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    looking for a black hood bra for R8

    HI all,

    I am looking for a black hood bra for the R8 gen 1 to protect it from stone chips on mountain road when I am doing tour with friends.
    Looks super ugly but it really helps against the stone bombardment from the car upfront me. Used it on the 1M too, everybody laughed but I was the only one who didn't need to repaint the hood after the second year....

    yes, I will have expl wrap on the front too and the bra additional if I am not the leading car of the convoy. Planning to do a huge mountain pass tour over a week till 10 days this year e.g. transsylvanian high mountain road is part of it.

    like this for BMWs: http://www.ebay.com/bhp/bmw-bra
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    Re: looking for a black hood bra for R8

    Hood Bras are still available? I thought those went the way of the dinosaur back in the 90's.
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    Re: looking for a black hood bra for R8

    Try this...

    https://www.amazon.com/3M-90000-Pain.../dp/B00BSKYM82

    With your Xpel wrap and this coat on top should prevent most chips. Dries clear and peels off like Plasti-dip. Good for track application too. Cheers.
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    Re: looking for a black hood bra for R8

    Quote Originally Posted by HowieR8 View Post
    Try this...

    https://www.amazon.com/3M-90000-Pain.../dp/B00BSKYM82

    With your Xpel wrap and this coat on top should prevent most chips. Dries clear and peels off like Plasti-dip. Good for track application too. Cheers.
    did u you use it....?
    the non-branded plastidip i have is much better&cheaper but all plastidips i tried had some effect on clear coat (new foliatec plastdip for spray guns only a small one) so not gonna use that on the R8. Use the plastidip on my race cars.

    But against bigger stones like you get on mountain roads I think due to the angel on the hood only the old-fashioned bra really protects...old, looks horrible but works.
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    Re: looking for a black hood bra for R8

    Quote Originally Posted by KfabR8 View Post
    Hood Bras are still available? I thought those went the way of the dinosaur back in the 90's.

    i knew someone would post it....but still from my own experience the only real protection for the hood on mountain roads.
    Still looking to order a bra but cannot find anything...

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    Re: looking for a black hood bra for R8

    LOL - sorry, I just couldn't resist. It just immediately made me think of my old 84 Z-28 Camero with the bra on the nose and louvers on the rear window.

    How hard would it be to have one made?
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    Re: looking for a black hood bra for R8

    Any good vendors for a physical front bumper and hood bra? This is for long road trips. I already have XPEL PPF but looking for a physical traditional bra source on a GEN1. Any advice?

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    Re: looking for a black hood bra for R8

    dang a hood bra on an r8? I wanna see that...80s all over again
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