Project DBA R35 Nissan GT-R: Front End Protection with Premium Shield
We have written articles about getting the paint on our various project cars protected with various films in the past with a great amount of success. Like all things protective film technology is continuously improving and we were lucky enough to sample one of the latest in protective films on our Project R35 GT-R.
Our friends at Service Group Distribution are into film technology and they are the ones that introduce us to new stuff. We got a call from them where they wanted to demo their new Premium Shield film for us. What better car to try it on than our new DBA GT-R?
Premium Shield has some new interesting technology. First off at 6.4 mil, it's a thinner and more pliable film which makes a nice mark free installation easier to achieve. Second, the film is more glossy and durable than previous films at the same time.
Premium Shield achieves this by being constructed of multiple layers of polyurethane. The first layer is an acrylic adhesive which is formulated to be easily removable without residue. It resists fading and yellowing with UV exposure.
The next layer is a thin layer of flexible urethane which makes the film easy to install and resistant to rocks and impacts. The next layer is a harder more scratch resistant urethane. The final top layer is a glossy UV and scratch resistant clear coat.
The resulting film is has a gloss to match the paint that washes and waxes well. The film also allows UV light to penetrate it without damaging the film so the paint underneath fades at the same rate as the rest of the car.