by Danny Cruz
Matte paint or as some call it, satin paint, is a beautiful way to stand out in the car community. However, as good as it looks, it’s also expensive, hard to repair, hard to keep clean, and if you scratch it, you can’t buff it out. Here is a look at what XPEL installer, KI Studios / Protective Film Solutions San Diego is doing with XPEL STEALTH. This matte gray Lamborghini Aventador SV is fully protected on all exterior painted and carbon fiber surfaces. Matte paint is more often than not reserved for expensive luxury vehicles and exotics. Given that matte or satin paint requires a great deal of care to keep it looking good, protecting it is a no-brainer.
Thoughts will immediately gravitate to paint protection films aka clear bra. However, unlike gloss paint which has a good number of glossy protective film alternatives, matte paint needs something more specialized. Matte paint needs protection from a film that will allow the paint to preserve its original satin appearance. That’s where XPEL STEALTH comes in.
XPEL STEALTH satin-finish paint protection film will allow you to keep your satin paint’s original appearance…while also protecting it. This means that if your car is protected with XPEL STEALTH, your matte paint is now no longer susceptible to damage from minor scratches and scuffs, contamination, bird droppings and more. Without the film, all it takes is one day of having a bird dropping on your paint in the sun to damage it forever.
If you’re considering a matte paint job but on the fence about it due to how easily the paint can be damaged, worry no further. With XPEL STEALTH, you can have that satin look you want while not having to worry about the upkeep of matte paint. If this Lamborghini Aventador SV proves anything, it’s that XPEL STEALTH paint protection film is the ultimate in matte paint protection for any high-end vehicle in the world – Including yours.
Even if you’re very particular about cleaning and taking care of your custom matte paint, you can’t avoid everything. For example, you park at the office in the morning at 8:00am. Then, a non-car enthusiast bird leaves a little gift on your satin factory-painted hood just 15 minutes after you walked into the office. This is when the sun is just starting to heat up. Next thing you know you have an emergency meeting around noon. You only come out to lunch at 2pm to see what was on your car for the last 6 hours, in the sun. You get the picture. But, regardless of the potential protection, you don’t want film protection that will eliminate or change the look of your matte paint. If that were the case, you could’ve just bought gloss paint in the first place.
XPEL STEALTH protective film looks just like your precious satin paint job. The proof is in the pudding regardless. Just take a look at the car here. This is a brand new Lamborghini Aventador SV. You can’t consider a $100,000 BMW with satin paint an inexpensive car. This Aventador SV however, defines expensive at well over half a million dollars. As you can see, XPEL STEALTH paint protection film is perfectly suited for such a car. Proof that if it’s good enough for a half-million-dollar Lamborghini, it’s good for just about anything else.
The key, of course, is to have a good and reputable shop with years of experience install your XPEL STEALTH paint protection film. The other important point is to use the film to cover the entire vehicle. This will ensure you cannot see any line that will give away that it’s a wrap. If done right and it covers the entire body, only an absolute expert looking closely at the car will be able to point out that it’s a full body clear bra.
The full body paint protection applied to this Lamborghini Aventador SV was done in-house at KI Studios – Protective Film Solutions in San Diego, California. This car is one of two Aventador SV’s that were done the same way within the span of a month. Every time, the results are perfect. The car gets the protection it deserves while still looking like it did with the bare matte paint job from the factory.
There is another very good aspect to XPEL STEALTH paint protection film. You can take any car with a gloss paint job and make it a satin color masterpiece. The vehicles paint will obtain the very same looks as if the car had been painted matte in the first place. Let’s assume you’ve bought a car in a color you like, but it’s not offered in matte. You’d like to keep the same color anyway. Just have it wrapped in XPEL STEALTH. You will be able to keep the color, add unparalleled paint protection and get the satin paint finish you want. Plus, XPEL STEALTH is not like a matte wrap. A regular matte vinyl wrap will still chip from rock impacts and will barely protect the paint below the surface.
The other extraordinary thing about XPEL STEALTH is that unlike paint, the film is self-healing. In the sun, the XPEL STEALTH film will heal and rid itself of minor scratches and scuffs while still retaining the satin look. You have to understand this is something that is a first in the industry. The gloss XPEL heals incredibly well, incredibly impressive to say the least. To have the XPEL STEALTH film heal in much the same way is truly outstanding.
If you live near San Diego, Orange County, or Scottsdale, visit Protective Film Solutions at:
7540 Metropolitan Dr #102
San Diego, CA 92108
3609 W MacArthur Blvd #807
Santa Ana, CA 92704
Photos by Grubbs Photography