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I just had my Fisker rear quarter panels painted as they had road rash. I know the problem stems from the front wheels. Does anyone know of any aftermarket front wheel splash guards.
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What you need is called "clear bra" you can have this done at Any wrap shop or even some high end audio shops do it. If by some chance your in New York , message me I'll get you to a good place.
 

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I do not need a clear bra. I have clear bras and also solid bras on some of my other cars.
What I need are guards that fit at the back of the front wheel well and in front of the tire. They would prevent stones from hitting the rear quarter panels. I have these on my C7 and they work great.
 

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I do not need a clear bra. I have clear bras and also solid bras on some of my other cars.
What I need are guards that fit at the back of the front wheel well and in front of the tire. They would prevent stones from hitting the rear quarter panels. I have these on my C7 and they work great.
I have the clear bras on my rear quarter panels and they work great.
 

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I learned at a new product while researching the clear bar solution. I saw a sample at the meet and greet in philly - it's called paint defender and it cost about 25$ a bottle that can do a number and probably one can can do the two rear quarter panel and rocker panels ...
 

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....anyone know of any aftermarket front wheel splash guards.
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I've looked around without success. But haven't researched someone to custom design. PM me if you find anything.


I have expel on, and the debris is still tearing up the clear bra with a piece of the expel chipped up taking a piece of my laguna paint with it :(

But I'd rather be a driver in life, than a spectator...
 

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To update my contributions to the discussion linked to above: I ended up peeling all the 3M product off - it is terrible.
what did you not like about it? would it be an option if done professional insted of DIY? what is the consessous, XPEL , Clear Bra or if this new nana fusion ?
 

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what did you not like about it? would it be an option if done professional insted of DIY? what is the consessous, XPEL , Clear Bra or if this new nana fusion ?
I originally had the 3M Clear Bra professionally installed on the front bumper, front of the hood, rear quarter panels, headlights, mirrors, and the rear edge of the doors. It has held up very well except for the bumper. A bird pooped on it and the poop ate a hole right through the Bra. Fortunately the paint underneath was still okay. I've since had the 3M Bra on the bumper replaced with an Expel Bra.

I don'e know what that bird might have eaten but I'm sure glad it didn't poop on me. :p
 

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the guy that did the clear bra on my Vehicle said that the 3m Stuff is by far the worst type of clear bra you can put on your car.
 

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what did you not like about it? would it be an option if done professional insted of DIY? what is the consessous, XPEL , Clear Bra or if this new nana fusion ?
I ended up with xpel on high impact areas and I'm very happy with it.
To the other question, here is my Amazon review:
I had thought I'd reviewed this earlier, but after another terrible experience (this time removing) I had to ensure I commented on this truly awful product - a real "whiff" by an otherwise solid company.

Let's start with the good: 3M has great customer service. They answer the phone, walk you through application, direct you to videos, etc. They even use this product on their own cars (poor souls). They even monitor these reviews, it would seem.

Now to the review: while I didn't share others' problems with application (gumming up of the bottle, chunks), I would strongly warn anyone against application of the product outdoors. The slightest wind will blow this stuff everywhere, and tiny little leaves, pollen, insects, etc. will become a new permanent feature of your car.

Assuming you pass this hurdle, you need a sunny day to cure this stuff asap. So if it's all sunshine while you apply, then the clouds come out, you are boned.

After curing the appearance of this product was god-awful. It was "tacky" to the touch, and in the morning the dew drops left white "stains" that went away only after the sun came out and "dried" the spots. Basically, it looks terrible all the time, but especially after rain, or in the morning.

Another major problem: even on a white car, where you won't notice these "spots", the film becomes dirty, making it VERY visible against your paint. 3M said I could solve this problem by waxing the film after it cures. Well, that is additional time, expense, and not described in the 90000's materials anywhere.

Yet another problem: I had a car serviced and part of the servicing was a car wash. When I got the car back there were big holes in the film! Power washers had torn pieces of it off!

So to apply it you DO need the applicator and kit. Then you need to wax it with another 3M product after it cures. Then when you want to remove it, you may need to buy MORE 90000 to create a thick enough layer to peel it off. I ended up just using the power washer, since I'd seen it was effective (unintentionally). Even if you properly pre-wax the car, you will find tons of spots on the edges that have residue (I used "bug off" to get it off, but of course there is yet another 3M product that will do the job also).

Since this product is only described as lasting a year (A YEAR??!!), it is no bargain at all unless you really don't value your time and love nothing better than going through this procedure annually. $50 in 90000 product vs. $500 to have the car professionally protected with a 5 year warranty is just a total no-brainer. For me the cost will be $550 because I made the mistake of using the 90000 first, ripping it off, then paying to have it done right. I'll probably be charged extra to get all the little missed bits of paint defender off too.
 

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thanks for the comments. The clear bra approach is not the solution I am looking for. I will design my own front wheel splash / stone guards and affix them. I have a few thoughts on the design and method a securing same. Once I get them made and installed I will send a photo.
 

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i think front wheel spash gaurds is the right approach - but having some X-PEL on the read quarter panel and rocker panel will not hurt
 

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I spent $ 1800 at the dealer's collision center. Did a great job. It requires painting the doors and rear quarter panel which goes all the way to the front windshield as it is one piece. They brought in a specialist from Florida to get the match just right since the paint was two years old. No extra charge for the technician.
 

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I spent $ 1800 at the dealer's collision center. Did a great job. It requires painting the doors and rear quarter panel which goes all the way to the front windshield as it is one piece. They brought in a specialist from Florida to get the match just right since the paint was two years old. No extra charge for the technician.
please explain, don't follow what you did or had done.
 

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fisker splash guards

I made my own splashguards out of 1/8" polycarbonate and held them in place with folding paper clips. Works great in all road and speed conditions.
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It should be fairly straight forward. the rear quarter panel is one large panel that has a portion of it going above the side windows all the way to the front window.
 
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