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97KAT
12-22-2001, 01:31 PM
I am not even sure if I would want one, but my front end is really becoming chiped up by road debris, and I was thinking it would help untill I can get it repainted. Do they have them available for a 97? I don't know if I really want one they seem a bit out dated. What do you guys think out dated?

**DONOTDELETE**
12-22-2001, 01:48 PM
If you get it, prepare yourself for a new post on here EVERYDAY, from people asking where they can buy a Camaro IROC front-end conversion for the S13 http://www.freshalloy.com/ Sorry, I couldn't help but say it. http://www.freshalloy.com/

JonCarson
12-22-2001, 03:36 PM
Out dated? If you need one, you need one.

That's like saying clothes are out dated. The difference is that clothing styles change all the time and there are many different kinds of clothes to choose from. Bra's for the front of cars don't change as much. What's available now is pretty much the same as what was available 15 years ago.

The only different types of front end protection that I've seen are clear temporary spray on coatings and custom made bras that are made in the exact same color as your car. I don't think that either of these are used very widely though.

BioSehnsucht
12-22-2001, 04:44 PM
Most / some bras will trap sand underneath them and further scratch up the front end... some however are made so this is not a problem.

**DONOTDELETE**
12-22-2001, 05:01 PM
The only problem I've seen with car bras is that if you leave it on for too long, the paint under the bra will be less faded than the paint exposed constantly to the sun.

I just put one on when I do highway travel, which seem to be where the majority of stone chips come from.

97KAT
12-23-2001, 05:42 AM
Yeah, I do alot of highway travel, I can hear the little stones smashing into the front end. My windsheild looks like someone sand blasted it. When the sun hits it sparkles like glitter. Anyone know of any thing that helps restore the winsheild? Gelly do you have any pics?

Thanks everyone, I am still not sure, I have not found any for a 97 anyhow. Maybe I'll look in to the expense of having some made.

[ 12-23-2001: Message edited by: 1997 240 sx se ]

**DONOTDELETE**
12-23-2001, 08:32 AM
Yeah! Same for me. I just HATE it when the sun hits the windshield. Man, i just CAN'T see. It's the same at night; when other cars pass in the opposite direction, the whole windshield glitters. It's kinda dangerous...

Is there anyway to correct that, or do I have to get a new windshield?

BioSehnsucht
12-23-2001, 08:41 AM
You can try Rain-X Glass Polish, maybe.

Una
12-23-2001, 09:49 AM
Well, it looks like le bra does not make a bra for the 97-98.
But...
Covercraft does. The part number is MM42299.

Hope that helps,
Una

**DONOTDELETE**
12-23-2001, 10:02 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by 1997 240 sx se:
Gelly do you have any pics?
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hmm, actually I don't. I always thought it looked kinda crappy with it on, so I never took pictures.
http://www.freshalloy.com/

[ 12-23-2001: Message edited by: Gelly ]

97KAT
12-23-2001, 10:06 AM
Yes, that definitly helps. Thank you very much. http://www.freshalloy.com/

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Una:
Well, it looks like le bra does not make a bra for the 97-98.
But...
Covercraft does. The part number is MM42299.

Hope that helps,
Una<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

240coupe92
12-24-2001, 12:26 AM
I think the factory bra is the best fit though. I have seen an aftermarket bra on a 240 before and it fit horribly, and my Nissan one fit like a glove. (and the Nissan one also had cotton liner so it wasn't supposed to scratch the paint beneath. I think it worked on my car, which I had in Yuma Arizona for 2 years with no scratches below the bra, but I didn't have it on there the whole time- mostly wintertime)

KenFuji
12-24-2001, 12:35 AM
they have these clear plastic things from 3M that you apply with alchol and water solution and a sqweegii. kind of goes on like vinyl, but it is thicker and uv coated. you can't really tell unless you look real hard. i believe they com right off too with the same solution. also offered in pre cut shapes for certain cars http://www.freshalloy.com/

Clear car bra (http://www.stongard.com/sgcontent/result2_sgNEW.asp?SG_Retail_Pack_ID=61)

[ 12-24-2001: Message edited by: drift-otaku ]

97KAT
12-24-2001, 07:29 AM
That is intresting, it would be nice to see a pic of car with it on. I only see cover for the lights for the 97-98, but my front blinker lens was hit by somthing and cracked it. So they may be usefull. http://www.freshalloy.com/

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial[/img]quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by drift-otaku:
they have these clear plastic things from 3M that you apply with alchol and water solution and a sqweegii. kind of goes on like vinyl, but it is thicker and uv coated. you can't really tell unless you look real hard. i believe they com right off too with the same solution. also offered in pre cut shapes for certain cars http://www.freshalloy.com/

Clear car bra (http://www.stongard.com/sgcontent/result2_sgNEW.asp?SG_Retail_Pack_ID=61)

[ 12-24-2001: Message edited by: drift-otaku ]<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>