Not really a build thread, but I think I will be doing several jobs on this car over the summer and fall, so it needs a place separate from the Daily Driver electric blue thread. The fun began yesterday with the long overdue Clear Bra removal from the front bumper. I've dreaded this day and have put off the project year after year. The top bumper layer of the film was beginning to crack when I bought the car years ago, but when I tried to peel it off, it just crumbled. Now, years later, it's only gotten worse. I invested in some nice plastic razor blade scrapers and a fresh bottle of Goo Gone, pulled out the Harbor Freight heat gun and cranked the garage stereo to finally tackle this thing. 3 hours later I had half the lower bumper and 25% of the top edge done. This will need a few more long and boring evenings. Benefit of applying the stuff - paint underneath is pristine. Drawback: it looked grungy for years, it is a huge pain in the ass to remove, and even plastic razor blades cut into the paint. I have now 4 spots where major retouching is necessary, all worse than any stone chip on my similar mileage electric blue car. If you clear bra your car, pull that stuff off after 3-4 years for a fresh application. My work is moving along so slowly that when I get to peel 1/2 an inch at a time, I am making huge progress. The film crumbles and the glue is so crystalized that heat and Goo Gone are not enough to get it scraped down in a few moves - more like 50 scrapes, multiple applications of heat and the Goo Gone, then a rag and more action. 5 minutes for 2 square inches, maybe... It's not so bad on the vertical surfaces but still many years overdue. This is about as far as I got on top, the vertical part is done to mid license plate location. 3 hours... The interior of the car still has some sort of chemical outgassing smell if left closed overnight. I've steam cleaned every surface for hours and no success. Cannot locate the source with my nose up close to plastics or carpet so I guess I will need to tear into the interior a lot deeper than I have so far. Seats will come out, maybe even the entire carpet. While at it, I may wire in some upgrades to the cheesy "Harman Kardon" speakers that may be better than base audio, but omg are they bad compared to what I have in the other car. When I do that I will also testing how to disable all seat airbag and belt tensioner warnings - this car will eventually see racing seats and harnesses with roll bar.