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easyman 03-07-2006 08:42 AM

Would a clear bra help in preventing "love taps"?
 
There are too many people in NY who park by braille. I hate handing my car over to parking garages because god knows what they do. One time and came back and my seat was covered in white power/goo.
But its either that or parallel park on the street and risk having my bumper raped by these idiots that have no idea how to parallel park a car.
So my question is would a clear bra on my rear bumper help in preventing the dings and paint rubs.
Also if you guys know approximately what this should cost id appreciate it.

deletedpenguin 03-07-2006 08:54 AM

Probably not with dings, but I'm sure it'd help with scuffs. Minor ones at least.

OCDGarage 03-07-2006 09:00 AM

I was an xpel dealer and installer. I have it on my personal vehicle as well. I am sorry to say that film is not thick enough to prevent most parking taps. it is usually the license plate screws that do most of the damage and there is only one product I know of the will protect the rear bumper. I have never used this product but it does look interesting.

http://chariotauto.com/_wsn/page2.html

easyman 03-07-2006 11:19 AM

oohhh ive seen this on cars. Is cariotauto a repulatble site?
Also do you think it would look silly if i parked my car and whipped this thing out of my trunk. I have also seen towels and even syrofoam pool noodles being used.

OCDGarage 03-07-2006 12:17 PM

I think bumber dings look worse than that protective cover hanging out of the back. I don't go anywhere near the city with my car. When I do go to the city I take my wife's Volvo truck :-). I have never delt that company. I may contact them to get some wholesale pricing.

dirsh 03-08-2006 01:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OCDGarage
I was an xpel dealer and installer. I have it on my personal vehicle as well. I am sorry to say that film is not thick enough to prevent most parking taps. it is usually the license plate screws that do most of the damage and there is only one product I know of the will protect the rear bumper. I have never used this product but it does look interesting.

http://chariotauto.com/_wsn/page2.html

that does look interesting. Maybe I could make my own
lol

ModdedMouse 03-08-2006 01:42 AM

OCD- would you reccomend self-installation on a clear bra? I want to get one but it seems like it would be hard, and a ****-up would result in a ruined bra.

OCDGarage 03-08-2006 07:40 AM

It depends on the film and the type of vehicle. 3m's new film is great looking but very difficult to work with. ArmorGlove is much easier for self installation. If you tell me the exact vehicle and parts you want to cover I can tell you whats easy and what to stay away from.


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