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Fantastic new

Fantastic new "Ultra" self-healing film in stock
March 2017

Speak to us about the newly released top of the range "Ultra" film. We are very pleased to be able to offer this to our customers.
Speak to one of our team on: 01733 390777 to get more details and a quote

Happy New Year !

Happy New Year !
3/1/17

Happy New Year to all our existing and new customers. Getting a new car, then protect your paintwork before the gritting lorries are out and the bad weather arrives. Book a courtesy car while work is in progress or book our covered trailer for secure transportation. We can arrange everything for you, call for a quote or e-mail info@paintshield.co.uk.

Pre-Christmas Sale - see below for details

Pre-Christmas Sale - see below for details
15/11/16

Special offer: between 21st November to 9th December - all installations discounted. Call for more details and quote Offer Code: Holly16 on 01733 390777

Autumn Driving - protect your car from stone chipping

Autumn Driving - protect your car from stone chipping
18 October 2016

As the nights draw in and the weather changes, protecting your car's paintwork from stone chipping with the film becomes even more important.
Every time you do a journey more stone chips can occur, and new paintwork can stay pristine with the film protecting it. We have a courtesy car available and transportation in our covered trailer, which means your day to day routine is not affected while your car is being installed. Call now on: 01733 390777 for a quote.

Get your car protected for Spring/Summer driving holidays!

Get your car protected for Spring/Summer driving holidays!
March 2016

We have been busy with March registrations, and getting brand new cars on the road protected from stone chipping. If you have a trip planned get in touch and we can advise you on level of coverage. Having a respray get the new paint protected for stress free driving. All patterns designed in house for precision fit, and wrapped edges provided where possible to lose visible lines. Come to the experts. e-mail: enquiries@paintshield.co.uk

Winter has arrived and the gritters will be out - protect your car now!

Winter has arrived and the gritters will be out - protect your car now!
3/11/15

Get in touch with one of our sales staff to discuss your requirements for stone chip protection in the bad weather. We have transport available if required with pricing based on postcode area.
We look forward to hearing from you soon on: info@paintshield.co.uk

Protect your new car with zero miles

Protect your new car with zero miles
18 Feb 2105

****Book now for March registrations, we can pick your car up in our covered trailer offering full A to B customer care, until your vehicle is ready for collection.

Everything is done for you, and cars are held in our large workshop until ready for collection or delivery back. Detailing services can be offered ask at the time of booking. Courtesy car is also available if you would like to drop your car off and then pick up later in the week. We will then keep you informed as to progess.

Let's hope the weather continues to be very good right through Spring, so everyone can enjoy their new cars !!

Book ahead!!!

Book ahead!!!
30/04/2014

Please be aware when considering booking in with us, to get in touch sooner rather than later as we are booking up to 4-6 weeks ahead. This is due to heavy demand for our specialist services, both Nationally and internationally. We look forward to your booking!

Paintshield protect not one but two McLaren P1 Supercars

Paintshield protect not one but two McLaren P1 Supercars
21st October 2013

Paintshield are proud to be associated and trusted with the task of applying Paint Protection Film to the first two production McLaren P1 Supercars.

The first McLaren P1 showed up at Paintshield the week prior to the roll out of this stunning car for the designing of the first consumer templates for the paint protection for the P1.

The workshop was emptied to ensure space availability to house this piece of Automotive art for 3 days whilst Joe Lawrence and the team at Paintshield created the new designs on our computer system.

It is always a privilege to have any car to work on at our facilities. However to have an organisation such As Mclaren and its London dealer be so confident in our capabilities to allow us to host a £900,000 car prior to the customer rollout and to have us undertake the very first install on this car anywhere in the world is a testimony to our work over the last 10 years.

Find out more

First Production McLaren P1 Paint Protection by PaintShield

First Production McLaren P1 Paint Protection by PaintShield
21st October 2013

Why not take a look in our Gallery at some images of the first two production McLaren Supercars off the production line. The Woking based Supercar manufacturer has excelled themselves once again.

McLaren's Press Release provides some more interesting facts.

See the images in the Gallery

The Gallery has been updated.

The Gallery has been updated.
12th September 2012

It's widely recognised that our customers trust Paintshield with their cars. Whether it's an Economical Runaround or the must have Supercar, we treat all of our customers cars with the same care and attention to detail regardless of make and manufacturer.

