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Official E90 Clear Bra DIY - Part nos and Video Concept
Published by ase2dais
01-29-2007
Official E90 Clear Bra DIY - Part nos and Video Concept

I was curious on how difficult it would be to install a Clear Bra before, until I run into this online video from Xpel now the mystery is gone. The video is a DIY that explains how the clear bra for the hood, bumper, mirrors & headlights gets done. Im sure this video makes it easier than it looks, but atleast to me its never anymore a mystery. Like most things, with enough time and patience it can be done.

Im surprised no one has posted this video yet, when others made mention Xpel as a product on other threads .

The Clear Bra DIY video shows a e46, like anything else just use the concept presented since different cars have different contures and shapes.

Here's Xpel DIY Video


Hood & Fender Clear Bra DIY Video

Mirror Clear Bra DIY Video

Bumper Clear Bra DIY Video


Head & Foglights Clear Lens DIY Video
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By ase2dais on 01-29-2007, 12:36 PM
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I'll be listing the e90/92 clear bra part nos. next

Page 40 of 3 Series Original BMW Accesories book second edition

E. Clear Protective Covering
Virtually invisible covering protects your BMW's brilliant color while helping to gurad against abrasions. Will not harm paint, yellow, fade, crack or peel


3 series sedan and Sports Wagon

Hood and Mirror Coverings
pn 82 11 0 339 148 Price $154.95

Bumper Covering
pn 82 11 0 399 149 Price $234.95

Foglight Covering
pn 82 11 0 399 150 Price $19.95

3 Series Coupe

Hood and Mirror Coverings
pn 82 11 0 421 570 Price $179.95

Bumper Covering
pn 82 11 0 421 571 Price $234.95

Foglight Covering
pn 82 11 0 241 572 Price $19.95
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By ase2dais on 01-29-2007, 12:45 PM
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Heres Andrew 330 Quote from the other thread that may be also useful in terms
of materials needed or are used
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...54&postcount=7

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Originally Posted by andrew 330i View Post
Stongard (SG) Install Instructions: (any clear bra)



Items needed:

1. New large plastic spray bottle
2. Rubbing alcohol
3. Glass cleaner
4. Water
5. Johnson & Johnson Baby Shampoo (allows you to pull up and re-apply SG for flaws or bubbles during install)
6. Scissors
7. Heat gun / blow dryer
8. exacto knife
9. Minimum of 2 people to install (required for large pieces)
10. Lots of patience!

Step-by-Step Instructions:

1. Use factory touch-up paint on any stone chips, apply with a toothpick or fine brush. Allow paint to dry thoroughly (24 hours).
2. Apply glass cleaner to paint surface, allow glass cleaner to soak. Re-spray and remove with a lint free towel. This removes any dead bugs on the paint surface.
3. Apply straight rubbing alcohol on a towel, apply to paint surface where Stongard (SG) will be applied. This removes any remaining wax or silicone.
4. Mix solution: ½ water, ½ rubbing alcohol, and a cap full of Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Shampoo. Shake well.
5. Use scissors to cut out all pieces of SG from backing paper.
6. Start with smallest pieces first.
7. Saturate first area where SG will be applied on the car.
8. Spray finger tips with solution to avoid leaving print on the film.
9. Remove SG from paper and saturate adhesive side of film with solution, re-spray car surface. The wetter the better.
10. Line up SG, and saturate front of film.
11. Squeegee from the inside/out, pushing bubbles outward to the edge of the film.
12. Pull up if necessary to remove flaws, re-soak and re-squeegee.
13. Repeat for each piece.
14. Use heat gun/blow dryer for adhering loose edges. Squeegee. Be careful not to wrinkle film by using too much heat.
15. Apply largest pieces last.
16. Keep all surfaces wet/saturated at all times, until set in place.

Flaws will be present after installation, don’t be alarmed. Park the car in the direct sunlight to aid with flaw removal. Don’t be judgmental until at least a week after installation. Almost all flaws with evaporate with time.

Some trimming may be required on the edges. Use an exacto knife to “lightly” to score SG, lift edge and remove excess SG. Don’t push too hard when trimming, you may damage, scratch or etch the vehicles paint. This is an art with a steady hand and appropriate pressure.



~ i have installed 100+ kits over the years.
*this video explain the proper percent Isoprohyl Alcohol(70%) and water(30%) solution (+1 oz johnson no-tear baby shampoo)

THIS DIY IS POSTED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY, PLS BE ADVICE YOU ASSUME ALL RISK FOR MISTAKES AND ADDITIONAL COST MADE. PLS REFER TO OTHER MBRS VENDOR OR DEALERSHIP MATERIALS FOR GUIDANCE
Last edited by ase2dais; 06-05-2008 at 07:43 PM.
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By Jason on 01-29-2007, 01:12 PM
Thanks for sharing Al. Adding to DIY Master List.
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By fizzle on 01-15-2008, 04:22 PM
any update on these? they dont work....
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By judec on 01-15-2008, 05:01 PM
it looks like they converted the videos to FLV.

http://www.xpel.com/support/installation/videos.asp
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By keny156 on 12-15-2011, 11:26 PM
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