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      08-09-2013, 12:07 PM   #45
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Pretty good actually. The stuff went on pretty smoothly, and stuck properly (all I did is clean the panels with some detail spray, no other preparation). It's very clear, and seems pretty tough. I won't be at the track again for a couple weeks, but so far i'm happy with the product. I found it easy to apply evenly with the applicator spray handle.
Sounds good, thanks for the reply.
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Has anyone used Track Wrap? Sorry if its been discussed.

http://www.tracwrap.com/
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Has anyone used Track Wrap? Sorry if its been discussed.

http://www.tracwrap.com/
I just ordered this to try: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

its polyethylene film tape 5mils thick.
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Has anyone used Track Wrap? Sorry if its been discussed.

http://www.tracwrap.com/
Looks like a good product, but if my math is correct, that will cost at least $50 per application on the front bumper/hood.....pricey.
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I just ordered this to try: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

its polyethylene film tape 5mils thick.
Now this is a good option in terms of cost. Let us know how it performs!
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Has anyone used Track Wrap? Sorry if its been discussed.

http://www.tracwrap.com/
Wow, the installs look good in the photos on that website.

I tried it on my first track day a couple of years ago and, due to the rushed multilayered first-time install attempt on my 'black' car, it looked distinctly unphotogenic. Never used it again.
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Has anyone used Track Wrap? Sorry if its been discussed.

http://www.tracwrap.com/
Wow, the installs look good in the photos on that website.

I tried it on my first track day a couple of years ago and, due to the rushed multilayered first-time install attempt on my 'black' car, it looked distinctly unphotogenic. Never used it again.
I'm sure it looked terrible but did it project your surfaces?
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I'm sure it looked terrible but did it project your surfaces?
Can't really comment because that day was my first track day (I was crawling around the track in a beginners group, lulz), and had it on only for 1 session.

But, I'm sure it's much better than nothing.

As to how much protection it'll provide... you need to consider the thickness of this film, plus the speed on the track, etc.

I have Xpel self-healing clear bra on my new car, but I don't expect it to be be-all, end-all solution. I mean, if my car gets hit with big enough rock at the track... forget it.
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      09-25-2013, 05:29 PM   #53
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Clear bra is the only way to go. I used Bain Mendoza...recommended by people here on the forum.

I did a full front wrap plus side skirts.
Bane is still around!? Do you have his contact info?

Nevermind, I found his number in my cellphone. LOL
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Nevermind, I found his number in my cellphone. LOL
No worries

For everyone else...here is Bain's contact info:

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I've posted this before, and don't know why people don't use it.
This is by far the most cost effective and easy way to protect the nose of the car during track events. It's about $170.
Then I add some clear shelving paper for the headlights and maybe side view mirrors.

I can think of a few reasons
1- edges can flap in the wind and damage the paint
2- dirt and debris can get under it and damage the paint
3- it restricts air flow to the center radiators.
4- it's ugly
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I can think of a few reasons
1- edges can flap in the wind and damage the paint
2- dirt and debris can get under it and damage the paint
3- it restricts air flow to the center radiators.
4- it's ugly
1 - Nope, doesn't happen with this design
2 - Perhaps, but I haven't had any issues, just don't go off
3 - Perhaps, but again I haven't had any issues running in 100 degree heat
4 - I didn't realize track events were fashion contests
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1 - Nope, doesn't happen with this design
2 - Perhaps, but I haven't had any issues, just don't go off
3 - Perhaps, but again I haven't had any issues running in 100 degree heat
4 - I didn't realize track events were fashion contests
Couldn't have said it better myself.
Not sure why people have to hate. It's an option that most don't think of, but I've seen MANY people use the old school "ugly" bra with no complaints.
5 minute install and removal vs. 1-2 hours with tape or $1,500 clear bra that looks like crap once it's nicked up.

I'll be sure to polish my car the next time I hit the track; didn't know you go faster if you look good. I may even comb my hair.

