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Just to chime in here. I have xpel ultimate installed on the entire front end of my car (bumper, hood, fenders, side mirrors). I have only had the car and

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Old 07-27-2017, 03:18 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Just to chime in here. I have xpel ultimate installed on the entire front end of my car (bumper, hood, fenders, side mirrors). I have only had the car and the clear bra a few months now; but I think it is def worth the investment. With the car being so low, the peace of mind it adds against rock chips and other things is the key for me.
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i had a clear bra, put on the hood / bumper / mirrors and front fenders, this was a good 5 years ago. It is showing some wear on the bumper, if I did not run into so many cones in autocross, it probably be in better shape... Pleased with it, rest of the car, polish ever 3 months, and carry stuff around in case of bird droppings.... those are the worst ...
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I would definitely recommend a clear bra on the front and maybe the rear wheel wells. Doing autocross, tracking. and road rallies mine is getting pretty beat up. $800 is a lot cheaper than paint job every 3 years.
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Only thing that makes me nervous about clear bras and I have seen this many many times. Over the years, the clear bras tend to yellow and crack over time. At that point it is damn near impossible to remove. Ceramic Coatings like HCC9 are easy to apply and with 2-3 layers can protect the front end just as good as a clear bra.
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Only thing that makes me nervous about clear bras and I have seen this many many times. Over the years, the clear bras tend to yellow and crack over time. At that point it is damn near impossible to remove. Ceramic Coatings like HCC9 are easy to apply and with 2-3 layers can protect the front end just as good as a clear bra.
Wishful thinking on coatings- even with 2/3 layers, there's not nearly as much protection as a clear bra.
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Wishful thinking on coatings- even with 2/3 layers, there's not nearly as much protection as a clear bra.
Ball out! throw 5/6 coats on the front end and it still half the cost of putting a clear bra on, plus you don't have to worry about yellowing and the pain of removing stuck on cracked clear bra.....hmmmm
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