Originally Posted by admranger
I'm telling you, paint shield 5720 works just fine and is easy to apply and remove. It's inexpensive too. A gallon shipped is like $35-40. I've used it twice and there is still 3/4 to 7/8 of a gallon left. I use a new foam roller and disposable plastic roller pan for each application so there's another $5 gone. Try it, you'll like it (no affiliation, etc.).
I'm sure it works great to protect the front end. A clear bra does as well especially in novice and intermediate groups. But when you run with guys who have slicks and get into open passing, you'll get chips everywhere unless you protect the entire car. They'll fling all types of stuff on all parts of your car.
So you clear bra the whole car. If you're that anal retentive to clear bra the entire car you're probably the not kind of person willing to deal with a wrinkle in your clear bra. It becomes an expensive and losing battle...I fought it and was beat into submission.
Right now, the biggest issue is not the front but the sides of the car. I get more chips in the paint there on my E46. I'm sure the brake fluid fountain from a busted pressure bleeder hose didn't help the paint but that's a different story