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4/28/11 6:47pm - Original Message: 'Bra or Bra-less.....'
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Pittsburgh, PA - USA

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1979 L-82, 3 spd auto, car was originally Lt. Beige currently painted Sportsman Red, Doeskin leather interior, 103,000 miles......

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Get your filthy minds out of the gutters....Rolling On The Floor Laughing
 
Is a front end cover (bra) worth it?
Do many of you use them and is LeBra the only source????
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4/28/11 7:28pm - Reply: 'Bra or Bra-less.....'
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Holland Patent, NY - USA

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#1 *1980 White, Red interior 14,000 mile #2 *1980 Red, Oyster interior 93,000 miles Resto project car, rebuilt to 383 stroker

Joined: 6/3/2008
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I have one and found it chafted my paint where the lead fold over areas where, Tux told me I was using the wrong wax and hooked me on Zaino Bros wax. I still hesitate to use the bra. I plan to make sure I have fresh Zaino on the nose and letting her run au' naturall....... and having the car go braless alsoLOL Yeah baby
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4/28/11 8:16pm - Reply: 'Bra or Bra-less.....'
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Oak Creek, WI - USA

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1981 Great White Shark. Red Interior, 350/190hp. PS, PB (SS), A/C CC, T-Tops, Going to remain as Stock as possible. Served three years in Active Duty Army, then Retired Air Force after 34 years! Badger State Vetts Car Club. 175,000 Original miles!!

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I have a bra (See the picture below) but I have been asked not to wear it!!!  I will however bring it with me so I have something to wear if we go out to someplace nice!!!  tee-hee
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4/28/11 9:36pm - Reply: 'Bra or Bra-less.....'
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York, PA - USA

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1969 daytona conv. all original 350 350 380 4 sp w/air..and hard top

Joined: 5/18/2010
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Is this one of those man boob questions??? I didn't know ya needed one Al!! I like the look of them if just enough peeks out..don't want to much covered and ya don't want the chaffing going on..I would look out for the ebo..sounds like he's ready to wax under the bra!

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4/28/11 11:18pm - Reply: 'Bra or Bra-less.....'
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Sykesville, MD - USA

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1979 Corvette Coupe Corvette Light Blue Midnight Blue interior Mirrored Glass T-tops

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The guy that just painted my car recommends against them. There is not only the chafing of the paint but also that if moisture gets under the   bra it will stain your paint. I won't use them.
 
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4/28/11 11:47pm - Reply: 'Bra or Bra-less.....'
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Newton, NJ - USA

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1978 Indy Pace Car. All original. A true survivor. 2nd owner Only 300 miles.

Joined: 1/26/2010
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Go Bra less baby!Thumbs Up

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4/29/11 12:38am - Reply: 'Bra or Bra-less.....'
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Tucson, AZ - USA

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1982 Black/Tan Leather Build Code C09E Bronze TTop CrossFire Fuel Injection L83 85 Fuel Pump Auto Axle 2.72 Firestone Firehawk Indy500

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I drive my baby a lot.  Not too much going on up front except, where the guy backed into her.  I do have several little pits in the windshield and often hear a rock popping out of the tires as I get on pavement.  So, I'll have to go with the hippy chick thing - no braw..... 

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4/29/11 10:46am - Reply: 'Bra or Bra-less.....'
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New Albany, OH - USA

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1980 Coupe / Snowcrest White / L48, 350 / Comp Cam / Edelbrock Heads / Cyclone Intake / Holley Carb / Holley Fuel Pump / Patriot Headers / Dual Exhaust / Magnaflow Mufflers / 1964 Coupe / Riverside Red / L76, 327, 365hp

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[QUOTE=Jaws79]The guy that just painted my car recommends against them. There is not only the chafing of the paint but also that if moisture gets under the   bra it will stain your paint. I won't use them.
 
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Same here. 
When I had my Vette painted last August, the guy who painted it said that not only should I not put a bra on the car, (because of moisture issues), he also said that I shouldn't use my car cover or even wax the car for at least 6 months.  This would allow the paint to completely "cure" without sealing in any moisture.  I take this guy's recommendations seriously because his reputation is excellent and his cars consistently win awards at car shows.


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4/29/11 11:50am - Reply: 'Bra or Bra-less.....'
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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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I have used mine on all long trips, Seattle to Pigeon Forge and back, Seattle to Hot springs and back, not one chip in the expensive paint job. To stop the brusing that flaps make in the wind, I used 3M clear coat tape, in between the bra and the paint, I use it at the lower section prone to chips, I run a strip behind the rear wheels on the body, up front on the spoiler, after the trip peel it off and wipe using GM adheasive remover, nice as new. I use it on my C4 under the left and right doors, no rock chips..I'll show you in Effingham when I get there..Terry

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4/29/11 12:31pm - Reply: 'Bra or Bra-less.....'
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Holland Patent, NY - USA

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#1 *1980 White, Red interior 14,000 mile #2 *1980 Red, Oyster interior 93,000 miles Resto project car, rebuilt to 383 stroker

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Darn Penguine has it all!LOL
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4/29/11 1:40pm - Reply: 'Bra or Bra-less.....'
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Duncanville, TX - USA

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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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[QUOTE=Jaws79]The guy that just painted my car recommends against them. There is not only the chafing of the paint but also that if moisture gets under the   bra it will stain your paint. I won't use them.
 