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1 - Nope, doesn't happen with this design
2 - Perhaps, but I haven't had any issues, just don't go off
3 - Perhaps, but again I haven't had any issues running in 100 degree heat
4 - I didn't realize track events were fashion contests
I agree with your point on number 4 for track events. I however want protection for not only track but also street. I would not want that hideously ugly, 1980's bra on my car all of the time. Clear Bra provides protection all of the time and, when installed correctly, it is nearly invisible.

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Couldn't have said it better myself.
Not sure why people have to hate. It's an option that most don't think of, but I've seen MANY people use the old school "ugly" bra with no complaints.
5 minute install and removal vs. 1-2 hours with tape or $1,500 clear bra that looks like crap once it's nicked up.

I'll be sure to polish my car the next time I hit the track; didn't know you go faster if you look good. I may even comb my hair.

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I don't think a professionally installed clear bra that has some damage is any more unsightly than a hood and bumper with paint damage.

Please don't claim that you don't care how your car looks... I simply don't believe you
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I agree with your point on number 4 for track events. I however want protection for not only track but also street. I would not want that hideously ugly, 1980's bra on my car all of the time. Clear Bra provides protection all of the time and, when installed correctly, it is nearly invisible.



I don't think a professionally installed clear bra that has some damage is any more unsightly than a hood and bumper with paint damage.

Please don't claim that you don't care how your car looks... I simply don't believe you
Title of the thread, "Paint protection for the track."

NO ONE said anything about driving around with that admittedly nasty bra on all the time.
Though it was a good thing I drove home with it on from Laguna Seca...



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Title of the thread, "Paint protection for the track."

NO ONE said anything about driving around with that admittedly nasty bra on all the time.
Though it was a good thing I drove home with it on from Laguna Seca...
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I read the thread title... My point is that you go through the trouble of installing the "bra" for the track but then you have no protection any other time unless you leave that ugly thing on. You just admitted that it was a good thing you had it on for the ride home AND you wouldn't want it on all the time because it's nasty. Not sure why you are arguing with me on that point.... considering you seem to agree with it. (And yes I understand that more damage occurs on the track than the street). Even putting that reason aside, I still wouldn't use one for the other reasons I mentioned. I'm glad you are happy with it and I'm glad it is working well for you. Enjoy your bra, brah (Zoolander reference).
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I read the thread title... My point is that you go through the trouble of installing the "bra" for the track but then you have no protection any other time unless you leave that ugly thing on. You just admitted that it was a good thing you had it on for the ride home AND you wouldn't want it on all the time because it's nasty. Not sure why you are arguing with me on that point.... considering you seem to agree with it. (And yes I understand that more damage occurs on the track than the street). Even putting that reason aside, I still wouldn't use one for the other reasons I mentioned. I'm glad you are happy with it and I'm glad it is working well for you. Enjoy your bra, brah (Zoolander reference).
LOL, Agreed.
I'd have to admit, it would have been better to not have the bra on with all those bugs. They got stuck in some of the netting and took some effort to get out. They would have come right off the paint.
I just go bare on the road. I have a body shop that can respray for around $300, so I figures that's 3-4 sprays before I get the cost of a clear bra.
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On the 3M Paint Defender spray, here are a bunch of reviews which are decidedly mixed:

http://www.amazon.com/3M-90000-Paint...ews/B00BSKYM82

Lot's of complaints about short longevity and difficulty removing...
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Hmmm...that is an interesting option for a tape. Here's the website:
http://www.trakktape.com/index1.html
+1 on the Trakktape. It did a great job of protecting the front of the car and I left it on for the last 2 track weekends of the season and only needed some maintenance re-taping (heavy rain). The good part about the tape is that the camera doesn't really pick it up. The bad part is that it is time consuming to apply properly.











Got a piece of tape flapping in the wind on the hood.... pretty sure this was the super storm Sandy weekend.


After the season.
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If anyone is going to be at the Speedventures event at Spring Mountain Motorsports Park, I'll be there on Sunday and if I bring the E90M3 I'll have the paint shield 5720 on (look for the frozen red M3...). Lots of ifs, but I'd prefer to drive the E46M3, but it tossed the water pump last week and the parts are in transit. Not sure if I'll get her back together before Sunday...
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