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PPF / ClearBra might save your (bumper's) life!

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by nsxpert, Jan 29, 2018.

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  1. nsxpert

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    Parallel parked the roadster last night, leaving ample room BUT, upon returning from dinner I was presented with this horror show:
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    Basically was a hit and run. No clues as to who did it.

    Luckily... I had a local detailer remove the clear bra on the bumper today and turns out there was NO DAMAGE underneath! Amazing.
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    Just a little PSA to "always keep it wrapped up!" :D
     

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    Great story! And I agree about keeping it wrapped. My Xpel Ultimate has saved me three separate times and still looks like it was just installed. I also enjoy the benefit after a wash of having a glossy car that looks like it was just built.
     
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    Astonishing that it didn't crack the paint under the clear bra!
    Did the detailer pespray ?
     
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    Not sure what you mean by pespray?
    I'm told It was just peeled back using a steamer, and then it took a bit of work to remove the remaining adhesive left behind.


    Definitely astonishing, felt like winning the lottery :D
     
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    I think he meant respray. Dang auto correct. Was any paint correction needed? I.e buffing? Although when you think about it, most clear bra/ppf can be upto 3mm thick.
     
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    Astonishing that it didn't crack the paint under the clear bra!
    Did the detailer RESPRAY or do any paint work?
     
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    no re-spray or paint correction needed!
     
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    #8 Stewie26, Jan 30, 2018
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    Wow, great that your car did not sustain damage from being hit.
    Question. I just recently purchased a roaster. The previous owner stated that he spent about $4k having the clear bra plus most of the rest of the car wrapped with a 3M product. I do notice that under certain lighting conditions, the area wrapped seems to be a slightly different color shade than the paint area with no wrapping. It looks worse in this photo than with the naked eye but it does bother me some. Is this normal?
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    Not on mine
     
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    The difference in color may not be due to the wrap, it may be in the paint. My car also shows some subtle color differences between panels where both are not wrapped.

    BTW, my car also suffered a parking lot collision on the front bumper where the factory-applied 3M StarShield protected the paint even though in one spot there was a 3/8" hole in the wrap.
     
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