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Old 09-13-2013, 04:29 PM   #1
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2013 CRV nose mask / bra anyone use this on this car?

Opinions wanted, what kind do you use, factory or other, and how hard is it to put on and take off
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Old 09-13-2013, 06:24 PM   #2
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Opinions wanted, what kind do you use, factory or other, and how hard is it to put on and take off
I had the dealer install the Honda mask when I took delivery of the 2012 CRV and so far, not a nick or scratch on the paint. The material blends into the black paint and I'm glad to say that I don't have any scuff marks from rubbing . Cost around $165.00 installed.

I did have to remove it one time and it took about 10 minutes to put it back on. Start at the top center, work your way to the sides, and finish on the bottom.
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Old 09-13-2013, 06:38 PM   #3
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ctcamper, where you been?

We purchased ours from a Honda dealer and they installed. It did rub. We did not take it on and off so maybe that was the reason. We ditched it.

We just have the nose repainted occasionally.
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Old 09-13-2013, 09:12 PM   #4
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Had one, dumped it. Was a pain in the backside. Now using a Blue Ox KarGuard II. There are several different mfg of similar products. The KarGuard mounts on top of tow bars while other units mount under and my exhaust would burn itup. safe travels ed
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I've used 1or 2 parts of a 2 part bra about 5 times. After I noticed a rub line across the hood, I stopped using the hood half but have used the bottom part the last 3 times and have had no dings. It takes about 10 minutes to put on and 2 to take off.

I also installed a full width mud flap and in my opinion, that is what stops the stones and would not buy the bra again but maybe I'd try the bug guard.
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We had a Honda bra on our FIT. Not sure if the CRV is the same, but the separate part on the nose of the hood acted as a scoop for dirt, twigs and leaves. Also, I had a foglight smashed by a stone. A bra would not protect that. The replacement part was $350 which was almost the price of a Roadmaster tow protector which we got when we traded the FIT for a CRV. 12,000 miles of towing and not a mark on the CRV so far.
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I used a front end mask for my 2010 CRV that I purchased from an auto vender online. znot easy to put on and off but does the job. I used it for a trip from Ohio to Yellowstone and back. Also used the rock protector from NSA RV Products. CRV did not have any chips or rubs. Had a lot of road dirt and dust but that is all. I only use the mask on longer trips.

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Interesting thread. I recently installed a BlueOx rock guard. I have talked to others that used the bra with the same rubbing issues described.
In addition to the rock guard, I am going to use a spray on Armorall product that is supposed to last up to 3-4 months and then it can be peeled off and reapplied if you want. Plan to use it mainly on the mirrors.

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I used the Coastline tow car shield which is a full face bra type cover. Covers from top of windshield to bottom of bumper/fascia on my 2008 Honda CR-V. Easy to put on and take off. Purchased from Coastline Cover Co. for $360. It protected my CR-V when my rear right tire blew and flung debris toward the car. It did tear in two places not very big. Coastline repaired the tears free. My tow car shield is for sale now ($200) that I traded my CR-V for a new Jeep Wrangler.
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I don't think I'd need the hood part.
All the dings I got on the 2010 CRV I just traded were on the bumper area below the headlights... mainly the passenger side in that area.

This motorhome has mud flaps that don't completely cover the back of the tires. There is about an inch or two of the tire that extends out away from the side edge of the mud flap. I wonder if that is why I had the dings?
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I have used a Colgan Custom bra for my Scion x/B for two years with no paint damage. Takes about 15 minutes to install. The trick is to remove and clean the back side of the bra after long trips to remove any grit that can damage the paint. Also a good heavy coat of wax on the front of the car helps prevent scuffing.
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