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Has anyone "contemplating" the idea of installing a "front cover" (bra) on their Fiat 500? It's kind of funny looking. I think Mopar is selling it. Would it help with "sand", bugs and debris flying on the highway?...I am just researching an easy way to protect the front of our Fiat 500!!
 

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I have been thinking about it myself but keep going back to the one I had in the early 90's on an Escort GT. It looked great but did effect the airflow causing the temps to rise (especially here with our New Mexico summers) and there was some damage to the paint over time from friction and dust getting under the cover. You could also see a diffrence whenyou took it off between the covered part and the rest of the car faded from deoxidation (may not be an issue there as the NM sun is really rough in paint). There is a "clear" bra application from 3M but it can be a little pricey ($400 +/- from a local tint shop). I would also like to hear from anyone who has put the "Bra" on their 500 and there expiriences.

What I would recommend if you get the bra apply a very thick coat of paste wax to the area to help protect the paint from friction of the bra.
 

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I have also been thinking about this. I drive a lot on the highway and am constantly getting pelted by rocks and other debris. I already have a crack on my windshield. I'm still debating whether or not I should deal with the lameness of the "Bra" or just suck it up and give it a repaint in a few years...
 

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I have to agree with the "lameness" of it. To me it seems so 1990's (all I need is my old Brick phone). Still on the fence as I do a big amount of interstate driving and after 1800mi I have a couple of chips already.
 

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I vote for the Venture Shield (clear bra) option as well, I didn't have my Sport done but I did order some and apply a small amount for a few areas I wished to protect and that stuff seems really durable, had a 85 MCSS with a bra which actually looked good on the car but it really did a number on the paint, might as well just rub your front end with sandpaper yourself cause it'll eventually be trashed most likely.
 
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