Range Rover Demonstrates Clear Bra Ohio's Attention to Detail

The team at Clear Bra Ohio has one thing that separates us from all the others. Attention to detail. You see, even if other companies use the same products and we do, the installation is what separates the pros from the others. We just finished up this Range Rover and this was a perfect vehicle to explain the difference. 

As on all Range Rovers, the badge lettering on the hood is all individual separate letters. Many installers use clear bra kit that has cut outs around the letters so that the paint protection can be applied with the letters in place. While that gets the film on the car, it leaves edges as gaps around the letters that are not acceptable at Clear Bra Ohio.

On this car, we removed the factory badge and installed the material underneath and then re-installed each letter precisely. This gives a finished look with no visible seams or gaps. Does it take more time? Yes, but it yields superior results and that is why Clear Bra Ohio Does it that way. Look at the gallery below. Why would you ever want to compromise on a vehicle this beautiful. 

When attention to detail matters to you, there is no substitute for the pros at Clear Bra Ohio. The team at Clear Bra Ohio is the most experienced in the entire State of Ohio and we stand behind our work 100%. When you want and are ready for the very best, call us at (937) 271-8366 or email us at ClearBraQuotes@gmail.com to learn more about our services and pricing.

Practically Perfect, but in Need of Protection

A MINI Countryman is nearly a perfect vehicle for doing just about 90% of what you would need a vehicle to do. In fact, Forbes Magazine had this to say about this exact car in March of this year.

"Practically perfect in every way is a Mary Poppins catchphrase that suits any MINI. With four doors, a roomy rear seat, optional all-wheel drive and a sweet turbo engine, MINI’s new Countryman S ALL4 SUV is perfectly practical in almost every way."

However, even though it is Summer now, the full four seasons a car sees here in Ohio can be tough on even the most perfect vehicle. The weather can be hard on the paint finish and the insects, road debris and rocks can damage the paint on the front end before you even get the temporary tags removed. Just a reminder, this weather will be back again before you know it.

Photo Courtesy of MINI

Photo Courtesy of MINI

With that in mind, the owner of this MINI Countryman S ALL4 brought it to Clear Bra Ohio to get corrected from previous damage, protected from future damage and preserved to keep the finish glossy and looking great.

The first thing we did was to fully decontaminate the paint from all the first and debris that gets embedded into the surface over time. After the decontamination, we corrected the paint. This process involved refinishing the paint in stages to remove any scratches and swirl marks. 

Once the paint is looking factory fresh again, we applied a custom front end paint protection kit that covered the hood, front bumper and mirrors. To top it all off, we sealed everything with OptiCoat Pro paint coating. This will seal in the finish on both the paint and the paint protection which will keep them shiny and protected against contaminants for years. 

Take a look at the finished product in the gallery below and we think you will agree that this MINI is back to being the "Practically Perfect" car that Forbes Raved about and is not protected so it will stay that way.

When you have a car like this MINI that is "Practically Perfect", why trust the job to amateurs. The team at Clear Bra Ohio is the most experienced in the entire State of Ohio and we stand behind our work 100%. When you want and are ready for the very best, call us at (937) 271-8366 or email us at ClearBraQuotes@gmail.com to learn more about our services and pricing.

Beautiful Cat Gets a Spa Day

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I must admit to never being much of a Jaguar person. That was until I got a look at these new Jaguar F Types! The lines on this car are stunning from any angle, so it was expected that the owner of this beautiful car would want to make it look as good as possible. The issue was that this car had already seen some road time before it came to us and it needed to be restored back to it's full glory and then protected so it would stay looking that way.

When a car first comes in, we analyze what needs to be done to make it look it's very best. In this car's case it needed a Spa Day with Clear Bra Ohio. We began the day with a full decontamination the paint via a thorough wash and clay bar. We then spent time correcting the paint and removing any scratches and swirls that it had collected. We completed the restoration phase with a touch-up on any painted areas that had rock or road debris damage.

