Lotus Elise Needs Mid-Life Facelift with Clear Bra Removal & Replacement - Paint Protection Film Removal San Antonio, Texas

Lotus Elise Needs Mid-Life Facelift with Clear Bra Removal & Replacement

From the time the Lotus Elise was introduced, it turned heads. For one, it is a very small car. For another, it looks like something from another planet. This car came in a bright red paint job that even grabbed more attention. However, this particular car was in desperate need of a mid-life facelift. It had an older paint protection film kit that had discolored and needed replaced and the paintwork had a lot of scratching a swirling that needed corrected. We knew this car still had all that original beauty waiting to be revealed again, so we dived right in with a clear bra removal, paint correction, re-installation of next generation paint protection film and a space age paint coating.

The first thing we would do was put the car through a full paint decontamination bath. This thorough cleaning helps eliminate any contaminants from the exterior surface of the car before we begin. This also allows us to have a completely clean surface to inspect and determine the best path forward.

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The first step was removing old paint protection film that had discolored. This is a common issue with paint protection films from years ago. They often either begin to peel or discolor and ultimately become an eyesore. The removal of this older clear bra and any adhesive left behind leaves a clean vehicle for us to begin correcting.

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Now we move onto the paint correction to eliminate the scratches and swirls that had accumulated on the painted surfaces. Check out these amazing before and after pictures.

Paint Condition When the Car Arrived

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Same Panel After Paint Correction

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Paint Condition When the Car Arrived

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Paint Condition After We Corrected the Paint

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Now that the paint is corrected, and the car was ready for the new Suntek Paint Protection Film installation. This new material is ultra clear and comes with a 10 year manufacturer’s warranty. This material not only looks better day 1, it is designed to stay looking that was for many years to come.

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We use large format pieces custom cut to cover the complete panels so you do not see any seams or edges.

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After the paint protection film installation, we cover all exterior surfaces with Cquartz Professional Paint Coating. This coating will protect the surfaces and paint protection film from damage by environmental elements and keep the finish shining brilliantly for many years. This coating even makes it easier to clean your vehicle, so you can keep it looking great.

Now take a look at this beauty! It has recaptured all of its original head turning glory.

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We can help your car recapture its glory too. If you vehicle could use a mid-life facelift or a clear bra removal, we can help. There is a significant difference in discount work and the quality craftsmanship you will find at Jay’s Detail. Don’t trust your vehicle car care to just any shop. We understand and practice the latest techniques and utilize the finest products. So, when you want the very best, call us at Call 210-863-1633 or email us at jaysdetail@gmail.com for getting your vehicle’s paint corrected, protected and preserved. We service all of the San Antonio, Texas area an even have clients bring their cars from as far as Austin and Houston to us.

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