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post #1 of 8 Old 05-27-2013, 05:32 AM Thread Starter
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Our New Jeep

New jeep owner here. Didnt know this was a world un to itself. Proud to be part of it. I have always had a front end cover to protect the hood and grill from road crap. Any suggestions on which may be good and which will not damage the paint on the hood ? Thanks for having me, SlipMahoney

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post #2 of 8 Old 05-27-2013, 07:34 AM
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Install a clear bra. I believe it's called "clearplex". It's clear film that adhears to the paint and is self healing. Great stuff. You'll need a detail shop to install it.

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post #3 of 8 Old 05-27-2013, 07:49 AM
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Congratulations on the new Jeep.

Personally I'd only do a clear bra if it covers the entire hood. I don't like how some just stop a few inches up, and leaves a line. I'm not sure about the modern clear bras, but the originals use to seem to yellow over time (a friend has one on his Porsche that has done so, and it has that line).

I just keep the grill and hood on my Jeep well waxed (Zaino actually), which helps to clean the bugs, road gunk, and mud off of the paint.

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post #4 of 8 Old 05-27-2013, 12:35 PM
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Congratulations on the new Jeep.

Personally I'd only do a clear bra if it covers the entire hood. I don't like how some just stop a few inches up, and leaves a line. I'm not sure about the modern clear bras, but the originals use to seem to yellow over time (a friend has one on his Porsche that has done so, and it has that line).

I just keep the grill and hood on my Jeep well waxed (Zaino actually), which helps to clean the bugs, road gunk, and mud off of the paint.

Enjoy!
Old clear bras did yellow over time. The new ones don't. Also, you can request how much coverage the clear bra will cover. It just depends how much $ you wanna spend.

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post #5 of 8 Old 05-27-2013, 02:53 PM
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I support any type of clear bra.

If it's not supposed to move and does use duct tape.
If it's supposed to move and doesn't use WD40
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post #6 of 8 Old 05-27-2013, 02:55 PM
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Congrats on the jeep! Pics would be great.

My build: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/95-yam-project-1527472/?highlight=
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post #7 of 8 Old 05-27-2013, 04:47 PM
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It seems the aerodynamic characteristics of our Jeeps cause whatever debris may be floating around in the road to be sucked into a vortex right into your windshield. If I were you, I'd be more worried about that.

Besides, it's a Jeep. A little scratch here and there isn't going to hurt a single thing, just adds character.

All about that unibody life.
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post #8 of 8 Old 05-28-2013, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks

Thanks for the tips. I am working on these options and will post a few photos as soon as I can. Thanks again !
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