Reforma 2018 – New Location, New Horizons

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Recently we expanded and moved to our brand new location – in the fantastic Sapper Jordan Rossi Park in Baildon, Bradford. We’re a short distance from Bradford, Leeds, Keighley and a 40 minute drive from Harrogate.

The move has allowed us to stock even more vinyl, and work on an even bigger variety of project vehicles, as well as bigger vehicles like trucks, buses and more. Our new unit has already seen a boat enter the doors to be wrapped, as well as our usual exciting selection of cars.

We’re open as usual and ready to take on your project, we have the same fantastically skilled team here for vehicle wrapping, hydrographics, bodywork/glass protection film, accessories and more!

For more quotations and more information, please visit the contact us page, call us on 0844 880 5380 or email us at hello@reforma-uk.com.

On trend for 2017: Colour changing vinyls

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We’ve noticed a resurgence in the popularity of colour flip in today’s customisation scenes. Back in the 1990’s, Flip paint was at its peak of popularity for customised cars, also being named Flip-flop, chameleon, pearlescent, chromaflair or simply just “colour change” paint.

In late 2016, Avery Dennison released a range of 5 unique “ColourFlow” vinyls which we wrote about back in September, and in 2017 they added an additional 18 new colours to the range.

3M also joined the party in late 2016, adding 3 new colour flip options to their 3M 1080 range.

These fantastic colours can flip between 2 or 3 colours, are available in gloss, metallics and satin finishes, and really give any customised car a unique edge that can’t be matched with regular vinyl.

Flip colours rely a lot on light – so as the day progresses and as you move around different sides of a vehicle wrapped in this sort of colour, the car’s look constantly changes – making for a visual that never gets old.

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It’s fantastic to see colour flip colours back in popularity, it adds a whole new level of detail to the look of your vehicle – and the now wide-range of colour choices from 3M and Avery mean you’re sure to stand out from the crowd.

Lamborghini through the years – What’s the difference?

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Here at Reforma we see a lot of Lamborghini’s – they’re a popular supercar to customise. We’ve seen a wide range of Lamborghini models come to us, and it’s really rare you see them out on the streets!

Sometimes know which model is which can be confusing – there’s so many, and they all have their own unique styles, while still having “that” Lamborghini look to them.

Here’s some features that will help you identify which model is which:

The Front End


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One of the most distinguishable parts of a Lamborghini is the front end – more specifically, the headlights and bumper.

The oldest model here, the Murciélago, has the less aggressive looking front end. The car sits very low, and flat. It features 2 big square air vents either side of its front bumper, and its lights are sat back flat, wider at the top and less so at the bottom.

The Gallardo jumped Lamborghini into a more modern style and design, with a more angular front bumper, the vents are angled at the top in a more aggressive way. The headlights are wider at the bottom and get thinner as they go up. The wing mirror are also “stubbier” and nowhere near as long as the Murciélago’s.

The very well known Aventador is next, a car which is very low-slung and wide. The front bumper vents become shorter, and have more of a “hexagonal” look to them. There’s now a separate front splitter between the two vents. The headlights are a lot more aggressive looking than it’s predecessors, with more of a triangular look to them.

Hurácan is the latest Lamborghini Model, which is not as big as the Aventador. The front of this one has 3 large air vents spanning most of the bumper – it almost merges into one big vent due to the design. The headlights become more aggressive – and are wider and when illuminated have a angular “W” shape in each.

From the side


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The side view of the Murciélago has a very old-school look to it, with a long nose and tail section, subtle curves and not many angular shapes or creases. It’s quite rounded, and overall not too imposing and features only a small lower side vent which scoops into the bottom sill of the car subtly.

The Gallardo‘s side view is quite different to the Murciélago, in that the car is quite a lot shorter, especially the rear overhang. The sides main feature is a big engine intake that scoops aggressively into the side rear of the car. The roof swoops down a lot sharper too.

Lamborghini Aventador‘s side view is quite a dramatic change from the Gallardo. The car sits lower, with a lower roof and more aggressive lines everywhere. Sharp angular edges feature in the side design, sculpting the car. It has the biggest side vents out of all of the cars so far, taking up most of the side of the car!

Hurácan‘s side profile is more refined than the Aventador, and much less aggressive, it is a shorter car than the Aventador, more similar in size to the Gallardo. The side vent is reduced to a small but deep vent on the lower rear of the car, and the body lines are more subtle. A defining feature of the Huracan is the satin black rear diffuser that can be seen from the side.

