Detail Artisan is a specialised PPF studio based in North Rocks, Sydney providing protection options for owners wanting to preserve and enhance their vehicles finish. We are privileged to be able to work on a variety of high-end vehicles which is both challenging in the application process but necessary given the cost of maintaining or repairing these vehicles if there are stone chips or damage.
We’ve discussed before, a Full Wrap is an intensive project which requires both a lot of time to complete properly and also a lot of material. Both of these mean a Full Wrap will cost more then other PPF services but also requires a lot more skill, attention and patience to get right!
XPEL has set the standard globally for Paint Protection Film (PPF) for all consumers both in terms of their superb fitment of the kits and the quality of films like the XPEL Ultimate range. Ultimate was one of the first films to have a multi-layer approach consisting of a Clear Coat Top Coat which not only provide superb protection versus staining but also houses the strong self healing ability that XPEL film has become known for.
Project Detail in North Rocks, Sydney has grown to focus on prestige and exotic vehicles as we realised that while there were many detailers and even Paint Protection Film (PPF) installers, there weren’t many that were designed with quality in mind. The level of expectations for owners who not only drive vehicles of a certain level but fastidious car owners in general means we have refined out process in order to satisfy.
Are you also considering Paint Protection Film (PPF) ? It is important to browse and look at many points of information on the internet when considering a product like PPF. It is not a straight forward product and requires a specialisation to do properly.
PPF is a specialised ‘elastomeric polyurethane’ material which depending on the brand consists of multiple layers. In the case of our XPEL and Suntek films up to 6 layers! These layers absorb and is what mitigates the rock impacts, scratches and other physical damage.
While it’s difficult for most car owners to maintain their car’s regularly, some car owners use their cars differently as with this Porsche Cayman GT4. This Porsche hits the track usually 2-3 times per month and as a result requires more then just a wash to maintain its condition.
Before taking his car to the track, the owner engaged Project Detail to fully wrap the entire vehicle with Xpel Ultimate Paint Protection Film (PPF). This allowed the car complete protection and gave it the strongest protection available for track use. Find out more about our PPF services by clicking here.
The Ferrari 488 GTB made shockwaves upon its release in 2016, succeeding the iconic 458 Italian and the even rarer 458 Speciale. The looks and the performance of the 488 GTB were striking and otherworldly, boasting impressive performance figures to boot. One of the biggest concerns was the use of a smaller engine with two turbo chargers versus the older naturally aspirated V8 engine in the 458 Italia and Speciale but as many owners and reviewers found out Ferrari didn’t disappoint.
The 488 GTB’s exterior is incredibly bold, taking cues from the older 458 models and trimming away and refining the overall looks to something aggressive and even sleeker. What we found interesting was the level of detail and time that the individual owner had taken in designing and optioning the car versus another 488 for example; small badges, colour or interior differences and even down to the carpet matts.
The interior was incredible in another sense. For a supercar, the 488 was almost unbelievably easy to get in and out of. Furthermore the seats were very comfortable and best of the all the fitment and quality had surpassed the Ferrari’s of yesteryear.
Audi’s decision to release the RS3 variant to Australia was well met by car fans in Australia, fitting nicely into the premium and and sitting atop performance hatchback category. The 5 Cylinder was a standout, with owners either keeping them stock or getting mind blowing (and ear piercing) performance with just a few select changes.
The Jaguar F-Pace made quite a splash on it’s release in 2016, arriving around the same time as two other luxury SUV entrants; the Bentley Bentayga and the Maserati Levante. It’s looks were uniquely Jaguar but it managed to transition into a small SUV quite smoothly and carried over it’s success in recent years.
Perhaps one of the most popular models of Ferrari’s in recent years has been the 458 coming in a variety of special models; the Italia, the Spider and of course the rare and ultra valuable Speciale.
When this 458 Spider arrived at Project Detail Sydney it was looking dull and the owner wanted the car rejuvenated and for us to reapply PPF to side mirror as it needed replacing and the original PPF job was done through another company. The overall paintwork had swirls and lacked clarity typical signs from regular washing but it was clear the owner cared about the vehicle.
When the Porsche Panamera was first unveiled in 2010, it took quite some time for it’s distinctive design to be readily accepted amongst Porsche fans. Those who were looking for daily drivers preferred the ever popular Cayenne and soon after Macan models. However, in more recent years gradual acceptance has built a strong case for the Panamera and Porsche certainly see’s it that way by releasing the second generation of the Panamera due to launch in 2017.
The owner of this Panamera was one such Porsche fan having purchased the car without conviction, it wasn’t until the unrivalled comfort over long distances combined with a better handling sensation versus his Cayenne that he really fell in love with the large sedan.