Today, we have updated the gallery with cars from Alfa Romeo, BMW, Ferrari, Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lotus, McLaren, Mercedes, Mini, Morgan, Naylor, Porsche and Roll Royce. The Ferrari F40 and the McLaren MP4-12C make a worthy entrance to the gallery along with unfamiliar manufacturer such as Naylor.

Why not take a look and see for yourself and why our customers trust Paintshield.

The Gallery

Alien Technology?

Alien Technology?
12th October 2011

Sometime in 1947 an object crashed in the vicinity of Roswell, New Mexico. After much speculation, conspiracy theories and stories of Alien Spacecraft it was not until 2011 that the truth was finally learned.

We can confirm that the object was indeed of Alien origin, however what was even more interesting was the technology contained within. Very clever scientists in the US have been able to reproduce a material located within the Spacecraft which can only be described as having life-like properties.

Surprisingly, this Space Age and apparently self-healing technology is not only confined to secret government projects, but is already being fitted to our customers cars.

Self-Healing Paint Protection Film?

Self-Healing Paint Protection Film?
10th October 2011

There is some exciting news in the Paint Protection Film Industry. “Self-Healing” film may well have arrived.

Our Miracle Paint Protection Films which are supposed to naturally and miraculously heal itself when scratched, is now available and already being fitted to our customers cars. Of course, before we can confirm the validity of this rather unique healing process we are currently conducting our own independent tests to confirm this. Once these tests have been successfully completed and our findings have been established, this highly innovative and long awaited feature will be included within our successful 4 year no quibble guarantee.

Imagine, watching scratches heal right before your very eyes. Could this be the end of Swirl Marks as we know it?

“Nobody can install PPF without some cutting on the paint”. Well that is what most of our competitors would have you believe.

“Nobody can install PPF without some cutting on the paint”. Well that is what most of our competitors would have you believe.
12th May 2011

This is untrue, no let me be clearer that is an unmitigated lie. The above is a comment made to a prospective customer, by an installer in the West Midlands of the United Kingdom. Those that need to resort to a knife on paint when installing PPF are hapless morons. Correctly trained and skilled installers working with correctly developed designs have no need to resort to taking a knife to the painted areas of a car.

How can you protect yourself from these “Cowboy” practitioners?

First: Get a written undertaking, if you are in any doubt from the installer that they agree NOT to freehand cut on the paintwork of your car.

Second: Closely inspect the radiuses and corners of the kit following installation. A computer designed and produced kit, correctly installed, will have smooth uniform radiuses and corners and obvious machine cut straight lines (within tight tolerances and subject only to slight variance due to possible stretching when installing).

Third: If you find they have cut on the paint inform trading standards and seek recompense until the pips squeak.

Cutting on paint without clients permission, is in our opinion as close to criminal negligence as it is possible to get, I guarantee you no one would be allowed to cut on my cars paintwork and I see no reason why others should have to suffer this unprofessional and reckless behaviour either.

One competitor from the South Coast of the UK once told me; “I do not believe you do not cut on the car and if that is true, you are the only people in the UK who don’t”! He further went on to say “I would love to come over and see how you do that”! Here’s a newsflash for him, we DON’T and I guess we must be. IT’S NOT ROCKET SCIENCE (except for some it appears to be), pride in what you do adequate training and the determination to do an install correctly is all you need.

If you think you have been subjected to this behaviour, we are more than happy to provide an independent assessment, for legal purposes in order that any consumer so affected, can obtain appropriate legal redress.

Here is our Personal Written Guarantee. We will not cut on your paintwork during an installation, EVER! Paintshield Ltd is happy for you to treat this as a legally binding document when it comes to the installation of Paint Protection Film on your car.

Tom Wakeford - Managing Director

Help! my Paint Protection Film has turned yellow

Help! my Paint Protection Film has turned yellow
25th January 2011

As many will know, we have stated on numerous occasions on the internet that Paint Protection Film, in general, will NOT turn yellow (sometimes referred to as yellowing), cloudy or milky etc.

It can of course be made to appear as though it has. So what is the difference many will ask?

If it looks yellow then it is yellow. Well not really, as actually turning yellow would be irreversible. However, appearing to have turned yellow is capable of being rectified.

Read more and get the results here

Mazda RX8 gets a Full Wrap

Mazda RX8 gets a Full Wrap
25th January 2011

This particular owner has had a number of his cars covered with Paint Protection Film (usually full front) and having decided to do his partners MX5 Full Coverage, he decided what was Sauce for the Goose etc and had us do a complete wrap on his new RX8.

It’s not only the top end Exotica owners who feel their car is worthy of looking after. Our customers take their motoring seriously and if you happen to be this serious about your car, you look after it with the best available products. Especially when you have proved its value over several cars over many years!

Why not take a look in our gallery

Greater Love hath no man

Greater Love hath no man
25th January 2011

Than the man who Paintshields his partners MX5 completely! A regular client of ours who has had a number of cars done by us over the years, decided to organise the ultimate Christmas wrapping exercise for his partners car.

The “whole” car coverage of course!

Another one for the gallery.

Mission Impossible!  Kia Soul Tempest Full Front Installation

Mission Impossible! Kia Soul Tempest Full Front Installation
24th January 2011

The owner of this particular car came to us after trying the competition for a full frontal treatment for his Pride and Joy.

He was told by at least one competitor, that “the bonnet was too curvy and no one would be able to do a full bonnet on this car” (yeah okay, if you say so). Needless to say we were in no way perturbed by the challenge and Joe Lawrence our Director of Design stepped up to the plate and achieved the “supposedly Impossible” objective of a full front for this car.

I guess when you actually understand your trade nothing is truly “Impossible”. As usual and as the patterns opposite will indicate, no cutting on the car. (we don’t cheat!)

More images in the Gallery

Ferrari's New V12 Berlinetta 599 GTO

Ferrari's New V12 Berlinetta 599 GTO
12th November 2010

Paintshield, the market leader in Quality Paint Protection Film Installations have developed, designed and installed the worlds first full coverage kit for the 599 GTO.

More images in the Gallery

Industry News - 3M Eliminate Ventureshield Warranty

Industry News - 3M Eliminate Ventureshield Warranty
10th November 2010

Earlier this year 3M removed the longstanding “lifetime warranty” on the Ventureshield range of films, moving the warranty to five years in line with 3M Scotchguard. A notable absence is that no mention of warranty against yellowing is included in the warranty and therefore would appear to exclude yellowing as a warranty issue. Given the fact that the causes of certain brands of PPF yellowing are known to be environmental in nature or related to incorrect product use, its removal should not come as a complete surprise. Click the link below for more on this subject.

In Other news Avery’s new film “Nanofusion” is being marketed with a Lifetime Warranty in the US (no news whether this will be offered outside of the US) Additionally our range of films currently has a manufacturing warranty of 7 years and does include yellowing as a backstop.

One should be cautious with all film manufacturer warranties, as they are often vague as to what constitutes a “manufacturing defect”. The key concern is that blanket removal of key aspects such as “yellowing” potentially gives the consumer nowhere to go in the event of film turning yellow that may not be rectifiable without the backstop of a solid manufacturing warranty behind them.

Discussion on the yellowing issue can be found here.

Alfa Romeo Spider with Complete Paint Protection Film Coverage

Alfa Romeo Spider with Complete Paint Protection Film Coverage
04th November 2010

The new 2010 Alfa Romeo Spider with Full Coverage. Now that's Paintshield Protection and Peace of Mind.

Call us on 01733 390777 for a quotation, or fill out our enquiry form by clicking the link below.

Send us an Enquiry

Alfa Romeo MiTo Full Front Paint Protection Film

Alfa Romeo MiTo Full Front Paint Protection Film
01st November 2010

After unprecedented demand, Paintshield are pleased to announce that we have now incorporated a "Full Frontal Kit" for the Alfa Romeo MiTo into our portfolio.

This kit comprises Paint Protection Film to the front bumper, full bonnet and front wings including the wing mirrors. This kit provides complete protection from stone chips and minor scuffing.

More images in our Gallery

Like father, like son...

Like father, like son...
27th October 2010

Whether it's the quality of the products we use or the flawless installations we carry out you can be confident that your car will be in very safe and capable hands. This statement rings true when you consider that we receive a significant amount of repeat business.

It is because of this attention to detail and the unrivalled customer support we offer that our customers keep coming back.

