Board: Porsche - 911 - 997 Language: English Region: Worldwide Share/Save/Bookmark Close

Forum - Thread

    Re: What are advantages of Clear Bra?

    911Fanatic said:
    Does anyone have any experience pulling the clear bra off? Just wonder if there will be any discoloration with protected and nonprotected paint?

    The film manufacturers claim that the film allows the paint underneath to discolor the same as the uncovered paint. Anyone have any experience with this????


    Re: What are advantages of Clear Bra?

    Does anyone have any experience pulling the clear bra off? Just wonder if there will be any discoloration with protected and nonprotected paint?

    Well, I'm on my first clearbra, but I believe that my experience with my black 1996 993 can suffice as a fairly valid test...

    The material Porsche uses for protection on the front of your rear wheel arches (I call them stone guards) is the same exact 3M material, it's just not quite as thick. When I purchased my 993 as a used car in the summer of 2003, it had the original stone guards on it, and they were pretty-much thrashed. The rest of the car was a well-cared-for, 43,000 mile beauty. So I decided that it was a MUST-DO to remove the old original stone guards, and install new. I removed the old ones myself. Once removed, I wiped the area with a citrus-based paint-safe adhesive remover to remove all the residual adhesive, and then I polished the area with Meguiars #7 cleaner/glaze. After 7 years of being on the car, there was zero discoloration, zero shadow or shrink-line around the perimeter. It was perfect. I then had the local 3M authorized installer come out to put my new pieces on. He's the one who clued me in about the clearbra. The nose of my 993 wasn't bad, but it was chipped and touched-up to the point that investing in a clearbra on it was pointless. But when I got my new 997, I had him put it on right away.

    Re: What are advantages of Clear Bra?

    Smart move. You'll probably be every happy.
    As a side. The experience of the person doing the install is key to having it done properly. Don't take anyones word for it when having this done. Make sure they REALLY know what they are doing.
    I have it on 3 vehicles but have not removed it. I have seen the removal of a clea bra that had to be 5+ years old on a red Ferrari 355 and did not notice any difference in paint color.

    Hey, who changed the header ? LOL !

    Re: What are advantages of Clear Bra?

    Can we just change the topic line to "What's the skizzy on the clearbrizzy?" and be DONE with it??

    Re: What's the skizzy on the clearbrizzy?

    LOL !
    Good one.

    Re: What are advantages of Clear Bra?

    STRADALE said:
    Hey, who changed the header ? LOL !


    Re: What are advantages of Clear Bra?

    Guess it's 'fitting' as I don't see any disadvantages

    To some the barely noticeable line if you have the hood and fenders done might be one but I've gotten so used to it that it doesn't bother me one bit. Honestly, if I was looking at a pre-owned I would much rather see a clear bra then a naked front end !

    Installers in San Francisco Area?

    Can anyone recommend an installer in the Bay Area? I am about 30 minutes north of the city. In my experience the installer is crucial for this product; I had someone butcher my G500 about two years back...

    Re: Ive made my decision

    Thanks everyone for your input. I have contacted the dealer and told him to install the 3M bra. My porsche will be ready on the 20th. Its been along wait -ordered in DEC- but I think these last 9 days will be the worst!!!! Thanks again

    Re: Ive made my decision

    Just found this, if anyone's interested. Sorry if it's been highlighted before...

    > Interesting article on film protectant - good pics and tests <

    Re: Clear Bra

    Anyone in the UK had this done - if so who did it?



    Board Subject Last post Rating Views Replies
    Porsche Sticky SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA (Part I) Thread Closed 9/24/20 12:47 AM
    619631 2849
    Porsche Sticky The moment I've been waiting for... 12/30/20 9:03 AM
    385028 1279
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: New Porsche 911 Turbo S (2020) 6/8/21 7:15 PM
    89554 1087
    Porsche Sticky Welcome to Rennteam: Cars and Coffee... (photos) 5/12/21 3:30 PM
    47177 344
    Porsche Sticky ROAD TEST: New 992 Carrera 4S 3/3/21 10:57 PM
    36308 336
    Porsche Sticky Porsche Taycan Turbo S - Short Review 10/19/20 6:12 PM
    34204 380
    Porsche Sticky SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA (Part II) 6/19/21 2:48 AM
    18845 391
    Porsche Sticky Porsche extends the Taycan model range (Taycan 2WD) 2/1/21 12:42 PM
    5177 29
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017) 7/27/20 2:13 AM
    576033 5257
    Porsche Cayman GT4 5/4/21 4:46 PM
    435203 3586
    McLaren McLaren on a winning streak 4/25/21 4:04 PM
    370077 3916
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 911 GT2 RS (2017) 5/27/21 6:14 PM
    369797 3495
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018) 4/28/21 12:26 PM
    331729 3252
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 911 R (2016) 12/8/20 7:51 PM
    311610 2646
    Porsche Tesla Roadster 9/23/20 8:22 PM
    250476 4279
    Porsche OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car 2/28/21 8:05 PM
    234590 1542
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New Panamera (2016) 2/11/21 9:22 AM
    162714 1379
    Others Alfa Romeo 4C 9/23/20 10:22 AM
    138939 792
    Porsche 992 GT3 6/20/21 2:43 AM
    Targa Tim
    136844 2622
    Lambo Lamborghini Huracan and variants 4/9/21 4:32 PM
    111718 1225
    McLaren F1 2/25/21 11:33 AM
    77849 207
    Porsche Welcome to the new Taycan Forum! 5/19/21 5:19 PM
    76248 1167
    AMG AMG GT R 11/19/20 11:47 PM
    66187 819
    Lambo Aventador and SV 4/20/21 3:21 PM
    CGX car nut
    65318 683
    Porsche 991 Speedster 9/3/20 4:29 PM
    61854 878
    Porsche Nürburgring - Tesla vs. Taycan 11/23/20 6:10 PM
    45934 596
    Others Bugatti Chiron 6/9/21 6:51 AM
    37768 479
    Porsche Olive 991.2 GT3 Clubsport 1/1/21 7:58 PM
    34715 615
    Ferrari Ferrari 812 Superfast 5/30/21 9:51 PM
    waiting for PDK
    34003 522
    BMW M BMW M2 Rumors 3/21/21 5:01 PM
    29377 385
    272 items found, displaying 1 to 30.