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Old 10-05-2004, 08:26 PM   #1
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Just bought a LeBra from DGPMinistry, here on BC, and I am needing to know how to keep it looking good and the paint underneath it.....
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Take it off when you wash/wax the car. Mine had a bra a long time ago, and that is what my dad did, and there is no difference in the paint where the bra was, and wasn't. It sucks all around .


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I usually use my hood cover just on freeway/roadtrips. Or after a fresh wash sometimes. My car sits outside all day so i try not to leave it on in town much.
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I use either Mothers or Armorall on mine, gives that nice black shine
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Mine specifically says if you treat it with anything, it won't breathe.

I wash mine on the gentle cycle with mild detergent 3 or 4 times a year. Double wax on the hood, and you'll be fine. I do that quite often. I've left mine on all winter and had no problems.
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Be glad you have a steel hood, and white. White won't fade like say black would.

I was considering using a leather wipe or two to get it all nice again...
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What brand is yours? You don't want to clog the pores. The moisture won't be able to evaporate from underneath that way, unless you never put it on in those circumstances. Then wipe away.
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hmm, i had mine on my Bonneville for 6 months once, i often armoralled it, never had any issues, but I do understand there concern for breathability as constant trapped moisture on the paint will defintally do some damage.
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Isn't detergent a chemical Willwren?

I'll just use water.
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Detergent comes off in the rinse cycle. Especially if you hit the button that says "second rinse".

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