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    Topic is not related to boobs,

    Anyway.. last week some moron in a lorry/truck thing decided to pull out in-front of me pretty sharp, carrying allot of loose crap on the back. Before I knew it my car was being pebbal dashed.. lovely thought I know. I was cringing at the sound of stuff hitting the front of my car. Anyway, when I got home I had a look at the front of the car and nearly cried.. it's gone from having a couple of stone chips to looking like freckles on a ginger kids face.

    Car is now booked in to have a full front end re-paint next month, bonnet/bumper and then blended into the wings.

    Question is.. Do I get a bonnet bra to protect the new paintwork or is there another cheapish viable solution? How do they look on the E36's? stupid I'd imagine.. but I don't want to end up with all the stone chips again :(
     
     

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    Same happened to me, out of interest what prices are you looking for the front being re-painted?

    But as soon as I get the front done, I will invest in a "bra" (never thought I'd ever say that ) for driving the car but take it off when I am parked up. I'm not a fan of the looks but I have heard it makes a huge difference.
     
     

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    I love the looks of the car bra. And if they do a good job of protecting your paintwork.....bargain.

    Do it
     
     

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    Bonnet bras can actually marr paint as dust and dirt gets trapped underneath.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by E92Doug View Post
    Bonnet bras can actually marr paint as dust and dirt gets trapped underneath.
    and water collects under them and you can get stains because of this....


    and besides they look hideous
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by StK View Post
    and water collects under them and you can get stains because of this....


    and besides they look hideous
    They are big in the Dub scene and suit mk3s and 4s IMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by StK View Post


    and besides they look hideous
    Amen to that, they just dont go!!!!

    Personal choice tho i suppose.
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    Bonnet bra ?

    Don't be a tit !
     
     

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    you may look like a tit with it on but if its saves you having to get the front resprayed everytime you drive on an A road then crack on. wish someone had used one on mine before i got it.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by E92Doug View Post
    Bonnet bras can actually marr paint as dust and dirt gets trapped underneath.
    Quote Originally Posted by E36Meerkat View Post
    Same happened to me, out of interest what prices are you looking for the front being re-painted?

    But as soon as I get the front done, I will invest in a "bra" (never thought I'd ever say that ) for driving the car but take it off when I am parked up. I'm not a fan of the looks but I have heard it makes a huge difference.
    BMW Specialist quoted 750.00,
    Friends insurance repair body shop wanted 565.00, but there not BMW specialists, still I know they would do a spot on job..

    I'd say your looking in the region of 500 upwards from any big company, if you take it to a smaller independent company you could probably get it done for around 300-400 but then it's finding one you can trust.


    Quote Originally Posted by Amos View Post
    I love the looks of the car bra. And if they do a good job of protecting your paintwork.....bargain.

    Do it
    I personally don't like the looks of them on standard cars, but I can respect the fact it's doing a job a good condition car. I however hate seeing them on rusty old crap heaps.. lol

    Quote Originally Posted by StK View Post
    and water collects under them and you can get stains because of this....


    and besides they look hideous
    As for water/dirt..I clean the car at least once a week.. it would not have chance to collect and cause damage to the paint work so long as it's taken off when cleaned I guess

    Quote Originally Posted by 6891_seb View Post
    They are big in the Dub scene and suit mk3s and 4s IMO
    Seen a couple on euro styled cars, they look good on them but my cars totally standard excusing the re-trim ad you wouldn't notice that unless you own a bmw lol

    Quote Originally Posted by afcneal View Post
    You could also buy the invisible film stuff - but it is very expensive and I've never heard how well it works. It gets a good press in the motorbike community (still very expensive!) but of course a much smaller 'impact area' and different vehcile use.

    The big plus is that if well fitted it is pretty much invisible (and doesn't damage the paint or let water/dirt in behind)
    I've had a look into it, it's called armourfend;



    Like you said though.. it's expensive to have it all done. On the plus side the whole of the front bumper would be given protection. I'll give them a ring and ask for a guesstimate before I decide what to do. If it's not majorley over the top it's something I might consider.

    Quote Originally Posted by smileynialley View Post
    you may look like a tit with it on but if its saves you having to get the front resprayed everytime you drive on an A road then crack on. wish someone had used one on mine before i got it.
    Pretty much what you said, I am not going to fork out for another re-paint so I need to find a solution one way or the other to give the car some more protection.
     
     

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