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  1. Speed

    Wax before installing XPEL

    That is incorrect information.
  2. Why are your doors filled with oil?
  3. With other choices out there that have a good track record, why would you go with something that doesn't? It may look good now but what if six months from now it goes bad? You'll have six months worth of come-backs to deal with. I've been there and it almost put me out of business. I understand testing other products on your own vehicle as I have several on my personal ride, but there's only one brand I use for my customers.
  4. Just have them trim the lifted edge, then you won't have to worry about the paint coming off. Film should never lift the paint of a properly repainted vehicle anyways.
  5. Film damage due to impacts from rocks, tire treads, whatever, is considered normal wear and tear and not covered by any manufacturer warranty. When customers come to me with these issues I tell them its a good thing they had film, just think what that impact would have done to unprotected paint. This customer hit a concrete wall in a parking deck. Without the film, that could have been a $3000 hit. Sometimes I will offer to "pro-rate" at a reduced cost the replacement depending on how old the install is, but all films will become damaged and/or aged to the point it needs replaced about every five years.
  6. Some installers will take off the bumper but I normally don't take anything apart because its too risky and not really a good idea. First, you could damage the clips or not get it back on secure, plus when the film gets damaged (and it will for sure), you have to take it apart again to replace the piece. Most of the time there's not a finished area on the backside for the wrapped part of the film's adhesive to bite on. Its like putting a piece of tape on a concrete block, it will stick but it won't stay. Personally, I think a small gap is better if there is no easy way to wrap the edge. its easier to keep clean.
  7. That has been my concern and have turned many jobs down for that very reason. Glad I'm not facing any matte removals in the future
  8. Yes, adhesive remover safe for matte paint.
  9. I'd be more interested in how to remove the adhesive off a matte finish car without destroying it. Do you offer an adhesive remover that is safe for that type of application?
  10. Speed

    2018 Porsche 911 turbo S

    Be careful if its a newer one, Porsche is using double sided tape on them now and some (GT2RS) are glued in.
  11. I see this kind of stuff several times a month. $1600 for a new bumper or a few hundred for new film? And what about tint, doesn't it have to be removed at some point at additional cost?
  12. Would you pay more for a used car that looked perfect as far as paint chips vs one that was beat up? When searching for a used car, most would agree a lot of its value depends on how well it was cared for by the previous owner. If that owner cared enough it to go to the expense of having PPF applied, then they probably got their oil changed and routine maintenance done. This Cayenne customer would call your snake oil comparison hogwash.
  13. Speed

    Wax before installing XPEL

    Putting film on a waxed car makes it easier to squeegee out bubbles, easier to lift the film for debris, and removal years later is much easier...especially full hoods. Just don't put wax in the door cups or areas where stretched film has to drop down like the hood scoops on a Mustang.
  14. Acura TSX so it was a hard textured plastic.
  15. I put some vinyl on my doors and just replaced them after about 6 years and it didn't leave any crap on my door