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    Has anyone found a front end bra (not clear bra) for the 4 door sedan Genesis
    yet ? (one road trip and I have a chip)


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    Default Re: Car bra for sedan?

    I've been looking and I have only seen aftermkt ones. I saw a car with the bra on yesterday and it looks horrible. I think I might wait to get the whole front bumper painted if it gets too bad. Otherwise, it's pretty much cost of doing business.
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    Default Re: Car bra for sedan?

    There is a thread talking about clear film bras which don't mess with the appearance of the car so much, though, IMHO, the prices are a bit steep. If you are can install it yourself the cost is a little better.

    Videos showing advantages of 3M films.

    [nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPUSZ8mmGpQ"]YouTube- Scotchguard 3M Paint Protection Film Product Overview[/nomedia]

    [nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7rL9bD8qZ8"]YouTube- 3m Auto Film Gravel Test[/nomedia]


    Thread on films.

    http://www.genesisowners.com/hyundai...ead.php?t=3497

    Link to films cut for Genesis.

    http://www.invisiblemask.com/cgi-bin...&model=Genesis

    P.S. We've already got 2 nasty gouges in the front bumper of our Genesis after only 3 months and now I'm thinking of trying to apply one of these kits.

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    Default Re: Car bra for sedan?

    Now that I've been detailing my car and paying more attention to its cosmetics; at the rate I'm going, I'll have to paint the bumper by next summer!

    My hood is looking OK, but my bumper is getting pitted.

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    I just got mine done yesterday (full front wrap with 3M Venture Shield - everything from the bumper back to the front doors, including lights and mirror backs, plus a strip on top of the rear bumper to protect against luggage dings). Looks great - can't tell it's on the car (no line where the film ends on the hood because it covers the entire hood and is wrapped around the eges). It was a tad pricey ($1200), but no more than a couple of body shop repairs/repaints would cost, and is guaranteed for the life of the car.

    I think the strap-ons are really ugly, and they are hard on the paint because they move around and cause abrasion.

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    Default Re: Car bra for sedan?

    I'm with Doug on this, "I think the strap-ons are really ugly"

    ....and should be left on the '87 rusty Camaro where they belong

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    Default Re: Car bra for sedan?

    Quote Originally Posted by ASHDUMP View Post
    Now that I've been detailing my car and paying more attention to its cosmetics; at the rate I'm going, I'll have to paint the bumper by next summer!

    My hood is looking OK, but my bumper is getting pitted.
    I noticed the same on mine.
    If possible, I use local roads instead of highways on shorter trips because of the stone chips I get.
    God, I hate stone chips and I've already got quite a few on my front bumper.

    I hope the clearcoat was as thick as my old Vette. I gotta say that those Vettes have one of the toughest clearcoats.

    Dan
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    Default Re: Car bra for sedan?

    I picked up a Colgan sports bra from AutoAnything [link]. It fits perfectly. AA also offers regular (full frontal) bras and mirror bras.

    I have 4 pictures of the sports bra, installed, in my photo album [link].

    To be honest, I don't prefer it, aesthetically speaking, to the natural, bra-less look. It gets a big *meh* from me. It does serve a purpose, though, and I figure it will be a worthwhile investment even if it's only on for those two summer road trips we take each year.
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    Re-badged trunk, wheel caps and steering wheel with KDM "Genesis" wings. Installed Diamond Cut IR window tint; fronts @ 63%, rears @ 50% VLT. Added Chrome Trim to pillars between side windows (6 piece) [.] Installed clear XPEL Protection Film on head & fog lights.

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    Default Re: Car bra for sedan?

    Quote Originally Posted by OBCT View Post
    I picked up a Colgan sports bra from AutoAnything [link]. It fits perfectly. AA also offers regular (full frontal) bras and mirror bras.

    I have 4 pictures of the sports bra, installed, in my photo album [link].

    To be honest, I don't prefer it, aesthetically speaking, to the natural, bra-less look. It gets a big *meh* from me. It does serve a purpose, though, and I figure it will be a worthwhile investment even if it's only on for those two summer road trips we take each year.


    Gets a big YUCK from me....but then, I've never even liked bras on cheap cars. Worse, that isn't where the damage is happening on my car. The hood is perfect. All the damage is occuring on the soft plastic bumper.

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    Default Re: Car bra for sedan?

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    I also have the Colgan bra from AutoAnything. It comes in a couple pieces: one for the leading edge of the hood and one that covers the whole bumper & grill area. It fits pretty well. At first I worried about it staying attached; the clips that go to the bottom/rear of the bumper don't seem to grip tightly. I used pliers to tweak them a little. It's never come off. They have versions for cars with or without the parking sensors; the bra openings line up with the sensors quite well - it seems to be of decent quality. I don't know if they have a version for the 2010 cars with the adaptive cruise control... my car bra has a screen-door style mesh over the main and lower grills; this would probably confuse the 2010 cruise. Not an issue on my 2009 Tech.

    I use it for the long drive to visit my folks a couple times a year; the state they live in uses ash (and dinky rocks) on the roads for ice... added to the salt. That stuff sandblasts the nose of vehicles if somebody is in front of you kicking it up. That's the only time I have the bra installed. It's worked fine.

    One thing: AutoAnything emails you tons of sales/promos once they know who you are.

    mike c.

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