The highly anticipated Ford F-150 Lightning is here!
This is an expensive and functional truck with great resale potential for years to come. We all love the vertical screen. Easily accessible frunk that opens and closes with the push of a button on key fob, just like the tailgate. It’s indisputably the most appealing electric vehicle Ford currently offers. 1 of 2 Electrics trucks available on the market in 2022. So let’s talk about what we can do to keep it look new for years to come.
1 – Stealth Paint Protection Film
Also Known as Clear Bra or Clear Wrap.
This option allows you to turn the color of your vehicle to a satin finish and all while offering the best available protection to the paint! We use XPEL brand of film, which offers a self-healing top coat for swirls and small scratches, hydrophobic qualities, UV protection, as well as a 10-year warranty.
It is the best option to get a matte or satin color for your vehicle. The film offers a more durable finish than a satin top coat would from the manufacturer or a vinyl wrap. Making washing the vehicle a much simpler task with the hydrophobic qualities it contains.
Another benefit of satin paint protection film is that a metallic paint will still show through the film. So a metallic white now becomes a satin metallic white.
Want to see Trucks Get Wrapped in Clear and Matte PPF? Check out our Paint Protection Film Page
2 – Vinyl Color Change
A vinyl color change wrap is the process of wrapping the exterior painted surfaces to another color. Vinyl is basically a large colored sticker. There are a multitude of different colors to choose from and in different finishes. Matte, satin, and gloss. Even “color flips”, which is a vinyl that changes color depending on the angle and the light.
One of the main benefits of vinyl is that it is removable. The main downside to vinyl wraps is that they are not made to last. With a well-maintained and garage kept vehicle a vinyl wrap can last years. But a poorly maintained vehicle, that is allowed to sit dirty, with water on it, bird droppings sitting for weeks, will go bad within a matter of months. Vinyl wraps are not for everyone.
Lightning Chrome Delete? Lightning Stripes? Lightning Full Car Vinyl? You have options!
3 – Vinyl or Black Paint Protection Film Highlights
You can go with everything from stripes, to pinstripes, to wrapping a single panel. There are many different ways that a vinyl wrap can change the look of your Lightning. Add your own personal flair to the car.
You can “two-tone” your new Electric Lightning, either by wrapping the top half of the car or by wrapping just the hood, roof, and trunk deck. You can wrap just the hood as well.
Black Paint Protection film comes with 10 year warranty.
There are many different ways to stripe a car. You can have a single stripe, dual stripes, stripes with accent stripes, or even side stripes. The options are really just about limitless when it comes to what can be done.
4 – Change the Color of the Trim or Emblems
Maybe you want to change that trim to red or carbon fiber? It can be accomplished by either painting parts or vinyl wrapping them. Not all parts can be painted and not all parts can be wrapped. Emblems tend to be painted, as vinyl will start to peel after a while.
The process will vary from vehicle to vehicle. Typically window trim moldings will need to be vinyl wrapped, as the trims cannot be removed from the vehicle without having to remove and reinstall some of the glass. Or bagging off the entire vehicle to shoot the parts with paint, which would be very time consuming and expensive.
It is a way to add a subtle or even dramatic change to the vehicle. When wrapping or painting almost any color can be achieved. Everything from color-changing to black to blue to orange. The choice is in the customer’s hands.
5 – Wheel Powder Coat
Changing the color of the rims can can help separate your Ford Lightning from the rest. You can go for a subtle change like gloss or satin black, maybe matching a chrome delete. Like it loud? Add a pop of color or match the wheels to body color.
Plan on off-roading your Lightning? Powder coating is a durable finish to your wheels that is similar to their original coating. Painting would easily chip and become damaged from everyday wear and tear. You want to make sure that your wheels are getting powder coat.
6 – Protect your Lightning’s Big A$$ Screen
Similar to your Tempered Glass for your iPhone. Keep your screen protected and smudge-free by installing a screen saver in your Ford Lightning can help keep your screen from scratches. Easy to remove and replace if chipped or scratched.
7 – Ford Lightning Ceramic Coat
Balling on a Budget? Protect your Ford Lightning paint on a Budget with Ceramic Coat.
Overtime exposure from the sun and elements starts to dull and fade the exterior paint. despite your best efforts to maintain your vehicles paint swirl marks, rock chips and stains still occur. wax adds some protection, shine, and gloss, but lasts only a few washes at best.
Why Ceramic Coat is so popular among Truck Owners.
Easier To Wash
The invisible hydrophobic layer created by a Ceramic Coating also means that contaminants come off easy.
Make your paint job POP with a shine and gloss you can see yourself in. It’ll look even better than a fresh wax
Cleaner For Longer
Your car stays cleaner for a longer. The hydrophobic surface makes it more difficult for mud and dirt to bond with paint.
After one application, your vehicle experiences all of the above benefits for up to 4 years.
Protects From UV Damage
Protect from Fading. A Ceramic Coating is UV resistant, meaning that your paint will be protected from wearing paint.
Resists Stains & Etching
The chemically resistant surface helps mitigate stains and etching caused by environmental contaminants like bird-droppings or bug-splatter.
Ceramic Coating is 100 times thicker than traditional Wax!
Chemicals are repelled instantaneously. Causing liquids to bead up and roll off the surface along with most dirt, grime, or mud.
Ceramic Coat lasts up to 2-3 years! Wax lasts 3 months
Learn the difference between Sealant and Ceramic Coat Here
Learn more about the Benefits of Ceramic Coat here
8 – Ceramic Tint
Protect your skin, interior and belongings with long lasting Ceramic Tint that pays for itself everyday. Especially with all the glass the comprises the lightnings roof! Learn more about the difference between ordinary and heat rejecting ceramic tint.
Learn More about WHICH TINT IS RIGHT FOR YOU? We have a post about that!
9 – Ford Lightning Smoked HeadLights
Contrast your light bar with Smoked out Headlights and Taillights or Smoke the light bar!
10 – Ford Lightning Brake Calipers
Brake calipers can be powder coated, similar to what is done to wheels, to change them to just about any color around. Or you can install a caliper cover over the top of them. Typically you will be more restricted in colors and designs. Some come with logos, or “Tesla” or “Model Y” written on them.
You will want to ensure that the company knows what they are doing when it comes to this process. There are two methods of powder coating the brake calipers. One is to bag off the entire car, thereby protecting it from overspray, and then coating the calipers.
Or the second method is to remove and bleed the lines of brake fluid and powder coat them off the vehicle. And then reinstalling the calipers.
With either option, you want to ensure that it is done properly so that your car is safe and protected. Especially when it comes to your brakes. There are many shops that will work on wheels, but not the calipers due to the liability.
We have wrapped and Customized over 1,000 Ford Trucks with Paint Protection Film, Vinyl, Tint, Powder Coat, Ceramic Coat. We look forward to saying the same about their electric trucks. We offer 10 year warranty on film and LIFETIME Warranty on Ford F-150 Lightning Clear Bra.
Below is a picture of the only two electric trucks available in 2022 wrapped in Stealth Xpel Film. Rivian R1T and Ford Lightning.
We service Ventura County and Los Angeles County including Calabasas, Westlake Village, Agoura Hills, Thousand Oaks, Moorpark, Camarillo and Simi Valley.