Who did your PPF? I think you told me but it might have been another Portlander.....thx.You’re in the home stretch @BlueHoosier!
So amidst all this grill love, I know one guy who hates them: my PPF guy. He’s done at least 3 and said all the texture and cut-outs require a ton of hand cutting even though he has a plotter. He did a stellar job but probably not with a smile.
I'm looking if anyone wants to do a group buy, because the shipping is stupid expensive. Like the shipping is WAY more than the actual toy. ($44 for between 1 and 7, with small increases after every few cars after. I only checked as far as $53 to ship 20)Dropping this here since we’re just killing time. I might actually buy one for my office.
My car goes in for PPF in a weeks time. The top half of the grill will be covered (with cut-outs for the indented bits). I'm getting Xpel PPF and their templates include the top half of the grill. The silver surround will be covered in a black wrap (my car is Dravit Gray) and the silver 'studs' in the bottom half will also be covered with black wrap. The shop can't guarantee whether this bit will last but I'm happy to give it a go. I'm also having the car de-badged and will include removal of the grill 'M'. I know this will leave a hole but I want to see how noticeable this is when covered with PPF. If I don't like it, I'll find some black equivalent to stick over it. I'll post some pics when I have had it done.In respect to ppf a few shops I spoke with showed the film not covering the grill? In put would be appreciated since I plan to bring my car in on Tuesday.
No, this is a great thread after we have suffered through all the reviews and comments that "it is a great car. Too bad about the grill". "It looks like a beaver".Can you tell this is a useless thread that I started cause im alone at the EA charging station at 6.30 am with nothing to do but admire my car?
here is an RC model that seems very detailed with doors that open.
Picture on box looks much better than the actual model...
I believe that the grill is the same for the two cars. I'd definitely check. My understanding is that they just have a set of computer templates that they feed into their cutter that produces whatever sheets they need. They can even edit what is on the computer template before they cut. So, if you are de-badging, you remove the holes that would normally be cut for the badges.I'll ask about the top half of the grill. I am doing Xpell but who knows maybe it's different for the 40 and 50?
I am also having all the silver and gray bits wrapped black along with de-badging. Dravit was my 2nd choice, I am sure it will look amazing with the murdered out grill. Can't wait to see your pictures.