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BingMyDog

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Posted: 02/18/19 08:01am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would like to know the Pros & Cons of using full front end bra when towing a car.

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I bought one for my Chevy Sonic (before I traded it) and used it a couple of times. Kind of a PIA to install, never really fit as I thought it should. Regardless of that, The instructions say to take it off, let it dry if it gets wet. Here in the south it rains a good bit. On long trips you’re bound to get rain, and of course when it rains water from the rear wheels, passing cars, will all end up on the toad. Ended up taking it off for good after a few weeks. Does it help prevent paint dings? I suppose, but I’ll not get another.


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Posted: 02/18/19 08:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Clear shield stick-on bra ... or one of those clip & strap vinyl ones that rub/polish the paint as air forces move it around?

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Forget the car bra and get a thing called an "underskirt"





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Posted: 02/18/19 10:04am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

been towing our jeeps for 15-seasons with no “bra” or other protection with no damage to our jeeps. save your $.


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Posted: 02/18/19 02:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

10 years towing our 2003 Sport Trac, we kept a bra on it all the time as we're full timers. Protected the paint on front, but wore thru the clear coat on ridges in hood. Not running with a bra on our Flex for the past two years, several chips on front of hood but not noticeable in passing. I feel a plastic Roadmaster Guardian Rock Guard would be of more protection, have one for our Miata I found used, but haven't towed it yet.


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We had a Bra on our 05 Tacoma for almost 4 years. BUT at least once a month I would remove it and wash. Sand can get underneath and rub the paint. When I sold the Tacoma I polished that area and it looked great. I did not use the hood part.

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