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12/10/06 7:17pm - Original Message: 'Benefit of the Bra'
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73 Conv, Blue-Green/White Top - 454, M21 - Dark Saddle Leather, Power Windows, A/C, Tilt/Tele, AM/FM St. (orig. and sounds like it too).#2 -- 2007 Coupe,3 LT package, Z51 option, Victory Red, Ebony Int. Clear Top.

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Terry,
 I was wondering if you have any thoughts on the use of a Bra on your beast? I remember you had it on from Seattle to PF. Has it done as expected .. do you still use it? Reason I ask... I have had a couple good dings on my front, and I was considering getting one.. anyone else can chime in if they like. My biggest concern is it might avctually chafe the paint.

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12/10/06 8:35pm - Reply: 'Benefit of the Bra'
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It will chafe the paint...at least to a degree. Debris can also get caught under it and scratch the paint.

I have one on my daily driver and overall, it has protected against chips in over 105k miles of driving. When I take it off to wash the car and clean the bra, you can see a slight line where it rubbed against the paint.   It will mostly polish out, but not completely. For my use, I think it's been a good trade off. I'd rather polish it out occasionally rather than pay for new paint.

I don't have a bra for either Corvette...they each have a few stone chips already and I drive them in good weather and don't push them even then. I've considered buying a bra for each but decided it likely wasn't worth the effort for the kind of use they get. Then again...one big stone hitting the front can make me wish I had bought one. In a collision, it won't matter.

You have to decide if the trade off of stone chips vs. some slight scuffing of the paint finish is worth it to you.Gunslinger2006-12-10 17:39:04

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12/10/06 10:17pm - Reply: 'Benefit of the Bra'
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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I put one on the '74 for a road trip to the NCM once...ONCE.
It did chafe the heck out of the paint across the front. The wind flapping it around will do that. If there is enough paint/clear on the car, it will buff out.
Terry actually put some 3M plastic sheeting under his bra before making the trip to PF. I think he said he had no wounds to report upon returning to Moose-Land...

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12/12/06 11:43am - Reply: 'Benefit of the Bra'
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Cars...........women, they're, both better WITHOUT a BRA!!! corvette440hp2006-12-12 09:02:20

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12/12/06 1:37pm - Reply: 'Benefit of the Bra'
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12/12/06 6:12pm - Reply: 'Benefit of the Bra'
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Ray, as you will note, I first used the 3m clear tape then put the bra on over the expensive paint and as Joel said it was a wonderful thing, I pulled the 3m clear off and she is as new. I now will do the same for my 1996 when I go the Reno, no chips on my front ends.. From Terry in Moose landLOLspielman52006-12-12 15:16:38

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12/12/06 6:47pm - Reply: 'Benefit of the Bra'
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Huntsville, AL - USA

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1971 convertible,375 HP 350ci,Muncie 4-speed,Edelbrock aluminum heads and RPM air-gap manifold,HEI distrubiter - old school mechanical tach drive. LOUD side exhaust!

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[QUOTE=corvette440hp]Cars...........women, they're, both better WITHOUT a BRA!!! [/QUOTE]
 
I don't know, the wonder bra is a wonderous thing - except maybe a little false advertising.....LOLShocked


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12/12/06 7:16pm - Reply: 'Benefit of the Bra'
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Ban the BRA LOL

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12/12/06 7:28pm - Reply: 'Benefit of the Bra'
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Previous: 1984 Silver / Charcoal Coupe, 1988 Maroon Coupe / 1989 Artic White / Mod. Red Int. Coupe, Present:1976 Stingray Black / Black, Auto, 350 slightly modified (355 hp) Luxor Wires Redline Tires. / 2001 Speedway White Vert, Torch Red Int, LS1, Auto.

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I put a GM bra on the C5 cause I hate cleanin the bugs & crap off of the white paint every 50 miles. It does a great job. This is bra number 4 for me. I have put one on each white vehicle owned previously. They do what they are supposed to but like most things they need to be maintained too.
They make a speed lingerie bra that you are supposed to be able to pull off and hand wash that is supposed to be pretty good. I liked the concept except when I quesioned the rep about what happens when you get tar on it. He couldn't answer how to remove it. I refrained from buying it. They do carry a lifetime warrenty. I just was afraid my lifetime would be spent with a big glob of black tar or a nice white spot on it.

