, be sure to take it off frequently to air it out and to air out the hood, etc. Leaving it on for a long time will dull the paint/clearcoat etc... A better solution....look at the Expel Clear Bra.


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I use a black vinyl LeBra on my vehicles but as was said you need to remove it weekly when you clean the rest of the car to make it work well. I like the look of it more than the clear ones. You could also make one from carbon fiber 3m wrap that would work like the clear but look like the black.
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I've encountered a couple of bra users and they apparently didn't get them tight enough and driving on the highway caused it to scuff the paint along it's edges.
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Just got a new to me 2012 GT/CS and am considering putting a bra on it to protect the front end. I would probably not leave it on for more than a week or two at a time (remove for washes).

Any opinions on this? What are the good brands out there?

I've also considering one of the "clear bra" products but they appear to be more expensive.
I cant get off the floor I'm laughing so hard. If you didn't preface this was for a 2012 GT I would pass along what the other half prefers, a Maidenform. And a week is too long to leave it on.

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I've encountered a couple of bra users and they apparently didn't get them tight enough and driving on the highway caused it to scuff the paint along it's edges.
Scuffing occurs when dust and dirt and other abrasives get under it, if it's kept clean it will actually polish the paint very slightly.
You also need to install it on the warmest day of the year in full sun after letting it warm up in the sun for several minutes before starting.
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Well, I think from the title of your post you are asking if you should put a bra on or not?
Not trying to be condescending but my personal opinion are bra's are pretty dated and do more harm then good.
I have a clear bra to protect the front end of my mustang and I love it. its taken a few flying rocks and no discernible damage, plus bugs are pretty easy to clean off.
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