I would at least do the front bumper and hood, and windshield if you plan to do any group cruises/rallies.
Any decent gloss film will not take away from the color, in any perceivable measure, imo.It just seems like that would take away from the color a bit or not make the car pop as much because it has a film on it?
I highly recommend this approach as well, no seams or edges to pick up dirt.My car has a full spray PPF, literally invisible to the eye.
Some installers may remove door handles, and such. But most of it can be done simply with proper masking.A good installer will
do they need to remove panels, lights etc to spray?
It peels off just like a vinyl wrap, or plastidip. The actual protective portion is called autoflex, and is basically a spray on, peelable, clear coat. You can cut it, buff it, and polish it, just not normal clear.But then it never gets removed? So of it protects paint but never gets removed, it’s just like a paint job?
You can check here for installers:Yeah, don’t know anyone that does this remotely close to me.
I've been running it on my daily for 4 years. It cost me about $2500, but was more expensive because I did a full color change, with heavy pearl.Just never heard of this so don’t know anything about it. Plus, what is cost?
Exosheild, it's made specifically for windshields. It has saved my windshield from some mega debris, on rallies and the interstate from semis.What PPF can be used on the windshield?
It does peel off easily, when you mean to peel it off, it won't peel off on its own, and it's thickness depends on how many coats your installer adds. Any decent installer is adding 7+ coats. The only time mine has been perforated, was when it got hit by goofball sized rocks/metal, or larger. And the paint underneath was still fine, even with my softish satin factory paint.I have read several reviews on this and seems it is very thin and peels off easily. That is what I read on it.
Never had an issue. Granted, I really only ever use them when it's actually raining, or if I'm using the windshield washers. Mine held up for about 3 years and 20k miles, before I could start to see a tiny bit of delaminating, and replaced it. It tooks some major impacts, that would have cracked my windshield, without question.How’s your experience with exoshield when you need to use the windshield wiper? I am considering to install that too
Well said. At less than half the cost of PPF, for the same surface area, and the ability to buff and polish it like paint, I'd personally never choose PPF over it.Dont get me wrong, it has its pros and cons, as does normal PPF, its just you have to weigh it up for your own personal preference.
My Exosheild was flawless, my Stek Dyno Flex had bad distortion.Those of you with PPF on the windshield do you notice any distortion? I had it added to my R8, we tried several types and I had to take them all off as they all made the view distorted.... Surely the week I peeled it off I got a small chip 😢
It wasn't enough for me to take it off, but it did bother me for awhile. If I was going to keep the car, I would have taken it off though.I notice a little bit of distortion with the Stek DYNOflex, but not enough to bother me.
Why wouldn't you? I'd especially want to PPF the gloss black plastic at the front, as it's likely going to get chewed up by stones otherwise.So with the Tecnica, I have the Gloss back package. If you did full PPF, you would not PPF the gloss black parts, would you? How would you do the "Y" inserts correctly? Just seems like that wouldnt look very good. Or would you just PPF all the painted body panels?
If you like it, do it. You worry too much, tbh.If I decided to do full PPF on a white car, what do y'all think of doing it in matte? So basically turning the car into a matte/satin white instead of glossy white. I'm trying to decide if there is something wrong with that on a Lambo. I can see changing colors, etc on a Honda Civic, but I wonder on a Lambo if its ok to do. Especially since it would be a brand new car.
If your car is white, I can't imagine you'd shrink the pool of potential buyers any more than a gloss white car would, by putting on satin ppf.Its more like I dont keep cars very long and I know from previous sports cars I had that were wrapped, they were harder to sell because 50% of buyers don't necessarily like a wrap, especially when changing the color. This technically would not be a wrap as it would be PPF but still would be changing original color.