Are you guys ready to give this show what you got?! Ladies are you ready for the hot bikini contest?! Cause we all know the fellas are ready!
This year our team won’t make it to the show. So we’re hoping to see tons of photos on everyone’s Facebook status of course. Many cars with many characters that’s for sure. As we all know nobody does it better than SoCal. Good luck to all the folks that are competing! Have fun drive safe
Spring is here and everyone is ready to take out their summer cars. Maybe it’s a show car or a race car, whatever you might have it’s ready to be taken out of that garage.
When you take your car to attend a show you worry about how you can get it there without harming your paint. A lot of people use the blue tape method, some use road wrap . I have seen duck tape too. Of course the duck tape is put on top of the blue painters tape for more protection, but what do you do about your headlights? Do you just leave them exposed so you can use them during the drive? I think that if you cover everything but the lights that would be silly.
Your whole car is protected but your lights can get horribly sandblasted. Being in a car show I would think that is something you would want protected too. With Tracwrap you can use it to protect the whole front end of your car plus your lights! Now you can use them for your drive and they wont get ugly.
March is here and so is Nascar. Everyone comes in from all over to watch the race. Fans come into town anywhere from Texas to Missouri to locals.
Some men say real men go straight not in circles. What does that mean? Does that just mean that Nascar is a boring race that all you see is 40+ cars going in circles crashing into one another? Well to some that’s exactly what it means.
To some Nascar might mean adrenaline, speed, fast thinking etc… In the end a race is a race no matter if you’re going straight or in circles. It’s where the driver takes it… either he’s taking it to the finish line first or last he still passes that checker flag! And what does that checker flag stand for? The “race” is over.
Clear bras and other protective film have solved that problem.
Let’s say you just bought a new car and haven’t had a chance to get any paint protection film on it. While your out for a drive a small rock/pebble went right through the clear coat…
Regardless of what happened we all get rock chips, scratches, and dings from time to time. The two main options…
You fix the scratches yourself, or
You pay to have someone fix it
If you have a light scratch and it isn’t deep try using Meguiars ScratchX. Apply a small amount on a clean foam pad and rub in a circular motion until you have no product left to rub. Continuing doing this until the scratch disappears.
Why should you choose tracwrap when you can just get clear bra? Tracwrap is a temporary paint film that helps you get your car from A to B safely without the chances of getting your paint ruined along the way. Clear bra does that too. It just stays on the car for a longer period and has to be professionally installed and removed if needed.
Show car owners would most likely purchase (2) 8”x40′ tracwrap rolls. One to head to your destination and the other to wrap your car while heading back home.
After arriving at the desired destination, remove tracwrap at the show and start prepping like you would normally do. Win or lose you still win in the end if judges were looking for the best paint with no chips!
3M paint protection revolutionized protective film when they came out with their trademarked Scotchgard Paint Protection Film–the invisible warrantied clear bra that boosts the trade-in value of your car.
3Ms protective film is unique because its urethane film comes with a special clear coat that doesn’t yellow over the years like other protective film products.
Scotchgard protection is treated like normal paint. You wash, wax, and practice car care as usual, but without the worry of accidental car scrapes and scratches.
3M’s Scotchgard is professionally applied to painted areas on the vehicle, namely the front end, backs of mirrors, rocker panels, fenders, bumpers, wheel wells, and more.
Some expensive car owners just don’t want to take chances with their cars so they invest in clear bra.
Classic, exotic, and sports car owners are more frequently opting to cover their entire car in Scotchgard to avoid any costly repaints and repairs.
Seems extreme, but when we do the math, professionally installed clear bras suddenly look a lot more affordable.
If you spend 30,000 on your car…
After a car keying or deep scratch repainting 1 door to prevent rust damage may cost upwards of $500
Repainting your hood $500 -1000
These two numbers alone pay for a Scotchgard clear bra and professional installation on your hood, rocker panels, and bumper with cash to spare.
Take home message?
Maybe it can help boost the trade in value of your car over the long-term by using protective film such as 3Ms Scotchgard protective film.
For more information about film installation call 888-663-1394. extension 53 or visit www.3M.com
Open-disclosure policy: TRACWRAP.com does not partner with or receive commissions by recommending 3M film. All TRACWRAP.com employees currently use and recommend professional installation of paint protection film such as 3M protective film to boost the value of your auto.
Tracwrap is not the same as warrantied clear bras. The use of clear bra is more for a long term period. Clear bra has to be installed/removed by a professional. Look up local clear bra installers in your city to get more information on what type of coverage is best for your car.
On the other hand tracwrap is more for short term protection. With tracwrap you install it yourself. No professional installer is needed for the install or removal of this. Many customers use tracwrap for trips and events like auto cross, road trips, high speed driving on the race tracks, car transportation and cross country travels.
Tracwrap has a specially formulated adhesive meant to remove easy and last temporarily. RV owners, cross country driving folks, and exotic car owners are equally happy with the transparent, clear look of tracwrap paint protection film. Read their stories…
Tracwrap is usually used for weekend trips and short-term excursions. With tracwrap, you can protect your vehicle for less than $100 on average. That’s as much as 10 times cheaper than a professionally installed clear bra.
