View Full Version : 3m Clear Bra??
10-30-2010, 08:10 PM
Any one in the group have a hook up or does any one in the group do 3m clear bra applications? I would like to get the mini covered but the 650 is way to much in my opinion.
11-01-2010, 08:40 AM
Does the club have a sponsor that does installation? I'd need to look at the club sponsors.
11-01-2010, 08:43 AM
I just finished pulling the trigger on buying the material and Ill be doing it my self.. should be a fun. Only cost 270 with shipping and lots of extra material.
11-01-2010, 08:50 AM
Good luck to you, then! Looking forward to hearing how it comes out. The only advice I can think of right now is take your time. But maybe not too much time, if the application is something that needs to be done quickly. ;)
11-01-2010, 10:29 AM
But maybe not too much time, if the application is something that needs to be done quickly. ;)
Please elaborate. All more help is a good thing. Suggestions always come from experience and I have not done clear bra but the last car I had done I sat and talked and watched the guy do all of it. I picked up on a lot of things plus there are YouTube vids from 3M on how to put the product on.
11-01-2010, 10:44 AM
No real elaboration to speak of. Just thinking that when doing something like this, and of this scale, you want to take your time and be careful to not get wrinkles or bubbles. I'm referencing the only time I applied window tint, and it was a bit of a PITA. Of course, the 3M stuff is thicker, so less likely to wrinkle, I would think, but still bubbles would be a possible issue.
I would also think that a VERY thorough cleaning in the area to be applied would be in order. Clay bar, a good polish, and probably no wax applied to that area. Refer to 3M on that one, of course, as this is something that came to mind when thinking about prep work.
11-01-2010, 01:38 PM
If it's anything similar to applying window tint - apply the 3M in a controlled environment that is warm, no wind, and have plenty of product for the material to adhere to.
Cold air will cause bubbles.
11-03-2010, 04:22 PM
I'm kinda in shock. Came home today and found the clear bra was already delivered WOW!! That us fast considering I ordered it Monday at 10am thus week and it came from Texas. Now I'm really looking toward to the weekend!! Woohoo
11-06-2010, 05:48 PM
Well the clear bra went on as about as best as I could do with no help (gonna make sure to have a helper next time) but my hood scoop decided to take flight since the previous owner decided cheap glue would fix all the mounting tabs that were broken.
Any one with a used scoop or after market one they would like to sell for a fair price please let me know!!
11-07-2010, 08:55 AM
Holy... cheap glue to fix the tabs??? Sounds like it's a good thing you rescued that MINI. Who would think that's a good idea?
I've got no slid suggestions on where to get a replacement, other than to look on NAM and MA. Or a local pick and pull, maybe.
01-14-2011, 08:03 AM
$650 is a good price actually. I paid over twice that but I did Whole Hood,
A-Pillers, Fenders, etc any thing exposed. I use two different shops depending on openings to get the car in. Metropolitian Detail who just moved to Bellevue and Seattle Auto Salon. Both do great work and work on lots of exotics so they know what they are doing. Met did my MINI and SAS takes care of the paint on my Maserati. Maserati has an older partial hood Bra but also lower rockers. This stuff saves your paint.
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