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Found this company in a 4wd magazine. www.xpel.com They use a clear 3M urethane film, custom cut for vehicles including the Odyssey....they also guarantee against fading/cracking/and a paint guarantee when using their clear front end bra. Anyone tried this product(s)?? I hate the thought of an ugly, flapping, vinyl bra on my Ody.

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I have an old type of a 3M product, I applied to my areo package and leading edges of the fenders. It hasn't yellowed and certainly works in protecting the paint. The stuff I used was given to me about 8 years ago, I'm sure they have improved the product since then. The other day I was at a tint shop that I use, and they were applying the stuff to the hood of a 430 Lexus, It looked good.
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I wonder how easy it is to remove the product. According to the websites pics I couldn't tell the difference once applied, so for $50-$60 it seems like cheap insurance and looks better than the air deflector!

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by kurthack:
I wonder how easy it is to remove the product. According to the websites pics I couldn't tell the difference once applied, so for $50-$60 it seems like cheap insurance and looks better than the air deflector!

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IIRC, if you do the hood, bumper and headlights it'll come closer to $3oo.



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Well we are planning an Arizona to Alaska roadtrip hopefully late summer. It may be cheap insurance against dings/rocks/chips. We have never been too 'rententive' about our vehicles however when I look at the replacement costs for a headlamp assembly.....it may pay off? Will do more research and advise...thx to members who shared their experiences!
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I have actually purchased that product some time ago and have just not gotten around to putting it on yet. The headlight protectors I have done and they are great!
I talked to a paint and body shop in Santa Monica which is an "authorized" installer of the stuff and they want a LOT for the install. I guess it can be kind of tricky to do it right. He said they do a lot of high end cars (Porsches, Mercedes even a couple of Ferraris etc.) Sounds like a good product, if I can ever find the time to install, I will certainly post my experience. I have used bras in the past but wanted to try something different this time.
BTW here is the website I used:
http://www.clearbra.net/home.html
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Sure sounds like Chipguard to me, you might want to look at the other commentary on these forums. I just asked about it a couple days ago.
 

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I have not ordered the xpel product yet..but plan to my the end of Summer. Actually we just did a quick 500 mile trip up north and made some interesting observations now the vehicle is covered in dirt/road grime. Amazing how much grime collects on the rear hatch area too. As soon as I order the product/have it installed I will post results. I don't like those car bra's at all. Most I have seen our ill-fitting and actually cause more damage over time than going without one. Kind of like an answer looking for a problem....


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