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      11-30-2010, 02:32 AM   #1
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Temporary front end protection.

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After I take delivery of my car in LA, I am going to drive it to Seattle. What options do I have for temporary front end protection from rock chips?

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After I take delivery of my car in LA, I am going to drive it to Seattle. What options do I have for temporary front end protection from rock chips?

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Your best bet is either have someone in LA install a clear bra before you drive home. If this is not an option Painters tape works well.
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I will most likely do painters tape. Car is leased and I am not installing a clear bra. I am OK with getting some chips from daily driving, just do not want that to get lots of them in the first week.

Car is blue, so 3M painters tape will actually blend in OK.
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3m painters tape as a first layer... Duct tape as a layer on top of the painters tape for EXTRA protection. Painters tape isn't very thick and can rip pretty easily if a tiny rock hits it.
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I will most likely do painters tape. Car is leased and I am not installing a clear bra. I am OK with getting some chips from daily driving, just do not want that to get lots of them in the first week.

Car is blue, so 3M painters tape will actually blend in OK.
What about a leather car bra? If it's a more than 1 time use, it's nice to have one. Ugly for sure, but painters tape isn't gorgeous either.

Here's an old topic on car bra use for the track.

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=380543
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What about a leather car bra? If it's a more than 1 time use, it's nice to have one. Ugly for sure, but painters tape isn't gorgeous either.

Here's an old topic on car bra use for the track.

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=380543
A leather bra is a good option for short term use however you have to be really careful that dirt doesn't accumulate under it and scuff the paint. The bra must be installed on a freshly washed car and should never be left on for too long without being removed and washed.
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