What makes an Invisibra (not) stand out?
There are MANY things that make the big difference in the quality of your clear bra. Here are a few of the more important ones:
- It starts with prep time. It is not unusual to spend 2-3 hours preparing a car. Even though cars are brought clean we take it several steps further by stripping any wax or chemicals off of the install areas, then raising it to eye level on our lift and spot treating any needed stubborn bugs then finally we will often do a light clay bar.
- Paint Protection Film Material: There are a few real junker films out there and if you are price shopping you might find yourself with one of those. As you can probably guess this is a small industry so diplomacy is in order here but feel free to call and we will be happy to discuss the merits of available films. Suffice it to say there are no entry level films available here.
- Pre-cut Clearbra Kits: As discussed on the main page some companies offer computer cut patterns that are made for certain vehicles with the intent of letting the customer or dealership try to install them quickly and with little experience. However, these kits quite often do not fit very well, even if installed by an experienced professional. We first install a large untrimmed blank sheet on your car then trim away what doesn't go there and wrap any edges we can. This process takes a significantly larger amount of time and skill.
- Rolled edges: Pre-cut makers are responding to customer's desire for more roll edges so on some higher end kit installers you might find kits that will roll one or two edges but this is still very different from what we do. We are rolling every possible edge, and the ones we can't roll we are going to align so closely you'll think we did.
- Rounded Corners: Sometimes clear bra film is brought to a very sharp point on a car. This is not ideal because when washing the car it’s more likely that your wash rag is going to snag that corner and make the clear bra peel back from the paint. At Invisibra, we always round off any corners so that they are much less likely to peel.
- Seams: Installers will often piece together film to better manage difficult contours on a bumper. On day one those seams will not be too distracting but over time the film is at risk of peeling back and gathering dirt bringing a lot of attention to itself.
- Creases & Distortions: If not handled with care and experience, you can have some very detracting creases in the clear bra material causing distortions. Some compare these distortions to the skin of a plucked chicken or an orange peel and it is not uncommon. On curves, some stretching and working of the film is necessary, but distortions should still be kept to a minimum. Also note, the darker the car's paint color, the more noticeable any distortions will be, and the more experience matters. So while an inexperienced installer might get away with installing on a white car, a black car with large distortions will likely need to be removed and redone.
- Lastly: I hope we are nice and pleasant to work with.