Last post on Dec 28, 2007 at 10:46 AM
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Mar 12, 2006 (7:22 pm)
Re: the $450 vs 700 ripoff comment by sigt1. This person states do not be cheap and then states what his (or her) value is. I think the going rate is determined by the installer and the professionalism of the work. If the insatallation in top notch, then it's worth the premium price. sigt1 is placing a "preceived value" based on his, (or her), limited, and possibly biased opinion. I have had the Xpel/3M PPF installed on both of my cars and paid over $700 for each. AND, in each case, feel that I got the good deal. One is on a SRX that now has over 25K miles and zero paint damage to the front. The first car I have ever owned in 35 years that I could say that about. Go figure. sigt1 didn't even touch on the fact that vinyl bras really damage the paint they a suppose to protect. BEEN THERE, DONE THAT, GOT THE T SHIRT TO PROVE IT. (Or in this case, the hood and bumper on my Stealth).
#125 of 132 Re: clear bras [chauncey1]
Mar 12, 2006 (9:36 pm)
BEEN THERE, DONE THAT, GOT THE T SHIRT TO PROVE IT. (Or in this case, the hood and bumper on my Stealth).
You could take pics of them and post to your carspace!
Drive on over to my place!
#126 of 132 Re: clear bras [chauncey1]
Mar 24, 2006 (9:57 am)
I think you are being a little hard on sigt1.
I agree with that post, since I had the 3M installed on my Porsche...and initially was quoted $ 750 , but all things are negotiable, this is true for most things. ( except retail..but they do self negotiating by having dicounts and sales) . I ended up paying only $550 for the whole shebang....all things protected...and a double layer on the front light housings ( each costs over $1000 to replace)
It pays to negotiate to get the best product for the best price. I go by the motto...buy the best product at the best price.
You may want to pay retail high prices ....and that is OK..but it is not only OK...but indeed smart...to buy quality products for less....since that gives one value...VALUE.
I think you overpaid ....not that there is anything wrong with it....but I do not think it is smart to rip some other post who advocates smart shopping.
Just my humble opinion.....
Mar 24, 2006 (10:06 am)
A quote of $550 for 3M clear bra installation on the Odyssey. Am looking to see if there is a better deal from my first installer......
Last time he quoted $400 for acura TL.....
There are a wide range of prices....anywhere from $400 to $1000....depending on vehicle and how much the installer thinks you are willing to pay.
Installlation typically takes anywhere from 2 to 4 hours, depending on your vehicle front end complexity. He will need an enclosed space...and availability of outlets and water.....they can come out to your garage to install.
I had mine installed at the autobody shop...after all paint chips removed and paint was perfect.
....Remember, always ask the installer what their best price is...they may be willing to come down. My second installer lowered the price by $200, simply because I asked...and he was willing to come out to my home to custom install.....
hope this helps......
Apr 03, 2006 (6:29 pm)
Invisiguard installed on my Odyssey....
The installer was very nice...he said regular price was supposed to be $770...because the Odyssey has a lot of surface area to cover.
HE coverd all the front areas..grill, half of hood, both front end of front quarter panels...both headlights ( double layer) , both rear view mirrors, and both front door sides .... he came over from over 40 miles away...We gave him a gift for his kids..since he was so nice. The job was impeccable.
and final price out the door was $495.
#129 of 132 Which way to go?
Oct 13, 2006 (12:38 pm)
I am considering a bra of some sort for my brand new car. I found my first nick in it, so it has sparked my interest. I am very much on a budget so I am torn which way to go.
Vinyl Bra - looks like it might have problems and might not. Plus requires maintanence to keep in good shape.
Clear Bra - Will work great, but cost almost cost $500 to install.
I am all about protecting the car, but if it is going to cost as much as it costs to paint the entire vehicle, is it really worth it?
#130 of 132 Had one / got one
Oct 13, 2006 (4:28 pm)
I had a smoke colored bug deflector (Ford OEM) on my '01 Escape and it looked good until it started to cloud (common effect on the smoke deflectors). Well I just got my new Bugflector II by AVS for my '06 Pilot and boy howdy does it look good. The clear makes it very low profile and after about 5-10 ft away from car you can barely tell it's there.
Her are some pics;
you can see more pictures I took of 'The Beast' (yes it has a name, don't all cars?) on My Carspace.
#132 of 132 3M Clear Bra in Atlanta
Dec 28, 2007 (10:46 am)
Recently bought an 07 Odyssey and wanted clear bra applied. Numerous quotes in the Atlanta area from $650-900 for bumper/grille/hood/fender/mirrors (no headlights). Called Mike from Stone-X (www.stone-x.com) 678-367-1350. The address and phone on their website is outdated. They recently moved to Alpharetta. He quoted me $525+ tax. He was on vacation but had his installer Nate work on my car the next day. Application is excellent, with small gaps under the headlamps, but with edge coverage on the hood and fenders.
I am totally satisfied, hence, I thought I would share the info here for others.