Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 3 Series / 4 Series > E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)

E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
The E9X is the 4th evolution of the BMW 3 series including a highly tuned twin turbo 335i variant pushing out 300hp and 300 ft. lbs. of torque. BMW continues to show that it sets the bar for true driving performance! -- View the E9X Wiki

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-26-2013, 08:25 AM
Cambria328i Cambria328i is offline
Registered User
Location: United States
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 2
Mein Auto: 2009 328i
New Bimmer owner with Question

So I am brand new to the BMW community. Just picked up a 2009 328i over the weekend and am absolutely loving it!

I was wondering if a Car Bra will help protect the car from the stone throwing and damaging world of road-trips. Currently the car has no marks, scratches, or dings of any sort so I want to keep it in pristine condition. Any advice?
Reply With Quote
Ads by Google
  #2  
Old 02-26-2013, 08:46 AM
laser's Avatar
laser laser is offline
now driving number eight!
Location: Atlanta
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 2,172
Mein Auto: 2007 S2000
Car bras are ugly and improperly fitted will gradually beat the paint of your car (yes I've had one years ago).

We have an 11 year old and a 4 year old 3 series that have stood up quite well to the hazards of road trips.

An occasional paint chip repair is an option. Some have done the "clear bra" but I haven't felt the need on any of our cars.
__________________
Laser

"sometimes you're the windshield .... sometimes you're the bug"
___________________________

2014 328i Mojave Metallic
2009 328i Black Sapphire Metallic
2007 328i Black Sapphire Metallic
2007 Honda S2000 Berlina Black
(Hey Jim... am I diversified?)
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-26-2013, 09:04 AM
DSXMachina's Avatar
DSXMachina DSXMachina is offline
Non compos Mentos
Location: New Hampshire
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 10,474
Mein Auto: 335i E92 TiAg 6MT ED
+1 on what laser posted.

Welcome to Bimmerfest! Which part of the US are you in?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-26-2013, 10:32 PM
sptt144 sptt144 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Orange County, Ca.
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 1,019
Mein Auto: 2009 335i
I've had my 2009 since last August and it's not too bad although it seems more succeptable to nicks and paint chips (maybe due to lower profile) on the hood. I would never put an ugly bra on this car.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-26-2013, 10:53 PM
BMdude816 BMdude816 is offline
Registered User
Location: US
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 47
Mein Auto: 2004 BMW 118
Welcome to the community Cambria328i! I'd strongly suggest you forget about car bras. laser is right. Occasional paint chip repair is a good idea.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-27-2013, 05:00 AM
CALWATERBOY's Avatar
CALWATERBOY CALWATERBOY is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: San Francisco
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 10,009
Mein Auto: 2009 E93 N54
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cambria328i View Post
So I am brand new to the BMW community. Just picked up a 2009 328i over the weekend and am absolutely loving it!

I was wondering if a Car Bra will help protect the car from the stone throwing and damaging world of road-trips. Currently the car has no marks, scratches, or dings of any sort so I want to keep it in pristine condition. Any advice?

Cambria's an artsy craftsy town on the Left Coast....I do mean coast....very popular with travelers North South on Rt 1.

Is that where you are? If so, road debris might not be an issue....picturesque country locale.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-27-2013, 06:52 AM
Cambria328i Cambria328i is offline
Registered User
Location: United States
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 2
Mein Auto: 2009 328i
Quote:
Originally Posted by CALWATERBOY View Post
Cambria's an artsy craftsy town on the Left Coast....I do mean coast....very popular with travelers North South on Rt 1.

Is that where you are? If so, road debris might not be an issue....picturesque country locale.
@ CALWATERBOY

I do not live on the Coast at all. Rather I am landlocked in the middle of the country. That being said, there is always the risk of vicious hailstorms...but no concerns the car is garage kept.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-27-2013, 07:10 AM
cruisingbimmer's Avatar
cruisingbimmer cruisingbimmer is offline
Bond Girl
Location: Land of the Free and Home of the Brave
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 231
Mein Auto: 2009 BMW 328i
Hi Cambria328i,

Congrats and welcome to the 'fest. I also live in an area that is susceptible to hail - in fact, my car already has some minor hail damage from the period of time before I owned the car, I'm just thinking a nice cosmetic repair job will take care of it though. Good luck with your new addition!
__________________

"Just the thing for unwinding after a rough day at the office."
BMW CCA Member 473595

2009 E90 Alpine White | Saddle Brown | Sport | Premium | Comfort Access | iDrive | Steptronic | Super Fantastic | Bavarian Beast

Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 3 Series / 4 Series > E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:34 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms