In the old days, changing a car’s color was only possible in one method: a full respray.
This is not a good route for high-performance and high-dollar luxury machines for many reasons. Most of which comes down to the quality of body-shop paint versus factory paint. We have all seen a sad repainted car a few years last – dull, fading on the roof and hood from the sun, and sometimes even with bits of the original color shining through the poor-quality paintjob.
In addition, much of the exterior on the car has to be disassembled to do a paintjob properly. Generally, body shops are not experts in your particular brand of car – making the results feel slap-dash and not re-assembled to OEM standards.
In the last few years, the world of car wraps is stepping in to address this hole in the automotive aftermarket very nicely.
The quality of these upgrades also vary widely, and the taste of the buyer is often more trnedy than timeless. Matte black was once the toughest and most-easily-applied wrap – so it gained a big following for its cool appearance unlike any paint. Matte paint is basically impossible. It just is hard to do from the factory machines – and costs $20,000 as an option when offered on Lamborghini’s and other models.
So wraps started as matte-finish and gained a big foothold.
The next wave of wraps is foil – glossy, shiny and lovely foil. This creates a finish more like a race-car than anything else.
Why? Because this is how they decorate actual racecars.
Taste and design become a big issue as well as quality execution and application. Because you can do anything – the results are pretty subjective in their appeal.
The FOSTLA.de team proves that with enough experience and aesthetic prep work, the results of the latest foil wraps create eye-popping visual impact, long-term durability, and the ability to change it at will in a few years time.
This 991 Porsche is extra lovely as a result – catching eyeballs like a magnet on the autobahn’s of Germany and beyond.