Unless you have ridiculous amounts of money to burn on high-end luxury cars you only plan on driving once a year, you probably plan on actually driving your car on a regular basis. Most luxury car owners buy their cars as the ultimate ride to wherever they need or want to go. They didn’t pay an entire year’s salary just to leave it sitting in the garage. And therein lays the biggest problem for high-end car owners who want to actually drive their cars: driving will take a toll on your investment.
Even just the elements can wreak havoc on your beautiful automobile. Rain, wind, dirt, gravel, sun exposure, sleet, hail, debris, stone chips, insects, etc. are all part of a continuous list describing the furious onslaught your car must survive. Sure, you may have never thought much about your car’s paint job when you drove a Civic. But you didn’t invest in a brand new Corvette just watch that immaculate, shimmering paint job wear off. You bought your car for it to look good, so how can you keep it looking every bit as beautiful as when you first saw it on the lot?
The answer is a clear bra, and more specifically, a 3M clear bra. The 3M clear bra is a thermoplastic urethane film applied to a car’s painted surfaces in order to protect it from anything the pain job will face with normal car use. While there are several quality brands available, 3M has the distinction of being universally well-received, at least from what we could find on the first few pages of Google search. It’s seriously impressive that we couldn’t find a single negative review for several pages. So how can your car benefit from the instillation of a clear bra?
1) Maintain Market Value
As you know, the market for a high-end automobile is distinctly different from the market for economy cars. With the limited number of models made each year, value does not automatically decline as the year fixed to the model gets farther away from the present. Value decline over time is not nearly as pronounced as value decline with wear and miles. This market is virtually opposite of the economy car market, where the year after the model is the most valuable element of your car. If your 2005 limited edition Corvette looks like it was just picked up off the lot, you will command top dollar. It pays to protect your paint.
2) You Can Barely See It
Okay, let’s be honest; if the coat doesn’t look good, it doesn’t matter how nicely it protects your paint. What’s the point of a breathtaking paint job you can’t see? Fortunately, 3M clear bras are hardly noticeable, with onlookers having to catch it at just the right angle to even tell the clear bra has been applied. Sure, it may douse the shimmer just a bit, but what’s better, a perfect look for a year or a near-perfect look for five years?
3) 5 Year Warranty
Here’s the best part for the cost conscious. 3M clear bras come with a five year warranty, so you can rest assured that you will get your money’s worth, even if the product doesn’t perform as advertised. A universal round of thumbs up and high fives says that you won’t need the warranty, but it’s always nice to be insured.
If you want to keep your paint job looking amazing, give 3M’s clear bra a try. The internet says you won’t be disappointed.
Tiffany Olson is a blogger from Northern California who writes on a myriad of topics including car paint protection, 3M Clear Bra, and Xpel Clear Bra. When she’s not blogging, you’ll usually find her reading, cooking, or hanging out with good friends.