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That's ed-zachary why I'll never put mine back on. I've got a new one, and put it on ONE time, for the Caravan to the 5th NCM anny. On top of the huge rub spot right in the center of the hood at the front, it also caused the paint to "blush", even tho the paint was, at that time, 2 years old. I'll never put it back on, until the paint on the front is just too screwed up to care anymore.
Just my .002

I've also got a "mini" bra for the '85 that I will use on road trips, but the paint on that car isn't all that hot to start with, so I'm not taking a chance of screwing it up.


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4/29/11 1:41pm - Reply: 'Bra or Bra-less.....'
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Newton, NJ - USA

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1978 Indy Pace Car. All original. A true survivor. 2nd owner Only 300 miles.

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4/29/11 4:44pm - Reply: 'Bra or Bra-less.....'
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Sykesville, MD - USA

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1979 Corvette Coupe Corvette Light Blue Midnight Blue interior Mirrored Glass T-tops

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Am I missing something, Kenton, or is nothing there??????  Confused
 
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4/30/11 7:59am - Reply: 'Bra or Bra-less.....'
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HOWELL, NJ - USA

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1979, Targa Blue (72 Color), Pace Car rear spoiler, L88 hood, Dark blue factory interior, 525HP 406, HD 700R4, 370 gears,Steeroids, composite rear spring, TT IIs wrapped in T/A Radials.

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Don't think I'd use a man-ziere on the Lukester - But the clear film is an interesting idea to replace the bra.

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4/30/11 11:02am - Reply: 'Bra or Bra-less.....'
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Pittsburgh, PA - USA

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1979 L-82, 3 spd auto, car was originally Lt. Beige currently painted Sportsman Red, Doeskin leather interior, 103,000 miles......

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LMAO Luke...the Man-ziere is often refered to by Cosmo Kramer as a Bro......Rolling On The Floor Laughing

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4/30/11 11:58am - Reply: 'Bra or Bra-less.....'
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CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH - USA

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1975 C3 Red, T-Tops, Black Interior. All I need is time and money! Getting there!

Joined: 12/2/2003
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Yes, you need to let the paint cure before wax.  Usually 3 months is enough but that depends on the paint used.
 
I have seen way too much damage from bras.  Yes with double sided tape etc it can be kept to a minimum if you take the bra off frequently to avoid moisture problems.
 
And the clear coating seems to work very well from what I have read, etc, but I have not ever actually used it or seen it in use,  just on display.


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4/30/11 12:50pm - Reply: 'Bra or Bra-less.....'
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Newton, NJ - USA

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1978 Indy Pace Car. All original. A true survivor. 2nd owner Only 300 miles.

Joined: 1/26/2010
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Sorry Barry! You have to click the link! I haven't used this product but the concept seems like a good idea for that long haul!

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4/30/11 3:58pm - Reply: 'Bra or Bra-less.....'
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Greensburg, IN - USA

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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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PISH---PISH---PISH.....

Y'all gota get out and wax the cars... My 01 has never not been Bra less since I brought it home.The paint is just fine under it but then I remove the bra frequently to check on the paint and as Young Master Ebo said coat it wit me fav-o-rite wax. Course I like Terry's i-dear best fer them long hauls.

Me C3 don't have a Bra cuz i don't drive it mooch. What lil I have driven it there are a few heart saddening chips and no matter whut folks say Bugs Do Not Look Nice On Any Keller Vette!

I've owned Bra's for a Jeep, Yoter Camry, Hun-die Snotta, C4, and 3 diff-runt styles fer me C5.

I like an have had no ill effects from em...

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5/1/11 12:56am - Reply: 'Bra or Bra-less.....'
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Twin Lakes, CO - USA

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SOLD - "The Toy" - 1970 Convertible
SOLD - "The Beast" - 1990 ZR-1 (#682)
"BLKBRRD" - 1978 Trans Am, 400ci/285hp, 4 spd, Black w/black interior, Hurst t-tops

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Bought a mini-mask for "The Beast" to wear on long hauls.  It hangs in the garage the rest of the time.  So far no damage done to the paint on trips of 5,000 and 4,500 miles and speeds up to 115 mph. 

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5/8/11 11:48am - Reply: 'Bra or Bra-less.....'
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Victor, NY - USA

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2004 Commemorative Edition Coupe, Auto w/HUD. 13K miles in 2015. Sold 1982 Red Coupe

Joined: 7/12/2004
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I was thinking of getting a mini for my Vette, to hide all the stone chips I have on the front.
Do they come in RED?


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