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      06-20-2011, 12:51 AM   #1
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M3 Premier Clear Bra Installation Review

Hello Bimmerpost,


After going through the pain of seeing my front end chipped on my previous car, I knew itíd be much worse seeing chips on the front end of my brand new M3.

Even before taking delivery, I began researching different clear bra installers in the bay area. My initial research resulted in a few different possibilities including Premier Protective Films International in Fremont CA.

I contacted a number of different clear bra installers for quotes. The prices seemed reasonable but for some reason I was not totally convinced. A good friend of mine was also looking into getting a clear bra and showed one of Premierís posts demonstrating the process and results. He was adamant that Premier was the best choice. Although there was no arguing the quality of the job, I knew from other posts that it would not be cheap and for a couple weeks procrastinated getting a quote.

Finally a few weeks before redelivery I finally gave Premier a call to get a quote. As suspected it wasnít cheap but I decided that Iíd rather pay to have it done once. Premier is booked well in advanced so I made an appointment that would allow ample time.

When I arrived at the facility at 10am, Greg promptly greeted me and immediately began explaining the process and what to expect. Due to the extreme geometry of the M3 bumper a few relief cuts are required to reduce the amount of tension the in material. Also, Greg reassured me they would have no problem accommodating the front tag. I then left my brand new car in the hands of Premier. It is important to note that Premier has a nice waiting with comfortable couches, free wifi and magazines for those who choose to wait.

At 6:20pm I returned to pick up my vehicle. Although my car was not ready I didnít mind. At about 7pm my car was finished and Greg instructed me on required maintenance and the 30 day follow. After finishing my consult and paying, I was off driving happy knowing that my car had some protection against rock chips.

The next evening, I noticed that a section on the front bumper had come loose. The next morning I emailed Premier regarding the issue. Premier promptly responded and after taking a look at a picture of the area asked me to come in that day to have it repaired. My main concern was that an additional relief cut would have to be made or the entire front bumper would have to be recovered to fix the problem. Luckily that was not the case and Premier quickly repaired the area. Once repaired, Greg had me drive around the block to make sure the clear bra was okay. I was then on my way.

Overall the results are great. The coverage is as follows custom front bumper, headlights, full hood, full fenders and side mirrors. I have already had a few people say ďyou canít even tell thereís a clear bra on thereĒ and I always reply ďthatís the point.Ē The results really do speak for themselves but I will add my comments. As stated earlier I chose Premier because I wanted the job done right the first time and they are relatively local to me. The clear bra does require relief cuts for the M3 bumper. They are hardly visible unless extreme close to the bumper. The hood looks great, Iím glad I went with the full hood to prevent a visible seam. The fenders are pristine as well. According to Premier the bottom portion of the mirrors cannot be covered due to the curvature, but as with the bumper the seams are hardly noticeable. Please take a look at the photos and see the results yourself. I am not a professional photographer by any means. Perhaps Premier will be able to chime in with pictures.

In conclusion I want to say thanks to all the people at Premier for an excellent job and providing me with some piece of mind as people cut me off on the freeway. Instead of worrying about rock chips I can now concentrate on enjoying the drive.

Premier Protection Films International
42630 Christy Street
Fremont CA, 94538
(510) 406-1500

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      06-21-2011, 01:46 AM   #2
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Nice M! Congrats!
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What brand clear bra did you go with?
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      07-02-2011, 01:36 AM   #4
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Premier uses Prestige Film Technology clear bra film.
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      07-03-2011, 03:44 AM   #5
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+1000 on Premier. Professionals

Nice clean ///M OP!
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Thank you! Prestige is what we use.
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You should find out what to do with hard water spots. They form super easy with the bra.

I also need to find out how to get rid of them.

One spray from ur headlight washer on the road and ur screwed!!
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Yes, that is correct. We now use Prestige Film Technologies. Had too many issues with 3M and Ventureshield in the past.
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Were they installation issues or quality issues?
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You should find out what to do with hard water spots. They form super easy with the bra.

I also need to find out how to get rid of them.

One spray from ur headlight washer on the road and ur screwed!!
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As soon as the car gets here, I plan on using Premier.
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Premier wrapped my bumper, hood, front fenders and headlights. Very satisfied with their service and final product.
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south bay bmw and you live up in the fremont area? I do some dealer preps for them from time to time, and do some work for SB mini as well.

who was your sales rep?
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south bay bmw and you live up in the fremont area? I do some dealer preps for them from time to time, and do some work for SB mini as well.

who was your sales rep?
I used to live in Socal but I now currently live in the Bay Area. My CA(s) were Philippe Kahn and Arturo Ransom. Philippe is an ED expert and really knows his stuff. I highly recommend both him and Art.


5 months later and the clear bra is still holding up well, no complaints. It's nice to know you have some protection against rock chips.
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right on! I hear about good CS from them all the time! Got my mom a pretty sweet deal on her car as well!
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I've had 5 out of 7 cars done by Premier now. The other two being done by someone else many years ago.I can honestly vouch for these guys as they are true perfectionists in my eyes. Very professional and these guys got this down. My gf thinks its pointless to get it done because she can't see it. "That's the point" I always tell her. Another thumbs up to Premier.
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