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Old 09-21-2014, 09:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Others have said the Insight paint chips too easy. I have only 5000 miles and have a few chips already.

I decided to look into Clear Bra and I saw precut film and bulk film. I have enough trouble getting my phone protector on right.

Then I saw Paint Defender from 3M. Full kit is about $30. I can covered my hood, bumper, fenders, and mirrors. I did the headlight too.

The kit literally has everything. Plastic to protect the rest of the car, tape, a can holder, wax, and a large spray can.

I took the car to a hand car wash. I spent some extra time getting the bugs off. I then waxed with the provided wax. I did the whole front. I put the plastic over the rest of the car and under the hood by the wipers. I taped the plastic down the fender and covered the tires with a garbage bag.

Spraying was as per videos. There are several on YouTube. When you finish one section don't go back. I had my son watch for any area I missed. You spray in two directions to eliminate gaps.

I can't take a picture because all you would see is a car. It drys clear and with a nice shine. You can see a slight line where I taped down the fender. Next time I'l do all the way to the door. I have a little orange peel where I went back over an area (hence the advice not to go back).
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This is the spray on bra? Not a bad price. Even the magnet bra is like 50 bucks.

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Very interesting! You'll have to report back and let us know how it's going. I always wanted to put on the 3M Clear bra, but it's expensive. If this work well, it would be great!
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Looking at it at work today in direct sunlight, I have more orange peel than I thought. From a few feet away it look fine. Yesterday when the sun was setting it looked better.

Here is what I used: http://www.amazon.com/3M-90100-Paint-Defender-System/dp/B00CCOBOI4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1411408547&sr=8-1&keywords=paint+defender+kit
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Spray on is usually temporary... Maybe last about 3 months or so I would think.
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