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Old 31st October 2016, 11:26   #16
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The dents would have to be quite big or deep for the body filler not to adhere (and stay there) if you were told that it's not possible.
Thank you for the info. I spoke to 3M and a local guy who does wraps and both said they don't do filling without seeing my vehicle. Will try to find someone in Chennai who does this.
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Thanks for the informative thread.

Got a question Frank.. how different is this colour film wrap from the paint protection film. I had heard it costs a bomb (upwards of 1.5 Lakhs) to wrap a large car in ppf (Eg 3M ppf). But you got your friend's Merc wrapped in matt colour at approx 30% cost of ppf.

Does it make sense to wrap the entire car in the choice of your colour OR colour matching your car's original colour rather than wrapping in PPF since both the sheets protect the original paint and the metal beneath!!

just a thought..

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Wraps look good if the car is clean & dent-free.

But if your ride gets all the usual Mumbai wear & tear, it looks awful. Saw my neighbour's wrapped car last night - lit up by my headlamps - and all the nicks & dents made it look bad. More so than a shiny car without a wrap, even if it has battle scars.
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Does this guy also do Paint Protection Film ?
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Wraps look good if the car is clean & dent-free.

But if your ride gets all the usual Mumbai wear & tear, it looks awful. Saw my neighbour's wrapped car last night - lit up by my headlamps - and all the nicks & dents made it look bad. More so than a shiny car without a wrap, even if it has battle scars.
Absolutely. Which is why the dents and bumps on the cars body were totally rectified before applying the wrap.
Many people skip that step. Remember, a wrap's job is to highlight the contours of the car. It exaggerates all the nicks and cuts on the body and makes it look better. If there are dents on the car, the wrap looks very bad!

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Does this guy also do Paint Protection Film ?
I think he does. You're better off asking him. The wrap does the same job and makes your car look better. Hence went in for that over paint protection film.
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Wraps look good if the car is clean & dent-free.

But if your ride gets all the usual Mumbai wear & tear, it looks awful. Saw my neighbour's wrapped car last night - lit up by my headlamps - and all the nicks & dents made it look bad. More so than a shiny car without a wrap, even if it has battle scars.
Absolutely we had wrapped our car 2 years ago all the dents/scratches were mended before the wrap was applied but now again thanks to usual mumbai wear there are many scratches and a few dents and it looks bad luckily the scratches will go away once the wrap is peeled off. All in all I dont think we will be using wraps ever again nor would I recommend them to anyone who uses their cars daily.
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How do wraps cope with being scratched?

Do they scratch like paint, or do they tear like paper, fabric, etc?
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How do wraps cope with being scratched?

Do they scratch like paint, or do they tear like paper, fabric, etc?

Light scratches (swirl marks,scratches left by passerbys touching the surface of the car) scratch the surface of the wrap pretty much like paint but a wrap is much more prone to scratches at least mine was as compared to paint. Deep scratches tear the wrap and even scrape the paint at times for example when our driver had a small incident with a Tata ace it tore the wrap and scratched the paint on the RHS of the front bumper (visible below) . Couldn't bear the scratches anymore and this Sunday I got the car unwrapped. I will have to get the bumpers re painted both front and back and one of the doors as a biker crashed into the driver side door. It would not be possible to match the paint exactly to the rest of the car with the wrap on also one of the reasons I decided to unwrap it. I'm just happy that the car looks exactly how it was 2 and a half years back
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Your car looks awesome with and without the wrap.
Honestly, the quality of the wrap matters a lot. Original, branded wraps have a self-healing nano layer on them. So small swirl marks and micro scratches are known to vanish.
The first copies and cheaper alternatives of the wraps are the ones that don't really do anything after getting scratched.
In a city like Mumbai, one needs to be careful. The Honda wrap has held up quite well, though. I drive around quite a bit and park on the road most of the times.
I have a satin pearl shade and I still get surprised with the number of hues it throws out in different lighting conditions. Champagne, black, matte, grey, goldenish etc. Such finishes Are difficult to achieve with paint, especially at these rates. Hence the convenience of a wrap.
But yes, scratches and nicks are inevitable and absolutely nightmarish for us in India!
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