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.

 FULLY WRAPPED 2013 AUDI RS5 IN MATTE FILM – FINISHED PRODUCT

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.

Better Safe than Sorry!

Check out our video of the install on this new Honda Accord Sport!

Now heres an employees car without paint protection film, same car, same year, paint already destroyed from commuting. Don’t let this be you. Contact us today!

Protective Solutions is Now in Florida!

We have have proudly opened a new location in Ft Lauderdale. Our services will be available in the southern Florida beginning next week! For more information about our new location, contact us at:

t: (954) 459 – 5522

e: Jake@protectivesolution.com

Protective Solutions

3306 NE 15th ST

Ft Lauderdale, FL 3304

 

 

Right In Red: 2013 Audi S5

We had an amazing opportunity last week to do a full coverage install on a brand new Audi S5. This car is absolutely stunning inside and out, and what better way to protect that Misano red pearl paint than our very own PremiumShield paint protection film. This installation covers the front bumper, full hood, full fenders, doors, rocker panels, rear quarters, trunk and rear bumper.

As Audi changed body styles, their front grilles have grown larger, many other manufacturers have chosen to do this as well. This makes the front bumper split into two pieces along with a separate piece for the lower skirt. Here our certified installer is positioning the film to cover the passenger side of the bumper.

The difficult part of an install such as this, is that most of the car is custom coverage. Meaning that in some cases there is not a pre cut piece and we make it ourselves using bulk paint protection film.

This was an amazing car to work with and we’re glad to help in protecting this car so it can look brand new for years to come. Full coverage installs and any custom piece you can throw at us are available upon request. Check out the rest of the photos from this install on our gallery page.