What is Clear Bra or Paint Protection Film?
The garage door opens.
In front of you is your pride and joy. An automotive work of art. It’s new and clean, and there isn’t a mark on it.
Sure, you’re going to take good care of it. You vow to wash and wax it religiously. You’ll park far away from others to prevent door dings. You’ll keep your distance from gravel trucks on the highway. You’ll do your best not to brush up against the curb, and of course you’ll drive slowly over speed bumps. But no amount of careful driving (or careful parking) can protect your car from the one thing guaranteed to cause damage every single day.
Stones and other road debris propelled by the vehicles in front of you, as well as bug splatter and bird droppings, inflict damage to the painted surfaces of your car on a daily basis. It will never be factory perfect again.
You could buy touch-up paint and try to fix the damage as it happens, but you’ll never get back to the flawless original paint you had when you left the showroom. You could have the damaged area professionally repainted, but besides not being original anymore, it’s expensive and the onslaught of damage will simply resume as soon as the car is back on the road.
Luckily, technology has provided an elegant, cutting-edge solution.
XPEL paint protection film works as an invisible layer of armor over your car’s finish. Our crystal-clear, energy-absorbent polyurethane film is computer cut from a database of precision templates specific to your car, and then safely bonded to the vulnerable painted surfaces offering up to ten years of guaranteed protection. XPEL is 100% safely removable on factory paint, and provides all of the protection you need with none of the peeling, cracking, yellowing, and blistering that can happen with other less-advanced films on the market.
Drive your car with confidence!
XPEL Ultimate Paint Protection Film
Conventional paint protection films can show scars and yellowing after a single year of use—especially in the real world, where most of us drive every day.
XPEL Ultimate Isn’t Conventional Paint Protection Film
Constructed from a combination of advanced elastomeric polymers, XPEL ULTIMATE’s special clear coat not only prevents the film from discoloring due to contamination and ultra-violet radiation, but also heals itself from swirl marks and light scratches that can occur through ordinary washing and drying or daily driving.
Contaminants like bug splatter, bird droppings, sap and road tar wipe off XPEL ULTIMATE’s super-slick surface with a cloth, while scuffs and light scratches in the surface of the film disappear within minutes in the heat of the sun or the warmth of your garage—leaving your car pristine and the protective film like new.
And this level of protection comes without compromise. The mirror smooth finish of XPEL ULTIMATE ensures that no unwanted texture, commonly referred to as “orange-peel,” is added to the appearance of your car, leaving the protected surface indistinguishable from the factory paint. Professional installation by Lux Auto Detailing ensures precise alignment around surface features such as air inlets, parking sensors, headlamp washers and other design elements, while the film along the perimeter of each panel is wrapped around the edges (where possible) for a truly invisible barrier against the hazards awaiting you on the road.
Even the film’s adhesive is superior. The enhanced workability of XPEL’s adhesive allows the film to be contoured around the most complex surfaces without distortion—which means you show off a perfect finish, not seams, wrinkles, and ripples. XPEL ULTIMATE also comes with a full 10-year warranty against yellowing, discoloration, peeling, cracking and hazing. If it fails, we’ll replace it—labor included
You drive one of the finest cars in the world. Protect it with finest paint protection film available on the market.
Let’s be honest. You didn’t pick a matte paint finish to make your car look like everybody else’s.
Keep it standing out for the right reasons with paint protection designed specifically for the job — XPEL STEALTH.
Built with the same elite self-healing and protective features as our XPEL ULTIMATE film, XPEL STEALTH comes in a satin finish that preserves matte paint in its showroom condition. Matte finishes are notoriously difficult maintain and even harder to repair—even something as simple as touching up a rock chip. XPEL STEALTH not only prevents damage from road debris and bug acids, but enables you to easily wash and dry your car without fear of changing the luster of the finish.
