Project IS-F gets an Amazing Facelift with Wicked Auto Detailing

Finally, all the employees of Wicked tackled the job with plastic scrapers and heat guns.  This process took two days and cost us more than any other service that Wicked provided us!  The hard lesson is that you gotta change your clear bra at the first signs of deterioration. That would have been 4 years ago in our case. This would have saved us the cost of this grief.

Our clear bra came off in these tiny sticky little pieces, each little piece took a few minutes to carefully scrap from the car.  It probably would have been cheaper to sand this off and repaint the hood in hindsight!

After the film was removed, this sticky gross mess of adhesive was left on the paint.  This took soaking with towels saturated with goof off to remove and took a few more hours of labor.  Grrrr.


After the adhesive was removed, you could see a line where the clear coat was abraded but fortunately, the paint under the clear bra was not faded a different color or anything.  We have seen that before but a Lexas has pretty good paint.


  1. Wow! Huge transformation, I removed some clear bra sections off of my Scion FR-S and it was such a PITA. Here in Florida, like California we get year-round sunshine which really puts a beating on clear bras, paint, and pretty much anything it reaches. Mike, do you think Toyota/Lexus put in any extra work into the paint on this car being that it was a special edition? I know they recently have shown the paint process on limited colors (that fancy blue I can’t remember the name of) so I’m wondering if any technology similar to the Euro luxury brands was applied.

  2. Great thoughts were stated here, and they were not so difficult to understand. I wish people would be using these ways to solve their this issue. I am very hopeful.

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