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    Bra for my S3???

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    I am sorry if this topic has been covered already but...
    Im having some paint work done on my s3 and as the bonnet seems to get alot of stone chips i was wondering what people thought of bra's? Also i would be very greatful if anybody has any pictures.
    Do they mark the paintwork? Scratch where they hook on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by S3 Paul
    Hi
    I am sorry if this topic has been covered already but...
    Im having some paint work done on my s3 and as the bonnet seems to get alot of stone chips i was wondering what people thought of bra's? Also i would be very greatful if anybody has any pictures.
    Do they mark the paintwork? Scratch where they hook on?

    Thanks people

    I was also looking at these, but came to the conclusion its just not worth it! no point in protecting 6inches of bonnet when the whole front bumper is open to it all.

    Look a bit gay aswell
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    I was going to get one but was put off with rumours of it causing condensation and attracting rust

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    The guy who did my tints does a cover in see through film,I can't remember what it's called but someone must have heard of it before. It looks good because you can't really see it well unless you're close and does a great job at protecting paint work
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    Good idea that.

    Cling film anyone?

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    I actualy know people that do put cling film over the bumper and bonnet to drive to shows. Held in place with masking tape.

    I wasnt planning on leaving it on all the time, Just for road trips to cornwal and track time.
    I think i have heard of the film... i think the one i heard of was made by 3M???

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    Ha ha try finding something like that not made by 3M!!

    As for the bra's Personally I think they look S*#T!

    I have seen them used abroad & they not only look bad, the leave a noticeable line where the rest of the paint fades over time.

    Not only that they scratch the paint due to grit getting under them!

    No thanks, not for me
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    it's not cling film, it's a much tougher see through sheet. Works a treat
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    Lets be clear on this, Bra's are for boobs, so unless your S3 has grown some, I would leave the bra off, it's more sexy without it.


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    back of top gear magazine, can;t find one to hand. they advertise for loads of expensive cars (porsche, ferrari etc) but the film needs to be UV neutral otherwise your bonnet will have brighter paint than the covered bit.
    not cheap though
    google is your friend.

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    In the mountain bike trade we use a clear tape that is about 1mm think and is hard to be seen, protects paint work a treat but is costly!!

    Another form of clear tape is helicopter tape, google should bring up suppliers
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    They look crap. Dont do it.
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    Inn the biking trade you could also use mud guards (looks gay) and chain protetors with tensioners.

    But this wouldn't look right on an S3 bonnet.

    You'd really want to make sure its 100% dry before putting any bra on otherwise brown nipples might show in the future!!!

    I'd imaging anything 1mm thick will cut out a few UV rays and the bonnet would be a different colour to the rest of the car in time. This might need more work than a few chips.

    Personally I say no to bras they are made to get in the way, be bare !!!

    That S3 looks like someone put half a tent on the car and gave up .

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    On my Boss's Noble M400 he has the 3M Protection Film, which covers the areas most likely to get hit from chips, bumper, front bonnet, sills and air intakes. He also had his car resprayed with some sort of paint that has build in protection/armourfend like qualities so trying to chip it would mean getting a chisel out, if you're doing 150+ in Le Mans then it makes sense.

    Quite few companies do it Ventureshield or Paint Shield or something, eitherway you are looking at 3-400 quid and a half day to a day to get it one. They offer a money back guarantee if it 'yellows up', also make sure you have no bubbles or lips that can get grit in it as it will feck up big time.
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    might not look bad if ur s3s black?
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    Here is mine on my Dark Blue A3, I realise they are not to everybody's taste.

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    what stops dirt getting under the bra and causing even more damage ???
    red to red black to black blue to bits

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    I think they'd look good on for a show or something,

    How much are they and where do you get them from?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaywoo_A3
    Here is mine on my Dark Blue A3, I realise they are not to everybody's taste.

    Do you keep Toblerone bars inside the tops of the bra?


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    Quote Originally Posted by fingermouse
    what stops dirt getting under the bra and causing even more damage ???
    The driver, I only put it on when the car is clean and dry,

    Quote Originally Posted by Jojo
    Do you keep Toblerone bars inside the tops of the bra?
    Funny you should say that, yes i do it makes a tasty snack whilst cleaning under the bonnet and also keeps the nice and chilled!

    Quote Originally Posted by A3 Turbo
    I think they'd look good on for a show or something,

    How much are they and where do you get them from?
    Try Autobra.co.uk thats where i got mine from, but someone on ED38 was selling them cheap.
    Last edited by Jaywoo_A3; 29th January 2008 at 14:43.

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    finally got pics of mine , still not sure but i do like being different , you can see that by looking at my grille badge and my other car


    waits for the abuse










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    Nice Corrado.


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    I swear everytime Rob posts pictures of the A3 .. all he gets is.. "more of the corrado?" or "nice corrado" ..lol.

    Bra looks alright though! rims gonna get sorted soon..? not keen on the grill badge i'm afraid !


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    wheels been off for a home referb over the winter got to get one tire changed and then they are ready to go on , got ebc drilled and groved disks on the way greenstuff pads waiting all we need now is some better weather bet you've seen these before somewhere


    as for the badge couldn't face putting quattro or S line on when its not but it is a 20V







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    I have 20V on the back of my S3(Don't ask, it was there when I brought it), and the amount of people asking me if it's a 2.0 litre....


    99' Audi S3(APY) - Brilliant Black Click>>>Going Sideways vid!
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    not feeling the bra at all.
    not as bad on the darker cars.
    but still every one has there
    own fetish.

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    ..fetish.

    LOL.


    I like "Posh Fiats"

 

 

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