Stone Guard™ Full Hood Protection
Many of our customers are interested in paint protection for their vehicle, but they are not sure what to start with. When a full vehicle protection plan is a bit out of your budget, it is a good idea to take a look at what parts of your vehicle are most likely to see extreme rock chip damage, and which parts of your vehicle are most costly to repaint when you are ready to resell. This takes you immediately to your hood. Your vehicle’s hood is going to be the most exposed to wear and tear, especially if you do a lot of highway driving, and because of its large size it is very expensive to repaint. If you opt for a full hood paint protection film instead, you get the peace of mind of knowing that your resale value will remain at its peak and your vehicle will look brand new for as long as possible.
Let’s take a look at how we do it, then you can click Contact to make an appointment today.
Full Hood Coverage
Reduce Stone Chips
What is involved
How we do it and why.
To complete a Stone Guard™ Full Hood Paint Protection Package we need to make sure the exterior panels being protected are impeccably clean and that we have factory cut films specific to your vehicle’s make and model.
To prep the paint surface we start by washing and drying all of the surfaces that will have protection films applied. In this case, each of the four door sills. We then clay bar the areas to remove any imperfections or contaminants like wax, grease, dirt, or industrial fallout from pollution.
When the vehicle is perfectly clean, the films are cut specifically for the vehicle’s make and model. We do not have to order any paint protection films for our clients, instead, we are able to print films that are pre-cut for the proper size and dimensions of every make and model of car in the world. By manufacturing the films on site, we save you time and money, create less waste, can perform a “knife-less” installation, and achieve a fit and finish that will go way beyond your expectations.
With a clean vehicle and custom films ready, we apply a slippery solution to the vehicle so we can easily centre the film on the panel. When it is perfectly aligned, we squeegee the remaining solution out from underneath, setting it in place. We allow the edges of the film wrap around the panel edges to make a seamless install that is invisible to the naked eye from almost any distance.
To permanently set the film, it goes under infrared lights, similar to what we use for windows, for about 15 mins per panel to cure the adhesive. IR light penetrates the film to cure the adhesive, and we favour this method over using heat guns that just heat the surface and cause discolouration and can damage the material.
Once the panels are set, the vehicle is ready to be returned to the owner with a rock hard paint protection unrivalled in the industry.
Frequently Asked Questions
Generally speaking it takes about half a day to apply paint protection films. That means you drop of your car and pick it up the same day, hassle free.
Yes you do. Because we tint for major dealerships in town as well as individual clients we are usually booking about a week in advance for appointments. Some times in the year you can get in sooner, but just give us a call and we can let you know right away.
Our contact form allows you to tell us your vehicle’s make and model so we can give you an exact quote at the same time as booking your appointment.
No they don’t. You can wax them with spray wax and you can wash your car as you normally do. We recommend waiting 72 hours before you hit the pressure wash, just to be safe.