I was talking to someone at my dealership who told me about a clear bra that covers the entire hood of the car so you don't see a line. Has anyone else heard of this? Is this a new 3M product?
How long have you had it and do you have the Fl climate?bullseye said:Barry,
The key to these films is placement as close to seams as possible. On my elise, literally the only line you see is the one going across the front bonnet and that's because it's a large open area. The elise needs coverage on the bonnet because of the steeply slanting nose. However the sky, you could get by with protection on the lower rockers and the nose only and think that'd be sufficient. Dont think you need anything on the hood as it's pretty high.
Our doesn't cover the 'Entire' hood. It covers the frontal area a little over a quarter of the hood (see orange area). The rest of the hood is flat so no real need to cover it... unless you are getting hit from aboveetw98 said:Stig,
I knew about yours, but yours does not appear to cover the entire hood. Am I incorrect?
OK, I have the 3m Clear Bra on my sky and I agree with you that it was cheaper than repainting the hood. I love it, no regreats....:thumbs:Turk said:Just to chime in here, I've just gotten quotes on getting our Sky front covered with the 3M material. They recommended at least the front edge of the hood as you will get chiping paint on that surface over time. I'm thinking about 2-3 inches just to cover the front edge.
The lowest cost I received was $575, including mirrors and headlights. The other quote was for $690. I'm in northeasten Ohio.
I talked it over with the wife and I think she agrees for the small amount of "lines" that you would see, it is well worth protecting the front of the car. Repairing paint chips with touchup paint ussually looks worse than the chip! I think we are gonna go for it.