#1 – Stealth Paint Protection Film
Also known as Clear Bra, and usually in a gloss finish to maintain the factory color finish.
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 the 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 the satin paint protection film is that metallic paint will still show through the film. So a metallic gloss white now becomes a satin metallic white.
Check out our Paint Protection Film Page for more information!
#2 Vinyl Wrap Accents or 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 is a multitude of different colors to choose from and in different finishes.
One of the main benefits of vinyl is that it is removable when properly installed. 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, and bird droppings sitting for weeks will go bad within a matter of months. Vinyl wraps are not for everyone and are not recommended for daily drivers. Another option is to pinstripe, do full racing or side stripes, or wrap a single panel or several panels. There are many different ways that a vinyl wrap can change the look of your vehicle. Add your own personal flair to the car.
You can “two-tone” your vehicle, 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. These options still run the same risk as wrapping the entire car when it comes to longevity.
#3 Colored Paint Protection Film Accents or Color Change
If you’re looking for a longer-lasting option to changing the color of your EV Hummer then colored paint protection film is the best option, but it is costly. Most colored paint protection film brands offer at least a 7-year warranty coving discoloration, peeling, bubbling, and fading. You also get the benefits of the “self-healing” top coat and protection for the paint, the same as you would get from using gloss or satin ppf.
Colored ppf is a relatively new product with limited color options at this time. But more and more colors and finishes are becoming available every year. This product can also be used for stripes, panel accents, or two-toning the vehicle the same way that vinyl can do.
#4 Remove or Change the Emblems
Maybe you want to change that trim to red or carbon fiber? It can be accomplished by either painting chrome 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 help to really change up the look of the vehicle. You can go for a subtle change like gloss or satin black, maybe matching a chrome delete. Or do something more drastic like adding a pop of color or matching the wheels to body color.
Powder coating is a durable finish to your wheels that is similar to their original coating. Paint would easily chip and become damaged from everyday wear and tear. You want to make sure that your wheels are getting powder coat.
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#6 Paint the Calipers
Brake calipers can be painted 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 with a cover.
You will want to ensure that the company knows what they are doing when it comes to this process. There are two methods of painting the brake calipers. One is to bag off the entire car, thereby protecting it from overspray, and then paint the calipers.
Or the second method is to remove and bleed the lines of brake fluid and paint 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.
#7 Window Tint
Window tint offers a way of not only protecting your skin, interior, and belongings with a long-lasting window tint but also offers a way of changing the looks of the vehicle. We offer both standard and ceramic window tint in a multitude of shades to meet any customer’s needs or wants. Learn more about the difference between standard and ceramic tint.
Learn More about WHICH TINT IS RIGHT FOR YOU? in our other blog post!
#8 Smoke the Headlights or Taillights
Adding a shaded film over the headlights or taillights can offer a subtle difference in appearance. It can also be added to reflectors on the vehicle as well to darken them slightly. The films usually come in light, medium, and dark shades, most often in charcoal or black finishes. The film still allows light through as it is more like window tint than a fully opaque vinyl film.
#9 Seat Covers
Seat covers offer a way to add a different style to seats while also offering protection. There are many different styles and colors/patterns available. Many fit snuggly over the seats looking like factory seats. Available on Amazon and various other websites they can easily be installed and removed at home. Of course, you also have the option to have custom covers made or have the seats redone completely by an interior specialist.
The benefit of slip-on seat covers being commercially available is that they are easy to wash or replace with a new style when you want to change up the looks of the interior.
#10 Interior Accessories
There is a multitude of options available for adding some subtle, or some very blinged out, accents to the interior of your EV Hummer. Interior accessories can range from car cup holder coasters, center console cushions or covers, to air vent strips. There is also an option of adding vinyl wrap over certain interior panels or pieces to add more customization to your Hummer EV’s interior. Interior vinyl wraps can generally be done over smooth, hard, plastic trim pieces.