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Thanks, I'll consider getting my lights covered. I think I am going to go for partial hood coverage at an additional $240 installed, so the total for bumper, rocker panesl and partial hood is going to cost me $725. Full hood coverage is $480, which is a bit too much. Do you get any rockchips above the covered part of your hood? How about the mirrors?

The dealer (Newport European) quoted $13xx for starshield. Are you sure you can get it for $795 installed from the dealer?
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It was listed as $795 when I was shopping around on various websites for the Lotus. Who knows... maybe it's gone up in cost?

As for the front, I get some minor splashes on the access panels but nothing on the clam. The mirrors don't get hit it seems with anything but lots of road tar and grime.

If you find someone that can do a good job on our headlights, let me know. I would love to get mine done.

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Will, why not go to sticker city and get a headlight kit for around $50 and do it yourself..
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I have no faith in my ability to do a good job. With my skills, my headlight will come out looking like one of those fried cream cheese wonton deals with all the wrinkles and edges sticking up everywhere, assuming the headlight still works after, that is.

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Any recommendations on places to get starshield/clearbra installed in socal?
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I highly recommend TJ Wallace from theclearbra.com. He installed ventureshield protection on my car yesterday. His number is 714-350-6070. The total cost for bumper, partial hood, rocker panels and mirrors was $725. I didn't ask (or pay) for the mirror film, but he installed it anyways. The entire job took 3 hours and I got my car back the same day. He is a stand up guy who knows what he is doing. Spent a lot of time talking to me and gave me some very good advice on taking care of the film and general tips on paint touch up.
TJ is located in Orange.
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@vmx128: thanks! I will give him a call.
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holy thread revival but I just dropped my car off with TJ.

Went for paint chip repair, full car polish and then clear bra.

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My elise has three products on it. When I purchased it: Starshield was only on front portion of the clam, mirrors and rockers.

I found with sticky tires and mountain road driving (some sand from time to time) I needed the doors done.

Then I contacted Chufforia Grafix and got the pieces for the access panels, blinkers and headlights. I am very glad I did this.... it is like "parts insurance".

I suggest using 303 aerospace on the products...keeps them sun resistant and pliant. Increases protection too. Check this out:

3M Protective Film Clear Bra Test - Automotive Articles .com Magazine

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I plan to do a full repaint in a couple years. Then I'll slather it in track wrap and drive it down to GA so Keith can do the works.

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Just had my entire car repainted, haven't applied wax yet because I want to have the clear bra installed, is there any prepping involved prior to installing the bra? Should I not wax or polish it?
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Just had my entire car repainted, haven't applied wax yet because I want to have the clear bra installed, is there any prepping involved prior to installing the bra? Should I not wax or polish it?
You are essentially putting a big sheet of clear sticker on the car. Would you want it to stick to the raw surface or the wax/polish on top of the surface?

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