ClearBraNJ's Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is Clear Bra?
A: Clear bra is a clear urethane film, primarily pre-cut using computer software, which can be applied to most surfaces and leading edges of your car, truck, motorcycle, or recreational vehicle. It serves to protect surfaces from unsightly chips and abrasions from rocks and other road debris, which allows your vehicle or boat’s flawless paint finish to shine through while providing a virtually invisible barrier.
Q: Why use 3M / VentureShield vs. other products?
A: ClearBraNJ uses paint protection products manufactured by industry leader 3M (including Ventureshield), using an indestructible eight mil thick (.008") clear urethane film with adhesive backing. Their products are optically clear and guaranteed for 5 years against yellowing or cracking.
The advantages of these products include:
1. Will NOT yellow or crack
2. Products are primarily computer cut, so there is no risk of damaging your clearcoat or paint by cutting on surfaces
3. Superior gloss and paint protection vs. our competitors’ products
4. Contains no UV inhibitors so your paint will match if the film is ever removed
These films are used and approved by major automotive manufacturers such as Ferrari, GM, Ford, Porsche, VW and Nissan to withstand freezing temperatures, and protect against extreme heat, oils and gasoline, in addition to stones and other abrasive elements.
Q: Can it be removed?
A: Yes. It can be removed easily and will not damage the factory paint.
Q: Will it really stop rocks from chipping the front of my car?
A: Yes. The material will prevent paint chips and abrasions by allowing rocks, stones, and other road debris to simply bounce off your car without leaving a mark. This will keep your paint looking brand new.
Q: Can I see a line where the paint protection film stops?
A: Yes. Although there will be a visible line on the surface(s) where applied, it will be virtually undetectable. This is a small compromise for the superior protection it provides. Also, consider that drawback compared to an unsightly leather hood bra and/or bug shield/deflector
Q: How long will it last? When will I have to replace the kit?
A: Clear Bra is covered under manufacturer warranty for five (5) years against yellowing and cracking. Additionally, as a certified installer, ClearBraNJ will cover the installation for up to 2 years. While the average life of the film is between five (5) and eight (8) years, it will only look as good as the clearcoat underneath it and the paint finish of the surfaces around it.
Q: What if my car has been repainted?
A: The film can be applied to repainted surfaces as easily as factory painted surfaces. However, neither the manufacturer nor ClearBraNJ express any guarantee that there will not be damage to the paint underneath the film if and when it is removed.
Q: How is the kit applied? Do you spray it on?
A: We receive the material in rolls. Our computer software, along with our other equipment, draws out and cuts the material into the specific pattern for your vehicle. The film has a mild adhesive backing that, when applied with a specific solution, allows it to safely but firmly adhere to the applicable surface(s).
Q: Will my paint fade differently under the film than it does on the rest of the car?
A: No. Ventureshield does not include any UV inhibitors that will make the paint fade abnormally.
Q: How long does it take to apply?
A: This depends on the vehicle, and how much surface area we are applying film to. It also depends on the specific material we are working with (in the case of vehicle vinyl or other “wrap” materials). A typical paint protection film installation can take anywhere from 1-4 hours. ClearBraNJ will make the installation as convenient as possible, offering mobile installation, the ability to wait for your vehicle, or we can arrange pickup/delivery.
Q: Are there any special care instructions?
A: To get the best appearance out of the film we recommend regular washes and waxing.
If you should get a spot that does not come off with normal washing, we recommend a product called Plexus.
Q: Will I see any evidence of the film on my painted surface(s)?
A: While the film is virtually clear once applied, keep it in mind that anything installed over a factory finish will in some way be detectable. There may also be slight imperfections in the film that are unavoidable, but in almost all cases these are undetectable unless closely scrutinized.