The Ultimate Guide to Porsche Clear Bra
Everything you need to know that no one else will tell you.
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Today I am going to explain to you all of the things you need to know about installing paint protection film on your Porsche. Most of these are things that no one else will tell you, and they are, in fact by far some of the most important.
If you have just purchased a brand new Porsche, one of the best investments you can make is to protect its paint with clear bra. Clear bra is a type of paint protection film that is applied to the front end of the car and helps shield it from scratches, chips, and other damage. In this guide, we will discuss all aspects of Porsche paint protection film so that you can make an informed decision about whether or not to have it installed on your vehicle.
Porsche vehicles are known for their luxurious and sophisticated design. In order to keep your Porsche looking its best, it is important to protect the paint from any type of damage. Clear bra film is an invisible shield that helps to protect your car’s paint from chips, scratches, and other types of damage. This film is applied to the front end of the car and is virtually undetectable.
Watch this video of Paint Protection Film Clear Bra being installed on a 2022 Porsche 718.
Porsche Clear Bra Saves You Money
One of the benefits of having a clear bra installed on your Porsche is that it helps to protect the value of your vehicle. If you were ever to sell your Porsche, the fact that it has a clear bra would be a selling point for potential buyers.
Your Porsche is low to the ground
This means that it is more susceptible to road debris and other types of damage. By having a clear bra installed, you are protecting your vehicle’s paint from chips and scratches, which will help maintain its value over time.
Repainting parts of your Porsche means losing a lot of its value
If you were ever to need to have a panel repainted on your Taycan, Cayman or Cayenne, it will never match the original OEM color and if it is metallic, it usually needs to be feathered or blended into adjacent panels, which means it costs you more than just “painting the bumper”. This is because when a vehicle is repainted, even just a small section, it is no longer considered “OEM”.
Having paint work done on your Porsche means lost seller’s trust
Seller’s trust is a concept that once a doubt of an item’s integrity is brought into play – it will never be considered trustworthy and unable to reach its full value. When was the last time you saw a vehicle that had paint work or body work done that you didn’t immediately think was totaled in the back of your mind?
If your Porsche is a keepsake – do you really want to pass it down with rock chips?
We’re not talking about a 20-year-old beater that you don’t care about. We’re talking about an investment, which is what a Porsche is. If you plan on keeping your vehicle for more than just a few years and miles, it only makes sense to do everything in your power to protect its value – including the paint.
Don’t let the dealer sell you their low-quality paint protection film or ceramic coating
When you purchase a new Porsche, the dealer will try to upsell you on their paint protection film & paint coating. These products are usually of poor quality and do not provide adequate protection for your vehicle. In addition, it is often very expensive. We recommend that you do your research and purchase a high-quality paint protection film from a reputable company, such as Ceramic Pro Pottstown.
Watch this video to learn about what things to look for in a professional paint protection film shop.
How to pick a good shop for your Porsche Paint Protection Film
When you are looking for a shop to install your paint protection film, it is important to find one that has experience with luxury vehicles. You want to make sure that the installer is familiar with the delicate curves and contours of a Porsche so that they can apply the film correctly. In addition, you want to find a shop that uses high-quality film.
These are trusted paint protection films for your Porsche
A good paint protection film shop will offer you a film from one of these brands. This list below gives you the names of the companies that are trustworthy, their warranty length and if the warranty is transferable to the next owner.
- Ceramic Pro KAVACA – 12 Years Standalone or LIFETIME with ULTIMATE ARMOR – Transferable to next owner via proof of new ownership and verified VIN installation via Ceramic Pro Warranty Portal.
- PremiumShield – “Limited Lifetime Warranty” – Non-Transferable
- STEK – 10 years, Non-Transferable
- XPEL – 10 years, Transferable to next owner only with existing owner present @ original installer location.
- SunTek – 10 and 12 years – Non-Transferable
These films all offer an 8 to 12-year warranty and should be the bare minimum.
It’s not all about the product you have installed – what matters is the installation.
The quality of the installation is just as important, if not more important, than the quality of the product. A good installer will take their time to make sure that the film is applied correctly and they will be manufacture certified.
Hiding every edge of the film is often not advised – it will not stay put over time.
2 things – Paint protection film has a liquid installation media made of soap and water that floats under the film. This media needs to be evacuated so the adhesive makes contact with the paint. If there isn’t enough room for the squeegee to extract water at an edge, it will never seal.
Paint protection film only stretches so much – you can’t wrap the film around every edge of a Porsche without that film being overstretched. Eventually, the adhesive will fail and pull back.
Watch this video to learn about the differences between paint protection film & ceramic coatings.
Be wary of shops quoting you rock bottom and low prices for paint protection film
While it is important to get a good price on the paint protection film, you should be wary of shops that quote you rock-bottom prices. This is often an indication that they are using low-quality film and/or they do not have much experience installing it.
Without a CarFax-verified warranty, you can’t extract the tangible value at the time you try and resell it or trade your Porsche.
Make sure that the shop you choose offers a CarFax-verified warranty. This will ensure that you can get the full value of the paint protection film when you go to resell or trade your vehicle.
A good paint protection film shop will stand behind its work and offer a warranty.
Ceramic Pro Pottstown is a reputable shop that offers a CarFax-verified lifetime warranty on their films.
Read the reviews of the shop you choose – they matter.
Make sure to do your research and read the reviews of the shop you choose to install your paint protection film. This is an important step in ensuring that you are getting a high-quality installation. Those reviews should take the time to explain how the shop treated them as a client.
The bottom line is that this is more than just about rock chips.
It’s about protecting your investment. Paint Protection Film is an investment, just like your Porsche. When you have a clear bra installed on your Porsche, you are making an investment in the future of your vehicle. This film helps to protect the paint from damage, which will maintain the value of your car and keep it looking its best for years to come.
We hope that this guide has been helpful in teaching you about Porsche paint protection and why it is so important for your vehicle. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us, and we would be happy to help. Thanks for reading!
PEOPLE ALSO ASK
How much is a clear bra for a car?
Most paint protection film starts at about $1200 for a partial front end, $2000 for a full front (hood, bumper, fenders, headlights, mirrors), and about $2750 for a track package (full front + rocker panels & partial a-pillar), the full body starts at roughly $7000.
What does a clear bra do for a car?
Clear Bra adds a protective barrier to protect your Porsche from rock chips, scratches and unsightly damage that detracts from its value and looks.
How long does a clear bra last?
A clear bra can last for up to 12 years or even a lifetime depending on the product you have installed and the level of quality from the installation at the shop you choose.
Gabe Fletcher – originally an IT career turned now one of the leading automotive protection specialists on the east coast. Gabe possesses an unmatched dedication to motorsports, participating in region are TrackCross, AutoCross & HPDE events. His passion and drive for producing top-quality results on every car & creating a top-notch customer service experience for every client that comes into his shop is #1 priority. He has been featured in PPF Magazine, on the blog of CeramicPro.com and Urable.com as one of the fastest-growing automotive protection specialists in the industry.
About Ceramic Pro Pottstown
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