Cadillac SRX Second Generation Forum - 2010+ Discussion, 3M Precut Clear Bra? in Cadillac SRX Forums; Just wondering if anyone has yet installed this product and if so how do you like it? I may order ...
I purchased some of the 3M material so I can install it behind the door handles. My Lexus developed thin scratches over time in the paint I guess from fingernails, knuckles, etc... The scratches were faint but annoying to me.
I've read up quite a bit on this and it does seem lke patience is the word of the day. I'm not sure I'm up to tackling a bra but I'll try the doorhandles this weekend.
I've installed it on 4 of my cars. I bought the cheap stuff off ebay. It is the exact same stuff as the 3M (thermoset polyurethane). It is difficult to put on but does a great job of protecting. The only issue I know of is that it shields UV, so the paint under the bra may not fade as much as the unprotected paint.
For installation, use lots of water, lots of heat (I even used hot water), and a good squeegy (sp? - it has to be stiff, otherwise the bubbles will deform the squeegy). The worst parts are any grooves in the body work. My CTS has grooves that run into the fog lamps and the plastic has peeled back out them and collected dirt. I need to take a razor to trim it out (eek!), but I wish I had realized they were going to be a problem because I would have spent more time on them.
Be very careful with a razor if you have to do any cutting! I did some trimming on my Cobalt bra, and i thought, "new sharp razor, it'll cut this like a hot knife through butter". Nope. This stuff is very resistant to cutting!!! My cut job looked like a hack job after. =(