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So I move from east coast to west coast and figured I'd report how the clear bra did on the long drive, it was a bit longer than a straight shot as we toured a few places. Anyway, I'd say it did an excellent job. Don't know if it was really necessary, the blue painters tape trick probably would have been just as good, although uglier. All in all the paint does look good, so I can't complain. Here's two pics of the only damage I noticed. A small nick in the Scotch Print metallic tape that Dingo showed everyone, but that will be easy to fix. The clear bra did rip at the very bottom of the front air dam although I don't see a lot of damage to the paint. I wonder if that will be covered by the warranty? Anyone know? I'm betting any compromise of the material is going to allow dirt to get under it and it will just get worse and maybe get bigger. Hopefully I don't have to go back to my original installer since they 1. didn't do the greatest job and 2. are many miles away now.
I figured I'd share some fun info about my Spring Break trip with y'all, from beginning to end. Went to Fort Lauderdale, drove the edge a total of 2600 miles. On the way down, I reset my display to see how the trip would be affecting the Edge and my display said this: I ended up hitting 24.3 MPG until I hit the mountains of West Virginia. Average for the entire way down, doing speed limits or five over, 22.3. Pretty hapy about that. Average for the entire trip ended up being 20.8, but the road home was 70-90 MPH, no exceptions. This was also the first time I got to see my HIDs in pitch black light, so I got a couple shots of them on the road. 5000k 35w: Might be hard to tell, but the lights were able to completely light the median, likewise on the other side, so deer/critters were not a worry for me the entire way down. Something I wish I could have gotten a picture of was a comparison between other cars' halogens. I remember noticing that I could still outshine similar SUVs with halogens if I were even with their rear bumper. Bright and white: My dad's actually considered getting HIDs for his Taurus, and he wouldn't even let me tint his windows because he thought it was a waste of money. LOL Apparently, Fort Lauderdale has some extremely wealthy people. **side note** That blue clip came out when I took out my map light module to replace them... Never found where it should go, but everything works fine. Oh, and then there's this. There was the occasional Ferrari and even fewer Maseratis, but all of which were obviously camera shy LOL Never did see a Lambo. Never seen this before! They weren't extremely friendly... And this happened a couple times... It was neat the first time, but for the second and third, the 30 minute wait was just too much. I had a great break, and loved testing EDGEr out on the WV Turnpike's turns. Held strong at 85 mph.