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Does anyone have any info on what GM film will look like?what will it cover?what brand are they using.I want to get some protection on my 2015 and would get it from the factory if they were doing a good job on it.Also I wonder if putting the film on from GM is to soon from the time the car is painted?is there enough paint cure time
 

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I would let this option go until 2016. For several reasons. We don't know the skill of application or the type film. There are many posts where it was done locally with defects, I can only assume the learning curve at bowling green will be steep. Give them some time to get it right. And I guarantee you when it's not right the dealer will not have the skill to correct it. This is not a simple "peel and stick"

Easily done by a local installer with XPEL
 

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We believe (most reports) that is 3-M material. And we have conflicting reports as to what it will cover, one saying the front fascia and mirrors only, the other saying those two things plus the headlights, mirrors and front 18" of the nose.

Most important point is glen e's post above!!!

Definitely would pass the first year until we see actual cars, how well it was applied, confirm its coverage and its material. For $1,300 you can get a fair amount of your StingRay covered in XPel, by an installer whose work you have personally inspected (some are artists, some should have quit before their first job).

For those doing Museum Delivery or picking it up at a dealer out of town, try Tracwrap and other other options on this thread.

http://www.stingrayforums.com/forum...t-protection-options-museum-delivery-etc.html
 

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Mine is getting xpel wrapped by a local guy that rocks. I trust him more.


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I spoke to my local Chevy dealer and he told me that the new Corvette film will be shipped to be the dealership & installed locally (not at the factory). From what I've read on this forum and on other forums (Porsche, etc) XPEL is the better product at the moment. My plan is to have XPEL placed on the front of the car by a local installer.
 

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I would go with Xpel. Go to the Xpel website and you can locate an installer in your area. Each installer has 6 little cars next to their location, the more cars filled, the better the installer. Protective Film Solutions in Santa Ana CA has all 6 cars shaded in! If you live in Southern California, this is where I would go.....ask for Ryan.
 

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I know this will not be popular, but it amazing that any of us bought our vettes.
With the thousands of new parts in these cars, it's amazing that we trusted GM to put them together for us. In one post we go on about how professional the union workers are at the factory. Then the next post we don't trust these people to do anything on our cars.
I don't get it?
 

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I know this will not be popular, but it amazing that any of us bought our vettes.
With the thousands of new parts in these cars, it's amazing that we trusted GM to put them together for us. In one post we go on about how professional the union workers are at the factory. Then the next post we don't trust these people to do anything on our cars.
I don't get it?
I look at this point like this; If this job is done by a local installer that person will be there if a problem arises, and that same person will be available to correct it. I like the simplicity of that approach.
 

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I look at this point like this; If this job is done by a local installer that person will be there if a problem arises, and that same person will be available to correct it. I like the simplicity of that approach.
Despite what one dealer told one of us, that it is XPel, that is not what several of us have heard. And remain concerned we do not yet know what it will cover for $1,300.

I am buying a 5,000 part Z06, have full faith in their work, but at this point, one of my options will not be WA8.
 

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The ONLY reason to buy this would be for factory application. If it's being shipped with the car and installed locally then I would never entertain it.

Explain why I would let a dealer do this when I could take the same money and search out my own vendor with references and experience with the product?


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If this is done by the dealer then how is it I'm doing a museum delivery and I have the WA8 option? Is the museum having it done by someone local?
 

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If this is done by the dealer then how is it I'm doing a museum delivery and I have the WA8 option? Is the museum having it done by someone local?
Previously that is the way it was done- thorough a local BG dealer in concert with the NCM.
 

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Previously that is the way it was done- thorough a local BG dealer in concert with the NCM.
Just emailed the museum. I'll find out. I'm picking up and doing a 4K-5K trip immediately. Wanted some protection and don't want to go with a bra. If it doesn't work, it's under warranty the way I see it.
 

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I have consistently heard people say the quality of paint protection film application is highly dependent on the skill of the installer. I sure as heck would not want the first few installs done by a dealer! Its not a matter of trust, its a matter that it is not a car dealer's core competence. No disrespect intended.
 

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I know this will not be popular, but it amazing that any of us bought our vettes.
With the thousands of new parts in these cars, it's amazing that we trusted GM to put them together for us. In one post we go on about how professional the union workers are at the factory. Then the next post we don't trust these people to do anything on our cars.
I don't get it?
I wouldn't say union guys are doing the best job out there... on anything. But say that they are there is a huge difference in standing there applying one thing to the car than wrapping panels with film. It takes years of practice to get good at applying film... something union guys do not have nor will they ever have. GM also uses 3M on their cars at this point which is a poor quality film. But they don't care as they are just protecting part of the obvious high damage areas... but not all of it (rocker panels). They are there to make a profit and do not care how the install looks. Finding someone local that puts pride in his work and relies on word of mouth referrals to keep going is obviously going to provide a better installation for you. Plus if there are issues it can be corrected there... where as you cant send it back to GM to get fixed. Paint protection film application is a skill that is not common. So don't think a union guy is just gojng to pick it up and start doing first class work right off the bat.
 

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WingCon, as long as you know your delivery date, you can make an appointment with a local Expel dealer (I think closest is one hour south in Nashville). My Expel application only took a few hours, and I hung out at a pub across the street having a beer and lunch and surfing the web on my I-pad. Plus you'll probably save enough to pay for a nice hotel room in Nashviile, it's a hell of a town!
 

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Just like everyone else, I too would like some more info on this WA8 option, as it is on my order. Obviously I would hope it's not a dealer installed option. If that is the case, I will most likely be taking it home and doing myself or getting a local professional to do it. Just doesn't seem right to let the dealer try something as intense as this. There has to be SOMEONE in the know at GM or Customer Service that could provide more info. Obviously we are really close, and since I have a TPW of 8/11, I am starting to get things ready for delivery, which will include seeking out ways to apply the WA8 myself if it is not installed at BG.
 

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WingCon, as long as you know your delivery date, you can make an appointment with a local Expel dealer (I think closest is one hour south in Nashville). My Expel application only took a few hours, and I hung out at a pub across the street having a beer and lunch and surfing the web on my I-pad. Plus you'll probably save enough to pay for a nice hotel Paint Protection of Nashville in Nashviile, it's a hell of a town!
This is a good idea. I called this company and you can make an appointment with them. They said it would take about two hours. I'm doing the museum delivery, so IF I can cancel the WA8 with Les Stanford (Aug 25th TPW) I'll drive down there after the museum delivery and get it installed. It covers the whole front of the car to the rear of the hood vent and down around the sides about 4-5" to the rear of the headlights according to them. About $650. Half the WA8 cost. "Self healing" material. And worse case it can be removed with a heat gun. I sure hope I can cancel the order at this point. Don't know yet.

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This is a good idea. I called this company and you can make an appointment with them. They said it would take about two hours. I'm doing the museum delivery, so IF I can cancel the WA8 with Les Stanford (Aug 25th TPW) I'll drive down there after the museum delivery and get it installed. It covers the whole front of the car to the rear of the hood vent and down around the sides about 4-5" to the rear of the headlights according to them. About $650. Half the WA8 cost. "Self healing" material. And worse case it can be removed with a heat gun. I sure hope I can cancel the order at this point. Don't know yet.

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Even if you can cancel the order (but that is not likely since you already are scheduled for production), you would lose your price protection doing so.

Essentially, it is too late now.
 

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Wingcon, I got almost the same thing. Had the front bumper/fascia, headlamps, and side mirrors done. Did not do partial hood/fenders because I did not want to see the edge of the film. I saw the partial on some darker cars he had just finished and decided I liked it better without the 'line'. Just my opinion. It might not matter to you. But if you can view it somewhere first hand, maybe when you get there, it would be good (even on another model car). It is more evident on some colors than others. For example, on beige it is invisible. On black, not quite.

I have a Z51 with the add on OEM splashguards. Factory film by rear wheeels is holding up fine after 4k miles. So I don't think I'm going to get any film there unless it becomes a problem over time. 650 is a good price for Expel Ultimate for that job. I paid around 500 for my job. ****Do the side mirrors!!!!! After 2k miles, my passenger side mirror was the only place I had any chips. Two small pinhead size chips, noticable to me every time I wash car.
 
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