Paint protection film, also known as clear bra, is an essential asset in keeping the condition of your vehicle’s painted surfaces looking its best. Paint protection film offers powerful protection against rock chips, bugs, salt, road debris and premature degradation of your paintwork. At Vivë, we tailor specifically to the design of your vehicle and also customized to the way you drive it. From our standard protection kit, to a completely custom full vehicle wrap, we offer more combinations of clear bra coverage than anywhere in the Houston, TX area.
Our goal is to provide you with a paint protection film coverage that is truly tailored to your specific needs. One of the advantage that separate us from other clear bra installers is we are highly trained in high end automotive detailing and paint correction which provides us the skills, knowledge and experience needed to remove any imperfection from your vehicle’s paint prior to installing paint protection film.
It has become difficult for consumers to find the “right” paint protection film installation facility for their vehicle in a market saturated with clear bra installers. Some installers would constantly promote the film, while others would focus on the best price. We take special pride in our craftsmanship to produce the cleanest and clearest paint protection film installation in the industry.
There are various brands of paint protection film on the market (XPEL, SunTek, STEK, Clear Guard Nano, Bekaert, Avery, Venture, Llumar, 3M, and Madico). We are constantly testing different films to ensure we are, in our opinion, using the best film for our distinguished clients.
We take the time to do things a certain and proprietary way that places a priority on quality over speed. We do things the right way instead of quick. We take a lot of pride in our work and our reputation matters most. There are cheaper shops out there. Our most precious commodity is time. We have over a decade of experience installing Ceramic Coatings, Paint Protection Film and paintwork, leveraging our experience will condense your time frame in terms of research, worrying about a bad job, headaches and not having to deal with "fly by night" shops disappearing. We believe in the work we do, and if something’s wrong, we fix it.
Yes. Our PPF comes with 7-10 years manufacturer's warranty that covers cracking, yellowing and peeling. It does not cover wear and tear from daily usage.
We have been installing and tested hundreds of PPF since 2007, including popular ones such as XPEL, 3M and Kavaca. We chose to carry just two brands (SunTek and S-TEK)) that we think are the best and works well with Houston weather. S-TEK is the clearest film in the market and exclusive to at our shop only.
Yes. All of our PPF has Self-Healing technology.
In most cases, I recommend applying PPF over panel that is defect free and you get the best protection money can buy on day one. There is nothing wrong with applying PPF over paint defects, however, you will see slight air pockets around the defects (this includes areas with touch-up paint applied) and PPF will magnify the imperfections. We offer various cosmetic repair options such as Paint Correction, Polishing, Touch Up Paint and can refer out to reputable body shops for any paint and body work. Think of applying screen protector on your cracked smart phone screen, that's how it would look like.
In most cases, 9 out of 10 new vehicles can benefit from some sort of Polishing or Paint Correction. Prepping the vehicle before applying Paint Protection Film will greatly enhance the gloss and film will lock it in for years to come. It is also going to determine the quality of the results.
Purchasing Paint Protection Film comes down to a few variables. Your budget, how much coverage you want, the condition and size of your vehicle, the brand of PPF you want. All of these factors are going to determine the cost.
STEK and SunTek warrants Paint Protection Film to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for ten (10) years from the date of purchase. Covered defects include: yellowing, staining, cracking, blistering and delaminating. This warranty does not extend coverage to damage caused by normal wear and tear, road debris impact, accidents, collisions or intentional damage of any kind.
Protection, peace of mind and retains value. Imagine having a “giant screen protector” installed on your car. Our paint protection film combines best-in-class durability and clarity not previously available in the market. Our exclusive line of Clear ppf offer best in class hydrophobic, self-healing, anti-contamination, anti-yellowing. No other conventional films will have such abilities or are limited to only having one functionality. In addition, the clear coat employs special elastomeric polymers that “self-heal” eliminating swirl marks and other fine scratches without having to do anything.
No. At Vivë, we work on all types of vehicles and provide an assortment of detailing services. Our customer base has a wide range of vehicles including Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Lexus, Acura, Infiniti, Toyota, Nissan etc. Our primary showcase focuses on exotics and luxuries, but we provide services for the daily driver as well. We pride ourselves for being the first choice when it comes to being the premier auto detailing salon in Houston, TX.
Vivë will gladly match the price on an identical service sold by our closest competitors. Show us the ad or quote and we will match the price. Match excludes free product offers, gift card offers, location specific offers, holiday sales offers (e.g., Black Friday, Cyber Monday) special orders, services, ad and estimate errors. Limit one match/item/guest/service. Other restrictions apply. Contact us for full details.
Vivë was started and created for the owners of finer passions in automobiles. This passion runs deeps in our company and is apparent in our level of quality work. Vivë provides a wide range of work to suit your needs. Our quality and professionalism is guaranteed and unrivaled across the Greater Houston Area. Technology is always changing and we at Vivë constantly maintain a pulse on the latest products available in the automotive industry. Our network of knowledgeable detailers reaches all over the world. Our research into the latest products and methods gives us the advantage to provide your vehicle with the care it deserves. Not only do we provide our customers with the highest level of service, we also educate them on how to properly detail and maintain the vehicle throughout their ownership. We take great pride in each vehicle we service and work only a select few at a time so each client’s vehicle can have the undivided attention it needs. We are committed to providing the highest level of service and dedication and promise to take care of your vehicle as if it were one of our own. Choose Vivë to bring your car to the next level.
We do not offer complimentary shuttle service or loaner cars at the moment.
All Vivë technicians are required to pass the Certified Detailer Test administered by the International Detailing Association. Vivë is trained annually at Meguiar’s, PlusCon and SEMA. Vivë is the select few in the country to offer CQuartz FINEST, Modesta, Nanolex and Opti-Coat Pro. Technology is always changing and we at Vivë constantly maintain a pulse on the latest products available in the automotive industry. Our network of knowledgeable detailers reaches all over the world. Our research into the latest products and methods gives us the advantage to provide your vehicle with the care it deserves.
Window tinting typically refers to a process in which a transparent sheet of film is applied to the inside of a vehicle's windows. The main purpose of this process is to reduce the amount of heat and radiation from the sun that reaches the interior of the vehicle, but many folks just tint their windows because they think it looks cool. The thickness of the film and the material from which it is made can vary, and different states have different restrictions regarding the darkness of the film that may be used.
Yes, we are fully insured for liability, loss, theft, fire and water infiltration for your protection. Our facility is monitored using only the best U.L. Certified Monitoring Station – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.