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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, What are you guys using to clean your 3M clear bra? in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; Originally Posted by cruiser68 I use Plexus in a spray can as recommended by my installer. +1 used that stuff ...
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    Re: What are you guys using to clean your 3M clear bra?

    Quote Originally Posted by cruiser68 View Post
    I use Plexus in a spray can as recommended by my installer.
    +1 used that stuff on a 3M clear bra for 6years no problems. Xpel bra on the V.

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    Re: What are you guys using to clean your 3M clear bra?

    I use a product that my installer recommended -- unmarked so I come back I guess ... I also use Adam's Waterless Wash and Detailing products -- I have no issues with my clear Bra.

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    Re: What are you guys using to clean your 3M clear bra?

    When in direct sunlight I can see the swirl marks from washing, weather, etc. I don't know how all these other clear bra's are immaculate. Perhaps I got some cheap knockoff. But... the dealer already had it installed before I bought and have the paperwork. I think I'll just try some Meguiars and see what happens.

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    Re: What are you guys using to clean your 3M clear bra?

    Quote Originally Posted by mpouls1 View Post
    When in direct sunlight I can see the swirl marks from washing, weather, etc. I don't know how all these other clear bra's are immaculate. Perhaps I got some cheap knockoff. But... the dealer already had it installed before I bought and have the paperwork. I think I'll just try some Meguiars and see what happens.
    I hear ya. Before i had a fender bender and had my front end replaced along with the clear bra, my was looking a little rough and dull and waxing wasn't enough. Best thing to do is talk to a professional detailer to find out what to do. I'm also going to be using Adam's products for the first time tomorrow.

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    Re: What are you guys using to clean your 3M clear bra?

    Quote Originally Posted by dqw1 View Post
    I hear ya. Before i had a fender bender and had my front end replaced along with the clear bra, my was looking a little rough and dull and waxing wasn't enough. Best thing to do is talk to a professional detailer to find out what to do.
    Semi-professional...

    As I mentioned, MOST clear bras should be treated the same as the finish from a detailing perspective and WILL benefit from polishing and application of polymer-type wax.

    If your bra has swirls or haze, these can be removed via a DA polisher (such as a porter cable 7424) and the right combination of pads and polishes. I am going to alter my recommendations from earlier in the thread*** on this though.

    Start with Meguiars 205 (http://www.autogeek.net/meguiars-205-polish-8oz.html) or Menzerna Final Polish (http://www.autogeek.net/menzerna-final-polish.html) and a 5" white, Lake County CCS pad. If that doesn't work, move to a more aggressive orange CCS pad. And keep your polisher speed down unless more is required!!!
    ***I don't think Meguiars 105 is necessary, and I think starting with a white pad is a less aggressive approach

    People are saying they are getting great results on clear bras with Blackfire Wet Diamond... http://www.autogeek.net/blackfire-we...d-sealant.html This is an excellent polymer wax (technically a sealant).

    You can get all of these products from Detailers Domain, or Autogeek, or wherever. I usually use Autogeek as they have a lot of sales.

    NOTE: If you are swirling up your bra, you are probably swirling your paint too. I am guessing this is occuring during washed. There is probably swirling/marring occuring when the car is washed and dried. If you are going through a swirl-o-matic car automatic car wash, you are probably in trouble...

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    Re: What are you guys using to clean your 3M clear bra?

    Quote Originally Posted by cdog533 View Post

    If your bra has swirls or haze, these can be removed via a DA polisher (such as a porter cable 7424) and the right combination of pads and polishes. I am going to alter my recommendations from earlier in the thread*** on this though.
    This is exactly what I'm talking about. The swirls and haze.

    Quote Originally Posted by cdog533 View Post

    NOTE: If you are swirling up your bra, you are probably swirling your paint too. I am guessing this is occurring during washed. There is probably swirling/marring occurring when the car is washed and dried. If you are going through a swirl-o-matic car automatic car wash, you are probably in trouble...
    Right again. I don't use the crappy swirl-o-matics but I do occasionally use the touchless when I can't/don't have enough time to do it myself. Every time I head over to Home Depot I always make sure to walk through the hand and power tools aisle looking for something new to buy. This gives me a good excuse to pick up a porter cable 7424. Thanks for the help.

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    Re: What are you guys using to clean your 3M clear bra?

    Quote Originally Posted by cdog533 View Post
    Semi-professional...

    As I mentioned, MOST clear bras should be treated the same as the finish from a detailing perspective and WILL benefit from polishing and application of polymer-type wax.

    If your bra has swirls or haze, these can be removed via a DA polisher (such as a porter cable 7424) and the right combination of pads and polishes. I am going to alter my recommendations from earlier in the thread*** on this though.

    Start with Meguiars 205 (http://www.autogeek.net/meguiars-205-polish-8oz.html) or Menzerna Final Polish (http://www.autogeek.net/menzerna-final-polish.html) and a 5" white, Lake County CCS pad. If that doesn't work, move to a more aggressive orange CCS pad. And keep your polisher speed down unless more is required!!!
    ***I don't think Meguiars 105 is necessary, and I think starting with a white pad is a less aggressive approach

    People are saying they are getting great results on clear bras with Blackfire Wet Diamond... http://www.autogeek.net/blackfire-we...d-sealant.html This is an excellent polymer wax (technically a sealant).

    You can get all of these products from Detailers Domain, or Autogeek, or wherever. I usually use Autogeek as they have a lot of sales.

    NOTE: If you are swirling up your bra, you are probably swirling your paint too. I am guessing this is occuring during washed. There is probably swirling/marring occuring when the car is washed and dried. If you are going through a swirl-o-matic car automatic car wash, you are probably in trouble...
    You are absolutely correct. I used some Adam's finishing polish this morning with good results. Then my PC backing plate pad broke after I had half of the car polished. Damn...

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    Re: What are you guys using to clean your 3M clear bra?

    Quote Originally Posted by mpouls1 View Post
    This is exactly what I'm talking about. The swirls and haze.



    Right again. I don't use the crappy swirl-o-matics but I do occasionally use the touchless when I can't/don't have enough time to do it myself. Every time I head over to Home Depot I always make sure to walk through the hand and power tools aisle looking for something new to buy. This gives me a good excuse to pick up a porter cable 7424. Thanks for the help.
    Glad I could help!

    Check Autogeek as they do sell kits that have the polisher, backing plates, pads, etc all together. I think autopiacarcare and chemical guys also offer polisher bundles. 3D auto care as well.

    And they all have polish/pad combos that you can buy too. And all sizes/types pads and backing plates.

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    Re: What are you guys using to clean your 3M clear bra?

    Quote Originally Posted by cruiser68 View Post
    I use Plexus in a spray can as recommended by my installer.
    Ditto on the Plexus. They also use it at our local small airport on Cessna windows and such.

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