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Are we sure that the transparent bra isn't more of a hype as opposed to a reality. We are so intent on keeping our cars as new as possible that we are willing to try anything. I think that I will wait a little longer to see how they perform as opposed to giving out my money. From the threads provided I have seen some willing to pay as much as $3000 or as little as $700 for the same coverage, carefully driving and good maintenance seem to be the best solution. Time will tell.


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Xpel is not some new fangled "as seen on tv" scam...it works. Until an installer problem recently, it was recommended by the Vette museum. Whether you need it in your situation is up to you, I don't, but it's the best film on the market today. Go to any car forum and read about hundreds that have used it for years. If you question xpel, you are a neophyte regarding car care.
 

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Glen is correct. Just wait until you get your first chip and you will get pissed for not doing it sooner!


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The Ultimate Xpel product has only been on the market for a little over 2years and I know it is guaranteed for 10, like I said only time will tell. I personally have no problems with the product., so whatever trips your trigger


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Paint protection film has been out for over 20 years now. Just as with anything else the films have gotten better over the years. I feel Suntek is the best film out now with Xpel Ultimate being a close second. So yes this is the best solution as it really is just about the only solution. Sure you can get a leather or vinyl bra but you cant cover most of the high impact areas on the cars and you cant protect the headlights with it. Sealants will minimize scratching and environmental damage but wont stop rocks or a jealous person from keying the car. its been tested out and has been proven to work... we just have better products out now. Your logic is like saying well we don't know if the C7 will make it through its 3 year 36,000 mile warranty without issues because the car has only been out a year. Doesn't really make sense does it??? And that is why you have a warranty.
 

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Will protection films really protect against a jealous person keying the car? I would imagine the key would cut through the film...
 

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How well will the film come off the car so it can be renewed after ten years of sitting in the sun? That's my biggest concern with the film based protections.
 

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How well will the film come off the car so it can be renewed after ten years of sitting in the sun? That's my biggest concern with the film based protections.
Why would you want to take it of the car after 10 years if it stilled looked good?

I'm looking for a clear bra product to be installed on my 2015 when it gets here. The issue is, I have seen very few in my area Louisville, KY and want to see in person before I commit to such a HIGH $$$ for such product.
 

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As you know there will be issues with the warranty so your statement is a little off. All I have said about the product is that it is a lot of money that starts at $700 and now I have seen it as high as $7000. The ultimate xpel has only been out a little over 2 yrs so only time will tell of its dependability and a fair price for installing it stills seems to be a little up in the air. And as far as it protecting from someone using a key let them try it out on your car. Have a pleasant day


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Why would you want to take it of the car after 10 years if it stilled looked good?

I'm looking for a clear bra product to be installed on my 2015 when it gets here. The issue is, I have seen very few in my area Louisville, KY and want to see in person before I commit to such a HIGH $$$ for such product.
I would just think that after a long time in the sun, it's going to start to look warn out. I have a wrap on my HHR that looks like crap after three years. I'm just waiting for it to get hot this summer so I can try to peal it off. Right. Ow it just cracks and comes off in small pieces.
 

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I would just think that after a long time in the sun, it's going to start to look warn out. I have a wrap on my HHR that looks like crap after three years. I'm just waiting for it to get hot this summer so I can try to peal it off. Right. Ow it just cracks and comes off in small pieces.
Understood.

I'm a little gun shy because of the very issue on my Vette... Looking Bad not so much the removal.
 

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My moms C6 was keyed across the hood 3 times.... the paint under the film was not damaged. My 2004 Viper was keyed on the rear quarter panel. Same thing the film was damaged but not the paint. Sure if someone really wants to press hard enough they will eventually get through it but most people who key cars are cowards and do it very quickly. So there is not a lot of force applied to it. I'm just speaking from 12 years of installing film... and numerous customers telling me their results.

53Vette you have a valid concern. That's why we recommend going with a good film that doesn't have too strong of an adhesive. Once the film is set it will come off just as it would 10 years later.

One thing I ma noticing is there are a lot of doubts about the product... even though film has been out over 20 years. So I guess here is the question. If you want to wait and see how the film holds up over ten years what are you going to do in the meantime to protect your paint? Other than a leather bra there are no other options if you are going to drive your car so I am not sure why the hesitation. Your hard pressed to find a Ferrari, Lamborghini, or other exotic without the film... its been proven to work. So why is there doubt about it going on a Corvette???
 

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As I already posted I am speaking from personal experience with my 2004 Viper. It was keyed not once but twice and neither time it damaged the paint. And in 12+ years of installing film I can tell you I have worked with thousands of clients and many of them have come back and told me how the film protected their car from being keyed, or how the ran into the garage wall and the film saved the paint from damage, and countless stories of people hitting debris in the road and the paint being saved. Again what is your solution?

As far as pricing it completely depends on how much coverage you want, what type of install you are getting (custom versus precut kit), the market you are in, and simply enough how high the installer wants to mark his product up. $700 for the front end is a fair price for covering the partial hood/fenders, bumper, lights, and mirrors. $7000 is what I have seen some people quote for wrapping an entire car. That is marked up quiet a bit an I am sure that was for an exotic car. The same rule applies though, you can go down and buy a Corvette at sticker if you want or you can allow the dealer to mark it up as high as they want.
 

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A wrap is made of vinyl... and vinyl is only designed to last a few years. Paint protection film is polyurethane which is much different.
 
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