Once the restoration phase was complete, we move on to the preservation phase. In this phase we covered the newly restored paint with a full front end, custom paint protection film kit. This included the complete hood, number, front fenders and mirrors. This paint protection kit will help prevent this Jaguar from any additional damage from rocks, insects or road debris.

As a final step, We applied Opti-Coat Pro Plus Paint Coating to the entire car to preserve the shine and protect the surface from being damaged by any contaminants. As you can see from the gallery below, the end results were truly stunning. This car looked great when it arrived, but this cat definitely benefitted from a day at the Clear Bra Ohio Spa.

There are plenty of "detail" shops out there that can sell you a quick buff job and send you down the road. These places often do more long term damage to your paint than anything. There is a noticeable difference between what we do and others offer. When you want and are ready for the very best, call us at (937) 271-8366 or email us at ClearBraQuotes@gmail.com to learn more about our services and pricing.

Stealth Dodge Challenger Needed a Custom Clear Bra Solution

This Destroyer Grey Dodge Challenger is one stealthy looking vehicle. It has a combination of gloss paint and matte surfaces. This creates a dilemma when it comes to installing paint protection film. If you install gloss ppt over the matte surfaces, those areas lose the matte effect and appear glossy. To keep the gloss and matte areas looking the way it was designed while fully protecting the vehicle took a one-off custom solution. So, the team at Clear Bra designed and implemented a custom solution using several Suntek paint protection films for this client that met their protection needs and maintained the look they desired.

To finalize the protection, we applied Opti-Coat Pro on the entire vehicle including the wheels. This coating will enhance the vehicle finish and protect both the painted surfaces as well as the areas covered with paint protection films from damage by things like insects, bird droppings, etc. Check out the pictures below to see how great this car turned out.

We have said it before, but it bears repeating. There is a noticeable difference between what we do and others offer. When you want and are ready for the very best, call us at (937) 271-8366 or email us at ClearBraQuotes@gmail.com to learn more about our services and pricing.

 

This Corvette Might be Blue, But The Owner Won't Be

What a beautiful car! Not only was is the new Corvette a great looking car, but this particular blue really pops! However, with a paint that is as striking as this, swirl marks, rock chips and dings stick out like a sore thumb. The owner wanted to get the paint looking perfect and then prevent any damage from occurring. So they had our team do what we do best, Perfect it and Protect it!

The first step was to do a thorough paint correction. This will remove and swirl marks and light scratches and get the paint looking as good as possible before the paint protection film is installed.

Now comes the paint protection using Suntek Ultra paint protection film. Not only does this film look great and offer superior protection, it is also warranted from the manufacturer to stay looking great for 10 years!

We installed this paint protection film on the full hood after we removed the vents. This allows us to give complete coverage without any seams being visible. We also installed the film on the bumper and side rocker panel areas. 

When we were done, the car just looked stunning. The best part was that it would stay looking that way.

Every car look better when the paint shines the way it was designed and the damage is kept to a minimum. Whether you own something like this Corvette, or you just want to preserve your daily driver, the team at Clear Bra Ohio can help.

There is a noticeable difference between what we do and others offer. When you want and are ready for the very best, call us at (937) 271-8366 or email us at ClearBraQuotes@gmail.com to learn more about our services and pricing.

The Truth Behind Paint Protection Film Thickness Claims

Lately, it seems that there has been some misinformation about paint protection films and how well one particular brand may or may not protect as well as another. We wanted to give our customers information they can trust. So, what's the real truth behind that variety of paint protection films on the market and the level of protection they provide?

First, we should explain that all paint protection films made are constructed with multiple layers. Typically, you will have a release liner that covers the adhesive and is thrown away at the time of installation, an adhesive layer, the base polyurethane and a top clear coat. The protection of a particular film primarily comes from the overall thickness of the constructed stack. 

That being said, all top brands of paint protection film on the market have an 8.0 mil stack give or take 0.1 mil or so. That means that from a protection against damage caused by road debris or rocks, all brands should perform similarly. See the specifications of two of the largest manufacturers in the business below.

