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Hi Rich,

It lasts ass long as you want it, it’s paint, just peelable.
It takes a few hours to peel off, that’s correct
normal rice is around $3-4K, fantastic considering you are actually protecting the factory paint whilst you have fun with the alternate color of your choice.
That is ridiculously awesome... Not sure why anyone would do a full color wrap in that case, which is more (unless you are doing a Gold Rush Rally or something and want a funky wrap for that occasion).

Are there multiple dealers that do this or do you have to go to a specific place/your contact.
 
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That is ridiculously awesome... Not sure why anyone would do a full color wrap in that case, which is more (unless you are doing a Gold Rush Rally or something and want a funky wrap for that occasion).

Are there multiple dealers that do this or do you have to go to a specific place/your contact.
As long as your painter(a good one) can follow instructions you are good to go. You use a regular paint gun so there’s no real difference.
 

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all my years (9) of browsing forums and seeing paint jobs, this has to be the wildest. You sir, have monumental sized testicles. I love it. I'm sure you know changing the OE color of a vehicle kills the value, but when you do something as wild as this, it's worth it. As a painter, the quality looks amazing, i can spot zero orange peel.
it was a leap of faith but the end result is phenomenal. The main body panels have zero orange peel, having been flatted with 1500 > 3000 > 6000 grade 3M Trizact discs. Some of the plastics that have been painted in high-gloss black have a little bit of orange peel due to them being fiddly to physically hold, but once on the car, they will also be sanded to a glass like finish. The car is yet to be refined using the Rupes DA and various Rupes compounds. The gloss should look very wet when complete.

the wheels are now with a specialist being powder coated in gloss black to match the spoiler, splitter, diffuser and all other plastics such as aero bridge and window surrounds. The gloss black splitter and diffuser look much better than the OEM Palladium grey.
 

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the paint is amazing
are you going to do something with the brake calipers?
that orange..........nope
I was going to run with orange to see what it looks like. This Senna has a similar colour scheme, which looks good with orange callipers.
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Looks great and even better in person. We did that in 2016 on my 650S. You can‘t really appreciate it until you see it in person. It really makes the car look like an Exotic!

Looks fantastic!

Last photo is of the car in it’s original color, Volcano Yellow, which is also an amazing color! View attachment 202974 View attachment 202975 View attachment 202976 View attachment 202977 View attachment 202978

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That looks fantastic. Mine is permanent paint.
 

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some of my friends have started doing this same method here in the states
your imagination on color is the only limit

theirs is called claritycoat
they have some shops located throughout the states doing it
 

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I considered having a sprayable PPF, but was put off by some of the potential issues. They all come under various names and guises, but all follow the same principle of being a plastic-dip coating. They look great when initially applied, but over time they fade and lose lustre. It is not as durable as ‘proper’ paint. Significant care needs to be taken when washing the car. The slightest peel on the corner of a panel, combined with a pressure washer, will see the plastic paint rip straight off because it does not bond to the surface in the same way as paint.

it has its place as a temporary repaint / sacrificial layer, but I wouldn’t expect it to last much longer than 2 years / 10K miles.
 

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I came across a car show vendor with a similar “plastidip” product. The coating definitely isn’t as durable as paint but minor resprays are quick and easy and blending looked pretty good. Mac, your individual colors are excellent choices and especially when they shift. 72F4FD30-E233-4725-9D55-31FBF3A7E042.jpeg D67FA42D-E8B9-4E1B-A070-C384FFDF48F1.jpeg
 

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wrap is cool, but will never have the same depth as paint (in regards to a gloss wrap of course)

i much prefer, flat or matte wrap.
 

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