Hey Les,Brownhornet said:It is the clear plastic that covers the bumber and hood front and head lights.
Xpel is actually a product. 3M will provide the download cutting templates to the installer for a wide range of vehicles, but the brochure I got with it was pretty specific about it's advantages over th 3M product.sgt770 said:I may be wrong, but I believe the 3M product applied by Xpel is the same. It is actually Scotchgard Paint Protection Film SGPPF6. According to the San Antonio Business Journal (03-01-05) 3M Co. desiganated Xpel Technologies Corp. (automotive aftermarket company) as one of four certified training facilities to install 3M paint protection.
According to my research, before putting out that kind of money, I wanted to make sure I had the real MCCOY. Anyway you put it on, it is expensive.
As Houtex says it takes a beating and keeps on ticking.
I think I am going to have to do what came up with. I plan to drive the truck more this summer. 17of25, how has it worked out for you when it comes to washing your truck.ssr17of25 said:Another brand is "Ultrashield ". I had it done 2 mine. It took'm 2 applications n it still wasn't perfect over the hood. They said (my installer) that the SSR n a Lexus r the hardest vehicle 2 do. They now charge n xtra $100.00 4 these vehicles. :mad
It does the job on the bugs n small stuff...but as stated in earlier posts it ain't gonna stop a rock or body. :nono
Shop around b4 u spend the $$$'s. :yesnod
Thanks for the info 17. I know it always looks great. Have fun with yours.ssr17of25 said:"17of25, how has it worked out for you when it comes to washing your truck."
Don't know what u mean. :confused I wet it down...use a mild car wash soap with soft sponge 2 clean it....rinse it off real good...dry it off!!!! Wallah!!! It sparkes...it shines....good as new!!! :thumbs
Hope this helps.
Weird - I couldn't find the brochure I got when I had the work done, but it definitely said something about being better than 3Mn29we said:I'm looking into doing it to my 05. I went to the Xpel site and they say the product is made by 3M which is contrary to what others have posted :confused . Strange! Anyway the hunt continues for the best product. JimO