You may have noticed, in the last couple of years, more and more cars on the road with black roofs. These could come from the vehicle manufacturer like this. Mercedes, Audi, Range Rover Ferrari and now Ford offer this as standard or an option. However
Eastman is proud of this connection between their technologically advanced paint protection film brand SunTek and PCA Club Racing, the company stated in a news release. This Porsche Club of America program offers racing, rallies, autocross and more, to passionate Porsche owners across Canada and the U.S.
When this Porsche GT3 came to us it wasn’t just plane white. It had a tough black and white look. However this was really a 2 dimensional look. A look that has been used on just about every model car on the planet. The GT3 owner really liked the new RSR design
Why wrap an entire car with clear bra? Well for starters most of the top brands have a self healing top coat. This top coat helps keep away those ugly swirl and hail scratches you see on cars in the direct sunlight, under Led lights and direct single incandescent
As you can see the paint was in pretty poor shape considering it was a new Ferrari. So our plan was to repair the finish with a two step process using the latest in buffing machine and pad technology. We removed the swirls and light scratching with a solid heavy polishing step. Then refined the finish with a finishing polish step. This gave the
Adding clear bra film to your new car will truly be a benefit and well worth the money spent. If your looking to update or change the look of your older car doing a color change vinyl wrap is definitely the way to go. It can be treated just like paint and will last for several years.
Not so long ago people looked at paint protection film as a trend. Like a fashion trend for the wealthy. You would se it on Porsches, Ferraris and other exotic vehicles. The average consumer thought it was over priced kitchen wrap. Trends tend to fade away right? Not paint protection film or (PPF/ Clear Bra) as others may know it by. The only thing that is fading away is the visibility of the film.
Quality Of The Newer Films
Older generations of clear bra films would tend to loose it gloss, become yellow and even start to develop cracks. The current generation of film has a self healing coating applied to in. This coating will heal and make light scratched disappear. Another benefit is it sheds environmental contaminates that cause the film to turn yellow. The new film are much smoother, have more gloss and are much more flexible making installs much more invisible. Xple technologies, film that we install here at concours auto salon has led the way in this
In the past 5 years retailers and manufactures of paint protection film have see a 20% growth in sales. This is due to added customer awareness through marketing and the expansion into the OEM market. Auto manufactures have see the benefit of the product and started to add these films to their production lines. Today you can walk on any high volume Toyota dealers new car lot and find the film on Camry’s. Something you wouldn’t see 5 years ago.
During the recent economic down turn new car sales were down but with the recent up swing more new vehicles are being sold. Trends show that people are planing on keeping their new cars for a longer period of time. Naturaly they would want to keep them looking new for as long as possible. Concours Auto Salon is seeing more middle of the road vehicles like Altima’s, Camry’s and Accord’s come in for clear bra protection. It’s not just a product reserved for the exotic car market any more.
The Smart Consumer
In past years we would introduce clear bra’s to customers in our shop and we would here comments like “well if it cost that much I might as well have the front bumper painted” or “I don’t like the line across the hood” or ” can live with a few rock chips”. The smart consumer understands that it cost over 500.00 to have a quality refinish completed to the bumper of their car and there’s a good chance that the color wont match. Another trend at our shop has been for customers to completely wrap the front of their hood and fenders when they have a bumper kit installed so there in no visible line. This gives them 100% front protection from rock chips.
If you have ever considered paint protection film and are in the market for a new car or are considering having the front of your car refinished we urge you to com by our shop Concours Auto Salon and see what we have to offer. We always have at least on vehicle with protection to show you.
Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service
Concours Auto Salon has earned the service industry-coveted 2012 Angie’s List Super Service Award, an honor awarded annually to approximately 5 percent of all the companies rated on Angie’s List, the nation’s leading provider of consumer reviews on local service companies.
Concours Auto Salon is very honored to receive this award. We always try to treat every customer as if their the only one. Whether they are looking for an estimate or having work done to their vehicle. You never know who will be reviewing your business on line. We value every ones opinion and and are honored to have repeat or referral customers.
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As the year winds down we reflect back on 2012 and start making plans for 2013.
We opened our Babcock location in 2008. Lots of antacids were needed. It was terrifying. Today at this writing we look back and feel it was all worth it.
We made some “Big Changes” this past year
2012 was our first year in our new building on Babcock. New customers that came through our doors during the past year never new we were hidden in the back corner of the Auto Net complex.
This past year we purchased new equipment that will make our job a little easier as well as making us more efficient. If you’ve been in lately then you’ve seen the two vehicle lifts. These lifts raise the cars off the ground so wheels can be removed, fender wells can be cleaned and the inside of wheels can be cleaned. We also use them to lift cars so we can be more efficient repairing those door dings that people get in the sides of their vehicles. With the lifts we can now provide a faster turnaround time when were refinishing brake calipers, Better Paint Protection Film installations and there also great to use when polishing a vehicle or detailing an interior. Bringing the car off the ground makes our backs feel a little better.
We set out to offer better coverage and pricing for our customers wanting Paint Protection Film. We now offer full coverage for the front of your vehicle for a little more then an extra $150.00 to $200.00 eliminating the line people see crossing the hood and fenders. We installed more full hoods and fenders this past year then previous years combined.
We continued our “New Customer Package” program introducing new customers to the benefits and results of true auto detailing. We plan on continuing this into 2013
We offered a couple of different Social Meida offers this past year through Living Social and Google Offers. They weren’t as successful as promised. We did sell them and honer them learning lessons along the way.
Plus many more positive achievements for the year that affected us all.
For the New Year to come we have more big plans in place. Were installing a new whole shop air compressor system and a Hydrographic’s machine. These units are in the shop now and just need to be installed and made operational.
We (Concours Auto Salon) wouldn’t be where were at or who we are with out YOU our valued customer. Thank you for a great year and your continued support.
Have a Blessed, Prosperous and Happy New Year!
Concours Auto Salon is now a proud sponsor of the monthly gathering called Coffee and Rides.
Coffee And Rides has been taking place since 2009 and is a once a month event taking place on the last Saturday of every month . It takes place from 8:30 am till 11:00 am. It has gone from a small group of people and their cars to an event that has at times had over 200 cars in attendance. If you want to see Ferraris, Lambos and Porsches they will be there. You will also find many of the San Antonio car clubs there as well. Clubs like the Z Club, The Mustang Club, The Ferrari Club, The Porsche Club Longhorn Region and many more. Old cars, new cars, odd and rare you can just about find it all in a very relaxed atmosphere.
We welcome all drivers to gather in a relaxed atmosphere and enjoy the meet, drink some coffee, kick the tires and just relax. There are always all kinds of cars for everyone to enjoy. So bring the family, a friend or come out on your own and meet some fellow car folks.
Concours Auto Salon will be in attendance to show case customers cars, make new friends and share our knowledge with any one who is in interested in listening and learning. See you there!
1203 N Loop 1604 W. Suite 121
San Antonio, TX? 78258