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Old 03-04-2018, 07:18 PM
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On my first day of delivery, I plan to have a clear bra placed on the front of the car all the way to the windshield, headlights and quarter-panels on each side. I had one before on my BMW. Any thoughts from anyone who did the same?
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On my first day of delivery, I plan to have a clear bra placed on the front of the car all the way to the windshield, headlights and quarter-panels on each side. I had one before on my BMW. Any thoughts from anyone who did the same?
I didn't go as high as you are planning to go. I also xpel'd the skirts, splitter, door handle cavity, and rear lower quarters. Congratulations and I look forward to seeing pictures.
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I also did the roof because I'm always handling it. And door cups.
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First week :

window tint
Xpel on the entire front end
180 more WHP


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The top takes rock hits so I cleared it in addition to the front, rocker panels up to the crease in the lower portion of the door and quarter panels. My shop also cleared the front of the A pillars.

I'd also advise installing ACS mud flaps which are wider and deeper than stock and will help protect the side of your car.

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On my first day of delivery, I plan to have a clear bra placed on the front of the car all the way to the windshield, headlights and quarter-panels on each side. I had one before on my BMW. Any thoughts from anyone who did the same?
Congratulations on the new Corvette! The Corvette is our 3rd most popular model we product globally right behind Porsche 911 and Ford F150. Since we do so many, I'm confident in telling you that the majority of the Corvette owners opt in for full frontal and rocker panel protection.

Full frontal and rocker panel coverage includes the full hood, full fenders, front bumper, headlights, side mirrors, and rocker panels including behind the rear wheel.

Other very popular areas include the A-Pillars and Door Cups.

Here is a video of XPEL being installed on a brand new C7R that will give you a better idea of the installation process.
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Once you decide on how much coverage you want, you'll want to pick an installer. Finding the right installer is crucial. Be sure to narrow down your list to 2-3 and go to their shop. Not only will this let you gauge their workmanship, but it will also give you an idea of their customer service. You can locate a certified XPEL installer here on our Locator - XPEL Installer Locator

Hope this info helps, let us know if we can answer any other questions.
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On my first day of delivery, I plan to have a clear bra placed on the front of the car all the way to the windshield, headlights and quarter-panels on each side. I had one before on my BMW. Any thoughts from anyone who did the same?
flyforfun, my car essentially was rolled off the Corvette trailer and directly into a shop where they did paint protection film (whole darn car) as well as ceramic pro coating (whole darn car). Expensive? Yes. Have there been quite a few times where I was glad I did all that? Yep. Worth it? Yep (to me), but to each his own.
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On my first day of delivery, I plan to have a clear bra placed on the front of the car all the way to the windshield, headlights and quarter-panels on each side. I had one before on my BMW. Any thoughts from anyone who did the same?
I did the same on my 2013 60th Callaway 427...best $$ spent, Xpel was my choice
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Be very careful who you choose as an independent applicator.

I was given a 100% full body C7 convertible quote of a major brand name wrap of; "$3,250.00 to $6,000.00." With absolutely no warranty guarantee offered. -For the same exact wrap. Something's way off with the product's systemic business plan, when quotes on the same product vary by nearly 100%.




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The previous owner of my car had the entire car done in Xpel. Is there such a thing as a typical life span for this stuff? I plan to daily drive my car for 9 months out of the year. I'm just wondering how long I can expect it to last and what the removal process is like.
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My new C7 came with a 39% degree of tinting to the side and rear windows. I like it very much.
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The previous owner of my car had the entire car done in Xpel. Is there such a thing as a typical life span for this stuff? I plan to daily drive my car for 9 months out of the year. I'm just wondering how long I can expect it to last and what the removal process is like.
About 10 years max., according to at least one other Xpel recipient I read on CF. Longer if garaged/carported.

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That's a lot better than I expected. I realize every use case is different, but that's still more than I expected. Thanks!
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JeffV,

Don't thank me, I'm only relating another poster's guess.

What I have not found are anything beyond verbal guesstimates by the applicator community as well. I have found nothing in writing by either the brand/s, nor their independent applicators that suggests any rock solid warranty or guarantee of product or service performance.

After considering a partial wrap to a complete wrap for anywhere from $2,100 to $6,000.00, I'm not sure I want to spend anything at this time.
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Old 03-13-2018, 06:27 PM
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I don't think they could offer a guarantee, as everybody's conditions are different.

I would not have opted for this myself, but having it is nice. I'm just glad I probably won't have to peel it off any time soon. I had to remove a much smaller amount of a different product from my Audi because it had deteriorated, and it was a very annoying process.
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JeffV,
buying a pre-owned C7, already wrapped. .....you're in the cat bird seat!
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