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Old 28 Apr 2010, 11:23 am
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Default 2010 Civic: Car Bras & Bumper Buddies: Worth it?


Hi;

I recently bought a new Civic.

I have been thinking about buying a car bra and a rear bumper
protector. Are these devices worth it? If so, would anyone care
to give a personal recommendation. Google shows that there are quite
a few. I would be interested in hearing about someone's personal
experience with such devices.
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Old 28 Apr 2010, 04:07 pm
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Default Re: 2010 Civic: Car Bras & Bumper Buddies: Worth it?

"steve" <tinker123@gmail.com> wrote in message
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>
> Hi;
>
> I recently bought a new Civic.
>
> I have been thinking about buying a car bra and a rear bumper
> protector. Are these devices worth it? If so, would anyone care
> to give a personal recommendation. Google shows that there are quite
> a few. I would be interested in hearing about someone's personal
> experience with such devices.



Problem with a car bra is you really need to remove it and clean under it
every so often lest they end up doing more harm than good.

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Old 28 Apr 2010, 04:38 pm
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Default Re: 2010 Civic: Car Bras & Bumper Buddies: Worth it?

On Apr 28, 5:07*pm, "Seth" <seth_lermanNOS...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> Problem with a car bra is you really need to remove it and clean under it
> every so often lest they end up doing more harm than good.


What problems does leaving a car bra on cause? How often should it
be removed?

Steve

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Old 28 Apr 2010, 08:35 pm
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Default Re: 2010 Civic: Car Bras & Bumper Buddies: Worth it?

steve <tinker123@gmail.com> wrote in
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> On Apr 28, 5:07*pm, "Seth" <seth_lermanNOS...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>> Problem with a car bra is you really need to remove it and clean
>> under it every so often lest they end up doing more harm than good.

>
> What problems does leaving a car bra on cause?



Chips paint; wears paint away in spots; promotes rust; causes uneven
paint-fading.



> How often should it be removed?



Correctly, it's only supposed to be on the car when the car is being
driven. It is supposed to be removed after the drive, but nobody does that.

My personal opinion is that these things should never be used, period.



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Old 28 Apr 2010, 09:11 pm
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Default Re: 2010 Civic: Car Bras & Bumper Buddies: Worth it?

> "steve" <tinker123@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:be1f3be2-f1aa-4225-8f10-fb0bb55c084e@f14g2000vbn.googlegroups.com...
> On Apr 28, 5:07 pm, "Seth" <seth_lermanNOS...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> > Problem with a car bra is you really need to remove it and clean under
> > it
> > every so often lest they end up doing more harm than good.


> What problems does leaving a car bra on cause? How often should it
> be removed?


Crap gets under it and as the bra shifts it acts like sand paper on your
finish. How often depends on how much crap and how much movement.

Not worth it to me. Too much work.


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Old 29 Apr 2010, 11:17 am
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Default Re: 2010 Civic: Car Bras & Bumper Buddies: Worth it?


"steve" <tinker123@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:a79f34c8-b3af-4365-8608-93025cd76f17@q13g2000vbm.googlegroups.com...
>
> Hi;
>
> I recently bought a new Civic.
>
> I have been thinking about buying a car bra and a rear bumper
> protector. Are these devices worth it? If so, would anyone care
> to give a personal recommendation. Google shows that there are quite
> a few. I would be interested in hearing about someone's personal
> experience with such devices.


I recommend a hood edge protector. Saves from stone chips.


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Old 29 Apr 2010, 12:48 pm
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Default Re: 2010 Civic: Car Bras & Bumper Buddies: Worth it?

On Apr 28, 9:35*pm, Tegger <inva...@invalid.inv> wrote:

> > What problems does leaving a car bra on cause?

>
> Chips paint; wears paint away in spots; promotes rust; causes uneven
> paint-fading.
>
> > How often should it be removed?

>
> Correctly, it's only supposed to be on the car when the car is being
> driven. It is supposed to be removed after the drive, but nobody does that.


How ironic, those are exactly the things I was hoping to avoid.

Thanks for the tip.
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Old 29 Apr 2010, 12:49 pm
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Default Re: 2010 Civic: Car Bras & Bumper Buddies: Worth it?

On Apr 28, 10:11*pm, "Seth" <seth_lermanNOS...@hotmail.com> wrote:

> Crap gets under it and as the bra shifts it acts like sand paper on your
> finish. *How often depends on how much crap and how much movement.
>
> Not worth it to me. Too much work.


Agreed. It is always nice to get better results by NOT spending more
money

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Old 29 Apr 2010, 09:42 pm
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Default Re: 2010 Civic: Car Bras & Bumper Buddies: Worth it?

In article <hrcbps02lk2@news6.newsguy.com>,
"Iowna Uass" <iownauass@gmail.com> wrote:

> "steve" <tinker123@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:a79f34c8-b3af-4365-8608-93025cd76f17@q13g2000vbm.googlegroups.com...
> >
> > Hi;
> >
> > I recently bought a new Civic.
> >
> > I have been thinking about buying a car bra and a rear bumper
> > protector. Are these devices worth it? If so, would anyone care
> > to give a personal recommendation. Google shows that there are quite
> > a few. I would be interested in hearing about someone's personal
> > experience with such devices.

>
> I recommend a hood edge protector. Saves from stone chips.


I recommend realizing it's a car, and that the hood--especially on
modern cars--will get chipped.

Don't be anal, and just plan on accepting the chips. Repaint if it gets
too bad, but that's way down the road.
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Old 30 Apr 2010, 03:58 am
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Default Re: 2010 Civic: Car Bras & Bumper Buddies: Worth it?

On 04/28/10 12:23, steve wrote:
>
> Hi;
>
> I recently bought a new Civic.
>
> I have been thinking about buying a car bra and a rear bumper
> protector. Are these devices worth it? If so, would anyone care
> to give a personal recommendation. Google shows that there are quite
> a few. I would be interested in hearing about someone's personal
> experience with such devices.


Personally, I wouldn't bother with either. As others have noted, bras
can create more problems than they solve. Years ago I was warned against
them because they trapped moisture, which could affect the paint (along
with chafing, etc.). Don't know if this is still a problem, but I'm sure
others here know.
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