The McLaren 650 - Not your average police car

Updated: Jul 13, 2018

FPL Signs were recently commissioned by the RS Connect group to template, create and install a custom Police Battenburg and Chevron Kit for a McLaren 650 at this years NAPFM exhibition.

The Emergency Fleet Exhibition and the National Association of Police Fleet Managers Conference, now in its 45th year, is one of the largest emergency service fleet events in Europe. It has established a European and world wide reputation for the quality of the exhibition with a broad range of products and vehicles on display and attracts a focused high level audience.

The RS Connect group wanted to really stand out from the crowd at this years NAPFM Exhibition so contacted us to see how we can help them create a centre piece on their stand that will really turn heads.

Our expert team started by applying low tack tape to the vehicle and then began to meticulously trace the contours of the McLaren and transform these shapes into a workable Police Battenburg & Chevron Kit.

Once our team had taken these drawings back to our head office in Farnborough, we digitised the drawings and created a Battenburg & Chevron kit using Avery V8000 Diamond grade reflective material.

Once on site at the NAPFM exhibition our team began preparing the vehicle by checking the surface temperature of the McLaren and the temperature of the material to ensure the kit would adhere to the surface correctly. They then cleaned the McLaren with Avery Dennison surface cleaner to ensure the surface of the McLaren was free of dirt and grease.

The next step was to begin applying the custom kit to the McLaren, starting with the Police text on the bonnet. Next we taped the rear Chevron Kit into position following the numbered fitting guide. Once we were happy with the placement of the kit we peeled away the backing to the material and carefully applied the Avery V800 material to the McLaren.

Once the rear Chevron Kit was applied we moved onto the main body of the vehicle and began taping the custom Battenburg Kit into place, ensuring all panels were aligned correctly. When happy with the position of the kit we began removing the backing of the material panel by panel and proceeded to expertly fit the kit to the McLaren.

Once we had worked our magic, the result was a McLaren 650 Police car that really stood out from the crowd and was a real highlight of this years NAPFM Exhibition.

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