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Old 04-28-2019, 05:45 PM
russwright3 russwright3 is offline
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2000 Z3 front end mask

I'm the victim of small rocks making paint chips from interstate - highway driving. Anyone have a recommendation regarding front end mask - bra?

Searched Amazon and the internet and did not see anything I like.

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Old 04-29-2019, 08:15 AM
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I think the first choice here would be a clear bra like Xpel. As with any product, be sure to pick a good installer and don't go with the cheap solution.

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Old 05-01-2019, 06:43 AM
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Ah, the bane of environmentally gentler paint, chips galore!
In the 80ís, front end bras were akin to women/girls wearing bra strap revealing tank topsójust wrong on so many levels. Paint under the bra that faded much slower than the rest of the car; also, rock chips on the uncovered parts of the car, etc.
On the Xpel, I didnít care for the transition look at the edge of the protection to the rest of the car. I guess I could have Xpeled the whole car.
If these idiosyncrasies donít bother you, have at it.
Iíve just used toothpicks, very fine sandpaper, and matching Bmw touch up paint to fix my 1998 M Roadster.

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