Date: Wed, 8 May 2002 15:58:17 +0000 (UTC) From: H. <musicboxnopsamITEnopsamrider.co.uk> Subject: Re: Front bra for a 2002 9-3
On Wed, 08 May 2002 12:02:24 GMT, Bob <uctraingLOWSPAMnopsamanet.com> wrote: >On Wed, 8 May 2002 11:52:36 +0000 (UTC), H. ><musicboxnopsamITEnopsamrider.co.uk> wrote: > >>Protects the most vulnerable parts of the car from stone chips etc. > >FYI - most "detailers" avoid the use of any bra as it will *always* >cause rub mark somewhere on the paint. As the anchoring components >get dusty and dirty, they grind against the paint or clear coat and >leave marks. I'll admit that it's a catch-22 as without the bra >you will most certainly get chips. Some folks are using the new >clear protectors directly on the paint... but I'm not to fond of >those as they ruin the appearance on a daily basis, just like a >bra, (although their long term advantages are documented). > >I've always figured that a bra is really to protect the car for >when you sell it. That means that it looks odd the whole time you >drive it, then looks good when you sell it. I'd rather have it >look close to perfect (with a few chips touch ups) when I drive it, >then look a little worn when I sell it. But, to each his own. Agreed on all points chap, was just explaining what they're for ;-) Personally, likewise, I don't and wouldn't use one.