Date: Wed, 8 May 2002 15:58:17 +0000 (UTC)
From: H. <>
Subject: Re: Front bra for a 2002 9-3

On Wed, 08 May 2002 12:02:24 GMT, Bob <> wrote: >On Wed, 8 May 2002 11:52:36 +0000 (UTC), H. ><> 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.

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