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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-19-02, 03:28 AM Thread Starter
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Whats the deal with Car Bras? :)

Ive just come into ownership of a car bra and was wondering what the deal is with rain and car bras. Instructions for the bra say to take it off its raining, but I see people driving around iwth em on even in the rain. Does anyone here have experience with car bras, and any negative side effects to leaving em on in the rain? cheers

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Maybe it's because if you don't take them off, water can get trapped inside which could lead to rust. That could be a reason, I'm not really sure.

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The trapped moisture would probably lead to mould growing on the inside of the bra too.

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I thought it would be more to do with the fact cars look weird with wet, hard and erect nipples :)

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i dont get car bras, i personally dont think they look good at all, yer they might stop some scratches but is it really worth it?
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Another factor is that they would reduce the effectiveness of the headlights.

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I thought it would be more to do with the fact cars look weird with wet, hard and erect nipples :)
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I thought it would be more to do with the fact cars look weird with wet, hard and erect nipples :)
Aaaaah hah hah hah hah....

After my recent trip to Melbourne, and the two inch thick layer of bugs on it by the time I was only half way there, I wouldn't mind getting a car bra......

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I have heard that they can also get stones under the bra itself and cause nice patterns in the paint work.

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I have had a car BRA for over 2 years now and must say that they are very usefull on long trips against stone chips, bugs and other objects stopped by the mesh grille from deflecting into your a/c condenser.
i have had mine on in the rain numerous times but don't leave it on any longer than 5-7 days. Dust and water can come together under the bra and form a wonderfull grinding paste which will damage your cars finish, also the car bra needs to be mounted tight otherwise constant moving around will also damage your paint.
The only maintenance is to take it off regulary and wash it with warm soapy water and hang up to dry, then apply some armourall or equiv. to preserve the vinly !!!

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