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Have 07 C-6 LMB cpe on order. DC web site helped me with my decsion, many thanks guys!!! Will be a DD with quite a bit of open road motoring...what is a good bra to protect front from our Florida "luv bugs" & chips.
 

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GM bra--easy to install, easy to put on/take off, and inexpensive.
 

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I paid $400 for my 3m clear braw installed by the dealer at the time of purchase, and I am happy with it.
 

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I've always heard that the nylon/leather type covers get dirt underneath them and you risk scratching the paint underneath from it "rubbing" while air is passing over it.

Have you had problems with that?
 

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do bra's cause any cooling/air problems?
 

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I have the nylon bra and I love it. If you are worried about dirt just wash it and hang dry and its clean again. The leather bra I feel are bad on you CC. Makes the CC fade if you leave it on.
 

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I have a Colgan bra. It goes on easily and does not scratch the finish and fits very tight. I've used it to go to Florida twice and to Bowling Green once. I only use it for long trips.
 

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I have the GM bra but since you ordered LMB you may want to look into investing in a SpeedLingerie bra to match the color of your car. One of my coworkers has an LMB C5 with matching SpeedLingerie bra and it looks great.
 

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.... The leather bra I feel are bad on you CC. Makes the CC fade if you leave it on.
In my experience, this is not quite accurate. I first installed vinyl (they are not leather) bras on customers' Porsches in the mid 70's, and have used them on all my cars as well since that time. Paint fading is only an issue with misuse; specifically, it's the result of letting the cover dry in the sun while installed on a stationary car. If left in the garage or other cool, shady place, it's not necessary for a wet cover to be removed, nor is there any problem with it drying on a moving car. I've dried the front covers on my cars many times both ways with no ill effects. In addition the bra needs to fit properly, with no chance of it rubbing the finish while the car moving. Finally, both the paint & cover must be scrupulously clean and dry prior to each installation. Follow these simple practices, and the better vinyl covers are unbeatable at protecting the front of your car, even from hazards that will punch right through a clear or nylon solution.

BTW - The GM bra is the best fit I've seen; for ~ $70, it's a real bargain.


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I've always heard that the nylon/leather type covers get dirt underneath them and you risk scratching the paint underneath from it "rubbing" while air is passing over it.

Have you had problems with that?
The keys with any removable bra is to: (1) not leave it on the car all the time (use it when you are going to be traveling on highways a lot in particular, (2) keep it clean (another responder said wash it peridoically-very true), (3) keep the finish clean and waxed/polished udnerneath the bra to prevent scuffing or fogging of the CC.

I used a bra on my Camaro Z-28 for six years, and by following these rules the clearcoat looked clear and unscratched the entire time. I also use the GM bra on my C6, and following these rules for the past ten months I can say the clearcoat still looks perfect.

The advantage of the 3M bra is that it is on all the time so you won't have some unprotected times like I do, but the disadvantage is that it is on there all the time and I personally prefer not to have something like that applied to the finish of my car.
 

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Don't kid yourself, any strap on bra makes the car look hokey.

Go with the 3M clear bra (or equivalent), spend a few extra bucks and trust the paint will look as good as new if you want to take it off (ie if you go to sell it).
 

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No substitute for the 3m clear bra, also protects those expensive headlights. those strap on bras does nothing to protect the headlights which are pretty expensive.
 

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No substitute for the 3m clear bra, also protects those expensive headlights. those strap on bras does nothing to protect the headlights which are pretty expensive.
Lamin-x head light and fog light covers address this...

http://lamin-x.com/

They offer clear, smoked and colored covers. Waiting for warmer weather to put on my smoked headlight and blue fog light covers...
 

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I personally don't like the looks of the clear bra. Some people say you can't see it, but in my opinion it still can be seen. My Colgan bra is only on a very short time to be seen.
 

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Don't kid yourself, any strap on bra makes the car look hokey.
Like most items affecting appearance, this is a matter of personal taste. We were all set to install a clear bra on Nancy's new C6, and bought the factory bra just to protect the front until that was done. Now she says she likes the look of the GM piece & doesn't see any reason to spend the money on another solution. Weigh the trade-offs between the various types & buy what you think suits your needs & preferences.


regards, billb....
 

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:agree:

I have found also that the look of the GM bra on my DSOM C6, especially when using the 'glass' roof panel, is very appealing and gives the C6 an even sleeker look while providing protection on the highway.

As noted, however, whatever floats your particular boat is what you should use.

:cheers:
 
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