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Why you should do a paint protection film (PPF) wrap on the Lotus Emira

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The 2024 Lotus Emira is the new hot sports car from the legendary British car marker and the last to use an internal combustion engine. The vehicle features an exotic exterior with body lines and curves in all the right places to offer a stunning work of marvel. Today we will be going over why a PPF wrap is perfect to protect this work of art and the differences between a “standard pre cut kit” and a “custom finish”.

First off, here are some key benefits of why you should do a paint protection film (PPF) wrap on the Lotus Emira.

1) Protection Against Physical Damage

PPF provides a robust barrier from daily driving and highway driving to protect the paint from stone/rock chips, road debris and minor abrasions that can damage the car’s paintwork, especially important for a unique vehicle like the Emira

2) Preservation of Paint Quality

It protects against environmental hazards such as bird droppings, tree sap, acid rain – all of which will degrade the paint condition over time.

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3) UV Protection

The film will help prevent fading and oxidation caused by harmful UV rays to help maintain the car’s vibrant color and gloss

4) Ease of Maintenance

A PPF wrap makes it easier to clean the vehicle as dirt and grime are less likely to stick to the surface. Combine this quality with ceramic coating and you’ll have a perfect vehicle that doesn’t need to be as frequently detailed

5) Enhanced Aesthetics

It can provide either a glossy or matte finish, enhancing the visual appeal of the vehicle while protection the paint condition underneath

6) Resale Value

By adding a paint protection film layer on the car’s exterior, it’ll help to keep everything in a pristine condition so you won’t have to worry about repainting panels and you can keep an OEM finish

Standard Precut Kit vs. Custom Finish

Standard Precut Kit

  • Precision Fit: Precut kits are designed using precise measurements of the Lotus Emira’s panels, ensuring a snug fit without the need for trimming or adjustments. However, the kit is only designed to cover up close to the edges. The problem with this is that up close, you’ll be able to see the edge of the paint protection film and over time, dirt can build up on the thicker edge and you’ll have an unsightly wrap job
  • Ease of Installation: These kits are designed to be easier and faster to install since they are cut to be close to edges and you’ll save time as you don’t need to wait for the material to dry before tucking it further into body panels/edges. 
  • Cost-Effective: Generally, precut kits are less expensive than custom installations due to reduced labour and material costs.
  • Complex Shapes: The standard kit specific to the Lotus Emira has a lot of relief cuts and seam lines. While this will still offer the same amount of protection, cosmetically it can be quite unsightly.

Custom Finish

  • Perfect Coverage: A custom finish ensures that every part of the car, including complex curves, corners and edges, is perfectly covered, offering a seamless invisible look.
  • Tailored Fit: Custom finish installations are tailored to the specific contours and unique features of your vehicle, providing superior protection and aesthetics.
  • Coverage: Allows for better coverage to hide the unsightly seam lines 
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Visual Explanation of a Standard Pre Cut Kit for the Lotus Emira

REAR BUMPER

The Problem

As you can tell in the template, the intention is to have the area by the vent separated into another piece. The problem with this is that you will have an unsightly seam on the lower area which is extremely visible when you’re standing next to the vehicle. 

The Solution

Our installers instead do the rear quarter panel piece on the Lotus Emira without the unsightly seam on the bottom. We’ll instead hide a seam underneath the top body line so that it’s not easily visible. This enhances the overall quality of the workmanship and is what sets our quality apart.

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REAR QUARTER PANEL

The Problem

As you can tell in the template, the intention is to have the area by the vent separated into another piece. The problem with this is that you will have an unsightly seam on the lower area which is extremely visible when you’re standing next to the vehicle. 

The Solution

Our installers instead do the rear quarter panel piece on the Lotus Emira without the unsightly seam on the bottom. We’ll instead hide a seam underneath the top body line so that it’s not easily visible. This enhances the overall quality of the workmanship and is what sets our quality apart.

Summary

A PPF wrap is an excellent investment for the Lotus Emira, providing essential protection and preserving the car’s aesthetic and resale value. While a standard precut kit offers convenience and cost savings, a custom finish ensures a flawless, tailored fit that can better cater to the vehicle’s unique features.

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