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XPEL.com paint protection 4 years later..a product review

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Patriot, Apr 28, 2018.

  1. Apr 28, 2018 at 7:54 AM
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    Patriot

    Patriot [OP] Member

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    TT 3/1 Boss lift, XPEL paint protection, tint front windows, door ding protectors aka- s/s running boards, OEM painted flares, TRD shifter, Weathertecs, ARE "Z" topper, locker-down console vault. 285/60/20 Michelin Defender tires, Blackrhino mint wheels, Pro Grill, OEM drivers side grab handle, color matched mirror caps, and door handles. Rough Country LED lower grill lightbar. Blackrhino "mint" wheels.
    Back in 2014 I took delivery of my new Platinum Tundra. The same week I had XPEL.com paint protection installed on the all of the painted areas you see in the below photo taken this morning after a detail wash. As mentioned in other posts over the years this paint protection when installed professionally is really awesome paint protection in my experience.
    So other than a hot soapy hand wash and leaf blower drying the end results are still amazing.
    No nicks, no dings, no scratches, no road rash, no pock marks no errors :thumbsup:.
    I give this XPEL.com protection a full 110% thumbs up.
    The only detailing product I have used on the areas covered in paint protection is Plexus. A $16.00 13 oz can lasts me over a year and a half. A quick easy fast spray and wipe with a micro fiber towel..done.
    If you plan on keeping your Tundra for a long time, consider XPEL.com, I have no regrets on this being one of my first mods. Tundra paint is thin, as are most new auto paints these days.
    Hope this helps anyone on the fence about adding paint protection. If you flip and trade trucks when the floor mats get dirty..maybe this is not for you, take a pass on the expense.
    Cheers,

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  2. May 1, 2018 at 10:28 AM
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    XPEL

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    Thank you for sharing and for choosing XPEL to protect your Tundra :cool:
     
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  3. May 1, 2018 at 10:34 AM
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    1UPPER

    1UPPER The money pit.

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    7" Lift Fox 2.5 series Front Coilovers Fox 2.0 Rear reservoir shocks Icon Upper Control Arms Aluminum Front powder coated sway bar Rear powder coated sway bar Coachbuilder Aluminum shackles Coachbuilder steering kit Fuel Forged FF19 22"x12" rims Toyo Open Country M/T 37/22/13.5 Viper Alarm with pager and iphone app for remote start Amp Research Power Steps Full Tint on front and rear windows Center console organizer TRD shifter LED headlights and fog lights Weather TechFloor Mats TRD PRO Grille 40" NSV Auto LED in Hood Bulge 30" Rigid Radiance Blue in Bumper 2x10" Rigid Radiance White in Grille 50" Rigid Radiance Red for brake lighting and off-road lighting Dually LED Floods lights in rear bumper for reverse lights OPT7 LED under tailgate lighting OTRATTW custom switches
    I wish I would have done xpel on my truck when it was new. With my wide tire offset rocks tend to chip my paint on my rockers.
     
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  4. May 1, 2018 at 12:51 PM
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    I really want to get this done as I plan to keep this one for a long time but I already have scratches. I guess this will prevent more scratches. I should also get the wife new 4runner done, its black and she keeps her cars a long time.

    Thanks for the update.
     
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  5. May 1, 2018 at 10:35 PM
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    Patriot

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    TT 3/1 Boss lift, XPEL paint protection, tint front windows, door ding protectors aka- s/s running boards, OEM painted flares, TRD shifter, Weathertecs, ARE "Z" topper, locker-down console vault. 285/60/20 Michelin Defender tires, Blackrhino mint wheels, Pro Grill, OEM drivers side grab handle, color matched mirror caps, and door handles. Rough Country LED lower grill lightbar. Blackrhino "mint" wheels.
    I just covered both my mine and my wife’s Trek 920 touring bicycles paint in the “stealth” or matte material. Pretty amazing paint protection/material.
     
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  6. May 1, 2018 at 10:43 PM
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    TT 3/1 Boss lift, XPEL paint protection, tint front windows, door ding protectors aka- s/s running boards, OEM painted flares, TRD shifter, Weathertecs, ARE "Z" topper, locker-down console vault. 285/60/20 Michelin Defender tires, Blackrhino mint wheels, Pro Grill, OEM drivers side grab handle, color matched mirror caps, and door handles. Rough Country LED lower grill lightbar. Blackrhino "mint" wheels.
    @nowayout - try and get it done as soon as you buy the vehicle, or before you get any chips or dings or scratches.
    Good installer(s) or at least the ones I know a won’t apply the material over damaged paint. It just enhances visual on the damage. FWIW...
     
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  7. May 19, 2018 at 10:26 PM
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    TRD dual exhaust, sway bar, TRD skid plate, grab handle (future), husky liners
    How much did it cost? Did you do a entire body or just the front?
     
  8. May 20, 2018 at 11:57 AM
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    TT 3/1 Boss lift, XPEL paint protection, tint front windows, door ding protectors aka- s/s running boards, OEM painted flares, TRD shifter, Weathertecs, ARE "Z" topper, locker-down console vault. 285/60/20 Michelin Defender tires, Blackrhino mint wheels, Pro Grill, OEM drivers side grab handle, color matched mirror caps, and door handles. Rough Country LED lower grill lightbar. Blackrhino "mint" wheels.

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