Install Clear Bra & Get Invisible Protection Your Vehicle’s Paint

As the name suggests, a clear bra is an invisible layer of film that is aimed to protect the paintwork of your vehicle. It is a category of paint protection films in the form of a very thin, but strong layer of polyurethane that covers the surface of a car. In order to retain all its protective properties, it must be installed by a specialist.

Here at Tinting Chicago we offer top PPF (paint protection films). Give us a call at 773-455-0467 or 312-212-0493 for a 24/7 free consultation or pop in to one of our shops (3621 N Harlem Ave or 2720 W Grand Ave) to have a chat with our specialists.

What’s the point of a clear bra?

In the past, paint protection film was only a thing for big car enthusiasts willing to invest thousands of dollars in the paint protection of their vehicles. These days, that’s not the case and a clear bra is accessible for any driver.

Just like covering the screen of a smartphone helps to protect what is underneath, a clear bra is a sensible solution to cover and protect your car with paint protection film.

It is a common myth that if you buy a new vehicle you do not need to worry about the paintwork for the first few years. That isn’t true — partly because even before you bought it, your car might have sat at the dealership for weeks, months or even years. The sun and weather might have already done some damage to the paint which will only get worse in time. Plus, new cars can soon lose that “new car glow” if not protected properly.

A clear bra paint protection film can be used to cover your entire car or just specific parts. A clear bra can also be removed or replaced whenever you want, without affecting the original paint.

The benefits of a clear bra installation

Paint protection film on your car will:

  • Protect the paint from scratches and damage caused by gravel and debris
  • Maintain the shine of the paint
  • Prevent the paintwork from chipping
  • Protect the car from rusting
  • Protect the car body from corrosion
  • Keep the paint looking fresh for longer
  • Preserve the resale value of your car
  • Save you money in the long term by avoiding the need for a repaint or repairs

Things to keep in mind when getting paint protection film

Before getting a clear bra for your vehicle, make sure to:

  1. Visit a reputable shop in your area with experienced technicians that will apply the film to the highest standards. The last thing you want is bubbles or uneven cuts that affect the look of your car. If you live in Chicago or nearby areas, our experts can assist you.
  2. Choose a trusted brand. The ones offered in our shops are Xpel and 3M, two reputable brands with a 10-year warranty.
  3. Decide which of your vehicle’s parts you want to cover. Do you want to protect just certain parts like the doors, mirrors, or bumpers, or do you want to cover the entire car?

Get a Quality Clear Bra Service in Chicago

If you want to protect your vehicle for many years to come, Tinting Chicago is here to assist you. You can find us at 3621 N Harlem Ave. and 2720 W Grand Ave, or call us at 773-455-0467 or 312-212-0493.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does a clear bra last?

The clear bra paint protection films we use in our shops have a warranty of 10 years from fading, staining, cracking, blistering or delaminating. We also offer a warranty of 10 years for our installation to ensure that the PPF will not peel off. Scratches and regular wear & tear are not covered by these warranties.

How much does a clear bra cost?

The price depends on the size of your vehicle and which parts you want to cover, but here are some rough estimates:

  • Hood: $130-$650
  • Bumper: $400
  • Fender: $80-$380 each
  • Mirror: $80 each
  • Headlight: $80 each
  • Door: $25 each
  • Rear loading zone stripe: $100-$120.

Does removing a clear bra damage paint?

No — if the underlying paint job was original and if the PPF application was done correctly. When removing a clear bra, it’s also recommended to go to a specialist as they will use a heat gun and adhesive remover to not leave any sticky residue behind. If you decide to add the film yourself, then the risk of getting the paint damaged is much higher. So if you care about your car, take it to a professional to handle the job.

Can I apply a clear bra myself?

If you have the right knowledge and experience, yes, you can. But if you have never done something like this before, it’s much better to get the help of an expert. Our technicians are well trained and can apply the PPF to the highest standards without any bubbles or uneven cuts. You can find us at 3621 N Harlem Ave and 2720 W Grand Ave, or call us at 773-455-0467 or 312-212-0493.


3621 N Harlem Ave, Chicago IL, 60634


2720 W Grand Ave Chicago, IL, 60612


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