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    Quote Originally Posted by scottcane View Post
    Great video of the steamer removal! Looks like the clear bra did the job of protecting your paint!
    It really did but I would tell everyone I know considering one to stay away as its a bitch to remove. Last week I finally removed the clear bra from the bumper and the adhesive. Gave me a good chance to remove the bumper and redo the grill and change out the fog HID's to 5k.
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    Stay away, because it did what it was supposed to? I guess I'm confused...

    After 8 years, and almost 20,000 miles you're left with paint that looks immaculate. The few hours of your time it took to remove the film is somehow MORE valuable to you than not having a front end that's peppered in rock chips and dings?

    As soon as clear bra begins to loose its gloss, it's time to take it off. The amount of time/mileage between new installation and when it's time to pull it off varies with how the car is stored, sun exposure, and how often its driven.

    Simply going by what you've posted so far in this thread, it seems to me that the film was probably left on a bit longer than it should have been, which any installer will tell you that makes it more difficult to remove.

    Maybe I'm the crazy one, but if I were you, I'd take the car straight back to a PPF installer and have the entire front end re-filmed. To me, your thread is more of a testament to how well it worked, than anything else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EdmundGTP View Post
    Stay away, because it did what it was supposed to? I guess I'm confused...

    After 8 years, and almost 20,000 miles you're left with paint that looks immaculate. The few hours of your time it took to remove the film is somehow MORE valuable to you than not having a front end that's peppered in rock chips and dings?

    As soon as clear bra begins to loose its gloss, it's time to take it off. The amount of time/mileage between new installation and when it's time to pull it off varies with how the car is stored, sun exposure, and how often its driven.

    Simply going by what you've posted so far in this thread, it seems to me that the film was probably left on a bit longer than it should have been, which any installer will tell you that makes it more difficult to remove.

    Maybe I'm the crazy one, but if I were you, I'd take the car straight back to a PPF installer and have the entire front end re-filmed. To me, your thread is more of a testament to how well it worked, than anything else.
    It certainly did its job however I do not wish the removal process on anyone. It took more like a week (a couple hours each day) to remove the bra and adhesive plus a ton of chemicals. Does the paint look great now sure but I would rather pay to have parts of the car repainted than have to see the ugly clear bra and the lines it leaves on the car. It was for sure kept on too long but for the money it costs to put on a clear bra you can have the bumper, fenders and hood painted without all the other trouble I went through.
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    I took some parts in to have Hydro dipped, and the guy that owns the place said they have to remove clear bras sometime and they use an IR light, kind of works like a micro wave, warms it from the inside/out. I have never tried this, so it is just my comment.
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