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Hi All,
I thought I'd share some images of my new car bra. I had one of these made for my X5 and found it worked really well. Great for country driving and it keeps the nose of the car well protected. Fitting and removal is pretty easy and the general fitment of the bra is really good. The bra has clear plastic over the lights and light bar. No issues with the parking sensors or radar.
I purchased this from Car Bra Australia - you'll note their label on the front RH side of the nose.

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I take it you drive on dirt roads? I know that these car “bras” are also popular in the states but less so here in Europe and the U.K. have to be honest think I would tolerate a few chips in the paint more than the cover but if I was using dirt roads i am well change my tune. But if you can fit and remove easily and there is a lot of potential for damage then they seem a very good idea. Are you pleased with the car?
 

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We have course chip roads in Australia and some stones can actually dent the front of the bonnet if you're unlucky. The bra offers greater protection in these unfortunate incents than say PPF.
I'm really enjoying the EQC. No issues to date and I love the refinement. It's a little more traditional in its approach which I find good and there's a depth to the car which makes it feel special.
Visibility from the drivers seat is not great, but fortunately there's cameras and sensors. I also didn't like the piano black trim on the centre console, so I wrapped it in matt vinyl. It turned out rally well.

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We have course chip roads in Australia and some stones can actually dent the front of the bonnet if you're unlucky. The bra offers greater protection in these unfortunate incents than say PPF.
I'm really enjoying the EQC. No issues to date and I love the refinement. It's a little more traditional in its approach which I find good and there's a depth to the car which makes it feel special.
Visibility from the drivers seat is not great, but fortunately there's cameras and sensors. I also didn't like the piano black trim on the centre console, so I wrapped it in matt vinyl. It turned out rally well.

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in such circumstances the bra seems a good idea. Agree totally re the black console and frustrated i could not spec an alternative. I am leasing so do not have the option of wrapping it as you have. Brilliant job it looks excellent and much better than the black gloss finish.
 

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How much did u pay to do the wrap?? Looks great!
Hi Natroth,
I purchased the black matt wrap on eBay for $15. The size of the wrap was far in excess of what I needed. I'm not sure if this is the best quality wrap etc, but it works really well. To do this perfectly you'd need to remove the centre console and then wrap the panel. To keep things simple, I just made a paper template with cutouts for the swtichgear and then transferred this to the wrap. I then used a very sharp, fine knife to cut around the switchgear. You can do this without scratching the piano finish. The result is not perfect, but it's 95% of the way there.
So much easier to maintain now.
Cheers.
 
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