We recently undertook the installation of Paint Protection Film to the cars opposite, both of which are once again, repeat customers.

Spyker LM85

Spyker LM85
27th October 2010

One of the great things about our company is its ability to accommodate rare and beautiful cars that you don't ordinarily see that often. Take this Spyker LM85 for example. This car is one of only a handful in the UK and has once again received a flawless installation.

More pictures in our Gallery.

Ford RS Cosworth

Ford RS Cosworth
27th October 2010

Like our customers, we at Paintshield have what can only be described as an unhealthy obsession for the motor car and this obsession is without a doubt shared by our customers. It doesn’t really matter whether it’s a family saloon, hot hatch, city runabout or the most exotic of sports car; we become emotionally attached to our cars.

This customer for example went as far as to “gold” plate the engine bay of their Ford RS Cosworth. Now some may think that is a little extreme but what it says to us is that this customer is meticulous when it comes to detail, therefore it’s only fitting that any Paint Protection Film applied to the car should be installed by a company with the same ambition.

We are proud to say this customer chose Paintshield.

More images in our Gallery

Not all Installers are the same.

Not all Installers are the same.
09th September 2010

For years now Paintshield have been at the top of their profession when it comes to installing Paint Protection Film.

Paintshield invest heavily in training our installers and believe we have what are considered the best in the country. It's all too easy to be convinced that all Paint Protection Film installers are the same and this is simply not true.

Take the Nissan GTR opposite for example. This was completed by one of our competitors and believe it or not this was their third attempt. Eventually the customer brought his car to Paintshield.

There were over 138 flaws in this particular frontal installation and we were asked to re-apply the film as clearly this installation did not achieve a minimum standard, never mind our standard.

It cannot be stressed enough, please do your research carefully and find out as much as you can about the installer by seeing examples of their work before agreeing to let them work on your car.

Read the full story here

Research and  Development - A Carrera to China

Research and Development - A Carrera to China
01st July 2009

Something I am often asked is "how do we know what the products we fit on customers cars will perform like in the real world?"

Apart from the usual manufacturer testing that the raw material suppliers undertake (none of it real world by the way), we do occasionally carry out testing for race teams, for instance Honda and test at locations such as Bonneville, Le Mans etc.

The Bonneville Salt Flat Test was particularly brutal given it was a land speed record attempt the car went out accompanied with five spare kits however it returned from the US with the same film on it was shipped out with.

Research and Development

Paintshield Ltd complete the new Focus RS

Paintshield Ltd complete the new Focus RS
28th June 2009

Paintshield Ltd install a newly designed kit to the new Ford Focus RS. The front installation was particularly difficult as the film to the front bumper was installed in one piece.

The Paintshield designed pattern ensured yet another flawless installation and more importantly, another satisfied customer.

There are more images of this car in our gallery

The new Ferrari California

The new Ferrari California
01st June 2010

Paintshield Ltd are proud to announce that they were the first Paint Protection Film specialist to design, supply and fit Paint Protection Film to the new Ferrari California.

This stunning new addition to the Paintshield Portfolio is testament to the company's ethics and no compromise on quality.

With complicated body mouldings, our patterns which are designed in-house can be altered until the pattern has developed to the very highest of standards.

This particular car is shown in our gallery

We've Moved

We've Moved
01st June 2010

We have created a state of the art bespoke design training and installation facility In Peterborough.

These are arguably the best facilities of their kind in our industry within Europe. We believe that these premises reflect our emphasis on the “quality” that underpins our core principles and business operations.

Additionally there are TV, DVD, PS3 and XBOX Live capabilities if you would rather not work, but while away your time "less productively". We also welcome and can accommodate children in addition to arranging transport for you off site to a number of locations.

We can even arrange to collect your vehicle from your home for a nominal fee, if you would rather not lose the time out of your busy schedule. Alternatively we can arrange for a courtesy car to be made available (by appointment) so that you can conduct your business while we get the job done. Should you wish to have your car transported to us we can arrange to collect you from Peterborough Station to hand it back to you (at whatever time is convenient for you.

Take a look at the facilities page

Paintshield Ltd is a company registered in the United Kingdom
Registered Office: Unit 4 · Morley Court · Morley Way · Peterborough · Cambridgeshire · PE2 7BW
Company Registration Number: 4756561
VAT Number: GB 828 140439

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