Protect Your Rivian R1T with Paint Protection Film (PPF) for Extra Durability and Longevity
The Rivian R1T is an impressive electric pickup truck, but some have noticed a crack in the grille light bar. This raises questions about its durability, as it is flat and right at the point of road debris impact. Paint protection film (PPF) offers extra resistance to small rocks, so many are considering applying PPF on their vehicles.
One driver who recently took a test drive was impressed with the vehicle, but noticed a crack in the grille light bar. They asked if anyone had any solutions to increase the lights plastic durability. Another driver suggested paint protection film (PPF) for extra resistance from small rocks.
A driver in New England decided to get PPF applied to their entire front-end and hood, plus the strip of paint used to close the tailgate. The driver wasn't concerned with making their truck perfect all the time, since they wouldn't be washing off pollen or mud from the sides.
Another driver in Utah also noticed a cracked grill light bar on their Forest Green R1T, raising concerns about whether this is a real concern or not.
Overall, it appears that drivers should consider getting PPF applied to their vehicles for extra protection against small rocks and other road debris. It's important to find someone trustworthy to do the job properly and ensure maximum protection for your vehicle.
The Rivian R1T is a great vehicle, but it's important to consider the longevity of its components. The grille light bar may be vulnerable to road debris and small rocks, so PPF can offer extra protection for your truck. It's worth considering if you want your vehicle looking perfect all the time or just need some extra durability against everyday wear and tear.
Is cracking the front light bar a real concern?
It appears to be an issue, as two separate R1Ts have been seen with cracked grille light bars. It is unclear what caused the damage, but it could be due to road debris impact.
How much impact resistance from small rocks would a PPF offer on that vertical surface?
A PPF (paint protection film) can provide additional protection from small rocks and other debris. However, it is important to note that PPF will not make the surface completely resistant to impacts.
Where can I get a PPF application done in New England?
Steve in Arlington MA offers PPF applications for R1T vehicles. He has experience with Tesla vehicles and can provide a partial PPF job for specific surfaces.
What are the benefits of getting a PPF application?
A PPF application can help protect your vehicle's paint from scratches, chips, and other damage caused by road debris. Additionally, it can also help protect against snow and ice during winter months. It is also relatively easy to maintain and can last for several years.