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12/28/06 1:17pm - Reply: 'Benefit of the Bra'
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I have  a  78 S.A. car.  I have  the  type of bra which covers the front end, up to and including the lights. It does protect the finish but detracts from the style. Also it's a small chore to remove/put on at shows. Does anyone know of a "mini bra" for the sharks? Something that would protect but not detract from the look of the car? 
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12/28/06 6:03pm - Reply: 'Benefit of the Bra'
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Besides rubbing on the paint, if you leave it on all the time and it's in the sun alot you will get diff. fading on some colors. They make a clear tape and also a clear spray that can be removed easy. I've seen guys with C5's at the track that use it on the lower quarter panels behind the rear wheels so they don't get rubber on the paint from burn outs.
They do make a smaller bra for C3's that just goes up to the lights.


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12/28/06 8:08pm - Reply: 'Benefit of the Bra'
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I've got one never used if anybody wants it.I'll take $30.00 plus a small shipping charge.I don't know much about them or if thy even come in colors but mine black as I suppose all are.Bra come unused with all mounting hardware.My idea was to use it for long trips but I can't seem to talk the wife into a long trip with the Vette(sits too low for the highway).

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1/12/07 6:22pm - Reply: 'Benefit of the Bra'
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Well if your wife wants to go BRALESS,thats O.K. with us Thumbs%20UpClown

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1/21/07 11:58am - Reply: 'Benefit of the Bra'
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Didn't all the bras get burned in the 60's & 70's....maybe if someone is really worried........they could develop a padded bra.......to protect even more!...............just kidding on this bra stuff! If it looks good flaunt it!!!



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1/21/07 3:19pm - Reply: 'Benefit of the Bra'
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San Tan Valley, AZ - USA

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1978 Indy Pace Car 4851 of 6502, Auto, L-48

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I would never put a bra on my front end, this black paint is so touchy.  I get swirls from micro-fiber towels.  I have two new chips from last summer but will still not use a bra, this would cerently ruin the paint. I've used quit a few bra on other vehicles and was never happy with them. That just my 2-cents though.



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3/2/07 12:58pm - Reply: 'Benefit of the Bra'
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Austin, TX - USA

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73 coupe bought new in 1973 with only luggage rack, AM/FM radio, HD battery & Maplight as options. L48, 4 speed, Paint Med Met Blue 922 interior Dark saddle 418 special order. Repurchased 4/1/06 after 24 years.

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I used a bra on my trip home from California after I bought the car.  It worked ok, but all my stone chips are beyond the headlights (fenders and hood), so I don't know if it helped or not.  I still get stone chips every couple of times I take the car out (there is a lot of construction going on in the Austin Texas area).  I have at least 6 or 7 chips now.  Does anyone have a good way to fix them?  (touchup paint and Langka?)  I asked this on the body forum.
 
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3/23/07 1:44am - Reply: 'Benefit of the Bra'
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78 L48 White 4-spd

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Anyone have a recommendation as to which bra to use?  Eckler's carries one that they call "Original Factory" and of course there is Covercraft.  It will be going on my white '78.  Thanks!!!

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3/23/07 2:15am - Reply: 'Benefit of the Bra'
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ANCHORAGE, AK - USA

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1965-327 coupe, 1968-small block coupe, 1969-427, 1971-454 coupe and currently a 1976-ZZ4 coupe reborn again,and hotter than ever.. Add a 1996 CE LT-4 for backup

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Adam, as you can see above I've had one on my 1976. I just had a new paint job before my trip to last years C3VR Gathering to Tennessee. Every body was concerned about rubbing, damaging the new paint and so on. I put down 3m Clear Coat tape first, all over the car to save rock chips and road debris damage. I made the trip over 9000 miles and not one chip. I have now left some of the Clear Coat Tape down permanently. Like where the gas nozzle rests on the car, under the door handles, were you thumb pushes against the paint, over chrome that is exposed to the tires, the under body in the rear where the rear tire are exposed, and to this date no chips. To answer your question any protection will work if you are smart to protect your vehicles paint first..Good luck..TerryThumbs%20Up

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3/23/07 10:39pm - Reply: 'Benefit of the Bra'
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#1 -1969 Corvette Coupe Riverside Gold, black interior,MN,A/C,350/350,PS,PB,window cranks. #2 -2000 C5, black/black, 6 sp, Bose system & lots of buttons.

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Oh Terry,........I wouldn't be telling everyone on here that you wear a bra! Rolling%20On%20The%20Floor%20LaughingRolling%20On%20The%20Floor%20Laughing .....What does Elba think about that? LOLgreypoupon692007-03-23 19:40:09

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3/24/07 12:42am - Reply: 'Benefit of the Bra'
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It's OK, it's her bra,Thumbs%20Up it's so soft next to my skin and I can carry extra paper and pens, car keys, sandwich..Its an over the shoulder holder..Rolling%20On%20The%20Floor%20Laughing You betcha..Comes in colors too..



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