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Thread: Bush Barrier Paint Saver

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4bee View Post
    It may be more practical if LR used brushed finish Stainless Steel on their new recently announced range of EVs.


    "Scratches, what scratches? Naah mate that is factory finish."



    That would be awesome- even to buy the pre bent panels like the stick-on door sill protection.

    Anyone know what the cost is to vinyl wrap a Disco? You optionally donít need to do the roof between the roof rails. Once you look at the car minus glass and pillars thereís actually not much painted panels.

    Is the vinyl wrap off-road scratch resistant?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PerthDisco View Post
    That would be awesome- even to buy the pre bent panels like the stick-on door sill protection.

    Anyone know what the cost is to vinyl wrap a Disco? You optionally donít need to do the roof between the roof rails. Once you look at the car minus glass and pillars thereís actually not much painted panels.

    Is the vinyl wrap off-road scratch resistant?
    My only experience with vinyl wrapping is with rally cars but from what Iíve seen the protection would be marginal. It would easily protect against the little scratches that mark the clear coat but are easily polished out. However anything that would properly scratch the paint would most likely tear the vinyl and still dig in to the paint. It also doesnít offer much protection against stone chips. It would slow them down but I would bet one run down something like the Birdsville track would see the rear wheel arches on a D4 looking pretty ordinary.

    As a Defender driver I donít really give a stuff about paint protection (actually I didnít really care when I had a Disco either). However I was impressed by the stuff that Scott (LRD414) was running on his Disco when we did the Simpson last year.

    If you did it purely for protection I donít think wrapping would be worth the expense. Ballpark figure for a vinyl wrap would be around $5k depending on what you do. Although the Disco has a lot of glass the panels are still pretty big. Also a big part of the cost of wrapping is the labour. To do it properly you need to pull things like indicators and trim off to wrap the vinyl underneath them which all takes time. Not doing a decent job on a Disco would just look terrible.

    Cheers,
    Jon

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    Hereís a pic of the logo thatís on my BB panels, I grabbed the first panel that fits the rear of the car from the packaging which belongs to the right side of the car but I couldnít take a pic there as I parked pretty close to the side of my house but you get the idea.

    Much smaller than the previous pic on this thread but the company is still fine tuning the product. For what itís worth it sticks really well to the car, no way itís going to move unless you peal it of yourself. The colour seems too ďorange Ē to me but I guess I can live with it.
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    Iíve been waiting for Rhinohide to release a compatible model for D4, and been waiting a long time. Glad bushbarier make something similar, itís worth some consideration, thanks for sharing.

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    You need to research abi more guys. I had mine wrapped in 2010 from almost new.
    Two points to make -
    One post in here was from a guy skeptical of how robust the film is without providing any facts.
    Second is you are talking about paint protection not a full wrap. If you use clear film you DON'T need to remove tail lights etc. I only covered mine up to the window sills. In hind sight I'd do the pillars and the first 500mm above the windscreen That's the bit that cops it worst.
    Mine cost $1600 - admittedly at a slight discount (I was Ops Mgr for 3M) 9 years ago. A colour wrap is a different story.
    I am selling the car and pulled the film off two weeks back. No scratches or damage to the paint but geez the film's a different story. I have subjected the poor girl to some nasty tracks.
    You can see the nasty scratches on the film, but none on the paint. Themarks on the paint are bits of adhesive which I peeled off later.
    It's not everbody's cuppa tea but I wanted to be able to knock the car around in the bush.
    I reckon I'll get my $1600 back.
    Cheers

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    Wow Drowell that is a huge difference and I noticed your other post with pics and the paint looks like new!
    Does the protection wrap polish or buff up well if you wanted to?

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