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Paint protection film

Discussion in 'Bodywork, Tyres, Wheels & Trim' started by Capra, Jul 6, 2018.

  1. Capra

    Capra Senior Member

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    Has anyone done this to a new car? Seems to protect the paintwork considerably from stone chips, road rash and general scratches.
    Even if you did want the whole car done you could probably PPF the front and bonnet?
     
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    I haven’t but have considered it and never came to a firm conclusion . It’s not cheap and my ceramic is good but doesn’t fend off stone chips which this probably will
     
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    Capra Senior Member

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    I haven't found any prices yet, but I've read that it is expensive, I guess the film is "extra strong"? Supposed to be good at protecting expensive carbon parts.
     
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    Yours looks beautiful!

    My friend did his new SL500 .... within 2 years it looked dreadful.

    His words “Ive always wanted a new SL500 since I was a kid, and this crap has ruined it!”

    He lost the glass like look!
    And sharp stones cut, scuffed, dented the film.

    To me it looked like a sharp stone with grit on it scuffed the film and left the grit blasted into it.
    Far worse than a normal stone chip, and you cant improve these marks!
     
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    Is there a link to "THIS"??? :)
     
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    And that is what wrap is going to look like after a similar period !! :rolleyes:
     
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    This was from watching a load of YouTube Vida :rolleyes:
     
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    There is a S63 Coupe, that lives up the hill post Sept 2017, in a sort of mettalic grey wrap matte.
    Saw it a few times over the Winter, looked terrible when covered in road salt etc.
    Saw it in June .. cleaned and God he must be gutted ... covered in haze swirl marks... it looks like the A Class and thats 16 years old.

    If I was to buy that when it is 4 years old. I would seriously knock £18,000 off for a dewrap and a fUll respray at Bodytechniks ( the absolute best guys ).

    Having been through the cement dust issue, I reckon one would have to snow foam it 3 times before you dared to wash with a two bucket lambswool mitt!
     
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    Had my other car done, works well, yes it can dull with being pepered but this would fair much better than bare paintwork and it also can be detailed. The newer films have less of an orange peel look.
     
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    The new wraps are very good plus the people that really know how to use them and care for them make them very long lasting, okay not paint but very very good. Also if properly applied removal sould do minimal damage to paint work, no more than a clay should get it back to normal
     
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    Got my full front end and bonnet plus screen surrounds, mirrors and wings done when I first took delivery of car. Some mega self healing stuff which I shopped round for and finally got done off Trafford Park Manchester. Works well and deffo a bonus having it on the selenite magno paintwork. Cost less than the colour upgrade did so happy with that.
     

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