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Clear Bra (PPF) for Truck #5465702 06/29/20 02:22 PM
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I got clear bra (PPF) installed on my new Ram 1500. Full hood, full fenders, headlights, painted portion of the bumper (two small pieces below the headlight) and the bottom 1/4 of each door (below the body line).

The hood on the Ram is humongous and getting the film with minimal/no contamination was tricky. Stek Dynoshield was used. Supposedly it carries a 10-yr warranty and has a built-in topcoat, but I will be applying carpro skin to the film anyway for easier maintenance. The film is very clear and looks much better than the 3M or XPEL films; the appearance is very similar to the non-top coated Suntek film.

I still need to finish polishing and coating the rest of the truck. Once that is done I will have some final pictures. But here are some pictures of the work while it was in progress.

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Re: Clear Bra (PPF) for Truck [Re: The Critic] #5465712 06/29/20 02:35 PM
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How much did that cost you?


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Re: Clear Bra (PPF) for Truck [Re: The Critic] #5465720 06/29/20 02:46 PM
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Nice! Did you do that yourself?!


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Re: Clear Bra (PPF) for Truck [Re: gofast182] #5465724 06/29/20 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by skyactiv
How much did that cost you?

Originally Posted by gofast182
Nice! Did you do that yourself?!

Install was hired. PPF guy and I had an exchange of work so my pricing for this job was not typical. Normal price for this job is probably between $2000-$3000 depending on your area.


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Re: Clear Bra (PPF) for Truck [Re: The Critic] #5465734 06/29/20 03:18 PM
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i have price out full jobs in my area and they run $8k to $14k depending on the vehicle.

Re: Clear Bra (PPF) for Truck [Re: The Critic] #5465738 06/29/20 03:23 PM
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Looks good. Nice truck.

Re: Clear Bra (PPF) for Truck [Re: The Critic] #5465889 06/29/20 07:28 PM
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I quoted the nose of a Tacoma recently...was over $3000 (Northern NJ.) At that price, seems to be a tough call on a non-exotic car.


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Re: Clear Bra (PPF) for Truck [Re: The Critic] #5465934 06/29/20 08:49 PM
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How much is a new hood?


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Re: Clear Bra (PPF) for Truck [Re: The Critic] #5465943 06/29/20 09:10 PM
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Full hood, both front fenders, full front fascia, A pillars, mirror fronts, headlights, door handle pockets, In front of sun roof

$1,200 installed with Suntek.


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Re: Clear Bra (PPF) for Truck [Re: benjamming] #5466008 06/30/20 12:09 AM
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Originally Posted by benjamming
How much is a new hood?


~$500, not including shipping, hardware, weatherstripping, or paint.


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We had the front of our X5 done in Central NJ for around 2,500 I want to say. It was XPEL film, pre-cut.


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I got mine done on my Explorer in Connecticut for $2300...full hood, fenders, headlights, front bumper, a-pillars, front roof portion, and the 4 doors. It was done with Autobahn film. The company that installed it said that they are self healing and repels water. It's been on since April and it's been holding up pretty well. I also have pre-cut 3M film on my Fusion - partial hood, partial fenders, full bumper and side view mirrors, rear bumper, and rocker panels. I've had that on for about 5 years in Queens and paid about $1000. Ten year warranty and it's been pretty good so far. It is definitely showing its age as there are some bruises in the film on the bumper and hood. I prefer Autobahn film because it is definitely thicker and has a nice shine to it.


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Re: Clear Bra (PPF) for Truck [Re: Danno] #5466227 06/30/20 09:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Skippy722
Originally Posted by benjamming
How much is a new hood?


~$500, not including shipping, hardware, weatherstripping, or paint.

I would guess somewhere between $1-$1.5k to repair and refinish the hood, more if it needs to be blended into the fenders. The hood should be reusable if the refinish work is being done for chips only. The goal here is to preserve as much of the original paint as possible, but if that is not a concern to you, then repainting (later on) may be more cost-effective.



Originally Posted by Danno
Full hood, both front fenders, full front fascia, A pillars, mirror fronts, headlights, door handle pockets, In front of sun roof

$1,200 installed with Suntek.

Pricing depends on the market but that is an extremely good price.


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