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Old 11-27-2015, 09:15 PM   #15
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Ed I have the same truck. I got resistance from the installers on doing the front bumper. One said it wouldn't stick other said to difficult. That bumper face is easy to get hit with small road rash leaving white spots if you have a black truck.

So after being caught on I80 in Wyoming in high winds, 50+mph, passing a pile of WYDOT gravel for some type of project which in turn sandblasted the truck but spared the Classic, the parts that were protected faired pretty well. But at the end of the day the insurance company check is $6K and climbing. New bumper, grill, front fenders, AC condenser, oil cooler, windshield and the list might still grow.

So this time I will insist on the 3M bra on the flat portions of the bumper. We get lots of road sand in the winter which the bra will protect. No issue washing in a car wash.

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Old 11-27-2015, 11:56 PM   #16

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Originally Posted by FreshAirStmr View Post
Bob, do you know the brand name? I've done some searching but couldn't find a clear one like yours.


I'll ck to make sure of the brand.....Here are some that I found from Jegs

Most truck accessory shops sell them.


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"Sticks & stones can break your bones...and hail will dent your Airstream"

So when is this..."old enough to know better" supposed to kick in?
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Old 11-28-2015, 07:41 PM   #17
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Ed Brownfield:

I paid $475 for a 3M bra on our 2010 Armada when we bought it new in late 2009. It covers the front 1/3 of the hood, tow mirror facings (plastic 'chrome'), the air dam and some irregular painted front end pieces. We still cannot see the bra and it has not yellowed AND has taken some hard hits.

A similar 3M bra was installed on our new 2014 Sonata Hybrid in late 2014 as part of negotiations with the dealer as a 'throw in' to seal the deal. Their 'price' was $399.

The Armada was definitely worth the cost and the Sonata was definitely worth the negotiations! In both cases having the mirrors, air dam and other non-hood pieces covered were the right decisions.

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