I own a detail shop in Boston/MA and do lots of clear bra installs. Seeing that you are from New England as well, you know that the winters around here are pretty brutal on your car. It's definitely a smart idea to get one before the front of your car is covered in stone chips. Paint protection film does a great job at protecting the paint and is completely removable down the road. Lets say you drive your car for 6 years and you want to sell it. Chances are, the bra will probably have a few "battle wounds" on it from every day wear and tear. Remove the film, give the car a quick detail and you have a car with all original paintwork with zero stone chips. No question it will higher the retail value of the car when you're ready to sell it.does anyone have a bra on their car year round or during winter. what would you recomend? i live in maine. also are those clear plastic shields any good?
If possible, make sure you go with a custom install instead of using pre-cut kits. Pre-cut kits typically have lots of critical areas that don't get covered and are prone to stone damage, not to mention lots of unnecessary seams. By performing a fully custom install, bulk film is used so the installer can make all seams very close to any openings (park distance sensors, reflectors, headlights, foglights, etc.) for a cleaner install with added coverage. In addition, all edges are completely wrapped over (hood, fenders, etc.).
You obviously want to do your research before choosing an installer.
Let me know if you have any questions...