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
 
View Poll Results: What to do
Get the Leather bra 6 7.23%
Keep using Road Wrap 15 18.07%
Use painters tape 16 19.28%
Just leave it alone, it's 'just' a car. 46 55.42%
Voters: 83. You may not vote on this poll

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      06-03-2011, 04:49 PM   #1
persian54
Lieutenant General
persian54's Avatar
United_States
283
Rep
15,808
Posts

 
Drives: SL550. Prev: E93 M3/335i/Z435i
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: The Valley, SoCal

iTrader: (291)

Front Leather bra?

What do you guys think of this?
I saw it on another forum.






Comes out to 150 shipped

I ended up ordering it, but they emailed me and said it's back-ordered and would take 25 working days... then 3 day express shipment after that.

I have an option to cancel it due to the unexpected delay.

Should i cancel or get it?

I've been using Road Wrap and painters tape.
Tape is a PITA and takes too much time. Road wrap takes me about 20 mins if I half-ass it, but up to an hour if I do it right and it's cool. though I'll run out of my sheet after 3 more track days ($45 for a new sheet).

I will be tracking at least 3 days, if not 5 or 6 days this summer alone.

Then probably every other month after summer ends until next summer when it'll be the same.

I don't like the clear bras people get for the front cause you can always see the line and the line really bugs me. I've never seen it done well unless you do the entire hood etc.

Thanks
Appreciate 0
      06-03-2011, 04:53 PM   #2
robackja
Lieutenant
robackja's Avatar
United_States
11
Rep
402
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 Jeep Wrangler
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Boulder, CO

iTrader: (0)

holy crap is that ugly.
__________________
2011.5 E92 ///M3 Space Gray; Fox Red & Blk; 6MT; ZCP; ZCV; ZP2; ///M Performance Exhaust (sold)
2012 VW Jetta TDI (sold)
2002 Subaru WRX (sold)

The World in 35mm
Appreciate 0
      06-03-2011, 04:54 PM   #3
Cyrax91
Eat Sleep Rave Repeat
Cyrax91's Avatar
Greece
41
Rep
1,553
Posts

 
Drives: WRX STI & FP Green DBB WW Evo
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: NM

iTrader: (17)

I think its fine if you're planning on using it for functionality. Such as on track days. But ya its ugly ha.
__________________
WRX STI Hatchback - FP Green DBB WW Evo IX GSR tuned at 524whp
Appreciate 0
      06-03-2011, 04:55 PM   #4
mwosajohn
New Member
0
Rep
7
Posts

 
Drives: M3 Sedan
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Massachusetts

iTrader: (0)

Would'nt get it. This leather bra traps dirt underneath and after some time it acts like an abrasive. You'll notice this as soon as you remove it. Get a clear bra installed instead.
Appreciate 0
      06-03-2011, 04:59 PM   #5
persian54
Lieutenant General
persian54's Avatar
United_States
283
Rep
15,808
Posts

 
Drives: SL550. Prev: E93 M3/335i/Z435i
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: The Valley, SoCal

iTrader: (291)

well i don't care if it's ugly as it'll only be on for the drive to the track, on the track, drive back, then it's off the car.

problem with a clear bra is it's always there, and as i stated, it looks like crap unless you get the whole car done (or at least the entire hood, i hate the line that you see from the clear bar....)
Appreciate 0
      06-03-2011, 05:00 PM   #6
persian54
Lieutenant General
persian54's Avatar
United_States
283
Rep
15,808
Posts

 
Drives: SL550. Prev: E93 M3/335i/Z435i
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: The Valley, SoCal

iTrader: (291)

Quote:
Originally Posted by mwosajohn View Post
Would'nt get it. This leather bra traps dirt underneath and after some time it acts like an abrasive. You'll notice this as soon as you remove it. Get a clear bra installed instead.
do you mean after time as in i use it for the day and take it off or if i kept it on for a long (couple days, weeks, etc) time?
Appreciate 0
      06-03-2011, 05:01 PM   #7
persian54
Lieutenant General
persian54's Avatar
United_States
283
Rep
15,808
Posts

 
Drives: SL550. Prev: E93 M3/335i/Z435i
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: The Valley, SoCal

iTrader: (291)

hmm I wonder if they can make it fit my revinora lip... maybe i need to cancel it lol....
Appreciate 0
      06-03-2011, 05:04 PM   #8
OC3
Havin' a blast!
OC3's Avatar
United_States
52
Rep
4,819
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 M3 E92 Jerez Blk DCT ZCP
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: SoCal

iTrader: (1)

__________________

BRP CW13 1:56 | CVR CW 2:01 | CVR CCW 2:02 | ACS 1:53 | WSIR 1:34
2013 E92 M3 Jerez Black DCT ZCP | JRZ RS Pro | Brembo | Endless | Volk TE37 18x10.5 squared | NT01/TD/ContiGrandAm | no other mods, nor weight shavings
Appreciate 0
      06-03-2011, 05:10 PM   #9
mexicanmike
Captain
United_States
9
Rep
636
Posts

 
Drives: 09 E93 Jerez Black
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Morgan Hill, CA

iTrader: (0)

For tack use, yes.

For day to day, no.
Appreciate 0
      06-03-2011, 05:17 PM   #10
Crimson92
Smiling Politely
Crimson92's Avatar
United_States
299
Rep
28,647
Posts

 
Drives: Like a boss
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Whales Vagina

iTrader: (3)

hell no.
Appreciate 0
      06-03-2011, 05:26 PM   #11
mwosajohn
New Member
0
Rep
7
Posts

 
Drives: M3 Sedan
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Massachusetts

iTrader: (0)

The felt liner underneath traps dirt and is hard to clean. Once it gets in there, no matter how short of a time you use it for, you might as well put some fine grit sandpaper on your hood.
Appreciate 0
      06-03-2011, 05:32 PM   #12
mrad01
First Lieutenant
mrad01's Avatar
New Zealand
4
Rep
327
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 BMW E90 M3
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: New Zealand

iTrader: (0)

I just don't get the obsession with these really really ugly bra thingies that yanks have. WTF! You buy a hot looking car, you put a really really ugly thing on the front to preserve the looks of the car, which no-one can see because of the ugly thing.

