Scion Xb Car Bra
Easy Fixes for Scion Xb Car Bra Troubles
The car bra has been protecting vehicle front ends for more than 50 years. Initially serving as a utilitarian front end protector for personal Porches, it has since evolved into a stylish and sporty protective cover with many names. Generally believed to be made of leather, car bras are actually made of a stretch black vinyl fabric that only feels and looks like leather. Over the years, vehicle owners have been on the fence over the troubles that car bras give them. As a Scion XB owner, here are some of the Scion Xb car bra issues to look out for and what you can do about them.
Car bras are either custom-made to accommodate your vehicle's unique front end including the fog-lights and custom-made grilles or pre-made to fit a specific vehicle model. This is the reason why any wrong maneuvering can mean "it won't fit". However, this issue is easily fixed just by allowing the car bra to warm up so it becomes more flexible. It also helps to install during warm weathers because of the same reason.
Flapping car bra
Another complaint is that car bras have a tendency to flap about when driving in high speeds on the road. This issue is actually alarming because you don't know if the car bra will detach itself midway and could cover your windshield. If this happens, pull over on the side of the road, and simply re-tighten the loose car bra. This only means that the car bra was not properly installed.
Car bra causes rust
This statement is not true. Not following proper car bra maintenance procedure, of regular removal and washing, is what caused the hood rust. Despite the car bra's snug fit, dust and moisture can still get in between the car bra and the hood surface. The accumulated dust and moisture causes the rust to appear.
Car bra ruins car paint finishes
Again, this statement is not true. The paint finish on the car fades with its exposure to the sun and to other natural elements. Leaving the car bra on for a long time will slow down the fading rate of the covered hood. This means that while the paint on the rest of the car fades naturally, the paint under the car bra remains the same. That is the why it's advised to drive without a car bra once in a while.