Matte Wrapped Rivian R1Ts - Explore Your Options for Protection & Style

Matte Wrapped Rivian R1Ts - Explore Your Options for Protection & Style
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Matte Wrapped Rivian R1T

Matte wraps are becoming increasingly popular for cars, and the Rivian R1T is no exception. The Rivian FB group recently discussed a matte wrap applied to an R1T in Rivian Blue, with some members wondering if it was actually Rivian Blue or a colored matte wrap. It's important to note that while a wrap may look nice, it won't offer much protection against scratches and other damage.

A true paint protection film (PPF) such as Suntek or XPel offers far better protection from debris and minor scratches than a regular wrap. PPF comes in either clear or matte finishes, which can either keep the glossy finish of the vehicle intact or change it into a matte color. A full PPF coverage on a Rivian could cost anywhere between $5K-$7K depending on the complexity of the surfaces of the car.

Ceramic coating is another option for those who want to protect their paint but don’t like wraps. Ceramic coatings provide superior protection against dirt, dust, UV rays, and other environmental factors that can cause fading and oxidation over time. They also make cleaning easier and help maintain the original gloss of the paint job.

XPEL Stealth is a good choice for anyone looking for a satin or matte look while protecting their paint. However, darker colors tend to work best with this type of PPF since lighter colors may not turn out quite as expected. Ultimately, it's up to each individual to decide what works best for them based on their own preferences and budget.

For those who want to go the extra mile, there are also custom wraps available. These can be designed with any color or pattern imaginable and applied directly to the vehicle's body panels. Custom wraps tend to cost more than regular PPF but offer a unique look that is sure to turn heads.

No matter what option you choose for your Rivian R1T, it’s important to remember that proper maintenance is key in order for it stay looking its best over time. Regular washing and waxing will help keep dirt and debris from building up on the surface of your car while protecting against scratches and other damage caused by everyday wear-and-tear.

In conclusion, matte wrapped Rivian R1Ts are becoming increasingly popular due their sleek appearance as well as protection they provide from environmental factors such as UV rays, dust, dirt etc., However one must consider their budget when deciding between paint protection film (PPF), ceramic coating or custom wrap options before making a decision about which route would work best for them in terms of both looks & longevity of their vehicle's finish!

Is the Rivian Blue R1T in the photo a colored matte wrap?

No, it is Rivian Blue. The matte wrap applied gives it a primary look, but Rivian Blue has less red in it.

Will the wrap have any impact on the functioning of the radar and other sensors?

No, it should not affect the sensors as they are located in the glass and "black" plastic areas of the cars.

How much does a wrap like this cost?

A ‘wrap’ that changes the exterior colour of a vehicle is about 2-3 mil thickness and costs around $3K. A true PPF (Paint Protection Film) such as that by Suntek; XPel, etc. which is 6-8 mil thickness and comes in either a ‘clear’ or ‘matte’ formula costs around $5K-$7K to completely cover a Rivian.

What is the difference between a wrap and PPF?

Wrap is for looks, PPF is for protection. A wrap changes the exterior colour of a vehicle and is only about 2-3 mil thickness, while PPF is 6-8 mil thickness and comes in either a ‘clear’ or ‘matte’ formula that either keeps the glossy finish of the vehicle intact or changes the colour matte. Both offer fantastic paint protection.

What is XPEL Stealth?

XPEL Stealth is a PPF product that provides a matte or satin look and also protects your paint. It is a self-healing film that can be applied to the entire vehicle or just certain areas. It is designed to protect your paint from scratches, chips, and other damage while also providing a unique look.