Anybody seen a bra up close?

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Uncle_Clanger
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Anybody seen a bra up close?

Post by Uncle_Clanger » Sat 02 Jul, 2016 15:43

I've not long had a respray and I've been browsing solutions for some chip protection. These so called "bras" :shake: ... Has anybody actually seen one fitted to a zed? I'm sure the manufacturers (colgan) do a good job of making them look less ridiculous in the photos but would like to know if anybody has ever seen or fitted one.

Also has anybody used a clear 3m vinyl to protect paintwork? Any thoughts/ideas or experience would be appreciated.

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Re: Anybody seen a bra up close?

Post by Phil » Sat 02 Jul, 2016 18:23

I've seen one fitted - they spoil the look of the car.
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mrscalex
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Re: Anybody seen a bra up close?

Post by mrscalex » Sat 02 Jul, 2016 20:10

I'd rather have a stone-chipped bonnet to be honest.

How about getting a clear vinyl wrap if you are determined to protect it? If it's done by a reputable body shop you won't notice it other than a slight darkening of the paint colour.
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Re: Anybody seen a bra up close?

Post by Bonzo » Sat 02 Jul, 2016 23:41

I think a big one improves the look of a Z4
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Re: Anybody seen a bra up close?

Post by Southernboy » Sun 03 Jul, 2016 09:03

RUSTOLEUM do a spray on clear coat specifically for stone chips. It's a "peel off" product afetr use. ie. when it starts looking a little "worn" you can simply peel it of and re-spray the area you want protected. RUSTOLEUM advertise it for trucks on the can.... Probably works like the PLASTIDIP stuff.

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Dave L2
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Re: Anybody seen a bra up close?

Post by Dave L2 » Mon 04 Jul, 2016 11:57

I like Lacy ones ;)
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Re: Anybody seen a bra up close?

Post by Bonzo » Mon 04 Jul, 2016 21:26

With a matching suspender belt. :D
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mrscalex
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Re: Anybody seen a bra up close?

Post by mrscalex » Mon 04 Jul, 2016 22:46

Dave L2 wrote:I like Lacy ones ;)
Bonzo wrote:With a matching suspender belt. :D
That's okay guys - we welcome all sorts around here. Cross-dressing is fine :lol:
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1999 Z3 1.9 Boston Green (Dimitri) - My brother's car owned from new and restored by me
2001 Z3 2.2 Topaz Blue (Trudy) - My car rebuilt from a write-off
2002 Z3 2.2 Titan Silver (Okus) - Project car waiting for a new engine
2001 Z3 2.2 Topaz Blue (Debra) - Donor car/breaker
1998 Z3 1.9 Boston Green (Allsworth) - Donor car/breaker now gone to Z3 heaven
Always happy to try and help with spares :)

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Re: Anybody seen a bra up close?

Post by Uncle_Clanger » Tue 05 Jul, 2016 00:21

mrscalex wrote:
Dave L2 wrote:I like Lacy ones ;)
Bonzo wrote:With a matching suspender belt. :D
That's okay guys - we welcome all sorts around here. Cross-dressing is fine :lol:
Quite looking forward to the next social gathering now...could be the next C4 documentary "cars and their Bras".... Fair warning then please if it's fancy dress :nerd:

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Re: Anybody seen a bra up close?

Post by bertiejaffa » Tue 05 Jul, 2016 01:48

Bloody awful.... Don't do it! I had quite a lot of work done 18 months ago including full front bumper respray. DTEC ruined that!! But that's the price of driving hard and aggressive - I'm just gonna have to have it done again, this time probably when I have the hardtop done

Bottom line - if you don't want stone chips, don't drive up someone's arse (and whether you agree or not that's the reason you get them), and I f you don't want to drive up someone's arse then overtake quickly or get a different car :lol:
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Dave L2
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Re: Anybody seen a bra up close?

Post by Dave L2 » Thu 07 Jul, 2016 16:51

Bonzo wrote:With a matching suspender belt. :D
Still finding It difficult to get the stockings over my wheels without laddering them :shock:
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motco
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Re: Anybody seen a bra up close?

Post by motco » Thu 07 Jul, 2016 17:04

mrscalex wrote:
Dave L2 wrote:I like Lacy ones ;)
Bonzo wrote:With a matching suspender belt. :D
That's okay guys - we welcome all sorts around here. Cross-dressing is fine :lol:
Steady on chaps, I'm coming all over a-tremble! :lol:

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Re: Anybody seen a bra up close?

Post by Bonzo » Fri 08 Jul, 2016 00:54

bertiejaffa wrote:Bloody awful.... Don't do it! I had quite a lot of work done 18 months ago including full front bumper respray. DTEC ruined that!! But that's the price of driving hard and aggressive - I'm just gonna have to have it done again, this time probably when I have the hardtop done

Bottom line - if you don't want stone chips, don't drive up someone's arse (and whether you agree or not that's the reason you get them), and I f you don't want to drive up someone's arse then overtake quickly or get a different car :lol:
'Driving up someones arse,' as you so eloquently put it, must be very annoying for the person whose arse you are driving up. I know it annoys the hell out of me if someone drives on my tail, I think it's very bad manners, is intimidating, irresponsible and shows a a lack of respect for other road users................. Hang on.... this is a wind up isn't it? Doh....
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motco
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Re: Anybody seen a bra up close?

Post by motco » Sat 09 Jul, 2016 17:47

I really have to admit that this Monty Python sketch comes to mind:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGrvQ1c5khU

:D

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Re: Anybody seen a bra up close?

Post by Bonzo » Sun 10 Jul, 2016 00:00

Say no more squire!
Z3lda (Zelda), 1998 2.8, Montreal Blue, Beige Oregon leather interior and M steering wheel, Sports Seats, Wood trim, Chrome Line Interior, Centre armrest with Cupholder, Alpina Softline wheels, Chromed Angel Eyes, De- tango'd, Rear stone guards, Sport aerial, ASC front strut brace, Strong Strut Butt Strut and Body Brace, Uprated brake fluid, Yellowstuff pads 78k.

Bonzo
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Re: Anybody seen a bra up close?

Post by Bonzo » Sun 10 Jul, 2016 00:06

Steady on chaps, I'm coming all over a-tremble! :lol:[/quote]

Ah me, the old knee tremblers........... who said romance was dead. :shock:
Z3lda (Zelda), 1998 2.8, Montreal Blue, Beige Oregon leather interior and M steering wheel, Sports Seats, Wood trim, Chrome Line Interior, Centre armrest with Cupholder, Alpina Softline wheels, Chromed Angel Eyes, De- tango'd, Rear stone guards, Sport aerial, ASC front strut brace, Strong Strut Butt Strut and Body Brace, Uprated brake fluid, Yellowstuff pads 78k.

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