The reason we wrap corners and edges
In particular, the corners and edges of a vehicle, if not covered, can attract and trap dirt. Wrapping PPF around these sections acts as a barrier, keeping them clean and maintaining the vehicle’s overall look. Here’s an example of what dirt build-up could look like around the corners and edges of a car:
On the other hand, here’s the process of corners and edges being wrapped and what it looks like:
Unfortunately, corners and edges do not usually receive the attention they require during the application of PPF. While a typical PPF application safeguards the larger, flat surfaces of your Tesla, it may leave the corners and edges exposed.
If the edges are not properly wrapped, dirt, grime, and road debris can find their way under the PPF, leading to unsightly dirt lines. Edge and corner wrapping tackles this problem head-on. By fully covering these zones, there’s no chance for dirt to creep underneath, keeping your PPF looking fresh and clean while maintaining its protective properties.
When expertly done, this technique ensures maximum coverage and comprehensive protection. It provides a virtually invisible protective layer, accentuating rather than concealing the sleek design of your Tesla. A perfect edge wrap prevents any lifting or peeling, eliminating the chances of dirt accumulation, and eliminating any need for a premature PPF replacement. It thereby significantly prolongs the lifespan of the PPF and maintains the pristine condition of your vehicle. In addition to the protection it provides, edge wrapping offers a significant aesthetic advantage.
Improperly applied PPF on corners and edges can be noticeable, detracting from the overall look of your vehicle. On the other hand, professionally applied edge and corner wraps are seamless and undetectable, allowing your Tesla’s design to remain the star of the show.
Case study: How Paint Protection Film saved a car's paint
This Tesla Model 3 that was previously wrapped with XPEL Ultimate Fusion PPF by us, proved its worth when the vehicle scraped the sides of its bumper against a concrete pillar while attempting to park in a tight parking spot. Thanks to the protective film, the car’s paint remained unscathed, and removing the damaged PPF revealed the original paint in perfect condition. The PPF served as a sacrificial layer, absorbing the impact and preventing damage to the car’s underlying paint.
After assessing the damage, the damaged bumper PPF was removed and replaced on the same day, saving both time and money. The high-quality PPF material ensured that the bumper was once again protected from future scrapes, scratches, and chips giving the owner peace of mind while driving and parking in tight spaces.
Overall, the use of Xpel Ultimate Fusion PPF proved to be a smart investment, protecting the Tesla Model 3’s paint and ensuring that it remained in pristine condition even after an unfortunate incident. With the quick and easy replacement of the damaged PPF, the vehicle was back on the road looking as good as new. It also ensured that their vehicle will continue to look its best and retain its value.
This Model 3 serves as a great example of the importance of high-quality paint protection and the benefits it can provide for those who want to keep their vehicles looking like new for years to come.