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Posted: 2/23/2006 5:15:58 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/23/2006 5:16:21 AM EDT by 89grand]
Remember when every yahoo under the sun had a bra on their car?

That's weird how stupid trends come and go, you never see those at all any more. In fact I always thought they were dumb as hell. They were supposed to protect your paint, but actually they usually ended up fucking it up instead.

I guess todays side steps on trucks were yesterdays bras. One day, all people with side steps will finally yank them off and through them away.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 5:24:26 AM EDT
They weren't for protecing your paint, they were for defeating police radar. They worked like strap-on stealth technology.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 5:26:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By raven:
They weren't for protecing your paint, they were for defeating police radar. They worked like strap-on stealth technology.



Nothing like a big black non-reflective surface for soaking up radar.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 5:28:14 AM EDT
But my curb feelers never seem to go out of style
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 5:31:06 AM EDT
I had one for my 88 Toyota Van.

Worked well since it had a totally flat front that just begged to get smashed by every piece of debris on the road.

My 05 Xterra has a completely plastic nose so it soaks up the damage pretty well without showing it much (wish I'd gotten the bug deflector installed sooner before I chipped up the leading edge of my hood )
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 5:33:03 AM EDT
Remember the destroyed clearcoat from the sand that got underneath them?
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 5:34:34 AM EDT
They were awesome when you smashed the front up and you wanted to hide body damage!
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 5:38:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By UH_SALT_RIFLE:
They were awesome when you smashed the front up and you wanted to hide body damage!


+1. Keeps things looking good.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 5:44:29 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/23/2006 5:46:06 AM EDT by Dv8xbox]






lol, you mean like this

it keep rocks and bugs from destroying your paint.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 5:51:01 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 8:07:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BenDover:
Remember the destroyed clearcoat from the sand that got underneath them?



You were supposed to take them off every now and then and clean up underneath. I wish I had got one for my Saturns. Cleaning off all that road tar and bug guts is not my idea of fun....
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 8:15:11 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/23/2006 8:15:41 AM EDT by markm]
I beat the shit out of some guy with a bra on his Car a few months ago. Really! I had his blood drops on my driveway even. He's never bothered me or my family since.

The point is that there are still ass wipes with bras in the world!
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 8:24:51 AM EDT
i see a guy around town who drives a brand new PORSCHE with a full frontal bra on it. He's an older guy and I've seen it probably 50 times (to/from work) and I just want to find out where he parks and pull his bra up and see just how bad it looks under there.

The only reason to use one of these things now a days is to cover up front end damage that you don't want to pay for to fix.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 8:33:22 AM EDT
Don't forget those "static strips" that hung from the rear bumpers that touched the road that supposedly helped the radio reception...

remember that piece of cool technology?
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 8:37:29 AM EDT
Dirt traps.
The wifes van had one to hide all the rock dings but it left a abrasion shadow like a tan line. I took it off to wax the car after only a month. It's still visible and that was over 3 years ago.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 8:48:40 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/23/2006 9:05:32 AM EDT by Stump]
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 9:04:44 AM EDT
bras are ghey as shit

i'll just deal with the stone chips
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 9:14:14 AM EDT
Well damn, somebody's buying'em. Just did a Google on "car bras" and got 9000000 hits...!

Link Posted: 2/23/2006 9:22:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By UH_SALT_RIFLE:
They were awesome when you smashed the front up and you wanted to hide body damage!



+1

Had a dingbat bus driver (full of special ed type kids) back into my Cheby Beretta - while I was in it, frantically blowing the horn and trying to get it in reverse to clear her... I had it repaired by an inept so-called bump shop that advertised on the Christian radio station I listen to and it looked like hell... I put a bra on it and it was fine.

Man you should have seen those kids when I called the cops though... they were jumping around and calling her some not-very-nice things!
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 9:24:04 AM EDT
They really soak up radar? Thats a reason to own one right there. My mom still has one on her cavelier. Keeps it looking nice..........
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 9:36:01 AM EDT
Lotsa fads come and go......car bras, disco,mullets, tattoos.
Ya know what I mean, Vern?
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 9:37:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 89grand:


I guess todays side steps on trucks were yesterdays bras. One day, all people with side steps will finally yank them off and through them away.




I guess I'm just being fashionable when I step on my step bar while getting into my truck? I like it there, I use it, and I won't be throwing it away anytime soon.


Having said that, car bras are stupid.


Link Posted: 2/23/2006 9:39:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By stretch415:
They really soak up radar? Thats a reason to own one right there. My mom still has one on her cavelier. Keeps it looking nice..........



Your windshield is a nice large and flat reflective surface.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 9:43:53 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 9:44:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By stretch415:
They really soak up radar? Thats a reason to own one right there. My mom still has one on her cavelier. Keeps it looking nice..........



Sorry, I'm not bagging on your Mom but that last part cracks me up..If it makes you feel any better my daily driver is a Kia
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 9:48:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By stretch415:
They really soak up radar? Thats a reason to own one right there. My mom still has one on her cavelier. Keeps it looking nice..........



Radar guns are based on reading the time it takes for the waves to return after being reflected off your car. Any dark, non reflective object will reflect less than a nice shiny metallic painted bumper.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 9:53:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Dv8xbox:
img233.imageshack.us/img233/2497/carfront16yk.jpg


img233.imageshack.us/img233/18/carside21pn.jpg


lol, you mean like this

it keep rocks and bugs from destroying your paint.


Where'd that egg hit?
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 9:57:52 AM EDT
So does that mean that I should take the bra off my car?

Link Posted: 2/23/2006 10:00:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Boom_Stick:

Originally Posted By Dv8xbox:
img233.imageshack.us/img233/2497/carfront16yk.jpg


img233.imageshack.us/img233/18/carside21pn.jpg


lol, you mean like this

it keep rocks and bugs from destroying your paint.


Where'd that egg hit?




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