You will notice that both XPEL and Suntek have an overall thickness of 8.0 mil +/- 0.1 mil. In fact, the base polyurethane that gives the build of the protection is the same thickness for both films. 

So, why choose one over another? Even though the construction is similar, that doesn't mean both look the same on your car. You should ask to see samples of both installed on paint and determine which is right for you based on clarity, orange peel, discoloration, etc. You should also compare the expertise of the shop installing the film as this can have a huge impact on the way the final installation looks. Finally, you should compare the warranties and the companies standing behind those warranties. Unfortunately, sometime products fail. You want to be sure if something would happen to your paint protection film installation that the shop that installed it and the manufacturer of the material will stand behind it and take care of you.

If you have any questions about paint protection films, their construction, their appearance or their warranties, call us at (937) 271-8366 or email us at ClearBraQuotes@gmail.com. We would be happy to discuss this with you so that you can make an informed decision about your paint protection film installation. 

Lexus LC500 Gets a Clear Bra That Matches It's Design and Performance

The brand new Lexus LC 500 is one terrific looking car, but this is way more than just a gutless beauty. In Lexus' own words, The LC 500 allow you to "Experience a world-class prestige luxury coupe and a new era of uncompromising design and performance."

With that in mind, we wanted to create a custom paint protection kit that provided uncompromising design and performance too. Unlike companies that merely install kits created by someone else, Clear Bra Ohio has the ability to custom create the protection package for the specific vehicle and the wants of the owner. Check out this video overview of the installation.

In this case, all of the kits available have the hood installed in three pieces. Typically, we do everything possible to avoid the look of seams by installing panels in one piece and rolling the edges. As a result, we created one of our Signature Cut hood pieces for this car so that the entire hood could be installed in one piece instead of three. This not only allows the final installation to look better (Design), but also eliminates areas that can potentially peel or leave an area unprotected (Performance). In the gallery below, you will see some detailed pictures of this install.

This car now has a paint protection install that integrates design and performance in the same way the designers of this car envisioned. When you have something as special as this new piece of rolling art or you just want a high quality installation for your daily driver, Clear Bra Ohio is the choice you are looking for.  Accept no substitute! There is a noticeable difference between what we do and others offer. When you want and are ready for the very best, call us at (937) 271-8366 or email us at ClearBraQuotes@gmail.com to learn more about our services and pricing.

Tesla Model X Project - Where Technology Meets Protection

Modern cars don't get much more technologically advanced that the Tesla Model X. When you fully understand this vehicle's capabilities, you cannot help but be amazed. This is truly a slice of the future that is driving the roads now. 

That being said, there are parts of even this technological marvel that aren't that different than a vehicle made in 1987. What I am primarily speaking about is the paint finish of the vehicle. While paint technology has evolved, the durability of such paint has not been dramatically improved in decades. This car is just as vulnerable to paint chips, scratches and swirls marks as anything on the road. So, what can be done to bring the paint finish up to the cutting edge aspects found throughout the rest of the vehicle?

To start with, we had to remove all of the damage that had already occurred by the time the car made it to us. We set out to do a complete paint correction to restore the finish to factory fresh. Once that was complete, we installed an full front end paint protection film by Suntek. Their new Ultra film nearly disappears on the car and comes with a 10 year warranty so that it will stay looking great for years into the future. We also covered the painted seat backs to protect them from the inevitable scuffle with feet and bags getting in and out of the car.

Now, the car was corrected and protected, but it still needed one last step. Without proper finish protection, the vehicle surface is vulnerable to wear and tear that will begin to diminish the gloss and clarity of the paint. To solve this, we turn to a very high tech paint coating called Opti-Coat Pro Plus. This coating will protect the paint and the paint protection film from wear and tear and keep the car looking as glossy as the day we corrected it for years to come. 

I think you can see from these pictures and this video that the results were stunning. The best part is that the car is now set to stay looking that way because of the high tech paint protection film and paint coating that we used. You can protect the paint and keep your car looking great with a paint protection film installation from Clear Bra Ohio. Accept no substitute! There is a noticeable difference between what we do and others offer. When you want and are ready for the very best, call us at (937) 271-8366 or email us at ClearBraQuotes@gmail.com to learn more about our services and pricing.

Ultimate Driving Machine is Now Prepared for the Trip

You know the BMW slogan, "Ultimate Driving Machine"? Well, this M2 is a perfect example of what that means. Engineered to have power and handling in perfect balance to create a car that is both thrilling to drive and stunning to look at. 

However, all that engineering didn't go into this M2 to so that it could sit in a garage and be admired. This car was designed to tear up the road. However, one thing the factory didn't design into this car was protection from that life on the road. 

The owner of this car planned on using this car as it was intended, but wanted to keep it looking great also. After consultation, we decided on doing a full hood and front bumper along with coverage for the fenders and side mirrors also with Suntek Ultra paint protection film. This film now comes with a 10 year manufacturers warranty and it is hard to detect it is even on the car it looks so nice once installed. Check out the slideshow and video below to see the installation in process and the final result.

When your vehicle was engineered to the highest standards, don't compromise with inferior products installed by inexperienced technicians. When you want your vehicle to be protected and stay looking great, accept no substitute, contact the team at Clear Bra Ohio. There is a noticeable difference! When you want and are ready for the very best, call us at (937) 271-8366 or email us at ClearBraQuotes@gmail.com to learn more about our services and pricing.

Dodge Challenger Hellcat Gets Suntek Ultra Paint Protection Film

The owner of this orange beauty wanted to keep it from the inevitable damage that comes from regularly using a car like this on the roads in Ohio. That being said, the look on this car's face tells you that it doesn't want you messing around using any inferior products. We decided to do a partial hood, fender mirrors and full bumper paint protection install with Suntek Ultra paint protection film. This film has been a favorite of Clear Bra Ohio for awhile and now it comes with a Manufacturer's 10 Year Warranty. 

When you want your vehicle to be protected and stay looking great, contact the team at Clear Bra Ohio. There is a difference! When you are ready for the very best, call us at (937) 271-8366 or email us at ClearBraQuotes@gmail.com to learn more about our services and pricing.

New Honda Ridgeline Protected by Clear Bra Ohio

This new Honda Ridgeline came to us for a our traditional front-end protection package. After a thorough preparation of the painted surfaces to be protected, we installed Suntek Paint Protection Film on the front portion of the hood, leading edge of the fenders, the side mirrors and the full bumper.

When you want your vehicle to be protected and stay looking great, contact the team at Clear Bra Ohio. There is a difference! When you are ready for the very best, call us at (937) 271-8366 or email us at ClearBraQuotes@gmail.com to learn more about our services and pricing.

Audi R8 Gets Protected and Enhanced at the Same Time

The Audi R8 is a stunning car that has a futuristic look backed by terrific performance. However, the low body is susceptible to damage from rocks and road debris. This owner wanted to have his car protected, but also wanted to enhance the look by going with a matte finish. This is a very popular look for cars in this caliber and many manufacturers offer a matte paint option that is often well over a $10,000 up charge. On top of the added cost, the paint would still not be protected.

After discussion, we decided to do a full body wrap of the Suntek Ultra Matte paint protection film. This film will give the owner the desired protection while giving his factory paint a matte appearance at the same time. This is truly a situation where you can have the best of both worlds.

This installation was a full body wrap that was to have as few visible seams as possible. This entailed removing badges and fully tucking all edges. Check out the video below and the picture gallery and we think you will agree that the outcome is spectacular to look at and will stay that way because of the full body protection.

