Crystalline blocks 97% of infrared and Xpel blocks 88%. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. View discussions in 2 other communities. For what it's worth, I just got full front coverage with Xpel on my Toyota 86. Since I got the Xpel when the car was new, very little paint correction had to be done. I intend to keep the car for upwards of 6 years. That sounds like a good price for opti AND xpel honestly. Sounds like I'll just have to bite the bullet on the upfront ~$2K if I want a shiny, protected car. *Ever again meaning, if you wash the car properly thereafter with the two-bucket method. Not only in terms of car value, but overall? Again, did my homework and I could get full frontal ppf on xpel ultimate for just 1000 and change in my area. The main concerns I have are some everyday scuff marks, door openings, key scrapes, etc. For what it's worth, I just got full front coverage with Xpel on my Toyota 86. report. The brand is XPEL and I will be going with their Prime XR Plus series as apparently it's the best in the industry for infrared heat rejection (98%) for 20% shade I am doing on all the 4 sides, one piece rear windshield and the front windshield as well and it's $1200 altogether. Any other questions, feel free to ask. TWO ..... BLEEPING ..... K? Looking at a friend of mine's model 3, I could see all the rock chips were hood and bumper. With makes regular cleaning easier and makes the car shine like paint. Just curious on opinions. Next Last. Joined: Dec 26, 2008 Messages: 296 Location: San Diego, CA #21 ra-san, Aug 29, 2015. https://www.amazon.com/PORTER-CABLE-7424XP-6-Inch-Variable-Speed-Polisher/dp/B002654I46, https://www.amazon.com/Dual-Action-Hook-Flexible-Backing-Plate/dp/B0008G1RDK, https://www.costco.com/Kirkland-Signature-Microfiber-Towel-Case%2C-324-count.product.100341124.html, https://www.amazon.com/Collinite-Liquid-Insulator-Wax-845/dp/B000JK2D06, http://www.autogeek.net/lake-country-beveled-pad-kit.html (MIN: 2 orange, 2 white, 1 black, 1 blue -- I prefer doubling this order; Autogeek almost always has 10-25% off coupons on their mailing list), You will also need an extension wire with the appropriate gauge (too thin/cheap cables might cause you to burn your Porter Cable motor!). As others have mentioned, the cost for what you describe is not correct. I should get into paint correction. Select your vehicle below to see available XPEL Paint Protection Film Pre-Cut Kits. That’s part of why they have such a good reputation in the industry. This means re-leveling the clear coat etc and sacrificing a bit of your protection to get it back to factory (or better) finish. I'm not affiliated or a sponsor of Xpel, but I would recommend it for any person that is serious about keeping there Jeep looking good for years. thanks will check. Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by fieldalias, Aug 27, 2015. My X has non-ceramic tint and I like the color more than the Crystalline tint. Buy the compounds (start with UC; if swirls aren't getting cut, move up to 50%/50% UC and 105 on the pads; finish with 205 regardless): https://www.amazon.com/Meguiars-G17216-Ultimate-Compound-15-2/dp/B001O7PNNM (medium aggressive), https://www.amazon.com/Meguiars-Mirror-Glaze-Ultra-Cut-Compound/dp/B003LMGDHI (most aggressive), https://www.amazon.com/Meguiars-Mirror-Glaze-Finishing-Polish/dp/B001O7PNXC. Get the latest XPEL, Inc. (XPEL) stock news and headlines to help you in your trading and investing decisions. It cost me about $600, and is worth ever penny. So averages at least 1K a year. Most everyone that reads about film is aware of Xpel Ultimate and it’s self-healing abilities. Xpel - worth it? My wax lasted 6+ months being daily driven in the California sun with three coats of Collinite 845 -- I assume if yours will see more snow and ice and rain, perhaps it'll only last 3-4 months. For the guys who have sprung for it, was it worth it? If they're doing it right, they should be going over the car multiple times with different levels of cutting pads. 100% Upvoted. full car is definitely not worth it. Is it worth it? I've seen it done with and without. I do a lot of highway driving and I live in Alberta. I drive my cars all seasons and I'm not the type to keep my cars pristine. Rock chips are the reason to buy Xpel. Without is okay but you are prioritizing paint protection over maintaining the glossy shine. Tags: Exterior; Interior; Model S; Page 2 of 2 < Prev 1 2. ra-san Member. 