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Clear Bra Paint Protection Film

If you’re about to buy a new car, then you probably want your new investment to look fresh forever.  In other words, you don’t want it to suffer from wear and tear over the months and years. If that is true, then you‘d do well to protect your car from the forces of nature that can destroy its appearance.

What kind of protection do you need to provide your car? Clear Bra Paint Protection. You may be hearing the term for the first time. Even if you’ve heard it before, you are unlikely to know all the details that show exactly why “Clear Bra” protection for your car is necessary. Let us do the honors of formally introducing you to the Clear Bra Paint Protection Film.

What is Paint Protection Film?

Before we introduce you to Clear Bra protection, it is important to discuss paint protection film and why it is needed.  This may be news to a lot of people, but the automotive paint protection film we have was originally developed for the U.S military.

This development dates back to the 1960s during the period of the Vietnam War. This was a time when the U.S Department of Defense (DOD) faced issues with sensitive military such as helicopter rotor blades that were at risk of damage from flying shrapnel and even debris.

This led to US DOD contacting 3M Corporation for the development of a lightweight and transparent protective layer.  What the company ultimately developed was a helicopter tape, which was a customized urethane film. Since it was developed for use by the military, the original paint protection film did not have the ‘sparkle’ that modern paint protection films have.

Although the first paint protection film lacked luster and was incredibly dull, it did exceptionally well what it was developed for: protecting the things where it was applied.  It greatly helped to eliminate damage from general wear and tear, UV rays, and stone chips.

Modern automotive paint protection films are every different from the original protection film developed for the U.S military. Unlike the latter, they are a thermoplastic urethane film of the highest quality that can be applied to the topcoat or a new or used car’s painted surfaces. Today, paint protection films come in a range of colors and many thickness levels.

Highly resistant to corrosion and acidic contaminants, modern urethane paint protection films ensure protection against acid rain, bug splatter, mineral deposits, bird droppings, and more. Additionally, they minimize the oxidation caused by excessive exposure to UV light or the sun.

Today, automotive paint protection films come in many different brand names, including Clear Mask, Car Scratch Protection Film, Invisible Shield, Rock Chip Protection, Clear Wrap, and Clear Bra. The most popular and arguably the most effective of these is the Clear Bra. Following is a detailed look at Clear Bra Paint Protection.

Understanding Clear Bra Paint Protection

The following are the answers to some of the commonly asked questions about Clear Bra that will help you to understand Clear Bra Paint Protection and why it is needed.

What is Clear Bra?

The most popular automotive paint protection film brand today, Clear Bra, is the default name for modern paint protection films. A plastic wrap, Clear Bra Paint Protection, is typically applied by a factory trained HUPER OPTIK, AUTOBAHN, and XPEL Dealer like A2D Auto Films. However, there some DIY options for bumpers, door edges, fenders, etc.  Though, it is always best to take help of a professional no matter how simple the task of applying Clear Bra looks.

After Clear Bra film is applied to the area of your car where it is required, it will ensure the protection of that area from debris on the road that might kick up and cause a chip or scratch on your car’s paint.  A question that many car owners have about Clear Bra films is: why don’t we see a lot of cars today with these treatments? People who know a little bit about Clear Bra but not too much will put the blame on their ‘high’ cost.

However, what these people don’t know is that these treatments are custom cut and the cost of Clear Bra Paint Protection will vary based on how many panels you need done.  The real reason why we don’t see Clear Bra on as many cars as we should is that these treatments are custom cut and hand-applied. Not many people today have the expertise to do this. However, if you do a quick search for ‘factory-trained Autobahn and Huper Optik dealer,’ then you will be able to find an experienced professional with expertise in the Clear Bra Protection Film application.

What is the Technology behind Clear Bra?

The main ingredient or technology behind Clear Bra is urethane. Made from carbamate links, urethane is a versatile and powerful polymer.  A transparent and lightweight compound, urethane is not susceptible to cracks or tears. Additionally, it is highly resistant to corrosion, abrasion, and impact. Lastly, urethane is incredibly flexible which allows it to return to its normal shape after it is disfigured or stretched.

Urethane makes up the central layer of the Clear Bra film. There are two other layers found in the film: an elastomeric polymers clear coat and an acrylic adhesive coat. Since it has low surface energy, the clear coat at the top helps to prevent organic compounds, such as bird droppings or bugs, from binding with the film. On the other hand, the acrylic adhesive coat at the bottom can be stretched and cloaked around your curve of your car. Additionally, as the coat is invisible, it will not affect the appearance of the paint.

What are the Benefits of Using Clear Bra?

There are countless benefits of getting Clear Bra Paint Protection for your car. However, the following are the main pros of using this paint protection film:

  • XPEL Stealth (the only way to prevent scratch on matte paint)
  • Durable paint protection for areas most at risk of damage from debris and other external elements
  • Long-term value
  • No more need to repaint car’s fascia or bumper after every few years

Final Word

As seen above, Clear Bra Paint Protection Film is one of the best ways to protect your car and keep it looking new. To get the most out of Clear Bra Film, use a factory trained Autobahn and Huber Optik dealer for its application in your car. This will serve you well!

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