While you can wax the film, be sure the product you are using doesn’t contain Naphtha or Kerosene in concentrations over 5%, and also avoid waxes that contain dyes. For best results, Company recommend using our XPEL Flawless Finish Paint Protection Film Sealant. This product has been specially formulated for use with polyurethane paint protection films to provide the maximum protection and gloss, while containing no ingredients that would cause discoloration over time.
Yes. Paint protection film can be applied to any smooth painted surface.
Our ULTIMATE PLUS PLUS and STEALTH films are warrantied for 10 years. This warranty covers: yellowing, staining, delaminating, cracking, peeling, bubbling, and more. More information on the warranty can be found on our Warranty Information page
Yes. The process is the same as with regular paint: wet the surface with a lubricant such as soapy water and then gently rub the surface with the clay bar. For stubborn insect, bird dropping, or hard water stains, use Simple Green as the lubricant for the detailing clay.
No special maintenance is required for XPEL ULTIMATE PLUS. However, the film will last longer and will be easier to clean if treated twice a year with XPEL Flawless Finish Paint Protection Film Sealant.
Any of our films can be installed on Chrome, though the finish will look slightly different than if left unprotected. Company recommend having your installer apply a small swatch to the desired surface so you can see what it looks like before deciding.
XPEL ULTIMATE PLUS is warrantied for 10 years against a range of issues including yellowing.
We are currently working on limited beta versions of our ULTIMATE PLUS film in gloss black, matte black, and gloss white.
The clear coat is the self-healing layer and is approximately 13 microns thick. If that layer is penetrated, the film will not heal.
No. Because of the impact absorbency of paint protection film, the refractive index of the film is too different from that of the windshield. Because of this difference, putting the two together causes a distortion when looking through the glass that would be unacceptable to the vehicle’s occupants.
Yes, TracWrap can be applied to vinyl.
Yes. Any smooth painted surface can be covered with paint protection film.
Paint protection film can be applied on any smooth painted surface. However, given the tight tolerances on weight, balance and other factors on some aircraft, it is highly recommended to consult with the manufacturer of the airplane for strict guidance.
While there is no reason to wax STEALTH, if you wish to do so, Company recommend using our XPEL Flawless Finish Paint Protection Film Sealant. When applying the sealant, work in small areas thoroughly wiping away all excess before moving on to the next section.
Yes. But wait 48 hours after installation to allow the film to dry completely.
Acry-solvent, or any other Xylene based solvent, will not harm the film unless left sitting saturated in it for an extended period of time. To use this type of solvent on the film (for removing stains, etc.) wet a microfiber towel with the product and wipe the film for one or two minutes. If the stain remains, allow the solvent to evaporate and then repeat the process.
XPEL ULTIMATE PLUS is 8.5 mils (.0085 inches) thick.
Yes. XPEL can be installed on marine boats and water craft
Yes, pressure washers can be used on XPEL paint protection films, provided the film has completely dried after installation (typically 48 hours) and provided the high-pressure water is not pointed directly at the edges of the film.
Other than the simplest body panels, application of paint protection film is a process which requires a good deal of experience and training to obtain satisfactory results. The compound curves present on most surfaces require the film to be stretched and compressed in a very controlled way to ensure proper adhesion without distorting the adhesive. As such, it is highly recommended that the film is professionally installed.
It depends on the coating. Some may deepen the finish while others may add unwanted gloss. Company recommend testing the coating on a swatch of unused film or in an inconspicuous area before coating a protected panel.