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Old 06-02-2011, 12:06 PM   #21  
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Well, too bad. Looks like the Xpel products aren't available around here...
I'll have to go for the 3M. $525 for the bumper, 8" on the hood and wings. The guy told me that 16" on the hood isn't necessary.
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Hmm, my Xpel clear bra has a smoother texture, and is warranty covered from peeling, yellowing, tearing, anything really, for 7 years. And it was $600 installed.


Problem is, not available everywhere. 3M has better name recognition, but I saw a car in the shop when deciding between the two. Not pretty after 3 years.
Yeah, I knew there were a few options to choose from, and when I was inquiring to different places, I asked about the different options. I relied on the consistent feedback from the installers to make the decision. Four of the places I called all would installed Xpel if I wanted that, but every one of them recommended the 3M. I'm just a guy who wanted to protect his car, so I preffered to yield to the one's who work with the stuff all the time. I'm sure its all pretty good stuff these days though.

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Well, too bad. Looks like the Xpel products aren't available around here...
I'll have to go for the 3M. $525 for the bumper, 8" on the hood and wings. The guy told me that 16" on the hood isn't necessary.
lol. I went with the premium. Dude, mine goes up about 16", day one I got hit with a good size rock...at about 18" AHHHH!!! Makes me with I wrapped the whole hood.

you can see how high the line goes, if you goto my flickr account and look at the 18MP version, you can see the rock chip


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lol. I went with the premium. Dude, mine goes up about 16", day one I got hit with a good size rock...at about 18" AHHHH!!! Makes me with I wrapped the whole hood.

you can see how high the line goes, if you goto my flickr account and look at the 18MP version, you can see the rock chip

Gee, your car looks a little cluttered up front. :-) Just kiddin'. Man, those clean lines look great.
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Yeah, I knew there were a few options to choose from, and when I was inquiring to different places, I asked about the different options. I relied on the consistent feedback from the installers to make the decision. Four of the places I called all would installed Xpel if I wanted that, but every one of them recommended the 3M. I'm just a guy who wanted to protect his car, so I preffered to yield to the one's who work with the stuff all the time. I'm sure its all pretty good stuff these days though.
The Xpel Premium film is a pretty good film. its the only Xpel film I would recommend. As far as 3M goes, well it has entirely too much oange peel, has to strong of an adhesive (wait til you have to try and remove it... its terrible), and only has a 5 year warranty. I have stayed away from it as I have seen it crack in the Texas sun down here after a few years.

I am not brand loyal to any film. I always look for the best one out on the market as it pays off for me in the long run. I install VentureShield Ultra and Avery Nano Fusion films. To me the top two films out there... with Xpel Premium coming in a close third. Avery nano is a fantastic film and comes with a true lifetime waranty... both film and labor costs are covered. No other film out there offers that... and after using their product its easy to see why they stand behind it the way they do. The only downside is you can get it up to 48" wide only... you need 60" film to wrap full hoods and fenders without seeming the fillm so I still use the VentureShield.

No matter what film you go iwth you will be happy with the protection offered. Its a great product and really looks much better than the old school leather bras.
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