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    Clear Bra in Bay Area

    I'm on the fence about having it installed at Claridges. I bought the 996 with it installed there, but was not too happy about how it turned out. The dealer told me the haziness will go away along with some bubbles, but it never did. I really don't want it to be noticeable especially when it will cost me $1500. I'm open to other companies, so any help would be much appreciated. Can everyone in the Bay Area list who they had it installed from, cost, and the quality of the craftsmenship? Thank you.

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    Call Sam at Premier. He is over on Rennlist and is in the Bay area. A lot of fussy owners over there have used him and are happy. I will be using him on my car when it arrives in San Jose before I drive down to L.A. Cost is $790. for front with mirrors and 1/3 of hood.

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    Do you have any contact information? I did a search on Rennlist, but could not find them. Where are they located? What areas are covered for that price? Is this laser-cut? On my 996, Clear Armor put laser cut pieces on, but I did not like how they joined two pieces on the bumper. The line looked as if the car had a long key mark from the half-way mark across. Can this company do this in one piece?
    I did a search on Rennlist and found a company called CS Specialty with some positive feedback. Anyone here ever used them? If so, how satisfied are you with it? Same goes to "Sam at Premier"
    I was at a M3 meet last month and several G35 owners showed up. One had it done by Mariano (he couldn't remember the name of the company). The hood looked pretty good because they put the bra onto the underside so that it wasn't visible on the outside. However, like my bumper, it was in two pieces and there were areas that were bubbling up where the two bra pieces were joined. He was pretty happy with their service though.
    For everyone else, did you just get the front nose braed? Do the door sills need it? Any other areas you guys would recommend getting? What about the rear bumper? If so, does it help from the parallel parkers?
    I'm very picky when it comes to these things and want it to come out perfect. Sorry for the lengthy post.

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    He is in the admin thread at the top of the 997 Forum. He is in the bay area give him a call.

    sales@premiermobilegroup.com
    B: 510-390-6920
    B: 510-406-1500
    B: 510-915-9511

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    jackie, I bought my 997s at Claridges a couple months ago. My question is, my car has 1400 miles on it, and is black (not Basalt). There are a couple VERY minor marks on front bumper from low flying pebbles, etc.. I have heard the clear bra shows most prominently on black. I would want a perfect install too, is it too late to do the install? I have only waxed my car twice, I would imagine that they have a procedure for prepping the paint and it possibly won't matter? Let me know who you decide to go with, and how it turns out. If I can still do it, I would like to.

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    greggr107, when did I become your gineau pig?! LOL. I gave him a call earlier today and will be getting the entire hood option, front nose, area around headlights, mirrors, side sills, and the areas behind wheels. I'll let you know how it turns out.

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    LOL Jackie! So, you gave who a call.. Sam at Premier or Claridges? Try and post some pics when you're done, would like to see it...

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    I called Sam at Premier. It will cost me about $1300 for all the areas listed earlier, while Claridges want $1500 for just the front nose area.

    I need to hold off on this because the car had a pretty nice sized nick on the driver's fender from the transport truck. They tried getting me on the "we will repair it" deal, but I told them it must be a new car that I'm getting or I will go to another dealer. They're trying to locate another AG for me. A little upsetting, but oh well. I'll live!

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    Jackie:

    What areas are you having done? Sam at Premier should be $790. for front bumper, 1/3 of hood and front fenders, and mirrors. I know of one guy going with whole hood and whats mentioned above and that is about $1050.

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    I opted for the areas behind the wheels + door sills, which, I guess is not part of what they offer as a "standard". I am considering having them do the "custom" work on the front nose for an additional $350. According to Sam, they will tuck the bra in certain areas so that it will be more pleasing to the eyes without the lines. Per our conversation, he is a no bs straight shooter, which is something I look for when it comes to these things. The price is fair considering all the praises I have seen on quite a few forums. Hopefully, I will be picking my car up this coming weekend. This time, I will be looking very carefully for nicks and scuffs before heading into finance.

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    All my cars have had clear bras installed by Sam, and I must say their work is second to none in the bay area. I opted for their custom coverage, and it looks absolutely wonderful. You guys won't be disappointed.

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    Which areas did you have covered? How long have you had it on the car? Reason I ask is the Starshield on my Elise is starting to look a little hazy and I've had it on there for about 8 months now.

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    Jackie, is the bra going on your red car?

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    No, it's going on my 997 that I have yet to pick up from the dealer. On my Lotus, I already have the Starshield from the factory, but not really happy with how it turned out. I am looking at having them replace the film on that as well. I was just reading about clear bras on Rennlist and some debate about it being good / bad. You should check it out.

     
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