Archive for February, 2014

Paint Shield saves the day!

Thursday, February 20th, 2014
Photo of a Tesla Model S

Telsa Model S with damage by contact with wall. Film was removed and replaced with no damage to paint.

I recently received a visit  from a concerned client who had bumped the side of his garage. TBH, I wasn’t sure if the paint was damaged or not. I slowly removed the film  and as the film came off,  so did the white paint scuff. The paint on this Tesla Model S was unscathed and a replacement piece was installed. This prevented a trip to a collision center and more importantly this beautiful Signature Red still has it’s original paint. While this is not the primary reason to install a clear bra it shows the protective properties and if it handles a garage wall, you know it can protect against rocks, sand and bugs.

How does a clear bra work?

A clear bra works by absorbing the energy from the particles impacting its surface, thus protecting the paint below. It acts as a barrier between your car and the flying debris on the roads you travel.  A basic clear bra application protects the front of the hood and bumper, but there are many other areas e to protect as well. Costly headlight assemblies, fog lights, mirror backs, door edges and door handle areas, rear bumper areas. Another popular option is  to cover  entire hood and  front bumper for max protection and no visible lines.

While it by no means makes your car’s finish invulnerable, it is highly effective at protecting against common road damage caused by sand, bugs, and debris. If it becomes damaged it can be removed and replaced, often with the paint underneath untouched.

Remember… Your paint is only original once.