Contrary to popular belief, your Porsche 911 car bra is not only built for aesthetic and design purposes but also for safety and protection benefits. This simple cover can help address lighting issues due to headlights being covered with road debris. But, since a car bra is fitted at the front of your vehicle, it is more susceptible to damage. Pretty soon, you might find your car bra discolored or spoiled with scratches. If you think your Porsche 911 car bra has failed to give your car the right protection against road elements, then better perform some troubleshooting. Here are some of the common problems encountered with a car bra and the reasons behind them.
Although your car bra is built to protect the grille and the hood's paint job, there are instances when the paint becomes cloudy. This cloudy paint job is caused by what is called sandblasting. This fogging or cloudy paint job occurs when dirt or unwanted particles stay trapped under the car bra. This often happens when the car bra is attached on the vehicle for a long period of time. Luckily, you can easily remove the haze by applying a buffing compound. On the other hand, you can easily prevent this by removing and cleaning the car bra at least once a week.
Scratches on your car should have been prevented with a car bra, but if you find them even after you have used the covering, then there might have been some debris trapped on the hood or in the car bra. You see, this may also have been caused by the car bra seams. Failing to install or uninstall properly can cause scratches instead of prevent them. This may also be caused by the absence of a protective inner lining. You should check if the bra type you equipped on the Porsche 911 has a soft inner lining.
If the car bra you bought is not custom fit, then there is a higher possibility of sagging and flapping. This is especially noticeable when speeding up. In addition to flapping, a saggy car bra can in fact damage your hood's paint job. So if you want to prevent this problem, make sure that the car bra is custom-fit and skin-tight.