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#552246 - 06/01/19 07:38 PM Paint protection
Gary Fairhurst Offline
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Registered: 10/08/12
Posts: 51
Loc: North Yorkshire
Anyone got experience of having the transparent paint protection sheets fitted to the forward facing panels on an older Morgan. Considering having it done to a 93 +4 after some major resprayed work. Really not sure how it will look. Are the edges of the sheets very visible?

#552253 - 06/01/19 07:55 PM Re: Paint protection [Re: Gary Fairhurst]
Rob Thornton Offline

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Registered: 06/07/15
Posts: 285
Loc: Reading
The paintwork on my Royal Ivory 2001 +8 was so good when I bought it that I invested in the protection film at the time of purchase. The only time that you can see it - and on close inspection at that - is after a wet and dirty run when an almost invisible amount of dirt can be detected on the upper horizontal edges. Personally, I think that it was a wise investment judging by the amount of dirt that acrues on the surfaces it is applied to, particularly over the winter months. I understand that most upper end performance cars now come with this as standard but I stand to be corrected.
Rob T
2001 Royal Ivory Plus 8

#552265 - 06/01/19 08:22 PM Re: Paint protection [Re: Gary Fairhurst]
Stephen888 Offline
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Registered: 22/03/11
Posts: 208
Loc: Cambridge UK
I have protective film on both rear wings of my 1980 +8. Prior to its last respray both the rear wings had many stone chips on the surface adjacent to the doors. It's stopped the stone chips. It's virtually invisible. I will post a photo tomorrow.
1980 +8 Blue

#552275 - 06/01/19 09:04 PM Re: Paint protection [Re: Gary Fairhurst]
Craig Jezz Offline

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Registered: 27/03/17
Posts: 875
Loc: Oxon
I have applied PPF to:
Rear wheel arches
Running boards
Front wings
Around the Cowl
Under the headlights (cut around indicators)
Front vallence

I think it shows more on certain colours like red metallics etc...

As Rob said, you can only see the PPF (edges) when close up. It may visible on my car in images below ?

Craig Jezz

Morgan 4/4 Sports Sand (Williams & Wolf Tuned)

#552303 - 07/01/19 12:32 AM Re: Paint protection [Re: Gary Fairhurst]
Esprit Offline
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Registered: 15/09/18
Posts: 102
Take a look at the 'Xpel' PPF on the Berrybrook Morgan website. We opted for this because it is said to be self healing.
2018 Plus 4

#552349 - 07/01/19 12:44 PM Re: Paint protection [Re: Gary Fairhurst]
RJW Offline

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Registered: 17/10/12
Posts: 158
Loc: Somerset
I have had the film protection on my claret red plus 4 from new. You can see the edges of the film if you look hard but this is not intrusive and I’m pleased with the protection this has provided now for six years.

#552395 - 07/01/19 04:37 PM Re: Paint protection [Re: Gary Fairhurst]
Neilda Offline
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Registered: 26/04/12
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Loc: Surrey. UK
I have it on my Sand coloured +8... you can't see it.

I had it on a yellow sports car and it was awful - you could see it very easily. I think it was badly applied.

In my relatively limited experience of it, I would say - it's a bit colour dependent. Secondly if it has to fold anywhere, it's going to collect dust. My 8 is pretty much flat panels of the stuff and therefore there are no edges to catch dirt.

I wonder sometimes about the point of waxing the protected paint - there doesn't seem much point. If the paint underneath is spotless and waxed, then I guess that's enough.
+8 4.8

#552416 - 07/01/19 06:09 PM Re: Paint protection [Re: Gary Fairhurst]
nigels brother Offline
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Registered: 22/02/14
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I have paint protection film on my Aero Plus 8. The car is a dark colour (Jaguar gunmetal grey) and the film is only really noticeable if you use a polish that dries white until you buff it - if you do not polish it well enough it leaves a white line where the film ends.

Nigel's Brother

#552447 - 07/01/19 08:31 PM Re: Paint protection [Re: Gary Fairhurst]
CooperMan Offline

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Registered: 19/11/15
Posts: 755
Loc: Yorkshire
Hat's off to Craig for doing it DIY, it's an acquired skill that needs great care

Gary I would say it's a no brainer to protect that expensive re-spray, my previous Roadster had it from new by its first owner and after 50k miles it still looked like new in comparison to similar age cars which were peppered with stone chips
Jon M

#552457 - 07/01/19 09:13 PM Re: Paint protection [Re: Gary Fairhurst]
britmog Offline
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Registered: 13/12/17
Posts: 144
Loc: Colorado, USA
I live 2.5 miles up a dirt/gravel steep mountain road that means after 50ft I am driving through clouds of dust and stones being thrown up. I have protective film on at the exposed stone hitting points, my +8 is Connaught Green. When everything is covered in dust you can't see any lines, etc, when freshly clean you can't see anything either. When I polish it does leave a line on the edges which I use a tooth pick to clear away. Certainly protects the paint work and driver cleans up pretty well too.
Bruce Marshall
1964 4/4 Series V Comp (Megan)
1994 +8 (Maurice)
2013 M3W (Olga)

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