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Old 31 Mar 2008, 06:31 pm
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Hey guys, I recently got the clear bar installed on my 08 accord coupe. I wanted to get it installed on the bumper aswell but the shop did not have a precut kit and they told me it wouldn't be worth the price. Now my question is, do you think it's worth it to get the clear brar installed on the bumper from a different place? or is it better to just get the bumper repainted in 3 years or watever. And last question how can i prevent chip rocks? Do you usually get them from traveling on the highway? thanks
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Old 31 Mar 2008, 06:46 pm
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allow a greater following distance from other vehicles on the road.
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Old 31 Mar 2008, 07:01 pm
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like roox said, just jeep your distance from the cars in front of you and stay away from the semis, you don't need 18 wheels throwing rocks at your new ride.
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stay back, you ride way close to the car front of you/////////////
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Old 31 Mar 2008, 07:31 pm
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I think it's worth it to get the precut kit. I would not get the bumper repainted in 3 years, because economical paint jobs are garbage, they aren't as thick as factory paint, and they never are a perfect match, and high quality paint jobs will definitely add up if you do it often. I don't know what brand of clear bra you're using but I know people who have this one http://www.xpel.com/ , and they absolutely love it!!! I'm getting the hood and whole bumper ones after I get my hood painted (I have 10k chips from highway driving). And yes, you do get it mainly from highway driving, but you can get in from city driving too. Driving far back from trucks doesn't help all that much, all cars fling debris behind them, and you also pick up debris yourself. I think it also depends on what condition of the road you are traveling, a new road is less likely to have chunks of asphalt everywhere like an old road.
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I think it's worth it to get the precut kit. I would not get the bumper repainted in 3 years, because economical paint jobs are garbage, they aren't as thick as factory paint, and they never are a perfect match, and high quality paint jobs will definitely add up if you do it often. I don't know what brand of clear bra you're using but I know people who have this one Paint Protection Film - XPEL Technologies Corp. , and they absolutely love it!!! I'm getting the hood and whole bumper ones after I get my hood painted (I have 10k chips from highway driving). And yes, you do get it mainly from highway driving, but you can get in from city driving too. Driving far back from trucks doesn't help all that much, all cars fling debris behind them, and you also pick up debris yourself. I think it also depends on what condition of the road you are traveling, a new road is less likely to have chunks of asphalt everywhere like an old road.
I agree with cbrdgt. I think getting a precut kit would be more economical in the long run since getting a paint job every 3 years or so would tend to add up in the end. And since it's mostly done bad, everything will just end up as a waste of money.

Getting chip rocks depends mainly on the condition of road you are driving on. Old roads are likely to have asphalt everywhere. The only way you can prevent this from damaging your bumpers is by getting those car bra.

Here's what my friend uses for his Acura Integra. Ever since he used the Acura Integra Car Bra, he didn't have to worry much about those chip rocks ruining his Acura.
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