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Old 30th December 2005, 22:36   #1
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Clear Bra Installer and opinions

Can anyone recommend a clear bra installer in the Chicago area? Also, have read some previous threads on opinoins of 3M v. Venture and others. Anybody have any updates on these products? Leads on purchasing clear bra's (Saw the venture product for sale at $400, w/o installation)? The dealer is offering ding, chip and other type protections for various fees and suggests that I therefore dont need a clear bra. The flaw in that logic, I think, is that although you may be covered and the "insurance" will pay for the cost of repair, you are still having your bumper resprayed which has to effect value. The clear bra may avoid that necessity.

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Old 12th January 2006, 18:19   #2
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I live in the UK so i'm not entirely sure. I have some relatives who live in Chicago and my uncle had one put on his Audi. He went to a place call shaded days. I hear they are very good. They are just off Route 176 and the number is 847 816-8468.
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I live in the UK so i'm not entirely sure. I have some relatives who live in Chicago and my uncle had one put on his Audi. He went to a place call shaded days. I hear they are very good. They are just off Route 176 and the number is 847 816-8468.
Thanks for the info! I will give them a call. Small world huh? Someone in the UK is recommending vendors in Chicago. A great board!
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Yea it is a small world, let me know how it goes.
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[quote=AVATT]Can anyone recommend a clear bra installer in the Chicago area? Also, have read some previous threads on opinoins of 3M v. Venture and others. Anybody have any updates on these products? Leads on purchasing clear bra's (Saw the venture product for sale at $400, w/o installation)? The dealer is offering ding, chip and other type protections for various fees and suggests that I therefore dont need a clear bra. The flaw in that logic, I think, is that although you may be covered and the "insurance" will pay for the cost of repair, you are still having your bumper resprayed which has to effect value. The clear bra may avoid that necessity.

Thoughts?[/QUOTE

I just had the 3M product installed last week. I wasn't sure if I would like it but surprise, it looks okay. I got hit hard by a stone just above the light on Monday, it left a nasty scar in the 3M material which is white (not good), but it never even scratched the finish.

I do not want my car repainted, so for me the clear bra is the only way to go. If it gets dinged up I'll just have them replace the bad section every now and then.
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I just had the 3M product installed last week. I wasn't sure if I would like it but surprise, it looks okay. I got hit hard by a stone just above the light on Monday, it left a nasty scar in the 3M material which is white (not good), but it never even scratched the finish.

I do not want my car repainted, so for me the clear bra is the only way to go. If it gets dinged up I'll just have them replace the bad section every now and then.[/quote]
Appreciate the comment. How much did U pay and did you purchase product separatly?

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You definitely want to get it installed at a good place. If you get it installed at a mediocre place, a pre-cut kit (if available) is probably the better way to go. The problem with the pre-cut kits is they're optimized for ease of install, not for invisibility. A great installer will be able to custom cut one for your car and make the lines much less visible.
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I got it done at the dealer for 525., but I had two cars done at the same time for a discount. I prefer to have the dealership stand behind it since I have some leverage there.
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