Matching the sheen of most factory matte paints, XPEL STEALTH disappears once applied, making it a perfect choice for transitioning between vulnerable areas on the front of the car to unprotected top surfaces. And just like XPEL ULTIMATE, swirl marks and light scratches disappear in a matter of minutes in the sun or the warmth of your garage.
Looking for a reversible way to change your car’s appearance—and protect it at the same time? XPEL STEALTH can transform glossy paint into a sleek satin finish, for thousands less than a custom paint shop would charge for a high-end matte finish. Drop your car off with one of our authorized installers and come out with what looks like a completely different car in a fraction of the time.
Sealants such as Opticoat and cQuartz will not hurt the film or interfere with our ULTIMATE paint protection film’s self healing properties.
We do NOT recommend applying sealants such as Opti-Coat or cQuartz to the parts of the car that will be covered with film. The low surface energy of paint sealant products such as these will cause adhesion problems both during installation and over the life of the product. In addition, it is worth noting that there is really no benefit to applying sealant to the paint before the film anyway, since the film will provide far more environmental protection to the paint than a sealant ever could.
You will need to contact us and see what we recommend. The time will vary depending on the paint system the body shop used. In any case, the time that they recommend you should wait to wax the paint, is the same time you will need to wait to install our product.
XPEL ULTIMATE Paint Protection Film uses a special polymer in its clear coat that flows even though it is cured. This allows the clear coat to find its natural level again after being disturbed on the surface.
The clear coat is designed to heal surface scratches and common swirl marks that occur during routine washing of the car. If the scratch penetrates through the film’s clear coat, it will not heal.
The time for a scratch to heal depends on the severity of the scratch and the ambient temperature. Minor scratches usually heal in one hour at room temperature (72°F). In warmer climates, healing time will be shorter. The healing process can be accelerated at any time by pouring hot water over the scratched area.
With this technology, there is no limit to the number of times the clear coat can heal itself. As long as the clear coat is not penetrated it will heal over and over again.
Depending on how the film is cared for, the clear coat can last indefinitely. Regular washing and waxing will keep the clear coat in top condition for years to come.
The clear coat on XPEL ULTIMATE has a very low surface energy, which makes it extremely difficult for organic compounds to stick to the film. Insects, bird droppings and environmental contaminants (which would normally cause yellowing) such as road oils, exhaust smoke and pollution can be removed during regular washing.
If ordinary car wash or soap and water will not remove a stain, there are a variety products available to do the job. In most cases simple isopropyl rubbing alcohol will remove anything on the surface of the film. In cases of more severe staining, or where something has been left on the film for a long period of time, a sparing amount of lacquer thinner can be used. Bug and tar remover available at any auto parts store is also effective. If you are unsure about the use of any other chemical on the surface of the film, please contact us and we'll help you out!
Unlike most paint protection films on the market, XPEL ULTIMATE Paint Protection film can be waxed and sealed just like your paint. Though XPEL Flawless Finish Paint Protection Film Sealant is still the preferred product, Any automotive wax or sealant may be used.
No. XPEL ULTIMATE Paint Protection Film allows UV to pass through the film and fade the paint underneath at the same rate as the exposed paint.
What is 3M Pro Series II?
Your vehicle’s finish is put to the test by the road, parking lot, garage, weather and everyday use. Why not keep it looking great as long as you can?
Scotchgard Paint Protection Film Pro Series is simply the ultimate in paint protection. An exceptionally tough, ultra-clear urethane film, this advanced paint protection technology blends in almost invisibly with your vehicle’s finish. Yet it offers unrivaled protection from almost anything the outside world can throw at it.
It’s peace of mind for paint.
Anywhere your vehicle is exposed to damaging elements – that’s the ideal place to install ScotchgardTM Paint Protection Film Pro Series.
Virtually nothing can protect your vehicle better from scratches, stains and chips than ScotchgardTM Paint Protection Film Pro Series. It’s truly the ultimate protection for paint.