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Looking at a car that has this; I have never used it and while its obvious it works I just don'tlike it; I wax my cars every month and I cannot think that a 4 year old car with this on is good for the paint; but I am not sure about this product....dogdoc
 

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It's pretty standard to put clear film on "special interest" cars out where I live. It's there to protect the paint against rock & gravel chips and is very effective.

Normally, you take the car to a shop that specializes in the stuff to remove it or replace it.
 

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DD, Good talking to you tonite...

That stuff is easy to remove. I wouldnt remove it on a 4 year old car due to potential color changes. The 4 year old technology with those often "yellowed" a bit, especially noticable on lighter colors.
 

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I'm a new owner and was thinking of putting the clear bra on my '06 GS. The car has a couple of very small nicks in the lower hood area that are driving me crazy. I want to touch them up and put the bra on but, don't know if I should attempt this myself. Anyone else done this before? Happy with the result? How noticeable on the red color?
 

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I'm a new owner and was thinking of putting the clear bra on my '06 GS. The car has a couple of very small nicks in the lower hood area that are driving me crazy. I want to touch them up and put the bra on but, don't know if I should attempt this myself. Anyone else done this before? Happy with the result? How noticeable on the red color?
i don't think you want to put the clear film on yourself...
you save minimal money and create a few headaches.
 

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I'd second that M!.

Even shops that do this stuff often but aren't careful enough with its application end up with strange stretch marks, bits of sand, uneven application, or bubbles underneath. When you select a shop, ask if they use a pre-cut or roll. If they use pre-cut it's either a kit, or they have a cutting machine that will use a template to select the bits you want to cover (bumper \ hood \ fenders \ lights \ mirrors are most common).

If they use a roll - chances are good they cut on car - meaning they're using a razor \ x-acto blade to cut the film on the car -and a bit of your clearcoat. If they're not very good and they cut on the car - you can end up with problems long term or if you try to remove it.

As far as removal - we use a heat gun when removing old film - and go slooow. You can pull the paint off if you're not careful.
 

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thanks for the advice guys...I'm headed to a specialist in Sterling, Virginia tomorrow.

http://www.rdblockva.com/

They're quoting around $900 for a complete front-end (bumper and total hood coverage), the mirrors, and the skirts on my GS Spyder. All work is done indoors in an environmentally-controlled space. The owner told me a story about a QP owner that came in and had his ENTIRE car wrapped after he bought it across the street at Ferrari-Maserati of Washington.
 

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... a complete front-end (bumper and total hood coverage), the mirrors, and the skirts on my GS Spyder..
I had the same done on mine and am glad I did (live a couple miles down the street from a gravel quarry, argh).

Your shoe will scuff the driver's side skirt film quickly, but you can always have that section replaced yearly, or ignore it. Better than scuffing the paint itself I guess.
 
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