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Murciélago‘s rear is one of the simplest designs in this list – the main feature is the large twin-center exit exhausts, which sit within a huge cut-out within the rear bumper. The rear lights are a simplistic design with a large vent for the rear-mounted engine below each light.

The Gallardo‘s rear keeps it simple like the Murciélago, but adds an extra center-exit vent, and the exhausts move from the center, to either side, below the lights. The back of the Gallardo features a lot of square shaped reccess’, vents and lights!

Aventador‘s rear changes dramatically from the Gallardo, the tail lights are very angular and feature lots of different sections. There’s 2 large rear vents, like the Murciélago, and a single huge rear tailpipe, nestled above a wide diffuser. Another feature of the rear is the engine cover, which uses many sections of glass to display the V12 engine below.

The Hurácan‘s rear goes back to basics, the most prominent feature being the satin black rear diffuser, which contrasts with the bodywork and is quite a large panel. Exhausts change again, this time it’s 2 pairs of exhausts at each side. The tail lights are tinted and recessed into the bodywork, above a large center vent.

The Lamborghini Range

It’s that simple – the Lamborghini’s are all very unique – hopefully this helps you recognise the model when you next see one go by – maybe you can impress people with your knowledge!

We’re also very experienced in customising Lamborghini’s of all shapes and types. Here’s some we’ve done below:



Gearing up for Success – an interview with Michael Crees

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Ahead of his first season racing as part of the W2R team, we caught up with driver Michael Crees to see how his preparations are going.

Tell us a bit about how you got into racing

I got into racing when I was a kid and my brother started karting, he progressed into cars but unfortunately lost his sponsorship. Four years ago I decided to take up some hire kart racing just for a bit of fun but found I was winning races and then championships, I then entered the Sodi world finals, qualified for the last 3 years and won back to back British titles. In the world finals at one point I was on pole position but finished up 4th.

How have you found the step up from go-kart racing to motor racing so far?

The step up is great. I have a lot to learn but my determination is really helping me progress fast. I’m forever watching YouTube now, which I can’t seem to stop but on the whole its going really well. I’m very lucky that my sponsor PCS Premier Contract Supplies give me the budget to go testing as the car is a hard car to drive and it’s challenging learning new techniques like heel and toe etc.

How did you come to join the W2R team?

After the world finals I joined the competition and made it to the finals. Ben Hyland contacted me after the event and said he was impressed but the lad who won it had more experience than me when it came to track time. I then entered the Henry Surtees Foundation at Buckmore Park in Kent and raced against the like of Jake Dennis, Ben Barnicoat and Calum Bradshaw. I was 7kg heavier than my competitors so qualifying was tough and I ended up 21st out of 25 but I knew my race pace would have been stronger than a 1 lap qualifying. I drove really well and finished 2nd overall and won my class and also got the fastest lap by 4 tenths of a second. Ben had seen this and got in touch and told me there was a spare seat in the team and I jumped at the chance.

Tell us about the Ginetta GRDC+ and how testing has been going.

GRDC + is shaping up to be the toughest season to date with a lot of good drivers signed up already. I think I am the only novice on the grid so far so I will have a big challenge in front of me, but I am more than up for it. Testing has been fantastic so far. I had two runs which were both wet at Snetterton and Donnington, so we decided to do some winter testing out in Spain so that I could get to grips with the Avon tyres. Doing this played a massive part in my progression. We also had a professional race driver out there with us who is in the top 100 of British drivers and races Porches. I ended up faster at one point which was a big boost in confidence.

What are your thoughts on the new W2R livery?

Our new race livery looks great, the decision to go matte in colour looks fantastic and when lined up with the other want2race cars it really stands out.

Any challenges, worries or concerns  ahead of your first race season?

I wouldn’t say worries but everyone has to remember this is my first year in cars so I don’t want too much pressure. Having said that, I’m targeting the top 6 and a podium would be outstanding. As of challengers, I hear that my team mate Jack Oliphant is going to be hard to beat along with Sean Fleming who has been racing in the GRDC for 3 years and of course Want2race champion Phil Ingram who learnt lots from the team and won every round last year in GRDC.

What are you looking forward to the most?

The Taste of the Champagne!! Haha. To be fair I am really looking forward to getting on the grid in my 1st race and to work with all my sponsors as they’re are the ones who have made this happen.

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Have you been given any top tips from other drivers?

Yes I have been working with my brother as he is an ARDS instructor at Brands Hatch, but I’ve also been working with Tom Oliphant and taken good advice from Jake Hill.

Do you have a lucky charm/ritual before a race?

Lucky charm, no, but ritual, yes. I get ready in a certain way, left leg first, then right, left arm then right, left glove then right glove. I know it seems silly but just a small thing that I do to get focused.

Everyone here at Reforma wishes Michael the best of luck for the new season!!

Cosmic Blue and Brushed Steel Phantom

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We caught up with our vehicle wrapper Scott to see how his recent Rolls Royce Phantom project went, and what he thought of the results! We gave the car a full wrap in 3M 1080 Cosmic Blue, with a Brushed Steel bonnet.

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Q: What is the Cosmic Blue material like to work with?

We’ve worked with 3M 1080 for a long time, and we have plenty of experience wrapping with it; It’s flexible enough to work with the large size and difficult shapes and curves found on the Phantom.

Q: How is the Rolls Royce Phantom to wrap?

Overall the vehicle is quite difficult, as there are a lot of large panels. One of the biggest is the roof and rear quarters, as they are smoothed into one piece and so need careful work to ensure a good finish.

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Q: What do you think about the finished car?

I think it looks awesome, really nice. The brushed bonnet wrap added a nice contrast against the Cosmic Blue bodywor. The 3M 1080 film is easy to fit and great to work with, and the result is an amazing finish.

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Two Tone Colours – The Rolls Royce Signature

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Rolls Royce’s have featured two-tone finishes and looks since the Silver Cloud from the mid-fifties; those cars having the lower section of the bodywork in one colour, and the sections above the doorhandles in another, contrasting color, usually silver, but sometimes black.

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In modern Rolls Royces, it is possible to specify the vehicle with a contrasting brushed steel bonnet from the factory, however there’s a lot more flexibility in wrapping your bonnet and or roof/boot sections in a contrasting colour or finish.

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Recently we fitted a Metallic Silver Bonnet, Roof and Boot section to a Rolls Royce Wraith, which really suits this treatment as the bodywork features a sculpture line that continues the full length of the vehicle, just like the Silver Cloud. This even extends around the famous chrome Rolls Royce front grille, tying the front and back of the vehicle together cohesively.

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Another, more premium finish than a Gloss Metallic, is one of our Brushed finishes – there’s a range of them available in different shades. The one we chose for the Phantom above was Brushed Steel, which adds a realistic steel texture, look and feel which adds great detail to the bodywork.

It’s not just limited to Rolls Royces either – we can supply and fit one of these amazing finishes to your vehicle; get in touch and see what we can do for you.

Spotted: Bentley Bentayga

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Released in 2016, the Bentayga is Bentley’s first modern SUV; combining the premium look and feel that they are known for, with the larger, off-road capable body of a full-size SUV. The car boasts some pretty impressive statistics; it’s the worlds fastest SUV, with a top speed of 187mph. It weighs 2.4 tonnes and can still do 0 – 60mph in 4 seconds – and still has some off-road capability.

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I feel like there’s a lot of potential for customizing this new addition to the Bentley range, we’ve seen before that Bentley’s can look good in both a classic, Pearl White, as well as an aggressive Matte Black. We’ve wrapped Bentley Continentals in both and found great results in both cases.

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The strong presence of the Bentayga lends itself to a colour which is custom and personal to the owner – and we can provide that with our range of wrapping films. We have over 200 colours and finishes to choose from, and there is sure to be one for your Bentayga.

Wrapping the M4 Nardo Grey

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We had a chat with Brad, after he completed work on the BMW M4 that we wrapped in Nardo Grey. Brad did a large portion of the wrapping on this one, so it was almost his personal project for the week.

Q: How did your overall process work?

I started by stripping the car down, ready for preparation. Once this is complete, I cleaned each panel thoroughly until the entire car was clean and dry.
The wrapping then started, beginning at the rear of the vehicle, working forwards to the front end. After each panel is wrapped, it then gets trimmed along the edges.
When the whole car has been wrapped, the car starts to be re-assembled and cleaned, ready for collection.

Q: What is the material like to work with? Are there any special considerations needed?

We used Avery Supreme Gloss Grey as the main bodywork colour, as this is quite similar to Audi’s Nardo Grey paint option. I find this a really easy material to work with, as it goes around the corners easily, and it takes heat really well – which makes corners and recesses quicker and easier.

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Q: What is the BMW M4 like to wrap, are there any difficult bodywork/trim sections to deal with?

Overall it was middle of the road, not too hard but not easy either. The panel I found hardest was the rear tailgate, as it has a large flat top section, and a sharp corner which is curved – meaning some careful stretching and manipulation of the vinyl is needed.

Q: Are you happy with the results? What do you think about the completed car?

I’m really happy with the finished results, it’s one of my favorite wrapped cars i’ve ever seen. I loved the colour which helped, and the gloss black details we added really finished it off.

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Lamborghini Transformed from Orange to White

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We sat down for a chat with a member of our vehicle wrapping team, Stephen, to speak with him about the Lamborghini Huracan he wrapped last month, transforming it from the original Aranco Borealis to a classic Gloss White colour.

Q: What did your overall process involve?

In addition to our regular wrapping process, more trim is required to be removed to allow a perfect finish; such as the large “Sill” trims and the petrol cap assembly. This ensures that all of the Orange bodywork is covered, a perfect colour change.

Q: What is the material like to work with? Are there any special considerations needed?

We used Avery Supreme Gloss White and Gloss Black – This is my favourite material to work with, as it’s very conformable and efficient to fit, as well as having a great finish. Some difficult parts to wrap can be pointed edges, the Huracan has quite a lot of them! On certain panels, seperate pieces of vinyl need to be used and joined – however it’s done in a very clever way that makes it almost impossible to see where.

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Q: What is the bodywork of the Huracan like to wrap, are there any difficult bodywork/trim sections to deal with?

There’s lots of sharp lines and pointy bits of bodywork in the design of this car, it’s part of Lamborghini’s style. Me and the team have a lot of experience with these sorts of challenges, and we always have a great result. The original colour being Orange also adds a challenge, as even a tiny spot of original colour visible from the outside would ruin the look – so every panel has to be wrapped very thoroughly.

Q: The gloss black detailing on the car made a big difference to the look, how do you make the two-tone look so good?

We spend a lot of time finding the best areas to add a contrasting colour to, as there’s a few different ways it could be done. We try to find a natural contour line that reflects light in the right way – the gloss black vinyl then begins at this point and is wrapped to cover the specific section we want to contrast.

Q: Are you happy with the results? What do you think about the completed car?

This is one of the best projects i’ve worked on, the colour change from orange to White/Black was a huge transformation and it was really satisfying to stand back and look at the amazing result. See the full case study of this project here.

Lamborghini Huracan 1380 Gloss White Side

Car Colour Trends in 2016 and beyond

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Colour trends have evolved continuously over time, from the ethos of “any color as long as it’s black” on the Ford Model T, through the highly saturated colors of the 60’s, the metallic’s of the 80’s and the purples and greens of the 90’s. The last 20 years have been rather monotone, however – 2015’s top car colors in the UK were White, Black and Grey; at #1, #2 and #3 respectively. This matches the rest of the world, too, with 70% of the world’s car colours being White, Black, Silver and Grey.

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In recent years we’ve seen older colours returning in the form of trends, such as Audi’s “Beluga Brown” and Mini’s “British Racing Green”. We work on quite a lot of new Range Rovers, and have noticed a new brown/champagne colour “Kaikoura Stone”, a very unique metallic colour. Fiat offer a “Smooth Mint” Green colour, and Porsche’s “Miami Blue”, a throwback to the ocean blue-like colours of the past.

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Interestingly, it was thought that Brown would trend and become a favourite for this year, however instead we’ve seen a 23% drop since 2014 in Brown car purchases; instead Black and White lead the way – which could come from the rise of minimalist design and monotone colours being used for other modern purchases, such as phones, TV’s and other electronic devices increasingly being sold in either Black or White.

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What’s hard to predict, though, is the colour trends as we move into 2017. It’s looking like we could see Black paint taking a lead, with Grey on it’s tail. Car companies like BMW and Audi have started offering grey colours for their cars, something which was rarely seen previously.

Colour Flip could make a return – companies like MINI and Nissan offered this type of paint technology in around 2004. Recently, premium vinyl suppliers 3M and Avery Dennison released colour flipping vinyl, giving even more possibilities for your vehicle.

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Whatever the colour trends and tastes bring next year, we can offer hundreds of colour options and finishes; Including Metallics, Mattes, Chromes and Colour Flip vinyl wraps.
Protect your original bodywork with a high quality wrap while adding a new colour of your choice, wether its something trending, or something else.