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Paint Protection Film and Detailing

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As per the title, what's the best way to organise on a new car?

 

I've had a promise from the dealer that they won't touch anything so I presume my best bet is to get it detailed at the dealers and then take it straight to have the film applied?

 

Just seems weird that I'll be paying to get the whole car waxed/sealed and then I am guessing that it will be stripped off from the areas where the film is being applied anyway!

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Give these guys a ring, Busby. They've done work on a few cars of the family and we do work for them direct. They'd be able to answer any questions you may have.

http://www.paintshield.co.uk

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Mate, why don't you get the detailer and paint protection people to do it all at the dealers?

Most dealers are now aware that customers will ask them not to clean new cars and thus arrange for a detailer to do the new car prep at the dealer.

Also iirc the protection film can be applied over the prepared surface and doesn't need to be cleaned down - I think most places prefer to do it this way

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Mate, why don't you get the detailer and paint protection people to do it all at the dealers?

Most dealers are now aware that customers will ask them not to clean new cars and thus arrange for a detailer to do the new car prep at the dealer.

Also iirc the protection film can be applied over the prepared surface and doesn't need to be cleaned down - I think most places prefer to do it this way

 

The paint protection people I use (same guy who did the HP4) will only work from his own premises.  I can get the detailing done there but just wonder if it's better to do this before it goes for the film.

 

Of course, I can always ask the detailer/film people but wondered if anybody had any experience before I see what they say.   +++

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Give these guys a ring, Busby. They've done work on a few cars of the family and we do work for them direct. They'd be able to answer any questions you may have.

http://www.paintshield.co.uk

 

I have always heard good things about them but chased them continuously about working on the bike any never got responses so I wouldn't put any work their way now.  Mind you, that doesn't stop me calling and getting their opinion!

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I've never seen a bike in there. Perhaps it's too small a job? I'd just pick their brains for the answers you need.

Seen some amazing cars in their workshop.

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Never mind the questions about the protection and the film, what car is it going on??! :)

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I've never seen a bike in there. Perhaps it's too small a job?

 

I spoke to the boss there originally who was happy to do it - a lady then called and asked loads of questions about the bike and I sent photos so they could see how the panels were shaped.  After that they just vanished - I would have had no issue if they said they didn't want to do it but places that don't return calls or respond to mails pi55 me right off!

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Never mind the questions about the protection and the film, what car is it going on??! :)

 

Golf R - built this week so hopefully should be on a boat soon.

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I spoke to the boss there originally who was happy to do it - a lady then called and asked loads of questions about the bike and I sent photos so they could see how the panels were shaped. After that they just vanished - I would have had no issue if they said they didn't want to do it but places that don't return calls or respond to mails pi55 me right off!

All they had to say was it wasn't a job for them and then you could have gone somewhere else.

Painful.

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The detailer I use has some kind of arrangement with the protective film people. 

 

He details the cars in the way they require it doing and they then come around (to his premises) and do their stuff.

 

I've forgot what the people are called but the product name begins with a V. 

 

Vector-something maybe?

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Hi. I detail lots of cars covered in film and by far the best I've seen so far is fitted by CG Perfomance (previously traded as Curvature Group but its still the same people)

 

They have a brand new film which is by far the most reflective I've seen and doesn't suffer anywhere near as bad with fly and bug splatter staining.

 

It requires you dropping the car to Tring but trust me they are the best at what they do. Lots of my customers have used them and wont take their car anywhere else now (having previously said oh XX company is the best).

 

I can then detail the car there (or another detailer if you prefer)

 

In terms of detailing.. I honestly dont feel its worth detailing the car before having film applied. You can lay the film over a wet sanded panel and it will look perfect. The way I normally work it at CG Performance is they fit the film and I go afterwards to polish the panels without film and then protect the whole car.

 

Give them a call or email at the very least and talk to Nick Phelps.. tell him Nathan sent you.

 

http://cgperformance.co.uk/

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