Install XPEL Paint Protection Film to Keep the Paintwork Damage Away
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. Unlike lower-quality alternatives, it is highly durable, virtually invisible, and features the “self-healing” property that allows scratches removal with a simple application of heat to the affected area. Sounds amazing? It is amazing! Call Tinting Chicago at 773-455-0467 or 312-212-0493 for a free estimate or to book your appointment.
Why choose XPEL paint protection films?
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 about 10 years, and when we remove it, your paintwork will be as good as the day it rolled out of the factory.
Invest in your vehicle’s paintwork’s long lifespan! Install XPEL Paint Protection today.
7 benefits of XPEL paint protection film
- Keeps paintwork pristine
- Protects against fine scratches and swirl marks
- Invisible to the eye
- Comes with a 10-year manufacturers warranty
- Gives a high-end gloss, matte, or satin finish
- Has unique self-healing properties
- Use as door edge guards
Cost of XPEL paint protection installation
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:
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 the “self-healing” paint protection technology work?
XPEL paint protection film contains a special elastomeric polymer technology, giving it a rubber-like elasticity. This property enables the protective film to reform and effectively “absorb” light scratches with a simple application of heat.
If you managed to scratch a vehicle covered with an XPEL paint protection film, use one of the two following methods. Both of them will make the scratches disappear!
- 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 the ceramic coating be applied over the XPEL Paint Protection Film?
Yes, ceramic coating can be applied over 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.
XPEL PPF: a 10-year warranty
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 XPEL paint protection film maintenance
- After installation, don’t wash your car until the film is cured (can take up to a week)
- Don’t touch the film until it has cured
- For maximum longevity, avoid using automated car washes
- Hand wash using a clean, soft microfiber cloth
- Dry the vehicle with a microfiber towel
- Remove squashed bugs and road debris immediately to avoid staining the film
- Never use abrasive sponges or paper products to clean your paintwork
- Invest in high-quality cleaning products that don’t contain harsh chemicals
- Clean your car every two weeks to keep the film in perfect condition
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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.
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.
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.
Any smooth, painted exterior surfaces of a vehicle can be covered with XPEL Paint Protection Film.