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Old 07-03-2019, 09:13 PM
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Any REALLY good paint protection film shops in St. Paul/Minneapolis area? Just had a very mediocre experience, and thinking of going someplace better for a redo.
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Old 07-05-2019, 09:16 PM
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I have been hesitant to trust anyone with my new 2019 GS. So far I have done the rocker extensions and door sills myself and they turned out perfect. Just gaining experience in hopes of doing more. As to your question I don't have a good answer. When I bought mine the dealer was trying to sell me ceramic coatings but not PPF. Seems like no one does it around here. Maybe look at the websites for the two bigger car clubs around here. Suburban Corvettes or Classic Corvettes of Minnesota. If you look at their calendars they usually have some open events that maybe you could talk to some people.
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I assume you already looked at the list of installers on the XPEL website.
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^^^ thanks for the replies. I did look at their list. I also had a nice PM conversation with the Xpel rep that hangs out here, and he had a recommendation. I just had an application at the same location that did a super job 3 years ago, but this time had more defects than normal. I will give them a chance to fix at least the worst of them. I have had PPF applied to about 6 vehicles by now, so know it's a little hit or miss. The best job was actually in-house at the Lexus dealer!

The most annoying was at a Porsche dealer, where they did two things to freak me out--first, they scratched the film a lot during application. But even worse, they did not tell me they use bulk film and cut it on the car--so I did not even dare have the film taken off just in case they cut into the clearcoat! At least with patterns I know you can pull the film off and start over.

Anyway, at least I am protected against chips--the main objective.
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