We recently had the pleasure of welcoming a Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 SV Roadster to our studio in Hampshire. If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to install PPF on a Lamborghini, read on because we’re sharing all the details!
About the Car!
But first, here’s a little bit more about this fantastic vehicle. Lamborghini launched the Aventador LP750-4 SV Roadster in 2015. Just 500 Super Veloce Roadsters were produced worldwide and cost £350,000. It is a truly daft car! It’s powered by a screaming naturally aspirated V12 engine, producing 740bhp, and capable of 217mph top speed, even with the roof panels off!
Installing PPF on a Lamborghini.
Regular readers of our Auto Curators blog might have seen this article, where we write about matte paintwork. This car was supplied as a factory matte finish paint, called Grigio Titans, with gloss black highlights. Matte paint is both fragile and challenging to look after, so PPF is a great solution to help with this.
Firstly, with any PPF installation, preparation is vital. The car has to be spotlessly clean. However, we pay special attention to dirt traps around rubber seals, panel gaps, and badges on a used car. Anywhere even the smallest amount of dirt or grit could run from during the installation process. As if it did, it could spoil the finished panel.
This particular vehicle had previously been wrapped with matt black vinyl. While that had been removed, there were lots of slithers of vinyl in panel gaps that needed to be carefully found and removed before we started the installation process.
Until you see an Aventador up close, it’s difficult to appreciate quite how big a car it is; it’s enormous!
It sits very low to the ground, the roofline seems to be barely waist height, but it’s long and wide. There are many angles and creases in the bodywork, but it was actually a joy to install film on.
As always, the Xpel patterns are beautifully and thoughtfully designed, allowing for an efficient and comprehensive installation. There were a lot of individual pieces, and that comes with pros and cons. Firstly, and on the plus side, it means not having to over manipulate a single large piece in multiple directions. However, the downside is that there are more seams to line up; but on a matte paint where the glue adhesion is less than that of a gloss surface, that’s not a bad thing.
What we loved about this job!
This was a big car and a big job; it took us four days to complete the work. But we loved having this guest in our Hampshire studio.
It’s always a treat to work on rare vehicles. Lamborghini makes brilliant, daft, noisy and dramatic cars, and they never fail to evoke the same reaction from me as an adult as they did as a small boy. Mouth open, point and giggle!
If you need PPF on a Lamborghini or any other vehicle, call us. We love taking care of your daily drivers as much as we love welcoming supercars to our Hampshire studio.