Makes. No. Sense.

If it gets a few stone chips during its life - get a touchup done - or just buy a new front end once every 5 years. Much better that suffering the embarrassing bra on your car.
__________________
2008 BMW e90 M3 6MT

1990 BMW e30 325i 5MT
Appreciate 0
      06-03-2011, 05:37 PM   #13
dizzyj
Second Lieutenant
6
Rep
275
Posts

 
Drives: none
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: tx

iTrader: (0)

1983 called and wants it's 280zx back

How about adding some louvers?
Appreciate 0
      06-03-2011, 05:38 PM   #14
M3luvr
Private First Class
M3luvr's Avatar
United_States
1
Rep
145
Posts

 
Drives: 09 M3 E90 DCT Silverstone
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: South San Francisco

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2009 E90 M3 DCT  [0.00]
This bra is so 80's. Didn't know they still sell this ugly thing. LOL
__________________
09 E90 MDCT Silverstone, Black Extended, Prem/Tech/Cold, Carbon Leather, 19's, Enhanced Sound, IPod, PDC, 3M clear bra, 3M tint 35% front, 20% rear, painted reflectors
Appreciate 0
      06-03-2011, 05:41 PM   #15
quadpipes
Second Lieutenant
3
Rep
294
Posts

 
Drives: '11 E92 M3 IB/Beige,M-DCT,ZCP
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Missippi USofA

iTrader: (0)

Having had several vinyl (they are not leather) bras in the past, they are a nightmare. If they get wet (like if it rains while you are elsewhere) and then dry on the car on a hot day they WILL cloud the paint. And they do get dirt underneath which will scratch the paint. Plus the aft-most strap that keeps tension across the hood will rub repeatedly on your paint and scuff it. Go clear bra.
Appreciate 0
      06-03-2011, 05:51 PM   #16
sameh
Major
sameh's Avatar
United_States
28
Rep
1,471
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 E92 M3 DCT JetBlk
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Texas

iTrader: (0)

What is this? Like a 36 DDD
__________________
2011 E92 BatMobile JtBlk/Blk/Blk CF
Appreciate 0
      06-03-2011, 05:53 PM   #17
OC3
Havin' a blast!
OC3's Avatar
United_States
52
Rep
4,819
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 M3 E92 Jerez Blk DCT ZCP
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: SoCal

iTrader: (1)

__________________

BRP CW13 1:56 | CVR CW 2:01 | CVR CCW 2:02 | ACS 1:53 | WSIR 1:34
2013 E92 M3 Jerez Black DCT ZCP | JRZ RS Pro | Brembo | Endless | Volk TE37 18x10.5 squared | NT01/TD/ContiGrandAm | no other mods, nor weight shavings
Appreciate 0
      06-03-2011, 05:55 PM   #18
geneatals
Ninja
geneatals's Avatar
Philippines
44
Rep
3,206
Posts

 
Drives: 2011.5 E90 M3
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: So Cal (SFV)

iTrader: (2)

good to go as long as you get yourself the matching outfit...


__________________
2011.5 E90 M3 AW l Black Novillo Leather | Carbon Fiber Leather Trim | ZCP | ZP2 | M-DCT | Navigation | Moonroof | 6FL l Pics/Mods
Retired: 2008 535i l AW l Black Dakota Leather l Bamboo Anthracite l ZPP l ZSP l 6FL
Appreciate 0
      06-03-2011, 05:58 PM   #19
elp_jc
Brigadier General
United_States
79
Rep
4,910
Posts

 
Drives: .
Join Date: May 2008
Location: .

iTrader: (0)

Those are VINYL, not leather. But I see your point. I also hate all other alternatives. I used to have one of those, and they're a good option. The thing is you must only use them for traveling, and removing them right away. And if it rains, you need to remove it as soon as you get to your destination, even if you have to put it back the next morning. A PITA, but simpler than those spray-on solutions. I've never seen those for sale here, but guess haven't looked hard enough . My front is a mess already (to me, with a few big <touched-up> chips); should have thought about that before. Take care.
Appreciate 0
      06-03-2011, 05:59 PM   #20
Sean05
Putcha ang ganda...
Sean05's Avatar
Philippines
89
Rep
5,331
Posts

 
Drives: 08 MR E92 M3
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Los Angeles, Brea CA.

iTrader: (9)

Send a message via Yahoo to Sean05
dude for track yea get it.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      06-03-2011, 06:08 PM   #21
Seattle S65B40
Major
Seattle S65B40's Avatar
United_States
60
Rep
1,396
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 e92 M3
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: PNW

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 BMW M3  [0.00]
Why not just get a clear bra and have [semi] permanent protection?
__________________

Club 6MT
2008 E92 M3 6MT, AW/Blk Ext., brushed aluminum
2006 E46 M3 ZCP 6MT Carbon blk/blk(sold)
2001 E46 325Xi 5MT Jet Blk/Blk (sold)
Appreciate 0
      06-03-2011, 06:27 PM   #22
persian54
Lieutenant General
persian54's Avatar
United_States
283
Rep
15,808
Posts

 
Drives: SL550. Prev: E93 M3/335i/Z435i
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: The Valley, SoCal

iTrader: (291)

I appreciate everyone's responses and all... but you guys didn't actually read all of what I said did you?
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 10:46 AM.




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