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    Thread: Does anyone have this full front end bra?

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      03-01-2012 09:17 AM #1
      I know there are some MK6 bra threads out there, but I was wondering if anyone had a full front end bra similar or exact to this one...

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      03-01-2012 09:57 AM #2
      Jesus that's gross. You know you can get 3M stone guard applied instead?... it's clear.
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      03-01-2012 10:18 AM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by Ibis 2.0T View Post
      Jesus that's gross. You know you can get 3M stone guard applied instead?... it's clear.
      I don't like the 3m clear because I don't want a permanant solution. I purchased my GTI 8 months ago and have 4 stone chips already. I was floating the idea of a bra for long trips and would not leave it on all the time.

      to each his own, here's one on an MK5 that I think looks good
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      03-03-2012 02:10 AM #4
      It's practically invisible. Who cares if is permanent
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      03-03-2012 01:44 PM #5
      Obviously he does since its his car.

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      03-03-2012 01:46 PM #6
      A car bra will generate scratches underneath it and the paint will fade at a different rate than the rest of the car. There's a reason you don't see car bras used much anymore - they suck. 3M clear can be removed as far as I know, you just have to have a pro do it. To each their own though

      Edit: what about this solution if you're deadset on a bra...



      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...g-MK6-Hood-Bra
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      03-03-2012 01:51 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by wolfsburgfanatic View Post
      A car bra will generate scratches underneath it and the paint will fade at a different rate than the rest of the car. There's a reason you don't see car bras used much anymore - they suck. 3M clear can be removed as far as I know, you just have to have a pro do it. To each their own though
      Hmm gotcha. Thanks for the info. Now I know
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      03-03-2012 01:59 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by wolfsburgfanatic View Post
      A car bra will generate scratches underneath it and the paint will fade at a different rate than the rest of the car. There's a reason you don't see car bras used much anymore - they suck. 3M clear can be removed as far as I know, you just have to have a pro do it. To each their own though

      Edit: what about this solution if you're deadset on a bra...



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      03-03-2012 02:03 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post
      IMHO, the Leather Bra's are perfect for road trips only. The 3M clears are good for all time, but they still get nicked up and damaged and show the damage too. These don't. IMHO, after being on many cruises with cars, the leathers are the way to go for the cruise then take it off due to any nicks.
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      03-07-2012 02:43 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by VW-TX View Post
      IMHO, the Leather Bra's are perfect for road trips only. The 3M clears are good for all time, but they still get nicked up and damaged and show the damage too. These don't. IMHO, after being on many cruises with cars, the leathers are the way to go for the cruise then take it off due to any nicks.
      Thank you, that's exactly what I was thinking, and just wanted to see if anyone had one. Probably not something I will go through with doing after giving it some thought. I work at a VW dealer and we have a chip repair service that I could take advantage of.

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      03-07-2012 02:48 PM #11
      Just remember that if you do use a leather bra, you've got to take it off and wash underneath it. It gets really grimey under there. Just like a regular bra. Am I right ladies?
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      03-07-2012 03:36 PM #12
      i wouldnt mind having one for just roadtrips.

    13. 03-07-2012 04:08 PM #13
      I own the LeBra. I got it because I drove to TX from DC last summer. Thank goodness I had it. A rock got kicked up by an 18 wheeler and hit my front bumper and then my windshield. Paint on front bumper was fine (no visible dent), but I needed to get a new windshield.

      I only put it on if I have to drive more than 4 hours.

      Negatives:
      - If you leave it on too long the edges will rub out your clear coat.
      - Also, never leave it on permanently. Your paint fades in the sun. If it's covered by the bra and the paint fades elsewhere, you will have tanlines that aren't very sexy...

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      03-07-2012 04:12 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by OettingerNY View Post
      Just remember that if you do use a leather bra, you've got to take it off and wash underneath it. It gets really grimey under there. Just like a regular bra. Am I right ladies?
      This is the key; be very careful with it, remove it when not on long road trips (what it is good for, as the other poster suggested) and you can avoid any damage. You certainly won't get any fade from occasional use like that. I consider clear bra to be superior too, but if you don't want to make that larger investment or just want the thing au natural when you aren't on a road trip, the old school bra can serve you well - used them to good effect on 2 cars.

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      03-10-2012 11:01 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by 4thGenDub View Post
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      Sorry, bro. The words "leather bra" conjure sexy images. This just looks like an S&M mask.
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      08-19-2012 03:09 PM #16
      I've had a couple of these front end bras over the years and I support the general consensus here, that they are garbage. I don't care how careful you are, it will get dirt and grime underneath, which will blemish your paint. I'll never put one of these on a car of mine again, especially with the clear bra solutions now available, which are totally removable with no ill affect on the paint.

      It's your car and your choice, but I say "hell no!" to vinyl bras. They will mess up you paint.

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