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Xpel Paint Protection Film

slinemfc Apr 12, 2016

  1. slinemfc

    slinemfc Registered User

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    Last weekend I went ahead and had Paint Protection Film added to my S3. I thought about it for a while but after having had some stone chips on my 8P which for me, were too many, decided to go for it.

    I'm really impressed with the result and the guys who fitted it at Race By Design in Horley were brilliant. They even had an RS3 in at the same time so got some good pics of the results.


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  3. Gazwould

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    Not as nice as bra and chips .

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  4. Gazjs

    Gazjs Registered User

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    What areas did you apply this to? Do you envisage any problems when it comes to washing etc?
     
  5. slinemfc

    slinemfc Registered User

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    Had the front done which is to say full bonnet and bumper, tops of wings, headlights and mirror caps.
    No, can be washed as normal, just no pressure washing against and opposite the edges for obvious reasons.
    You can hardly see the edge on the wing and have to be really close to notice when you know it's there.
    My Golf R owning friend really couldn't tell and I had told him it was there!

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  6. Gazjs

    Gazjs Registered User

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    That's good to know. Will be good if you can keep us updated on how it fairs up over the coming weeks.

    I have seen some of the factory fitted film on other car makes gathers dirt around the film edges?
     
  7. Spaceman_RS3

    Spaceman_RS3 Registered User

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    I wanted this but xpel to front end local was £1550 been offered hexis for 550
     
  8. slinemfc

    slinemfc Registered User

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    That's a lot! 2nd price is better. Got q 10 year guarantee with Xpel.

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  9. slinemfc

    slinemfc Registered User

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    Quick update as requested

    Film has performed fine so far including a 2000 mile round trip to Misano World Circuit in 7 days.

    Re washing. Have been careful not to go against the grain per se and have not noticed any lifting nor dirt accumulation at the edges. Still invisible to the eye and get same water beading as non covered parts. Hopefully that's the most important issue covered.

    Still can't recommend it enough.

    No chips on the car

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    batch Registered User

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    You must be near me then?
     
  11. slinemfc

    slinemfc Registered User

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    Possibly. Am in Sussex.

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  13. batch

    batch Registered User

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    Yes you're not far, we should catch up!
     
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