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Is this a clear bra?

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by Blacktooth, Apr 18, 2020.

  1. Apr 18, 2020 at 10:03 PM
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    Blacktooth

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    As I'm getting to know my new (to me) Tundra, I noticed a clear film covering the hood. I'm assuming it's a clear bra? I've never entertained one, what are the pro's and con's?

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  2. Apr 18, 2020 at 10:27 PM
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    dcsleeper408

    dcsleeper408 BASTRDS

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    Looks like clear bra.
    Pros
    Save from small rock chips/swirls/scratches
    Keeps paint protected
    Cons
    Some start to yellow,cheaper brands get marring if you don’t take care of it correctly, peel off if not applied correctly
     
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  3. Apr 18, 2020 at 10:33 PM
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    TacomaLC

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    Another con: paint under the clear bra will fade less and eventually paint will look darker than unprotected areas
     
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  4. Apr 18, 2020 at 10:52 PM
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    Ryuu

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    another con: get hit hard enough by a rock, the paint chips under the bra and now you have a crumbly paint chip stuck under there...ask me how I know.
     
  5. Apr 19, 2020 at 1:21 AM
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    Johnsonman

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    LED headlamps/fogs; interior footlamps.
    My white vehicle came with it all over, has 'yellowed' slightly, don't really like it, wonder how I'm supposed to take care of it 'correctly' and I really wonder if/how I can remove it Safely? Anyone know how? TY...
     
  6. Apr 19, 2020 at 11:12 AM
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    Clear bra but my installer wrapped the front/side edges so less obvious
     
  7. Apr 19, 2020 at 11:27 AM
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    Genuine Cooling Systems

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    I'm sure a heat gun will take it off
     
  8. Apr 19, 2020 at 1:05 PM
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    1lowlife

    1lowlife Toxic prick and pavement princess..

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    I would use a 3M eraser wheel.
    It is what I used to remove my TSS decal off the bed side and the residue from removing the SR5 and Tundra badges.

    https://www.amazon.com/3M-03612-Adhesive-Eraser-Wheel/dp/B005RNGN8I

    Straight to the point, watch to the end..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUj96ns1l7w

    More detail..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AscVrV6E_kg
     
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  9. Apr 19, 2020 at 1:12 PM
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    Blueknights75

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    Mine came with the clear protective package from the dealership when I purchased my Tundra. Love it!
     
  10. Apr 19, 2020 at 3:28 PM
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    SMK Shoe

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    Surprised it took nine replys to get to the pictures
     
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  11. Apr 19, 2020 at 3:34 PM
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    I had Expel PPF, but removed it after a nasty rock chip. The film looked a lot worse after the hit, and there was no fixing the damaged ppf except to remove, and maybe reapply. I did not reapply. Touched up the chip with Langka blob remover, looks good. TO REMOVE, I used a clothing wrinkle steamer, and it peeled off with no damage to the paint. When peeling, pull the ppf back on to itself. There’s a lot of “how to” videos on YouTube.
     

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