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Xpel Stealth, what are the features of the installation?

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Good afternoon, colleagues! I install basically Xpel Ultimate, I use a plotter! and with Ultimate questions no! Acquired Stealth, it's polyurethane! only matte! If you use a plotter to cut Stealth, are obtained on complex geometric surfaces of body parts, the developer of the templates provides cuts and docking, where gaps that are not covered by a matte film can be viewed, the gloss of varnish in these places is not matte! hence the question; Does Stealth have the characteristics of a vinyl film, is it able to stretch well in difficult areas? Simply Stealth should make the body dull, accordingly it should have good elasticity for installation on any complex relief surface of the body, polyurethane is not vinyl, and heat shrinkage with a high temperature of the hair dryer will not force to take any shape, and plotter cuts and joints are obvious and can be seen in them glossy native color, that on a general matte background is not perfect! How to completely make complex bumpers, what are the features in the installation of Stealth, whether you need to use a plotter, does a vinyl film resemble? I will be grateful for the tips and nuances with the installation of Stealth. For understanding, imagine a new Mercedes G class in frosted varnish from a factory whose owner does leave a matte effect, but protect! But this car has a difficult terrain and docking that is unavoidable, which I do not like ?! 

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I don't know what docking is. But what I think you may be talking about is using a Matte PPF film like Stealth on Gloss paint and being able to see gloss in areas the film may need to be relief cut to fit angles.The Stealth film will not conform like a vinyl. Although I do find it more conformable then the Ultimate it is still a ppf. When we do matte film over gloss we mostly will hand cut to be able to cover as much as possible. That being said ,when you wrap a car matte, you are taking most the light reflection away from the paint. You will be surprised how much a small area of gloss paint will take on the matte look. At the end of the day as much as we all like to think we are masters of conforming film, it is still a 2 denominational product being installed on a 3 denominational surface. Physics still apply.

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16 hours ago, Jake said:

I don't know what docking is. But what I think you may be talking about is using a Matte PPF film like Stealth on Gloss paint and being able to see gloss in areas the film may need to be relief cut to fit angles.The Stealth film will not conform like a vinyl. Although I do find it more conformable then the Ultimate it is still a ppf. When we do matte film over gloss we mostly will hand cut to be able to cover as much as possible. That being said ,when you wrap a car matte, you are taking most the light reflection away from the paint. You will be surprised how much a small area of gloss paint will take on the matte look. At the end of the day as much as we all like to think we are masters of conforming film, it is still a 2 denominational product being installed on a 3 denominational surface. Physics still apply.

Thanks sir! sorry for my bad English and difficulties with the translation, however we understood each other, your answer was useful!

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Whenever I have clients that want their glossy painted car to have a total matte finish, I typically direct them to a vinyl shop as it's just way too much effort to cover every single square millimeter of the vehicle in matte and make it look perfect too....  The PPF film just doesn't  stretch like the vinyl film.  

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On 07.04.2018 at 8:19 AM, JoshVette said:

Whenever I have clients that want their glossy painted car to have a total matte finish, I typically direct them to a vinyl shop as it's just way too much effort to cover every single square millimeter of the vehicle in matte and make it look perfect too....  The PPF film just doesn't  stretch like the vinyl film.  

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