Diagnosing Common Problems with the Hyundai Tiburon Car Bra
Your vehicle's grill and hood are better protected from bug splatters and road debris because of a detachable component. That part is called a car bra, and it prevents damage to your paint job during long road trips. Simple hooks that attach a Hyundai Tiburon car bra along the frill and the bumper or under the front fenders make a car bra convenient to install and remove when necessary. Because it is placed in front of a vehicle, it is prone to damage caused by rocks and loose gravel kicked up by tires. A car bra is no good as a protective component if it sags, flaps, or is not able to take the impact with road debris. The most common car bra problems are listed here, along with their causes.
Clouded paint under the car bra
A car bra is usually made of vinyl, fabric, or leather, with the bottom made from felt material. Check if it has become wet because of mildew and trapped moisture. These can have negative effects on both your car paint and the bra itself. A wet car bra can cause your car paint to oxidize and become permanently clouded. The only way to avoid water from creating permanent damage is to remove the car bra after driving, wipe it clean with a dry rag, and let it dry before you put it back on your car. Besides damaging the car bra, moisture can also cause loss of luster or color changes to your car paint.
Car bra moving out of position
Your aging car bra might move a little out of position. One way to diagnose this would be to check if the attaching mechanisms are damaged and are causing the car bra to slip out of place. Repair or replace aging hooks if necessary. If your vehicle has adjustable nylon straps, simply check if they need tightening.
Although an old car bra might move out of place when you are driving, new ones might also develop the condition when you drive fast enough. This may cause fluttering, a situation wherein the car bra flaps against the hood. The repeated movement causes the leather or vinyl material to scratch and wear through the paint. Always check whether the car bra is attached correctly and has a nice snug fit.