This Clear Bra Is Damage Control For Auto Paint
Apr 27, 2006
Vancouver, B.C., Canada, -- " No, Clear Bra has nothing at all to do with Victoria's Secret or ladies lingerie," clarifies ClearBra.ca owner, Andy Chersinoff, "ClearBra is the street name for automobile paint protection film, a clear, nearly undetectable, protective poly urethane film that is designed to resist impacts from everyday damaging road hazards such has gravel, debris, stones, road salt, acidic bugs, parking lot scrapes and dings, while allowing a vehicles unique colour and luster to shine through".
The clear bra paint protection film systems are nothing new, although the average local enthusiast is unaware of how far the clear bra systems have come, or that they even exist. In fact, clear car bras have been on the market for quite some time. The market started to boom in the States sometime around 2002, in neighbouring Washington state alone there are somewhere between 60 and 75 paint protection film dealers. The technology was initially developed for the U.S. Armed Forces Aerospace program to protect carbon fiber helicopter blades from debris; the film has since evolved to auto and marine OEM and aftermarket applications.
The natural trampoline effect provided by the ClearBra's composition protects any car, truck, RV, SUV, trailer, motorcycle or boat, for many years to come, life expectancy is 7+ years. Although, a ClearBra is not easily noticed, it is constantly at work protecting the vehicle from unsightly and costly chips, nicks and scratches. When it is time to trade up or sell the vehicle, the film can be removed to reveal paint that looks like new.
For most vehicles, the installation begins with an exact fitting computer cut pattern from bulk film, there are over 3000 vehicle patterns available. The surface areas where film is to be applied are cleaned and de-waxed, the film and vehicle are then moistened, film is then positioned in place and squeegeed onto the vehicle. Depending on the type of vehicle the process generally takes from 1 1/2 to 3 hours to install hood/fender, bumper and headlight package. For classic, exotics, hot rods etc. patterns are hand-made and take more time and talent.
"At present", says, Chersinoff owner of ClearBra.ca, a local installation firm, "the cost to the consumer is quite reasonable; example: a 2006 Honda Civic hood/fender, bumper and headlights package is $395.oo, while a BMW X3 SUV is $536.oo, complete installed.
ClearBra.ca currently offers convenient mobile on-site service throughout the Lower Fraser Valley, Vancouver area, of British Columbia. See www.clearbra.ca for more information.
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