Not sure what forum to file this under, so let's try here, and if the mods have a better idea, feel free to move it So, I've been thinking about getting PPF for my car (likely strike zones only - hood, bumpers, front fenders, etc). But it occurred to me recently that since most of the cost of PPF is labour, why not just do transparent film with graphics printed on it in key places, so that the car remains its original (black) colour and the non-wrapped portions of the car don't look any different than the wrapped ones? That way, I still get protection for the car, but also make it unique with custom graphics. I was, however, informed by someone over on M3OC that regular printed wraps don't offer the same level of protection as PPF - and also that they tend to have only a short lifespan. Which makes that a much more unappealing option. Are there any options for combining the two - PPF transparency / longevity / heat-healable protection ability with custom printed graphics? A quick search showed that there's at least solid-colour heat-healable wraps on the market, although I don't know about the longevity otherwise, or whether you can print graphics to them (and of course if you go with solid colours you have to wrap the whole car).