Paint Protection Film Installation
The Phoenix freeways are brutal for slinging rocks and our G37 project has lived relatively blemish free with the factory templated paint protection film it had applied. This is the sort of protection offered at a dealership between $500-700 and covers the front ⅓ of the hood and fenders and the full bumper. Unfortunately though the factory template leaves the corners and edges exposed and the occasional nick and chip has surfaced on the un-covered edges. This time around we wanted something more comprehensive.
Protecting the Hood and Bumper
We found a local Paint Protection Film installation company OzBraz who offer a wide range of protection films, window tinting, vinyl wrapping, powder coating and ceramic coating. The name ‘Braz’ is a humorous trip down memory lane when protection was leather ‘Bras’ in the ’80s-’90s. OzBraz have a great website as a strong initial impression with a lot of high end gallery cars but it also shows they aren’t afraid to handle custom installs.
We’re performing a full front protection installation which includes the full hood, front fenders and painted areas of the bumpers, mirrors and covers the headlights/fog lights. Further breaking down the products starts with a material called Ultra Defense from SunTek. We’re protecting the hood and bumper with this product for its added impact protection. This product is up to twice as thick (11.5 mills) as standard protection films. We’re protecting the area most likely to get hit by a rock; more expensive cars (at a higher rate of speed) will certainly benefit from a full wrap of Ultra Defense.