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Window Tinting, Treatments, and More

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Archive for February, 2017

Clear Bra (a.k.a. paint protection film) is one of the lesser known products we offer at Beverly Hills Window Tinting & Treatments. New car owners, those that have just had their car painted, or anyone who wants to protect their car’s paint, should consider having paint protection film installed.

Benefits of having clear bra

If you’ve ever gotten a new car, you know how painful it is when it gets its first scratch!

Imagine this is your new car and you’re driving down a dirt road when the truck in front of you kicks up a few pebbles that hit your car’s hood.

Car with paint protection film driving on a dirt road

Without paint protection, your car’s hood is gonna have some nice new dings in it. But with clear bra, it will look as new as the day you drove it off the dealer’s parking lot.

But that’s not all. Clear bra also protects your car’s paint from:

  • Road debris such as re-tread from truck tires or fallen palm fronds
  • Dead insects (Think: driving on I-75 during Love Bug season)
  • Roadside salt & sand if you happen to venture up north in the winter
  • The corrosive effects of bird droppings

In essence, paint protection films are the ultimate defense against road rash.

Where to install paint protection films on your car

Unless you’re a stunt driver who makes his living driving his car in reverse, there’s very little need to have paint protection films installed on the rear end of your vehicle.

The paint on the front and sides are most prone to being damaged so we recommend getting the following areas covered:

  • Front bumper
  • Hood
  • Rocker panels
  • Side view mirrors
  • Fenders
  • Door edges, handles, and steps

Check out our interactive film viewer below to see the exact areas we are referring to.

Why we believe LLumar® paint protection films are the best

We only install paint protection films from LLumar® at our window tint shops in Naples and Fort Myers, FL.

The reason why is because LLumar’s automotive paint protection films:

  • Are covered by a 5 year warranty (certain restrictions apply)
  • Are high-gloss and virtually invisible to the naked eye
  • Provide superior durability to other brands we’ve tried in the past
  • Have a clear coat finish that self-heals when scratched and is resistant to cracks, yellowing, and staining

Other clear bra films that we’ve tested tend to crack as they age and it can get ugly, especially when you try to remove it! Most tinting shops will charge you by the hour to remove clear bra because each individual piece of film must be removed.

It can become a tedious, time consuming job. With splintered film like this, you’re looking at a 9 hour job, at least!

Cracked clear bra paint protection film

If you have paint protection film currently installed on your car, check it for signs of cracking. Don’t ever let it get this bad otherwise you’ll probably have to remove it yourself. Not too many tint shops will touch something like this.

If your car is showing signs of cracking, the sooner you bring it in to us, the better.

We’re here when you need us. Click to get a free quote if you want paint protection for your car in Southwest Florida.


P.S. Even with clear bra installed, you can wash and wax your car just like you normally would with no adverse effects.

4 Ways to Reduce costs increase profit and improve guest comfortIf you own or manage a:

  • Hotel
  • Nursing home
  • Assisted living facility
  • Restaurant
  • School
  • Government building
  • Commercial building

4 Ways to Reduce Costs, Increase Profit, & Improve Guest Comfort was written especially for you. In previous blog posts, we covered how:

  1. Energy saving solar window films could see annual savings of up to 30% with improved HVAC efficiency.
  2. Safety and security window films give both you and your guests peace of mind from wind-blown debris in storms and save you money on stolen goods in the case of a B&E.
  3. Decorative & privacy window films not only can be used to beautify your facility, but provide more privacy to your occupants.
  4. Energy efficient custom window treatments manage sunlight in any room, diverting blinding rays and controlling heat.

Although we covered the contents of this eBook in the previous posts above, you’re welcome to download a free copy to share with others.

We hope that it saves you money and improves your guests’ comfort! If you’d like to see more examples of our products visit our photo gallery. If you’re ready to have any of our products installed, get a free quote today.