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Bra or Bra-less..... (1/30)
 4/28/11 5:47pm
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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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Bra or Bra-less..... (2/30)
 4/28/11 6:28pm
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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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Bra or Bra-less..... (3/30)
 4/28/11 7:16pm
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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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Bra or Bra-less..... (4/30)
 4/28/11 8:36pm
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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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Bra or Bra-less..... (5/30)
 4/28/11 10:18pm
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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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Bra or Bra-less..... (6/30)
 4/28/11 10:47pm
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Go Bra less baby!Thumbs Up

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Bra or Bra-less..... (7/30)
 4/28/11 11:38pm
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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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Bra or Bra-less..... (8/30)
 4/29/11 9:46am
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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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Bra or Bra-less..... (9/30)
 4/29/11 10:50am
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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
Bra or Bra-less..... (10/30)
 4/29/11 11:31am
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Darn Penguine has it all!LOL
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Bra or Bra-less..... (11/30)
 4/29/11 12:40pm
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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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Bra or Bra-less..... (12/30)
 4/29/11 12:41pm
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Bra or Bra-less..... (13/30)
 4/29/11 3:44pm
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Am I missing something, Kenton, or is nothing there??????  Confused
 
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Bra or Bra-less..... (14/30)
 4/30/11 6:59am
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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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Bra or Bra-less..... (15/30)
 4/30/11 10:02am
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LMAO Luke...the Man-ziere is often refered to by Cosmo Kramer as a Bro......Rolling On The Floor Laughing
Bra or Bra-less..... (16/30)
 4/30/11 10:58am
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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.
Bra or Bra-less..... (17/30)
 4/30/11 11:50am
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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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Bra or Bra-less..... (18/30)
 4/30/11 2:58pm
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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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Bra or Bra-less..... (19/30)
 4/30/11 11:56pm
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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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Bra or Bra-less..... (20/30)
 5/8/11 10:48am
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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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Bra or Bra-less..... (21/30)
 5/8/11 3:25pm
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[QUOTE=dwright] 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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Speed Lingerie

Absolute Best protection, installation and look IMO.....

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Re: Bra or Bra-less..... (22/30)
 3/15/14 12:38pm
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Jaws79 said: 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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the man knows his stuff. Besides why have this on to protect (not) the car for someone in the future? Enjoy your car, let the museums do the saving.


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Re: Bra or Bra-less..... (23/30)
 3/15/14 5:56pm
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Re: Bra or Bra-less..... (24/30)
 3/16/14 12:01pm
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2tone82vette said: 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!


Link doesn't show a product.


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Re: Bra or Bra-less..... (25/30)
 3/16/14 1:11pm
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This thread is kind old....the link(s) have expired, and gone to link heaven, where they are free to roam around aimlessly for eternity.....LOL

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Re: Bra or Bra-less..... (26/30)
 3/16/14 11:15pm
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When I had my car painted 10 years ago the painter recommended I replace the front bumper cover because it was slightly wavy.  (Back had a huge crack in it, I had to replace that one)  But money was tighter back then and I decided against it.  Turns out that might have been a good decision because a few years later I asked a friend to test drive it for me and he bumped it against a wall and cracked it.  So now I use the mini mask that Mid America sells (that's the only vendor I've seen that has them) - it covers up the crack AND the waves but nothing else.  You can open the hood and headlights without doing a thing to the mask and it doesn't flap at high speeds.  I don't know why the other vendors don't sell them - to me it's that perfect happy place between hippy chick and full underwire! Wink

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Re: Bra or Bra-less..... (27/30)
 3/17/14 9:58am
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the penguine has tape and the duck is chaffed ... I just wax and go !! no chaff !
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 3/17/14 2:16pm
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I used a bra on my '94 when Norsky and I went to Bend OR. I will never use one again. It was securely fastened to the front end and I still got grit under it resulting in vertical scratches all along the front bumper. I was able to polish most of them out. Yes, Tux, the Admiral has multiple wax coatings which make cleaning bugs off after long road trips fairly easy.
Re: Bra or Bra-less..... (29/30)
 2/12/15 3:59pm
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who are you saving the paint for by putting a bra on? Not only do they chaff the paint, but I think they detract from the looks too.

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 2/13/15 12:36pm
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I got a boy car... don't need a bra
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