The amount of coverage I got is around $1500, but it is an unusually overkill amount of coverage. To recap, mine is complete front bumper, headlights, foglights, complete hood, complete fenders, a-pillars, roof in front of the sunroof, he also ordered the side-mirror film but it was partial and I didn't like it because it left a line, so we removed it.how much did you guys pay? will it be cheaper if not cover the whole hood?
Mine was in the same ballpark, possibly just slightly cheaper; full front bumper, full hood, full fenders, headlights, foglights, A-pillars, Side Mirrors, and a little mud-flap like piece behind the rear wheels. My installer in La Verne uses the Ventureshield material.The amount of coverage I got is around $1500, but it is an unusually overkill amount of coverage. To recap, mine is complete front bumper, headlights, foglights, complete hood, complete fenders, a-pillars, roof in front of the sunroof, he also ordered the side-mirror film but it was partial and I didn't like it because it left a line, so we removed it.
Not sure about earlier Audis as this is the first one I've had, but I notice this car's paint chips more easily than any other car I've owned, which include a Mercedes and several older Toyotas. I had a conversation with Sizzle about it, and even my installer said he got an A5 in who wanted to get clearbra, but he had to turn her away because he didn't want to add film to such a severely chipped front bumper (that car had maybe 10k miles and was at most 8 months old).I guess whether it is "worth it" is a matter of opinion. I have never used it in 20 years of multiple audi ownerships and multiple colors including phantom black currently and although there are invariably small "dings" I have found that a touch up stick from audi does a nice job unless you get up close and very personal with the front end and then yes you can see it. However, another $1500 to prevent this seems excessive and I doubt you will get it back at trade in time--I have never been penalized at the time of trade in but I do trade in at least every 3 years. I do drive with some caution not trying to kiss the back end of cars or trucks ahead of me.
Sizzle something similar happened to me just recently! :wall:I swore to god I would never get a clearbra, but after hitting a crate on the freeway and taking a chunk out of my front end, I am gonna take the plunge.
This is the documentation that I got with my install:I noticed the clear coat is really sensitive with my A5, I'm guessing that is the same with everyone? I've been thinking of getting the clearbra but the only dealer near me doesn't install 3M. What is holding me back is when you polish/wax you can go right over the clearbra with no worries right? I'm afraid of investing all that money and the chemicals making it curl up and become useless after a few years.
I guess the thing to remember is that it is a sacrificial barrier, and if you do end up having to redo it in 3-4 years, it's still better and cheaper than getting your front end repainted, and all of the issues associated with that (color matching, etc).Appearance and Cure Time:
Spal Shield paint protection film has a cure time of 15-30 days. During this time, you may notice “blemishes”, clouding”, stretch marks”, and/or “bubbles”. This is normal and typical of the product, especially on darker colored cars. Any visible blemish or surface scratches that occur during the install will minimize over time and dissipate gradually when exposed to sunlight.
Spal Shield has been trained and certified in the professional installation of this film. While we are confident in our quality of workmanship, we still stress that there is no 100% dust free and stretch free installation. The film is designed to be a sacrificial barrier between your paint and the road debris, while remaining much less noticeable than a vinyl bra or bug shield. As always, we stand behind our work with total satisfaction guaranteed.
Product care Instructions:
It is recommended not to wash the vehicle for 48 hours after the installation. This will insure complete adhesion of the protective film. Once the film has set, you are able to wash the film just as you would the rest of the vehicle.
FREQUENTLY PROTECT WITH THE FOLLOWING APPROVED PRODUCTS:
• Plexus Cleaner and protector
• Turtle Wax Ice Liquid Polish
• Mequiar’s NXT Tech Wax 2.0 Liquid Polish
RECOMMENDED DETAIL SPRAYS TO USE BETWEEN WASHES AND WAX
• Mequiar’s Ultimate Detailer
• Turtle Wax Ice Detail Spray
Spal Shield film responds very well to these products and needs protection, just like your paint. Notice that all of these products are colorless and dye free. If you find a product with similar “clear” or “dye-free” characteristics, you may use it with great results.
Do not use any buffing or polishing wheels or use any abrasive, powdered polishes or dyed waxes as they may scratch, yellow and dull the Spal Shield paint protection.
Please visit www.spalshield.com for more information on care of your new Clear Bra.