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Old 12-06-08, 01:04 PM
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Originally Posted by 06-IS250 View Post
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I had an appointment for last friday, and I took the car in...everything was cool, but he showed me a car with the clear bra done as an example, and it totally changed my mind.

You could see the pieces everywhere! I was thinking that the only line I would see would be on the hood, cause it doesnt go all the way up. I thought that the fender, bumpers and things, the bra would wrap around so it doesnt show...but this wasnt the case. There were lines everywhere! none of the pieces where exact matches or wrapped around, so it looked bad. So i decided against it...

anyone know any other shops?!
I had my car clear bra'd, down here in Tacoma, WA. I thought it would have wrapped around the hood, but didnt. So you see lines all over my car

I am trying to find another shop, that will do a better job. I hear Aerotech in Cali, does a magnificant job. But thats a day away

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I guess I still have to drive to get the full bra installed.

I've heard that N-Motion has similar service. I'll have to check with them and Tint Centre to see who can give the best deal.
Its not about the deal, its about the service that should be #1.
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Old 08-08-09, 01:47 PM
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Ok, so I am shopping for a clear bra. Price is a secondary factor. I think a good installation requires a good pattern AND a good installer. IMO the installer can't do a great job with a lousy pattern and vice versa. VentureShield is one pattern source I know of and the other I think is Invisible Mask.

I've been trying to ascertain who currently is a reputable installer. Does anyone have any recent dealings with:

N-Motion?
Vancouver Clearbra?
Tint Centre?
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Old 08-08-09, 03:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Grabber View Post
Ok, so I am shopping for a clear bra. Price is a secondary factor. I think a good installation requires a good pattern AND a good installer. IMO the installer can't do a great job with a lousy pattern and vice versa. VentureShield is one pattern source I know of and the other I think is Invisible Mask.

I've been trying to ascertain who currently is a reputable installer. Does anyone have any recent dealings with:

N-Motion?
Vancouver Clearbra?
Tint Centre?
i just had my venture shield clear bra installed on my 2010 RX450h yesterday. regency lexus recommended tint centre, as tint centre do all of regency's clear bra requests for their customers. installation was good (ie no bubbles or smear marks).
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Old 08-08-09, 04:44 PM
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I thought Chee (NU350) had a nice job done on his IS. Sorry have no idea where he did it though..
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Old 08-08-09, 05:49 PM
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I thought Chee (NU350) had a nice job done on his IS. Sorry have no idea where he did it though..
Thanks Sammy, I ordered the pre-cutted clear bar on ebay and did it
myself.
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Old 09-28-09, 04:13 AM
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Alright boys and girls, I think I'm gonna call up North Shore Unique detailing (or whatever theyre called) and get my car protected for the winter.
Then I'm gonna get a clear-bra installed. So the consensus is TintCenter?
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Old 09-28-09, 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by scENFORCER View Post
Alright boys and girls, I think I'm gonna call up North Shore Unique detailing (or whatever theyre called) and get my car protected for the winter.
Then I'm gonna get a clear-bra installed. So the consensus is TintCenter?
i have no problems with tintcenter. but he is somewhat difficult to get a hold of by email. your best bet is to call him directly.
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Old 09-28-09, 08:11 PM
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i have no problems with tintcenter. but he is somewhat difficult to get a hold of by email. your best bet is to call him directly.
Great, I will do that. Thank you!
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id be really careful with the clear bras. the adhesive can leave a mark of the bra on the hood with other deposits that come along with winter. also, if a rock comes off a truck, its goin to damage the covering, exposing the hood. i know people that work at body shops, and they dont recommend them at all because of how many hoods they had to repaint after taking the bra off. best thing, the leather bra. yes, its extremely ugly, but its the best thing for protection that you can take on and off.
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Old 09-30-09, 12:43 AM
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But with leather bras, it's ugly and the paint won't oxidize at the same rate as the car paint. Body shops might be telling you that so that when you get enough rock chips, you have to get it repainted anyways. I don't see a reason for removing the clear bra, even if it yellows, i've got lifetime warranty from ventureshield.

I got mine done by kris at tintcentre, better price than n-motion and does a good job.

The only thing is, don't try to use any polish that's too aggressive(eg. plasti-x) I messed up one of my fender clear bras while trying to remove bird crap too hastily with a crappy microfiber.
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So I've been doing a bit of research on clear-bras and I got a quote from TintCenter for $800 for a full kit!! I thought that was outrageous thinking clear-bras couldn't be more than $500, so I started calling around.
I was referred to Trim-Line Auto Design who then quoted me at $750!! Is this what clear-bras really cost!? This huge price is making me reconsider the whole idea..
But has anyone had any experience with Trim-Line? They seem pretty knowledgeable apparently using only the 'highest quality 3M' bras etc, etc.

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id be really careful with the clear bras. the adhesive can leave a mark of the bra on the hood with other deposits that come along with winter. also, if a rock comes off a truck, its goin to damage the covering, exposing the hood. i know people that work at body shops, and they dont recommend them at all because of how many hoods they had to repaint after taking the bra off. best thing, the leather bra. yes, its extremely ugly, but its the best thing for protection that you can take on and off.
While I was researching around I found out that leather bras are actually one of the worst things you can do to your car/paint/lacquer because sand, dirt and other road grime gets underneath the bra. It acts like sandpaper on the surface of the car due to the vibrations as it runs. Apparently (obviously only if left on for a long time) there have been horror stories of the bra sanding away at the car to bare metal!
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Old 10-02-09, 04:54 PM
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Originally Posted by scENFORCER View Post
So I've been doing a bit of research on clear-bras and I got a quote from TintCenter for $800 for a full kit!! I thought that was outrageous thinking clear-bras couldn't be more than $500, so I started calling around.
I was referred to Trim-Line Auto Design who then quoted me at $750!! Is this what clear-bras really cost!? This huge price is making me reconsider the whole idea..
But has anyone had any experience with Trim-Line? They seem pretty knowledgeable apparently using only the 'highest quality 3M' bras etc, etc.
yes, clear bra kits are uber expensive. and make sure that the price you were quoted for is for the full hood or half hood. the $800 from tintcenter is for L/R side mirrors, front half of hood, full bumper, headlights and fog lights (possibly signal lights if they are in the front). price is negotiable with tintcenter, they can price match. for full hood, you're looking to pay well over $1,000.

but on the flipside, you don't have to worry about repainting your front hood or bumper again (unless you get a rock chip that goes through the clear bra - different story).
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Old 10-03-09, 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by scENFORCER View Post


While I was researching around I found out that leather bras are actually one of the worst things you can do to your car/paint/lacquer because sand, dirt and other road grime gets underneath the bra. It acts like sandpaper on the surface of the car due to the vibrations as it runs. Apparently (obviously only if left on for a long time) there have been horror stories of the bra sanding away at the car to bare metal!
You make great points. it works either way! there is no perfect way of going about it. the safest way to drive without getting any rocks is having your car in a trailer while pulling it with a truck
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Old 02-12-10, 12:52 PM
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Originally Posted by 604IS350 View Post
I regret getting my car done by them. Maybe in a few years time, I can get it re-done by someone who is better.
Did you go back to them to inquire about having it redone, if they offer a quality service they should have no issue! Maybe the shop messed up that day... I was looking into clearbra and seen this http://lemueljopio.com/2009/07/08/3m...great-product/ I guess it is vancouver clearbra but the wrong website as it is a .ca and not .com
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I recently got mine done at SR Auto Group. I walked in one day to look at one of the matte black vinyl cars they did, and surprising they also do clear 3M rock gaurd vinyls as well. Good service, and quality work, I'd definately recommend them.
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