Whether you have a car like this R8, or just want to provide some protection to your daily driver, the details matter. Not all paint protection films are the same. In addition, the experience of the installer has a dramatic impact on the overall outcome. A great clear bra kit is all about the details, and when the details matter, don't settle for anything but the best possible outcome. You want it to be protected and look great. There is a difference! When you are ready for the very best, call Clear Bra Ohio at (937) 271-8366 or email us at ClearBraQuotes@gmail.com to learn more about our services and pricing.

1 Year Old Infiniti Goes From Tired to Dialed

This Infiniti was only 1 year old when it arrived at Clear Bra Ohio. Unfortunately, that year had taken it's toll! Car washes and Ohio weather had caused this black paint to look tired beyond the actual age of the car. 

The owner wanted the car to return to it's former glory and look like new again. This required a total of 20 hours of paint correction! The end result was stunning though. We took a tired finish and made it look better than the day it was delivered. To protect that flawless finish and add even extra pop to the shine, we gave the car a full application of Opti-Coat Pro. This paint coating will protect and preserve this finish for many years to come.

If you have a car thats finish has seen it's better days and you want to restore that like-new look again, contact us today! There is a difference! When you are ready for the very best, call Clear Bra Ohio at (937) 271-8366 or email us at ClearBraQuotes@gmail.com to learn more about our services and pricing.

Ford Focus RS Suits Up and is Ready for Battle!

The Ford Focus RS is a pretty cool car. It packs a lot of punch in a small package. The owner of this beauty wanted to protect it from damage by having Suntek paint protection film installed. After discussing the owner's needs, we opted to cover all the high wear areas. Check out the video and the gallery to see how this pocket rocket came out.

Not all paint protection films are the same. In addition, the experience of the installer has a dramatic impact on the overall outcome. A great clear bra kit is all about the details, and when the details matter, don't settle for anything but the best possible outcome. You want it to be protected and look great. There is a difference! When you are ready for the very best, call Clear Bra Ohio at (937) 271-8366 or email us at ClearBraQuotes@gmail.com to learn more about our services and pricing.

Stunning BMW 340i gets Corrected, Protected and Preserved

This BMW 340i was already stunning when it arrived, but it was a real head-turner when it left Clear Bra Ohio. This car received our full correction, protection and preservation service. We started by correcting any flaws that were in the paint. Next, we installed a clear bra using Suntek paint protection film. Finally, we did a complete exterior coating utilizing Opti-Coat Pro on the paint and wheels as well as Opti-Glass Pro on the windows. 

Check out the pictures in this gallery and the video to see the process and the final results.

When the details matter, don't settle for anything but the best possible outcome. You want it to be protected and look great. There is a difference! When you are ready for the very best, call Clear Bra Ohio at (937) 271-8366 or email us at ClearBraQuotes@gmail.com to learn more about our services and pricing.

Combine Beauty, Performance and Durability with Clear Bra Ohio

The X5 M is a perfect combination of beauty, performance and SUV durability. So, with a great vehicle like this, why would you settle for any less from your paint protection? This vehicle came to us for a paint protection film install on the front end and other high wear areas. While the owner wanted the protection, they did not want to degrade the look of this beauty with an inferior paint protection film or a sub-par installation.

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Check out this video that is an overview of the installation.

When the you want beauty, performance and durability with your paint protection film, don't settle for anything but the best possible outcome. You want it to be protected and look great. There is a difference! When you are ready for the very best, call Clear Bra Ohio at (937) 271-8366 or email us at ClearBraQuotes@gmail.com to learn more about our services and pricing. 

When Attention to Details Matters - New Acura NSX Visits Clear Bra Ohio

When Acura decided to build the next generation NSX, they knew it had to be perfect. The predecessor had such a loyal following and was revolutionary when it was released. This new model had to move the technology forward in the same way as the first NSX in a way that would not disappoint the loyalists. 

Enter the 2017 Acura NSX. This thing is nothing short of amazing! As the Acura website puts it,

"NSX TURNS HEADS AND SETS HEARTS RACING. From those who fell for the first-generation supercar in 1991, to those who got their first glimpse in a Super Bowl ad, NSX has always provoked an intense reaction. And when it’s driven, the response is unparalleled. This is a car created with and for emotion, engineered to become an extension of its driver with such fidelity, it’s hard to find the line between man and machine."

