XPEL Paint Protection Film: Super Safeguard Against Paintwork Damage

XPEL Paint Protection is a high-quality transparent polyurethane film that is applied to the bodywork of a vehicle to guard against damage caused to the paintwork by rock chips and flying stones. XPEL film is the ultimate in paint protection. Unlike lower quality alternatives it is highly durable, virtually invisible, and contains ‘self-healing’ technology that removes fine scratches and swirl marks through the simple application of heat to the affected area. Sounds amazing? It is amazing!

When installed on a new car, XPEL Paint Protection Film is invisible to the naked eye. The fact it comes in gloss and matte finishes means it can effortlessly match factory paint and custom paint finishes. XPEL Paint Protection lasts for between 10 and 15 years, with the idea being that when you eventually remove it, your paintwork will be as good as the day it rolled out of the factory.

Invest in your investment and install XPEL Paint Protection on your vehicles’ painted surfaces today. For more information call Tinting Chicago at 773-455-0467 or 312-212-0493.

7 benefits of XPEL Paint Protection Film

  1. Keeps paintwork pristine
  2. Protects against fine scratches and swirl marks
  3. Invisible to the eye
  4. Comes with a 10-year manufacturers warranty
  5. Gives a high-end gloss, matte, or satin finish
  6. Has unique self-healing properties
  7. Use as door edge guards

Cost of XPEL Paint Protection

It costs between $4,500 and $8,000 to install XPEL Paint Protection Film onto an average-sized car. For a reduced cost, there’s an option to just cover certain parts of the car with the film that are most prone to damage. These may include:

Does XPEL PPF hide scratches?

Yes, if your vehicle’s paint has fine swirl marks and fine scratches the technology in XPEL Paint Protection will ‘heal’ them when you wipe over them with hot water and a cloth, or briefly apply a heat gun to the affected area. It can’t however hide deep scratches and major chips in paintwork.

How does ‘self-healing’ paint protection technology work?

XPEL Paint Protection Film contains a special elastomeric polymer technology with a rubber-like elasticity. This elasticity enables the protective film to reform and effectively erase light scratches through the application of heat.

If you sustain scratches to any vehicle with XPEL Paint Protection Film, use one of the two following methods to remove them. Both methods will result in the film reforming and the scratches miraculously disappearing!

  • Apply heat to the scratched area using a heat gun
  • Pour hot water over the affected area of the film

What is XPEL Stealth?

XPEL Stealth is a type of paint protection film that can be applied to a gloss finish or matte finish car to create a satin finish. It has the same self-healing properties as the original XPEL Paint Protection Film.

What is XPEL Ultimate Plus?

Ultimate Plus is an XPEL product that offers the same benefits as the original XPEL Paint Protection, but it also contains unique Edge Seal Technology that guards against delamination and lifting making it impossible to spot the film around the edges of the vehicle.

Can ceramic coating be applied to XPEL Paint Protection Film?

Yes, ceramic coating can be applied to XPEL Paint Protection Film to ensure that your vehicle’s paint is protected in several different ways. Ceramic coating is applied to the surface of a car to repel water, provide UV light protection, and give your vehicle a permanent high-gloss shine. It also makes it far easier to clean bird droppings, tree sap, and squashed insects from your paintwork – it guards against film stained by bug acids.

Warranty Coverage for XPEL PPF

XPEL Paint Protection films come with a 10-year warranty from the date of installation. Plus, if Tinting Chicago installs your film, you will also receive a 2-year warranty from us for the quality of the installation.

9 Tips for looking after XPEL Paint Protection Film

  1. After installation, don’t wash your car until the film is cured (can take up to a week)
  2. Don’t touch the film until it has cured
  3. For maximum longevity, avoid using automated car washes
  4. Hand wash using a clean, soft microfiber cloth
  5. Dry vehicle with a microfiber towel
  6. Remove squashed bugs and road debris immediately to avoid staining the film
  7. Never use abrasive brushes or paper products to clean your paintwork
  8. Invest in high-quality cleaning products that don’t contain harsh chemicals
  9. Clean your car every two weeks to fully maintain the film

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the XPEL Paint Protection Film ever turn yellow?

With correct maintenance, XPEL Paint Protection Film will not yellow over time. In addition, XPEL Paint Protection film comes with a 10-year warranty to cover issues such as yellowing.

How deep a scratch will heal with XPEL Paint Protection Film?

XPEL Paint Protection Film is 13 microns thick, so as long as the scratch is no deeper than this, it will be able to 'self heal' with the application of heat.

Can I go through a car wash with XPEL Paint Protection Film?

Theoretically, you could take a vehicle with XPEL Paint Protection Film through an automated car wash. However, it is not wholly advisable. For paint protection films to last as long as possible, it is advisable to only hand wash them.

What parts of the car can be covered with XPEL Paint Protection Film?

Any smooth, painted exterior surfaces of a vehicle can be covered with XPEL Paint Protection Film.


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