Hello everyone. I received a quote for the installation of Xpel on my C7 bumper, half hood, mirrors, rocker panel, and inside the door opening for $1,425.00. Does this seem to about right.
It seems to be in the ballpark, if your installer is very experienced, reputable, and referenced by satisfied customers. I am an Xpel Ultimate fan. I had the installer (Clear Bra St. Louis) do the full hood, full fenders, A pillars, full nose, mirrors, headlamp lenses, rockers, door edges, sills (including the StingRay sill cover), cups, and full rear bumper sides. Here in Illinois, the bugs are hatching out and committing suicide by car on a big scale, especially at night. Last night, after driving home from a restaurant 45 minute away, the front window, front facia/nose, part way up the hood, and the mirror backs had many bugs impacted on those surfaces. I sprayed some Adam's detailer on a microfiber cloth and they wiped right off! No remains or signs that they were ever there. There is a high gloss on the Xpel. About a week after the install, I sealed the whole car surface with Xpel sealer. I am very happy with this product. I am probably too picky about the care of the car, but now I feel very comfortable taking it out where bugs, rocks, etc are present. I can just enjoy the car more. I think that you might consider thinking about how much value you put on the OCD part of protecting your Vette. Plus, as has been said before, the quality of the installer is the deal maker or deal breaker. All of this is IMHO; take it for what it's worth.
Thanks, Glen, but I have never been one to take an answer of "Because that is what the experts say." Why do they say that? What are the reasons?Because that's what xpel says to do, the cquartz protects the xpel, the paint is already protected by the xpel.....
I agree with this 100% - the boards are choked with posts of people that needed a "refitting" - this is skilled work, to do it right...and you need a local guy...I thought the Museum cancelled their contract with their Xpel installer due to poor performance. I would confirm they have a new installer and that any authorized Xpel installer can correct any issues you may find when you get home.
Personally, I wouldn't do any Xpel application with a dealer that isn't local.
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I agree, I wrestled with this question when I was setting up my museum delivery. I actually called the guy who was doing the installs for the museum and asked him some fairly simple questions, his answers made me a little uncomfortable so I decided to forego the expel install at the museum. I figured it was a lot of money to lay down for a product that could go bad if it was installed incorrectly and what would be my recourse when I was 2300 miles away and having problems with a bad install.I agree with this 100% - the boards are choked with posts of people that needed a "refitting" - this is skilled work, to do it right...and you need a local guy...
I mostly agree, but might add the mirrors to your list if they can be covered completely (no lines).I can understand covering the bumper but I can't get my head or wallet around anything else and will only do the bumper if the application is seamless. I refuse to have any application on the car that leaves a visible line. To me that looks far worse than the alternative.
You guys can spend your money as you choose but I have better places to spend $1000+