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Old 07-11-2019, 11:05 AM
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Which is better to use?

Does either "yellow"?
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I don't have personal experience with Suntek, but have had 3 cars fully wrapped in Xpel by Automobilia in West Haven, CT. The newest Xpel Ultimate material is fantastic. Even on black, you still get perfect clarity and see no marring or swirls in the material after repeated washes. The material is self-healing, so if you lightly scuff it, just park the car in the sun or lightly use a heat gun and it'll smooth right back out. None of the newer Xpel or Suntek stuff should ever yellow. The installer is the most important piece of the puzzle though. Make sure you go to a respected shop with many positive reviews, do your research in this area. Also ask them about their warranty; it's good to have that piece of mine should a piece of material peel or develop any bubbles/issues with how much these full-wrap jobs cost!

Here are some pics of my car from Barrett Jackson Northeast fully wrapped and coated with Xpel Fusion ceramic coating. I also have the Xpel window tints.









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Ask to see a vehicle that the company has done before. If they use a needle that is too large to pop air bubbles they won't heal and will always be noticeable. Also, make sure they wrap the material around the edges, not just on top surface. If you ceramic coat you need to make sure you get several coats. The Xpel seems to absorb it from the surface. I learned this from my own experience and asking around at the various installers. Don't know anything about Suntek but my Xpel looks decent for the 7 months I have had it.
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Used to be said that Suntek was easier to apply as itís 6 mil thick versus the Xpel that is 8 mil, and that the Suntek was slightly optically clearer. However I have always had Xpel installed and have been very pleased.
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My current car has Xpel ultimate. My 19 coming in early september will have suntek. My installer uses bith wants ke to go with suntek. Optically more appealing. So I'll try it out.

Hoping it's as good or better. Time will tell.
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Thank you everyone for your help.

Did each of you get your whole car covered? I am thinking the whole front (Bumper, splitter, hood, front fenders), Rockers, Rear Quarter Panels - Should I cover the doors too?
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Thank you everyone for your help.

Did each of you get your whole car covered? I am thinking the whole front (Bumper, splitter, hood, front fenders), Rockers, Rear Quarter Panels - Should I cover the doors too?
I did the entire car. From what you have listed, definitely add the doors. The whole sides of the car get pelted, especially if you run the Cup 2 tires. You may also want to consider the roof panel and A-pillars as well. The leading edge of the roof is nice target for rocks.
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Thanks Billy! I choose XPel Ultimate Plus - I will ask how much more the for A-Pillars and the Roof.

Thanks again for all of your help!

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I did the entire car. From what you have listed, definitely add the doors. The whole sides of the car get pelted, especially if you run the Cup 2 tires. You may also want to consider the roof panel and A-pillars as well. The leading edge of the roof is nice target for rocks.
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