Do you really want to go there.Has anyone ever considered Protective Film for their body?
That pricing seems to be in line from what I have seen. I'm in the process of getting a quote for Xpel Ultimate which is supposed to be one of the best films -it is claims to be non yellowing and self healing with many excellent reviews. I live in Massachusetts where between sanding the roads in the winter and the extremely inept execution of road repair keeps your paint under constant attack of loose stones and gravel. I was driving to work earlier this week when a road crew had just finished their half-assed version of pothole repair and I happened to be beside a car carrier that must have hit one of the repairs and my car got sprayed with loose gravel - in one commute to work I added about 10 stone chips to my hood and front fender. In order to preserve my automotive sanity I have to do something to keep my paint from further abuse.Has anyone ever considered Protective Film for their body? I was quoted $750 for partial hood fender and side mirrors , wondering if thats the going rate?
I had InvisiBra installed on my car the next day I brought it home from the dealer. They did partial hood, front bumper, mirrors & also asked them to do top of the rear bumper & I paid $900 with 5 year warranty. I was told not to put the 3M stuff on my white TLX since it yellows within a couple of years. InvisiBra does not yellow.Has anyone ever considered Protective Film for their body? I was quoted $750 for partial hood fender and side mirrors , wondering if thats the going rate?
What brand film did you use? If it can handle CA sun then thats a great start. Any thought on impact injuries that snow belters get from salt and rock?I have had my last three cars done. Each time, film installed just from below the hood.
The film on the 2007 model worked OK, but it did age. The 2012 model held up much better. So far, the TLX, since August, has been the best. The film costs have also dropped each time and the product just gets better.
FYI, my car is outside in the weather 365 days/year. I put around 1000 miles a month on the freeway. Film is a good idea for me.
My installation was the same, from a large roll of material. A few months in, and I'm happy with the product and have no paint damage.I had the entire hood, front bumper, grille, headlights, mirrors, partial fenders and top of rear bumper done with Xpel, it was part of a detail and ceramic coating for $1,200. The only area I'm a little disappointed with is the hood, there are a couple of minor flaws and the film isn't quite as optically clear and reflective as the other areas. It was custom cut from a larger roll of material and is from a different lot. The guy that does my detailing suggested I live with it for a while and let it get some wear and he will replace it under warranty. As I have said in previous posts the roads in the Boston area are a joke making some type of defense against stone chips a necessity.