12. This essentially acts as a new layer of clear coat that is a sacrificial barriers to anything and everything you can throw at the car. share. Sort by. XPEL Paint Protection (or 3M) - Worth it? Press J to jump to the feed. <$250 for all the tools and polish and waxes. It depends on how meticulous the previous owner(s) were. I haven’t seen the Xpel tint so I can’t comment on the color tone. I'm considering the Stealth since it would make it more matte/frozen and cut down on washes. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. They have a 15% discount available that I can use, so a partial front film (as below) + tint the front windows to match the back windows would be $770 with the discount and subtracting for no … Xpel: another popular quality film with a 10 year warranty, I found in my market several shops have dropped Xpel recently and moved to 3M. The XPEL Ultimate was introduced as “The World’s First Self-Healing Film” because XPEL is the company that first developed and perfected that technology as it relates to automotive protective films. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. As far as the emblem goes, your installer can remove it (recommended) or just use the pre-cut pattern as the XPEL DAP Pre-Cut Kit software is designed with precision to fit your vehicle. https://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/how-articles/40243-collinite-845-definitive-how-guide-legendary-wax.html. That said, I want to take care of my car, not baby it. Your suggestion lines up with my research. Its been worth it for me. Good luck! As a car guy, I don't mind waxing my car every 6 months (or 4 months if you're in the frigid north or are anal). So for $1000, worth it to me. This is my daily driver, driving to work for an average of 40 minutes to an hour to/from work on the freeway. Is it worth it? Depending on the condition of the paint a 1 step correction might not be enough, especially on a black car. Or would 3m suffice? Do not get me wrong Xpel is a good product however I found looking at the films side by side that Xpel has a bit of orange peel look (ever so slight but on a Black vehicle like mine that was a non starter whereas other colors I would not had a issue). This is where I would suggest full a ceramic coating on your car. Wash your car with this, and the two-bucket method: https://www.amazon.com/Meguiars-G7164-Class-Shampoo-Conditioner/dp/B0009IQXFO, https://www.amazon.com/Zwipes-Chenille-Microfiber-Premium-Scratch-Free/dp/B002J7KCOG, https://www.amazon.com/YGDZ-Quality-Detailing-Claybar-Shipping/dp/B01MF4BVVS. This is my daily driver, driving to work for an average of 40 minutes to an hour to/from work on the freeway. With that said, make sure that you also wrap the side mirrors, door edges, and rear wheel fenders too since rocks can get thrown up and hit those places or hit things while opening doors. Wow, I guess the quote I got was not so bad. Since then, we have increased the gloss, clarity, durability, and stain resistance of our PPF. Thanks for typing all that. Cookies help us deliver our Services. Most importantly is getting true paint correction done. For 1-step paint correction, Opti Coat Gloss and full frontal coverage of XPEL (full hood, bumpers, fenders, mirrors), reputable detailers in my area (Toronto) are quoting about $2,000. Xpel has a 10 year warranty. I'm taking delivery of a new-to-me 2011 Lexus Obsidian Black ISF in late November. On top of that, we offer the greatest amount and most accurate pre-cut patterns. youtu.be/nSNMYy... 0 comments. XPEL is your source for the most advanced paint protection film, automotive window tint, architectural flat glass film, anti-microbial film, and more. I've gotten a few quotes, and the most reasonable one is approx $1300 to cover the full hood, bumper, front fenders, and mirrors. Now I simply top up the wax every few months (and that only takes 30 min). The costs of having a professional install the XPEL Ultimate coating will greatly depend on the professional you hire, the vehicle you drive, what you want protected and your geographical location. I do love the heat blocking capability of the Crystalline tint. Xpel also prevents scratched from other people bumping your car if you live where it's street parked. Personal opinion here obviously, but I think you got a beautiful color already with the Mineral Grey (the best black/white/greyscale color they offer, IMO). Thanks for all of this. If you want to drop $4k on paint protection, go for it, but I can get a full window-out repaint for the same price! Why are no returns allowed? save. Extremely important with a black car. The thing is, once you do the full correction and get rid of all your swirls and scuffs and whatever clearcoat damage (wash + claybar + M105/UC + M205 + wax), then you don't have to do the FULL correction *ever again. 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