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Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2005 3:39 pm 
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Did a search but nothing came up,
Just wondering what all you guys opinions are of carBra's?

I dont see many around but I do a s**t load of night & country driving and want to protect the front of my black XR from stone chips and dirty big bugs.

Any1 had any dramas with them?

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Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2005 3:49 pm 
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I think they're great for that purpose.

I only use mine for inter-state driving.

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2005 4:03 pm 
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i think they are ugly as hell but I can understand people with dark colours wanting them on, such as your black!

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2005 4:08 pm 
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Ugly but very practical on long or night trips saves hours of work cleaning and touching up stone chips. :roll: :D

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2005 8:25 pm 
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I agree, very ugly, not something I would want to leave on my car for day to day driving. However for long country trips I wish I had one.

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2005 12:18 am 
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If i get one it'll most probably have to be on all the time. Using my car for work, driving down dirt roads and smashing into elephant size bugs everyday is getting tiring.

Does dirt get in between the Bra and the body and scratch the paint? It gets washed 1 or 2 times a week.

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2005 8:44 am 
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have you got that clear plastic thing on the front of the bonnet. Its amazing how much stuff that can stop.
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Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2005 10:49 am 
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have you got that clear plastic thing on the front of the bonnet. Its amazing how much stuff that can stop.


No I dont actually. I havent seen them on the AU Xr's before.
Most of the bugs and stone chips are below my headlights though.

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2005 12:36 pm 
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Although i dont have one, I reckon theyd be great. And they can make some cars look even meaner.

When i get a bodykit, I'm definately getting one to protect the front bar.

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2005 7:41 pm 
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I reckon they are the most horrible disgusting ugly things on a car...

If you dont want your car chipped, dont drive it!!!
Simple as that. :roll:
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Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2005 9:06 pm 
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If i get one it'll most probably have to be on all the time. Using my car for work, driving down dirt roads and smashing into elephant size bugs everyday is getting tiring.

Does dirt get in between the Bra and the body and scratch the paint? It gets washed 1 or 2 times a week.


If you drive alot on dirt roads it might not be such a good idea, they arnt really designed for constant use either.
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Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2005 9:28 pm 
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ebbes wrote:
If i get one it'll most probably have to be on all the time. Using my car for work, driving down dirt roads and smashing into elephant size bugs everyday is getting tiring.

Does dirt get in between the Bra and the body and scratch the paint? It gets washed 1 or 2 times a week.


If you drive alot on dirt roads it might not be such a good idea, they arnt really designed for constant use either.
ive got one for my au xr for distance driveing ands its by far the best money ive ever spent as for dirt getting inbetween it and the car ive had this when you get that dirty s**t rain just make sure when you pull it off you lift it away and not drag in across the bonett ect also if it rains wait untill the bra is dry to pull it off and another tip allways wash the bra on the car with a wet rag ect as its allmost impossible to clean off the car but easy ont the car as bugs ect go hard,all up i agree they look s**t(some people like the way they look)but stone chips look worse i bought the car bra brand aswell hope this helps
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Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2005 9:36 pm 
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I use a Car Bra on country trips. Swear by it.
The one rule you need to follow is never put it on a dirty/dusty car.

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2005 10:51 pm 
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Ive seen a few car bras colour matched to cars. Like the pioneer promo (cough splutter monaro) it was the red car with white strips and the car bra matched the paint. So if you could get it matched to your car that would be alright. If not then just use it for those long drives as stated before.

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2005 3:25 am 
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they are not too bad but as soon as it starts raining you got to take them off, or they will rub on your paint work. they got advantages but dissadvantages as well! I found with the car bra on my car ran a touch hotter and felt less powerful. but on the plus side saved a lot of cleaning bugs off my front end.

 

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