But the great thing is, tracwrap glides over a clear bra for complete, heavy-duty protection.
It peels off super quick–in a matter of seconds.
Average thin paint protection film or blue painter’s tape is not as thick as tracwrap and they might not prevent your car from getting chips.
Not everyone benefits from paint protection. If you don’t have a car, truck, RV or valuable machine, don’t care about how your auto looks, or about the money you will lose trading in your auto with subpar paint, then you probably don’t need paint protection film.
Tracwrap is a very special kind of paint protection film.
It was created specifically for consumers to install themselves, it is 3.4 times thicker than other temporary paint films on the market. No special skill required for installing tracwrap. Goes on just as fast as it can be removed.
You should not need residue remover to take tracwrap off. It peels off like you would peel a banana, leaving your paint clean and fresh underneath.
Care about how your car looks
Got a new car but didn’t pay for a professionally installed clear bra
Use painter’s tape or Cling wrap-thin protective film on your car
Are taking your vehicle on unfamiliar roads
Have a high-end sports car and worry about scratches or damage to your clear bra
Enjoy driving cross country
Will be driving to a car show with your show car
Race your car at the speedway
Just got a ding in your clear bra and need a quick-fix to stop rocks from getting in
Then check out tracwrap.
Purchase tracwrap here for a quick and simple delivery to your door.
By Guest Writer Diana Gordon - Car of choice AUDI R8
You would think that paint protection film would fly off the market shelves when it was first developed… wrong.
Only 30% of new car owners are saving themselves time and money by purchasing a professionally installed, 5 year + warrantied clear bra.
Since the first paint protection film prototypes, the aftermarket auto industry has churned out one type of protective film after another, making paint damage a thing of the past…well, almost.
It seems everything takes a little while to catch on (remember the Beatles…)
I tried to understand the phenomenon by interviewing an industry expert. So I asked Chris West, Owner of Clear Car Armor and former winner of Xpel’s Dealer Install Competition in Las Vegas why I should use protective film, or temporary protective film.
The truth about protective film
D: Why should anyone use protective film?
C: Auto paint is one of the most vulnerable parts of the vehicle. Thanks to technology, cars are lasting longer and longer, but the paint has stayed the same. Clear bra films are how we make paint last as long as your car. You still wash and take care of your car, but now your paint is extra thick and tough. The best part is, protective film is clear. Your paint looks the same. No, I take that back…. Your paint looks better. It looks shiny new. Without film protection, you can’t drive a mile and feel safe that your paint won’t be damaged. So clear bras take away your -getting scratched or chipped or marred by bird droppings- worries.
D: You’ve been installing clear car bras for years, but you also use TRACWRAP. Why do you use TRACWRAP temporary film if you have professional clear bras?
C: We use TRACWRAP for several things. Personally, I put it on my car for rough driving–high speeds, gravel or dirt roads, basically any place I drive that’s new and I don’t know the roads. In the shop, we use TRACWRAP to protect paint when we work on cars, so we don’t ding up the paint on another car we aren’t working on by accident. That used to happen all the time. It happens to everyone. You finish with a car and it gets bumped by someone or a they walk by with a tool in hand and bam-you’ve got a new paint chipor scratch. I can’t tell you how much we save on paint repair now by using TRACWRAP. It’s really a no brainer for us.
D: So what’s your favorite car and industry event?
C: I’d have to say the Aston Martin DBS. And I like the d&g event in Japan.
D: yeah, the Aston Martin is amazing, but for some reason….I can’t help but like the Audi R8.
With Chris’s help, I started to get a feel for why we don’t always use the best products for our vehicles, and I think I can sum it up in a few words:
We would if we knew how good they worked.
So here’s my take:
If you have never paid for a clear bra or paint protection film, I understand.
Until we have an opportunity to try something ourselves, we can never know what we are missing.
I used to stare down at my hood and grill after my 1-hour commute from work and wonder how so many flies could be busy around the highway…there’s nothing out there…how did they end up all over my car?
I don’t worry too much about bugs or my paint anymore. Maybe I’ve just gotten soft, but I’ve relaxed about my car.
With protective film, I don’t have to worry about not parking under a tree and letting sap and bird droppings corrode my car(or the heat from not parking in the shade), or some kid nicking the rear of my sports car with his skateboard.
If you own a vehicle, and you want people to think you take care of it, you need to get some protective film ASAP.
Any film is better than no film, but if your serious about your car, install a temporary film thick enough to stop gravel damage. What are your options. For the temp stuff, it’s just TRACWRAP. No one else makes a tough temporary film…it costs a little bit more than the cheap films, but worth every penny.
If your car, truck or RV is currently naked, go slap some TRACWRAP on it to buy yourself some time. Then, you can look (at a leisurely pace) into more permanent film options.
That’s the beauty of TRACWRAP. It’s not permanent. You can change your mind, and go for a professional clear bra later. Or, you can always do both.
With paint protection film, for just a few dollars and a few, simple minutes, you can park your auto worry free.
See Chris (blue shirt) in action when he was a runner up at Xpel’s 2007 contest doing a freakishly quick install…he went on to win the contest the following year: