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  1. Thanks @highplains. I know of the Xpel Armor, the thing I am looking for though is something transparent and without any structure -- I did not mention that in original post by mistake, sorry for that. Of course transparent and smooth surface won't perform as good as the bed liner material but I am looking for something that would still perform better in this regard than regular, smooth PPF.
  2. Hello all, I am currently looking for exact opposite of the typical smooth, dirt repelling, self-cleaning, water-sliding film which is the dream of every PPF applicator and user. For my application I need something rubbery and "sticky" to the fingers when You slide them on the surface, kind of like the old PPFs were back in the day (from what I've heard at least, I wasn't applying PPFs back then). This is for special application on a superbike tank pad where normal good quality PPF is too slippery and does not give You enough grip when in corners etc. Can You recommend a film that might be most suitable? Of course would be best if it still had self-healing properties if it's possible and would not yellow too quickly. Or maybe it would not be PPF altogether but something else like i.e. PVC? Thanks! Simon
  3. I am not talking about certifying it by BMW, Mercedes etc. but rather making official tests saying that using PPF on a headlamp does not hinder the lamps strength to the point when it is not compliant with national vehicle laws and therefore not road-legal. Maybe people working for the PPF companies that are on the forum can offer more info on the subject?
  4. Hello, Is there no one who knows the answer to this? Does that mean that PPFs are in fact not certified by any independent car institutions for headlamps?
  5. Dear all, I am wondering if You have an experience in PPF films being certified by specific countries goverment agencies for use on headlamps? I am not talking about the tinting films for headlamps but standard clear PPFs. I have wrapped many cars lamps and I know pass yearly technical car reviews in flying colors, otherwise the owners would come back to me. But the question is, does the PPF manufacturers certify their films by independent car institutes like TUV or DEKRA in Germany, or corresponding ones in another countries? I have one particular client who asked me not only if it will pass the yearly technical test (which I know it will) but also for some proof in form of certificate. I have loked on both Xpel and PS websites and no luck there. For my case a German, French or UK or even US certificate would suffice for sure. if You have any knowledge about this, please share it. BR, Simon
  6. Thank You guys for constant feedback on this topic, very interesting conversation we have here. Seems I UP the question from @VON, @DavidOG can You let us know who offers pre cut patterns on interiors as we can see on Your pictures? Those look really nice and accurate. Thanks! Simon
  7. Thank You all for Your input! I considered this topic closed and did not revisit the thread for a while and now I see a lot of additional info — I really appreciate it. Now I know for sure that dry application will not fly but also feel more confident to use wet application with minimal amount of slip. I refused the business then but I know the client is still looking for a solution so I will contact him again. Once again, many thanks to You all! Simon
  8. I see there are no ideas for this dry application so I think I will just have to refuse it, as @blackoutauto said. Too bad, I was hoping someone might have some hidden trick up . their sleeves :). Thank You all for the input!
  9. No big pieces really, basically Piano blacks which there are not a lot of, as on the pic:
  10. JoshVette, many thanks for Your feedback. Does someone else have some experience in dry application? I am still hesitant after using water at all when it comes to interior. Thanks!
  11. Dear TintDude forum users, Can You share if You have any experience of application PPF completely without slip solution? I have a client asking for applying PPF in interior and obviously I do not want to wet the interior of this expensive car (Merc E AMG). I know some companies apply PPF in interior as a wet application but I definitely want to avoid that. I told my client that the application might not be perfect because of it and he accepts, of course there shouldn’t be any very bad parts. Still any feedback from You will be very appreciated. I made a quick trial using some scraps of Xpel Ultimate I had lying around and only big issue I saw were the marks on the film looking like lines from squeege. I tried very hard to get it on the picture but could not capture those. I think however that thore are the same as in this post: I start a new topic and not write in this thread as I think my question is a bit different with having to install the material dry only. So any dry application tips will be appreciated! Thanks! Simon