BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > E90/E92 M3 Technical Topics > Wash, Wax, Detail, Cosmetic Maintenance & Repairs
 
GT Haus
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      05-11-2011, 09:14 PM   #1
ShifterKart
Private First Class
ShifterKart's Avatar
United_States
2
Rep
117
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 MR/BB E92 M3
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Tucson, AZ

iTrader: (0)

Send a message via AIM to ShifterKart
Clear Bra Quote

I was thinking about having a clear bra installed on my E92 M3. I was wanting front bumper, head lights, full hood, full front fenders, rocker panels, full rear bumper. I was quoted a price od $2000 which seems high. I appreciate thoughts and if anyone has a good shop in Tucson or Phoenix area.
Appreciate 0
      05-11-2011, 11:45 PM   #2
Raz335
Major
15
Rep
1,102
Posts

 
Drives: BMW M3 Convertible
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: LI,NY

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ShifterKart View Post
I was thinking about having a clear bra installed on my E92 M3. I was wanting front bumper, head lights, full hood, full front fenders, rocker panels, full rear bumper. I was quoted a price od $2000 which seems high. I appreciate thoughts and if anyone has a good shop in Tucson or Phoenix area.
If it's custom cut and it's done by a quality installer, that price is about right. It's actually a little low considering how much coverage you're talking about.
__________________

Jerez Black/Fox E93 M3 - Prem 2/Cold/Conv/DCT/EDC/19's/Ext Lthr/Crbn Trim/Enhanced Sound/Sat
Mods- 20" BBS LM's DBK/Challenge Catback/Eibachs/Trim wrapped black/Lux Angel eyes/35% Tint
Appreciate 0
      05-12-2011, 12:10 AM   #3
Envious Eric
Banned
United_States
13
Rep
1,168
Posts

 
Drives: nissan xterra, 335 soon
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: orange county, ca

iTrader: (1)

yeah thats a lot to cover and will more than likely take a while to install correctly.

why are you doing the rear bumper anyway?
Appreciate 0
      05-12-2011, 08:27 AM   #4
AutoCon
Private First Class
AutoCon's Avatar
1
Rep
105
Posts

 
Drives: Toyota Tacoma X-Runner
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Pleasanton, CA

iTrader: (0)

That just shows you how regional pricing differs from one area to another, that would be very cheap out here for that coverage(SF Bay area).
Appreciate 0
      05-12-2011, 11:59 PM   #5
ShifterKart
Private First Class
ShifterKart's Avatar
United_States
2
Rep
117
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 MR/BB E92 M3
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Tucson, AZ

iTrader: (0)

Send a message via AIM to ShifterKart
Thanks guys........never purchased a clear bra before and trying to figure things out.

I really didn't want any exposed seems which is why I asked about a full hood and fenders. The rear bumper was for the same reson, in my searche many have said the paint take a beating behind the rear wheels.
Appreciate 0
      05-13-2011, 09:59 AM   #6
Moxie
Lieutenant Colonel
Moxie's Avatar
Germany
25
Rep
1,860
Posts

 
Drives: AW 328d Touring/SG 335d
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Stuttgart

iTrader: (11)

Don't forget the rockers -
Appreciate 0
      05-13-2011, 05:41 PM   #7
sawzall
Major
sawzall's Avatar
Canada
24
Rep
1,277
Posts

 
Drives: A Car
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Toronto

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2012 911S  [5.00]
2011 911 GT3 RS  [0.00]
Forget the rear bumper, if you're doing that much, cover the roof.
Appreciate 0
      05-15-2011, 08:08 PM   #8
htp autoworks
Private
0
Rep
58
Posts

 
Drives: A fast one...
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Fort Worth

iTrader: (0)

Yeah the entire rear bumper is overkill. They make rear splash gaurds that cover just that area. That will bring the price down and it is on par with what I charge and other installers in the DFW area.
Appreciate 0
      05-15-2011, 08:30 PM   #9
Krozi
Colonel
Krozi's Avatar
United_States
49
Rep
2,713
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 E92 ///M3 Alpine White
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: SoFla - Bonita Springs

iTrader: (22)

Don't you guys realize it's much, much cheaper, to just get your front bumper re-sprayed after 3 years or something?

Just enjoy the car without the stupid clear bra, and dish out $300 for a new re-spray.
__________________

2008 E92 ///M3 Alpine White//Fox Red//6MT//
Florida Bimmer - Join us on FaceBook!
Appreciate 0
      05-16-2011, 07:55 PM   #10
Envious Eric
Banned
United_States
13
Rep
1,168
Posts

 
Drives: nissan xterra, 335 soon
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: orange county, ca

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Krozi View Post
Don't you guys realize it's much, much cheaper, to just get your front bumper re-sprayed after 3 years or something?

Just enjoy the car without the stupid clear bra, and dish out $300 for a new re-spray.

I agree and even mention that to one of my clients saturday. You cant polish it and get the shine out of it like paint obviously. So, if you do it, even if you do a full fender and hood, the door will look much better than the front end.
Appreciate 0
      05-16-2011, 11:22 PM   #11
ddep
Enlisted Member
1
Rep
42
Posts

 
Drives: e90 lci m3 sedan
Join Date: May 2011
Location: California

iTrader: (0)

i never had clear bra before, does the clear bra actually take some of the shine away? i thought you can just wax your car then apply the clear bra to maintain the shine after every wash.
also what about those pre-cut ones on ebay, they are fairly cheap.
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:16 PM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST