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Old 05-29-2013, 08:46 AM
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Re: Any downsides to Xpel?

No paint. Once the Xpel was on, I believe I waited until the next day(can't remember time frame) before I actually did any cleaning, it may have been a few days. Just ask the installer what is recommended before washing, protecting, etc. I will say, most every clear bra I know of, if you are getting ready to put protectant on it, or needs a thorough cleaning beyond normal car soap, use Isopropyl alchohol. I use that before I put any LSP's on the paint anyway so you can get proper bonding of your protectant. If you do get any damage i.e. scratches in the film, get hot water(around 120-130 degrees) and pour it on(I massaged the film too) and that should promote the self healing...I've put it to the test, and it worked and I was impressed. Best of luck.
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:51 AM
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Re: Any downsides to Xpel?

I thought I saw that the installer said they weren't doing the chrome mirrors. Originally I was told the same, but he coated the mirrors, and after 9 months, no issues with bonding to the chrome. I'm considering having the area between the windshield and moonroof done. It had a lot of bug hits from our weekend trip, which makes me think stones could hit that as well...or salt in the winter from salt trucks(the wife doesn't feel it necessary to just haul ass past for some reason).
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Old 05-29-2013, 04:26 PM
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Re: Any downsides to Xpel?

I use the xpel headlight films, and they are very good. Surprisingly thick and absorbent, and have stayed clear on my previous 2011 for 2 years.
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Re: Any downsides to Xpel?

Have my appointment tomorrow for a full hood, full fender, bumper and grill install (quoted $1000). I asked the installer if I need to do anything to prep for it and he said not to waste my time doing anything extra as they have their own "ritual". Sound about right?

Also, I know it's a little late to ask, but does any one with metallic flakes in their paint have any clearbra applications and if so, does it diminish from the flakiness (?) of the paint compared to the rest of the Jeep? Thanks.
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Old 06-24-2013, 05:28 PM
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Have my appointment tomorrow for a full hood, full fender, bumper and grill install (quoted $1000). I asked the installer if I need to do anything to prep for it and he said not to waste my time doing anything extra as they have their own "ritual". Sound about right?

Also, I know it's a little late to ask, but does any one with metallic flakes in their paint have any clearbra applications and if so, does it diminish from the flakiness (?) of the paint compared to the rest of the Jeep? Thanks.
That`s a great price, is it xpel ultimate?.... I got a quote of 1500 to 1800..i`m doing some on the rocker panel also...good luck ,and let us know how you make out
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That`s a great price, is it xpel ultimate?.... I got a quote of 1500 to 1800..i`m doing some on the rocker panel also...good luck ,and let us know how you make out
Yep it's the ultimate. I got another quote in town for $1300 as well, so was pretty excited I found it for so cheap. I'm gonna be very picky when I pick it up so hopefully they do a good job!
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Old 06-26-2013, 01:11 PM
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Have my appointment tomorrow for a full hood, full fender, bumper and grill install (quoted $1000). I asked the installer if I need to do anything to prep for it and he said not to waste my time doing anything extra as they have their own "ritual". Sound about right?

Also, I know it's a little late to ask, but does any one with metallic flakes in their paint have any clearbra applications and if so, does it diminish from the flakiness (?) of the paint compared to the rest of the Jeep? Thanks.
Dave, how did you make out? ,my installer has my overland now..... he`s said It will enhance the metallic....flacks... let us know
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Dave, how did you make out? ,my installer has my overland now..... he`s said It will enhance the metallic....flacks... let us know
Mine turned out great! They even used excess material to cover up the headlamps. I know that it's not the material designed specifically for them, but it saved me some cash and added protection so I'm ok with it. He did say that it will take a week or so for all the solution to dissipate from underneath the film and that if it doesn't to let him know so he can reapply. Let me know if your guys say the same.

They were great about wrapping and tucking what they good and cutting the lines as close to the edge as possible.

I was also going to have them put the Jeep badge back on, but after seeing it off, I liked the clean look of it quite a bit. I posted a thread on this yesterday with a pic comparing the two.

I had them put 20% tints on the front two windows as well and it makes a world of a difference having those match the rear tint in my opinion.

I don't know if it "enhances" the flakes so much, but from my eye it's indiscernible from the rest of the body. No complaints so far! Let us know how your's turns out.
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So how'd it turn out Young?
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I pick it up Saturday.... Also tinting my front door Windows...
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Re: Any downsides to Xpel?

If you keep it cleaned, and apply some protection to it once and a while, it won't impact your metallic at all. I think I posted some pics earlier, you can't tell it's on unless you look for the line. Thinking of having the whole hood done, washed it the other day, found a stone chip, and a chip streak like the stone skipped across the hood. The 22ple glass coating helped some, they aren't real deep, but they are just past where the Xpel ends. Frustrating. That is a good price for what you had done.
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