From Black to Matte

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A previous customer had Protective Solutions New England install PremiumShield film on his Audi RS5 fully covering the hood, fenders, bumper, and mirrors. He decided to bring it back and have the old film removed and replaced entirely with matte film. After heating and peeling off the previous install and completely scrubbing down the car the RS5 was ready for a fresh new look.

 

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Every inch of exposed paint is going to be protected by the film with all edges wrapped around body lines to hide any seams. To achieve this amount of coverage, stripping off most parts of the car was essential. The bumpers, mirrors, rocker panels, and window clips had to be removed in order to provide the desired amount of protection and hardcore  appearance.

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INSTALLATION

 

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The installer first applied the film with a slip solution and squeegeed out any bubbles or wrinkles to ensure a solid bond between the paint and the adhesive. Heating and using an adhesive promoter on parts wrapped into the car was used in order to hide any protruding edges of film. Due to the massive amount of coverage required for this job, the door, rocker, and quarter panel on each side were made from a single 12 foot by 5 foot sheet of material. Because of the aggressive design, trimming and tucking excess film into the recesses of the body proved difficult and time consuming, but the end result was well worth it. Stretching along the fluid bodylines revealed a flat finish flush with the paint, nearly indistinguishable from a much more expensive actual matte paint job from a body shop. We left the grill untouched and covered the front lower fascia in transparent PremiumShield paint protection film, leaving a glossy accent to the overall dark guise of this RS5.

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How tough is Premium Shield?

Several months ago Protective Solutions installed PremiumShield® Elite on a client’s 2012 Mercedes SLS Roadster.  Today we learned that a client had an accident over the weekend.  Fortunately, the owner was not injured and was able to drive the car away.blog

As you can see from the pictures, the body damage is extensive.  Repairs will require a new bumper, headlight, fender, door, carbon fiber side mirror, rocker panel, quarter panel, rear bumper, extensive paint work and undetermined mechanical repairs. The Team at Protective Solutions has been extremely impressed with the performance of PremiumShield®.

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The Team at Protective Solutions has been extremely impressed with the performance of PremiumShield®. While we could not remove the entire kit for insurance reasons, the paint under the protected areas we inspected were undamaged. The heavy marking on the bumper and hood simply peeled away while the unprotected areas suffered damage directly to the painted surfaces.

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This extreme real world example demonstrates why Paint Protection Film, aka Clearbra, is an excellent investment in protecting the appearance of your car, truck, motorcycle or boat.

Stay tuned for more updates on the SLS…

2014 Corvette Stingray

Stingray8The new Corvette Stingray’s redesign offers unparalleled performance control with a revived luxurious interior. Optimal weight reduction comes from carbon fiber structural components and a new aluminum space frame that replaces the outdated steel frames of previous models. The new steering system is boasted as five times stiffer than before with the smallest steering wheel ever in a Corvette, revealing an advanced digital control panel. You can choose from five custom driving modes where you can control all pertinent settings, from changing the radio to managing performance-level traction and handling. The Stingray’s new look comes in conjunction with Corvette Racing so it’s no surprise this sports car can hit 60 in only 3.8 seconds, although one was clocked in at 200 MPH on a closed Texas highway.

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2005 Ford GT

The 2005 Ford GT takes inspiration from the Ford GT40 that dominated the racing world in the 1960s. They share the iconic bodystyle from the past, but the 2005 GT takes on a more modern structure. There has always been a high demand for this car because of Ford’s very limited production, just over 4,000 from 2004 to 2006. Getting your hands on one of these mid engine sports cars is no easy task, so having one in your garage is certainly something to be treasured.

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We originally wrapped the front end of this car a year ago, and it came back to have the film on the front hood reinstalled after some minor scuffing. The certified installer heated up and removed the existing film, along with cleaning any dirt or residue off the paint before reapplication. After the new film was put on, this 2005 Ford GT was ready to release all 550 horsepower down the road without fear of getting any damage to its paint.

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Porsche 911 GT2 993

This 911 can really only be described in two words. Race car. Thats all it is and what it was made for. Inside sits 2 race seats a half cage and the dash board with very minimal components with any meaning to the word “comfort” including no radio. There were only a handful of these cars produced for the road and even though this is a replica with a real motor it is one of five in the United States.

 

Its good to know its owner drives it how its meant to be driven and thus needed our help to protect its paint. With its front end already protected, we created our own custom pieces to custom wrap every inch of this car that could see damage on the track.

 

Our coverage included the widebody fenders, wheel arch coverage, inner arch coverage, rocker panels and door cups.

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How many times have you pulled into the garage and clipped a mirror or your bumper? Or gone to the mall and opened your door into a wall or the car next to you? Rest a little easier, the best part of our paint protection kits is you’re not just protected from debris when driving down the road you’re also protected against small dings and scuffs.

Before and after removal of the damaged film!

The damaged film is removed easily while the paint underneath remains showroom quality.

Adding things like our door edge protection and rear bumpers to your paint protection kits will help save your vehicle from small dings and abrasions that happen during every day driving. Contact us today!

Summer is Still Here!

Here at Protective Solutions we have had a wild summer protecting your vehicles so your paint remains show room shiny for everyone to see. We have had everything from enthusiast race cars to your family mini vans and more.

It is never the wrong time to protect your vehicles paint but with summer still very present make sure you are taking advantage of it. Check out the gallery and the rest of our website for more information and pictures of our latest installations and see exactly how your vehicle will be protected.

 

Contact us today! For the best paint protection you will never see!

The Best Protection for Your Big Boy Toys

Everyone has a different reason to protect their paint, wether its protecting your vehicle from your daily commute to work or you’re an enthusiast making sure that your new paint job stays brand new. We have what it takes to protect your investment and your paint. Then there is your not so average enthusiast. How about a garage filled with over five thousand horsepower? Safe to say it blew my hair back.

We only had the opportunity to wrap two of the five cars in the garage, one a blown Chevrolet Camaro with a whopping 800 horsepower. The other a Buick Fairlane with 700 horsepower, all motor. Both were completely rebuilt from the ground up and truly stunning. This enthusiast isn’t looking let these cars just sit and be rubbed with a rag either, we did custom coverage along the body line of each vehicle so that these monsters can be driven the way the were meant to on the street or the track and protected from burning rubber or stone chips from the massive tires both cars are tucking.

 

Check out our install video on the Camaro!

 

 

 

The Best Protection you Will Never See…Literally.

Last fall we had the opportunity to wrap this beautiful BMW X5 – M with our Gold Kit. This includes full hood and fender coverage, front bumper, headlights, side view mirrors, wheel arches, rockers and rear bumper. The customer then decided to go one step further and add the bottom of his doors.

Well yesterday this enthusiast was back for more. Full custom door coverage and rear quarters. Making this vehicles paint protected from nearly every angle.

 

Using bulk rolls of film, we are able to custom cover any painted surface you can throw at us.

 

 

Its our business to offer you the best protection on the market today, so whether you’d like a standard kit or custom full coverage like this, we have it covered. The best protection you will never see…literally!