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Thank you for the replies concerning how to protect the front end of
my 20V 90Q. In the following paragraph, I will share some of the
suggestions received. After considering the suggestions, I purchased
a two piece bra (hereafter called a front end protector) from the AUDI dealership.
I have a question for those of you who keep a front end protector on
your automobile. The instructions suggest that you never let the front end
protector dry on your auto. Does that mean
that everytime it gets wet from the rain, I need to take it off and
let it dry before putting it back on the auto OR does it really mean
take off before you wash your automobile. Any advice about the
proper way to maintain a front end protector and the paint finish is appreciated.
Here is what I learned from list members in response to my previous
question and upon further investigation. A contoured hood protector
(bug deflector) is unavailable for the AUDI 90 because the lip under
the hood where it would need to be fastened is not wide enough to
permit fastening. Some list members suggested trying products like
color matched auto tape (common you say in Canada) or a 3M product
called Stoneguard which is a vinyl pre-cut sticky tape (which I could not find).
Richard Segal, Ph.D.
Professor and Chairman
University of Florida
P.O. Box 100496
Gainesville FL 32610