Must read information below will help you as a consumer, possibly my valued future client conduct your research and understand the ClearBra Paint Protection Film industry so as to make an educated direct comparison when shopping for your vehicle’s quality paint protection film clear bra installation.
Whether you choose Vancouver ClearBra or not, you will be able to make an educated decision after reading the following based on your own facts, which is far superior to shopping on price alone. Below are several important aspects of a clear bra’s look and performance that one must consider. Installation, Patterns, Film, Insurance, and Warranty. Each vary greatly from manufacturer to the installer. It is not any one of these aspects, like many installers tout, rather the totality as a whole, that will ensure your satisfaction and my continued success.
Vancouver ClearBra brings value and service to our clients that is unmatched by others in the clearbra paint protection film industry, and you will see why. My experience installing 3M, Xpel, VentureShield clear bra paint protection film goes back to the mid 2000’s when I brought clear bra paint protection film to the Vancouver market through my high end detailing company with 3M clear bra paint protection film. I have since done work on near every imaginable car out there like BMW, Lexus, Infiniti, Lotus, Lamborghini, Mercedes Benz, Honda, Acura, Audi, Volkswagen, Bentley, Porsche, Range Rover, Aston Martin and others for dealerships and auto groups like Auto West Infiniti, Auto west BMW, Brian Jessel BMW, The BMW Store, Auto One, Auto Form, Affinity Auto, Park Shore BMW, Moncton BMW, Porsche Halifax, Lamborghini Vancouver, Weissach, Porsche center Victoria, Porsche centre Vancouver, Ferrari Maserati of Vancouver, MCL Motorcars, Jim Pattison Volvo, Jim Pattison Auto Group on to body shops such as Burrard Autostrasse, Coache Collision, No1 Collision, Marks Auto body, Korva World Class, Craftsman Collision to name some of the dealerships and auto body shops, I have done work for over the years as a clear bra paint protection film installer..
All clear bra installers are not created equal! The best film and patterns in the world mean nothing without an excellent installer. The application of PPF is not beyond most, but experience and a complete understanding of the film and patterns proves invaluable for a professional install. We are trained through Xpel Canada, 3M and certified with Xpel as a “Certified Paint Protection Film Installer”.
Although clearbra training and certification sounds good, as in most professions, it takes a back seat to on the job experience. Vancouver ClearBra has been professionally installing paint protection film clearbra since 2004 and have installed thousands of paint protection film clearbra kits. Many dealers refer us their more difficult installs and we have customers driving hundreds of miles to see us at times. Unfortunately, we still end up redoing kits that some other so-called “professional” has botched up. Not to mention the damage such as razor blade marks, film damage and paint scratches that many inexperienced paint protection film clear bra installers leave behind. New installers are likely to charge very low or break even fees so they can get experience, you must ask yourself do you really want to volunteer your vehicle to help them with their learning curve.Check out Me vs. Competition, see what type of clearbra you could be getting if you don’t do the proper research.
All paint protection film clearbra patterns are not created the same! Several companies create their own digitized computer cut clearbra patterns for each vehicle. Their design abilities and focus vary dramatically. I have chosen to go the the best and most expensive setup for cutting kits to be assured you get the quality paint protection clearbra installation you expect.
Free clearbra Patterns:
There is no such thing as free and companies providing free clearbra patterns to installers as a sales tool for increasing the film sales for the clearbra they manufacture. You can see their priorities are in film sales vs. quality pattern design as most of the kits are or very poor design and fitment. These patterns are designed as quickly as possible as they need to focus their energy on selling film. Some installers go this route to offer a cheaper price. As the old saying here goes, “You get what you pay for” and in this case free paint protection film clearbra patterns are worth every penny.
D.I.Y. clearbra Patterns:
There are many paint protection film clearbra patterns found on the Internet that are meant for the do-it-yourselfer. This is very unjust to the consumer for 3 reasons:
- The patterns usually offer less coverage and come with several relief cuts. These help to aid in the ease of installation but do nothing for the appearance and protection of the vehicle.
- Using the least amount of film is the only options for these clearbra patterns. This means separating a one-piece kit into several spliced pieces so that it can be situated on the film to use less product. This keeps Internet prices as well as some installer’s costs much lower. It may sound good until you consider that they are sacrificing quality and looks
- Wholesale online suppliers buy back old kits from installers and dealers, miscuts, even damaged old stock film that has been sitting around for years; in order to meet the small markups they require. The prey on and sell to an uneducated consumer, products, which are mostly for professional installation. You can go buy lumber fairly cheap, but it is a whole different task to build a house from it.
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Bulk Film Installers:
Some installers use bulk film on partial hoods and other areas that to keep clearbra costs down (no download or pattern fees). They stretch and install the full sheet onto the area to be covered and then hand cut the pattern right on the paint. This means a razor blade thousands of an inch from your paint (hopefully). With an excellent installer, this is a valid option and allows extra flexibility for vehicles that don’t have the desired size patterns available. The problem is that 9 out of 10 installers our not worthy of the “excellent installer” title and you can imagine the damage that can be done with a razor blade on your new vehicle.
We manufacture our Vancouver ClearBra paint protection film kits in house via the best software in the industry hands down and computerized top of the line graphtec plotter. This means we have the best patterns available real time, at the push of a button. We pay a premium for each kit downloaded but the price is well worth it, the fit and coverage is second to none and after searching all other options we are proud to be allied with a company that designs its patterns with overall appearance and protection in mind not savings on film and fees. Saving money on download fees, having more pieces to ease installation and less coverage to save on material costs are not viewed as a benefit by us. Providing the best available protection to our clients is. All kits are designed as one piece when ever possible. Looks, Fitment, and Coverage are top priority. We are also able to offer options such as full hoods, bikini cuts, and wrapped edges.
*side note: installers that plot their own kits via computer are much more likely to fix a piece that isn’t perfect (e.g. pieces of dirt under film) while an installer that orders the kits will more likely take the “see if they complain” route.
All films are not created equal! We are up-front and honest about the fact that there is no “perfect film” that will last forever. This is why we offer Xpel Ultimate, 3M Pro, Ventureshield Ultra films due to thier looks and longevity. Vancouver ClearBra will help you make an educated decision for your particular situation based on vehicle. Please contact me to go over your options and discuss your upcoming paint protection clearbra installation
ICBC and private insurers fully cover your clearbra paint protection film installations %100 including removal and installation in the case of an accident.
Vancouver ClearBra, is lifetime, for any clear bra paint protection film installation issues.
Xpel Ultimate ClearBra paint protection films are guaranteed to be free from defects in materials for 10 years from date of purchase as covered by Xpel. This warranty does not apply to damage caused by misuse, accident, or ordinary wear. We also provide our clients with a lifetime warranty on our installations. No fine print or hoops to jump through, just 100% customer satisfaction.
3M Pro ClearBra paint protection films are guaranteed to be free from defects in materials for 7 years from date of purchase as covered by the manufacturer. This warranty does not apply to damage caused by misuse, accident, or ordinary wear. We also provide our clients with a lifetime warranty on our installations. No fine print or hoops to jump through, just 100% customer satisfaction.