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Anyone get a clear bra?

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by frank69, Sep 3, 2018.

  1. frank69

    frank69 Member

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    Thinking of putting one on since the paint seems to scratch so easily (more than other cars) and it's one of the softest I've seen. Stains also settle in more with a dark colored vehicle.
     
  2. AEZ

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    Yup. No grille. Lots of steel and paint up there. I wanted some protection.
     
  3. Rockster

    Rockster Active Member

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    I had my entire 3 wrapped. It’s great peace of mind and it makes washing it easier.
     
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  4. kelvinpt

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    i got full front and ceramic. i would say the very minimum you should get the front bumper protected
     
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  5. Hkbruin

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    I purchased the pre-cut Suntek full hood and front kit from Ebay with a 15% coupon from ServoPPF that came out to $624 ($724 before the discount). I installed the kit myself over the course of 6 nights. Highly recommend PPF and for the normal person, they wouldn't even notice it.
    (Like my wife, who claims I just hung out in the garage all this time to avoid the kids).
     
  6. mytez

    mytez New Member

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    I went with the clear bra on the front end/mirrors and ceramic on ceramic on the whole car. Just got back from my weekend OC to Las Vegas trip. Got a few nicks on the bra but paint was well protected. Money well spent.
     
  7. Nocturnal

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    Getting one next week. Maybe it's how this car is shaped or maybe I'm just used to driving an SUV for so long but I swear it's a magnet for bug splats and rocks.
     
  8. SSCustoms

    SSCustoms Local Vendor - NorCal

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    Hey guys! We are a vinyl wrap/ppf shop in Redwood City California, specializing in Teslas. We do a handful of front end PPF jobs every week! feel free to drop us a message here with any specific questions or call our shop! 650-562-7034. You can also check us out on Yelp here https://www.yelp.com/biz/ss-customs-redwood-city
     
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    SSCustoms Local Vendor - NorCal

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    We also put together a little database of vinyl colors that match Tesla factory colors if anyone's interested in that! Also if there's a color you'd like matched shoot us a message and we'll get on it! Tesla Factory Paint/Vinyl Color Match
     
  10. MuleTrainBill

    MuleTrainBill Member

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    I got a ClearBra for the entire front with coverage on the mirrors, wheel wells, and partial A pillar coverage. Drove to Seattle from Carefree and back via Utah route. Picked up mega bugs and one nasty rock pit. Bugs came off with a little rubbing. PPF saved The paint but there was a little hole in the bra. Fixed with a drop of clear paint stick. Do recommend the clear bra. Used Protect-A-Shield in Scottsdale for ClearBra and Ceramic window tint. Matt and his team do a good job. I'll be back!
     
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  11. Gavyne

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    I went slightly budget route and got front bumpers, mirrors, and headlights wrapped with Suntek Ultra. Then the full car coated with Modesta ceramic coating. Doctor Detail at Costa Mesa did a good job, check them out if you are local and need something done.

    If you have the budget, you should either get a full car wrap, or the full front with hood. If not, I would highly recommend at the very least get your bumper (full nose) wrapped, then ceramic coat the car. My bumper already got scraped once in a grocery parking lot, and thanks to the wrap no paint was damaged.

    Of all places on my car, the bumper is taking the most bugs and rocks. If you get it wrapped and coated, everything will wipe off much easier.
     
  12. clicketyclack

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    I'm getting a full xpel stealth wrap + gtechniq ceramic coating. Car is currently in the shop, should have it back in 2 days
     
  13. atrain382

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    Love the car clicketyclack how much did the full xpel stealth cost you to detail?
     
  14. jkoya

    jkoya NA2 NSX

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    I'm getting a full frontal install, but have to wait until the end of March because of paint issues found on delivery of car. Body shop told me to wait for 30 days after painting to install the ppf.
     
  15. Skidog

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    I just did a full front Xpel front, lights and mirrors. Then Ceramic Pro. The car looks and feels great. So easy to take of, and very protected. I’m very happy I did this. Today I tint!
     
  16. AutoTalent

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    We can perform PPF in the Los Angeles area for anyone interested!
     
  17. clicketyclack

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    Thanks, yeah it came out great. I'm a bit hesitant to give out the price in a public forum as I was one of his first installs and I'm not sure what his current pricing is.
     
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