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Just thought I share my experience with the clear wear strip on our deck lids/ tonneau cover. My trip was pretty looking fairly average we I bought the car 18

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Old 05-13-2020, 04:43 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Just thought I share my experience with the clear wear strip on our deck lids/ tonneau cover. My trip was pretty looking fairly average we I bought the car 18 months ago but really deteriorated just lately. I went to a place that does clear protectant/wraps etc on vehicles, called Altapac here in Oz to get a new one piece film fitted. The company is well known here and have a quite a good reputation. They wrapped my mates entire Z roadster in clear. Perhaps bit of an overkill but looks great.

The place rang me a back and said we have a problem, removing the existing Nissan film is damaging the paint, ie paint being removed with the film. I went back to the car and sure enough could see the very small section where they started the removal process with the heat gun.
Therefore, I need to get the entire deck lid panel repainted which I have now just done. Now I need to wait between 4-6 weeks for full paint cure as they will not offer warranty if done before then. Apparently chemicals in the new paint take some time to release out and so if covered up by a film layer could issues could result down the track.
So effectively I canít use car during this time, or at least not with roof closed as that would damage the new paint.

Anyway, moral to the story-DO NOT WAIT until your clear wear strip is as bad as mine before getting it replaced.
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I will post picture when new film is on. Still not sure if I will have entire lid done or just the standard area but most likely extend it a small to line up with the natural lines of the lid as they suggested.
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Old 05-16-2020, 10:22 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Just thought I share my experience with the clear wear strip on our deck lids/ tonneau cover. My trip was pretty looking fairly average we I bought the car 18 months ago but really deteriorated just lately. I went to a place that does clear protectant/wraps etc on vehicles, called Altapac here in Oz to get a new one piece film fitted. The company is well known here and have a quite a good reputation. They wrapped my mates entire Z roadster in clear. Perhaps bit of an overkill but looks great.



The place rang me a back and said we have a problem, removing the existing Nissan film is damaging the paint, ie paint being removed with the film. I went back to the car and sure enough could see the very small section where they started the removal process with the heat gun.

Therefore, I need to get the entire deck lid panel repainted which I have now just done. Now I need to wait between 4-6 weeks for full paint cure as they will not offer warranty if done before then. Apparently chemicals in the new paint take some time to release out and so if covered up by a film layer could issues could result down the track.

So effectively I canít use car during this time, or at least not with roof closed as that would damage the new paint.



Anyway, moral to the story-DO NOT WAIT until your clear wear strip is as bad as mine before getting it replaced.

First two pictures show what mine looked like.

I will post picture when new film is on. Still not sure if I will have entire lid done or just the standard area but most likely extend it a small to line up with the natural lines of the lid as they suggested.
Mine was like that and i had no problems getting it off...just heat gun, scraper, and tons of patience. Took me long time.... slowly peeling it off while applying heat. I also let it sit outside with top down in 90 degree heat for a few hours so the sun did majority of the work.
Wonder if they were rushing it....

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Mine was like that and i had no problems getting it off...just heat gun, scraper, and tons of patience. Took me long time.... slowly peeling it off while applying heat. I also let it sit outside with top down in 90 degree heat for a few hours so the sun did majority of the work.
Wonder if they were rushing it....

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Mine was like that and i had no problems getting it off...just heat gun, scraper, and tons of patience. Took me long time.... slowly peeling it off while applying heat. I also let it sit outside with top down in 90 degree heat for a few hours so the sun did majority of the work.
Wonder if they were rushing it....

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I don’t think they rushed it,they are very experienced with these things and I had a good chat with the technician, he explained everything he did etc. Perhaps it is just that mine is a bit older than yours, coming up to 9 years plus it was quite badly cracked up. Anyway, looking forward to just having one big piece on it shortly
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As promised had the new clear protection film put on the deck lid last Friday-very impressed, I could not even see it when I walked out. I ended up taking the film right to the rear edge of the panel so they could wrap it around and see no edge at all.
What an improvement on the ugly Nissan 3 piece product.
I guess the final test will be how long it lasts.

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As promised had the new clear protection film put on the deck lid last Friday-very impressed, I could not even see it when I walked out. I ended up taking the film right to the rear edge of the panel so they could wrap it around and see no edge at all.
What an improvement on the ugly Nissan 3 piece product.
I guess the final test will be how long it lasts.

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Do you happen to know what they used?

I was going to get a 6x60 strip of the 3m VVivid "paint protection" vinyl and just make a DIY strip, but after seeing yours, I cant settle for that now lol. That looks amazing.
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Do you happen to know what they used?

I was going to get a 6x60 strip of the 3m VVivid "paint protection" vinyl and just make a DIY strip, but after seeing yours, I cant settle for that now lol. That looks amazing.
Sorry for the delay, product is SunTek PPF Ultra Defense. Link-https://www.suntekfilms.com/au/paintprotection/ppf-ultra

It's fantastic doing the whole panel, you simply do not know it's there at all. Obviously there is contact/movement involved in our application unlike the general purpose uses of stone chip protection etc so just need to wait and see how long it lasts-so far so good.
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I think I'm gonna buy some cheap paint protection film and do it this weekend, mine looks terrible. I thinking about doing a 12 in strip all the way across. Or maybe I'll just spend like 50 to 70 bucks for enough to do the whole lid. It looks super easy to do when watching YouTube videos hahaha ahhh hopefully I don't tear all my hair out and completely fail, then bring it to a pro next week😅
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I think I'm gonna buy some cheap paint protection film and do it this weekend, mine looks terrible. I thinking about doing a 12 in strip all the way across. Or maybe I'll just spend like 50 to 70 bucks for enough to do the whole lid. It looks super easy to do when watching YouTube videos hahaha ahhh hopefully I don't tear all my hair out and completely fail, then bring it to a pro next week😅
Good luck with it, letís us know how you get on 😊
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