With this much attention to detail paid to building this car, the last thing the owner wanted to do was downgrade the car with a paint protection install not worthy of the car. When the details matter, people bring their vehicles to Clear Bra Ohio! Check out the brief video overview of the install and the pictures to see just how great this installation turned out.

So, when the details matter, don't settle for anything but the best possible outcome. You want it to be protected and look great. There is a difference! When you are ready for the very best, call Clear Bra Ohio at (937) 271-8366 or email us at ClearBraQuotes@gmail.com to learn more about our services and pricing. 

Are You Getting the Best Value on Services at the Dealership?

This article was written to provide some information about whether the products and services offered at a dealership represented the best value. We are using the word value specifically because there is much more than price that goes into whether a product or service is a good value. We plan to discuss two components of value below and how working with an independent company might provide you with a better value than using the dealership.

  1. Quality of the Service - It really doesn't matter what the price happens to be if you are not satisfied with the end result. When you make a busying decision, what you are looking for is the best overall result for the amount of money you are willing to pay. In many cases, an equivalent result will cost you more at a dealership. Likewise, you can often get a superior result by using an independent and spending the same money you would at the dealership. While not true in all circumstances, you can sometimes get a better result and spend less money by dealing with an independent shop.

    The best advice is to check pricing, view completed jobs and compare. Make sure you are getting the best outcome for what you are prepared to spend. At Clear Bra Ohio, we seek to provide the best overall value for our clients by  providing them an attention to detail at every price point that is second to none.
     
  2. Quality of the Products Used - In many cases, the quality of the products used does not become apparent for weeks, months or even years. What appeared to be a great value fades over time. The products that are used can play a huge part in this. The quality of the products that we can use for clear bra, paint corrections and paint coatings vary dramatically. Often, the results all look ok on the day of the install. What happens with the products of lower quality is that they tend to degrade in either looks or performance much faster than the higher quality choices.

    Because the dealership often does not specify exact products being used, it is hard to compare precisely what level of quality you might be be getting. The best advice is to ask what products are being used on your vehicle. At Clear Bra Ohio, we have thoroughly tested every product that we offer to ensure we are providing the greatest overall quality at each price level.

We hope that this helps you differentiate between whether to have services like clear bra or paint coatings / sealants done at a dealership or independent shop. Ask questions. Know what you are paying for. We want to educate our potential customers as we feel that the more informed they become, the better value they will realize they receive at Clear Bra Ohio. 

If you have any questions at all, please contact us by calling (937) 271-8366 or emailing us at ClearBraQuotes@gmail.com. We would be happy to help as you weigh your options. There is a difference! When you want the very best value, call Clear Bra Ohio.
 

 

Ferrari F430 Gets Professional Paint Protection by Clear Bra Ohio

A Ferrari F430 is a stunning looking car from every angle, and when you have a car like this, you want to use it! However, nothing ruins the look of a car like this faster than a paint chip or road damage. So, how do you keep the car looking great while still enjoying it? You bring it to Clear Bra Ohio to get a paint protection film that will protect the vehicle finish from road debris, rocks, insects, etc.

This vehicle received our Signature, custom fabricated protection on the entire front end, headlights and rocker panels all without any visible seams. This included doing both fenders in one continuous piece so that there is no center seam needed. This is not an "off-the-shelf" install! So, don't hide a beauty like this away in the garage, use it as Enzo Ferrari intended, but use it safely with protection from Clear Bra Ohio.

Also, check out this brief video overview of the project and the final results.

If you have a vehicle that needs protected, don't settle for anything but the best possible outcome. There is a difference! When you are ready for the very best, call Clear Bra Ohio at (937) 271-8366 or email us at ClearBraQuotes@gmail.com to learn more about our Total Vehicle Protection #TVP, other services and our pricing.