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Old 11-26-2015, 04:36 PM   #1
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Know Anything About Invisible Bra's?

Ok, no jokes about the invisible bra post! I own a 2015 2500 GMC Denali pickup truck and I am a nut about keeping my vehicles in pristine condition. I have looked at having an "invisible bra" installed on the truck's hood and the headlamps but I really do not know anything about this product. I usually wash my truck myself at a wand type car wash, will the pressure from the wash wand peal the invisible bra off of the vehicle? Does the sun fade the product? I done some research on the installer in Mesa AZ and they seem to have a good reputation but I am concerned about installing a product on my truck that I know so little about. Any help and advice than you can give me about this product will be greatly appreciated. The company installing the product quoted $499 for the front and partial hood and an addition $100 for the headlamps, $599 total; is this a reasonable price? Thanks I appreciate any help and advice that you can give me!

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Old 11-26-2015, 04:41 PM   #2
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The pressure washer won't harm it unless you use the 0 degree tip. The film may yellow after a bunch of years.

I am anal about keeping my vehicles as pristine as possible. With that said, I don't think an invisible bra is worth the coin.

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Old 11-26-2015, 04:52 PM   #3
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Old 11-26-2015, 04:59 PM   #4
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I had one on my previous motor home, never a problem, easy to keep clean & no fading.
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Old 11-26-2015, 05:48 PM   #5
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We have 3M Bras on both our 2010 Armada and 2014 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid which cover the front 1/3 of the hoods, air dams and the mirrors (tow mirrors on the Armada. These bras are great and are not affected by car washes, including Blue Beacons on the Armada. I highly recommend them. Just make sure you have an EXPERIENCED installer. Your price seems about right.

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Old 11-26-2015, 09:22 PM   #6

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The invisible bug defector has been on the Burb since really well and is a bit cheaper.

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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 11-26-2015, 09:34 PM   #7
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Within a few years they'll yellow, crack and prove impossible to remove. They allow dings. Save the pain and get the real thing!
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Old 11-27-2015, 10:46 AM   #8
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I have had one on my daily driver car (not a TV) since new and there has been zero issue with it fading or peeling. I believe it may have prevented some rock chipping. That said, it is basically an item that a dealer makes nearly 100% profit on which I therefore consider a "gimme" which is used in negotiating a final price i.e.: throw the pin striping and other stick on stuff in for free and we can get a deal done today. On this car when I said there is no value to me in these add-ons the dealer said "ok I'll just peel it all off" to which I said go ahead. He never seemed to get around to peeling it off. Bottom line - put it on if you think it is worth it to you but if it were really that helpful or important the car would come with it already installed.
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Old 11-27-2015, 11:13 AM   #9
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A really good polish and wax once or twice a year is more than adequate....the so called "invisible" bras that I've seen look pretty bad in a few years.
Of course if you trade vehicles every couple years, I guess the next owner has to deal with it....

Old age is coming at a really bad time!

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Old 11-27-2015, 12:27 PM   #10
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My 2008 Lexus ES350 Pebble Beach came with it when I bought it new, and it has prevented chips, not yellowed and looks great. I didn't do anything for my 1999 GMC Suburban TV and it has so many stone chips on the hood that I should repaint it, which will cost me at least as much as they are quoting you for the invisible bra.

Yes, I was very doubtful about the effectiveness or longevity of the thing, but I was wrong on both counts. Go ahead and do it.

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Old 11-27-2015, 02:16 PM   #11
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Thanks for your help! The company that I am talking with has a good reputation I "googled" them and looked at what other customers said and even visited their showroom that is about 20 miles away in Mesa, AZ. The product that they use is a 3M product. How long has your invisible bra been on your cars and if you don't mind sharing this information how much did they cost? I was quoted $499 for the front and hood of the truck and an extra $100 to do the lights. Someone suggested that I have my tow mirrors (they are chrome) done as well. Do you have any thoughts on whether I should do the mirrors? Thanks for sharing your wisdom!
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Old 11-27-2015, 06:31 PM   #12
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3M makes a spray on product that works really well. When the finish gets dinged, you simply peel it off and re-apply. Check them out. Us Harley riders like it, saves the trike fenders from stones and lady shoe heels.
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Old 11-27-2015, 08:22 PM   #13
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The 3M product has been on my wife's Porsche for 10 years with absolutely no issues. My brother and I installed a die-cut 3M product on my LTV Unity two years ago and it still looks like new. The price is in the ball park. I paid $229 for the MB Sprinter kit and it took us about 2-1/2 hours to apply it.
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Old 11-27-2015, 08:58 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by ROBERT CROSS View Post
The invisible bug defector has been on the Burb since really well and is a bit cheaper.

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


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