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      08-07-2012, 07:21 PM   #1
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Plastidip Clear Bra?

Hey guys jut curious if anyone has tried using clear coat plastidip as a clear bra? Seems like a plausible idea, not sure how the finish would look though.
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I was thinking about this last week but unsure how it would. I have sooo many paint chips + dead bugs on my front bumper it's not even funny.
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my friend plastidip his entire g37 coupe and it help up pretty good so far from bugs and rocks, so i think if you apply thick enough coats it should offer some kind of protection,,
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I'm curious because I will have a new hood and bumper soon from hitting a deer and would like to protect it. Might try a small section on the hood to see how it looks
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Or you can not half ass it and get a real clear bra?
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Or you can not half ass it and get a real clear bra?
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Do your car a favor and get a real clear bra. There's a reason why it's expensive, because it works efficiently and looks good.

IF you do end up going with the plasti-dip route, beware of overspray! Tape off almost everything man, plasti-dip overspray is a headache.
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Nawww those are expensive lol
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Do your car a favor and get a real clear bra. There's a reason why it's expensive, because it works efficiently and looks good.

IF you do end up going with the plasti-dip route, beware of overspray! Tape off almost everything man, plasti-dip overspray is a headache.
Oh trust me, if I do this it will only be a small section of hood and the rest will be taped off

And I know they are great, my dad has had them on his last 4 cars
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Yeah, be careful with plastidip.
The clear bra idea DOES work, but remember... It won't be entirely clear. It will turn your existing color into a matte color. So, for example, black will turn matte black, and the chrome will turn brushed aluminum.
Apply many coats....
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Any websites where I can price out clear bra kits?
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