Corvette Funfest 2017 at Mid America Motorworks with Clear Auto Bra

  Shortly after our trip to PA for Corvettes At Carlisle, we made our way to Effingham, Illinois. Home to Mid America Motorworks, Effingham is another small town, much like Carlisle, that's prone to bowtie invasion. Corvette Funfest 2017 was no exception. With thousands of cars on the lawns of MAM, "the largest Corvette party in the world" was a celebration of Chevy's most beloved sports coupe. Corvette Funfest at Mid America Motorworks If you're not familiar with Corvette Funfest, let us fill you in with a brief history lesson. Back in the early 90's, the Mid America Motorworks team organized a laid-back Vette meet as a 'thank you' to customers & supporters. What started as 1,200 cars rapidly grew in numbers, filling up the MAM campus & rising in the ranks as a 'must attend' for many Vette enthusiasts. Honoring the 50th Anniversary of the '67 Stingray, Corvette Funfest 2017 had something for everyone. Activities included road tours, drag racing, live music, tech sessions, and everything in between. IN THE INSTALL DOME WITH CLEAR AUTO BRA Of course, much like past Funfests, you could find Team XPEL in the Install Dome. With the help of our good friends from Clear Auto Bra, we set to work equipping a wide variety of Vettes with ULTIMATE paint protection packages. Working under pressure is never easy, but the guys from Clear Auto Bra exercised practiced precision as crowds looked onward. There's no doubt that the Corvette is one of our most popular models for protection, and the interest was strong as ever this year. Kit after kit, car after car, each and every Vette at Funfest that needed protection received it. SPREADING THE XPEL GOSPEL For the last few days of Funfest, we hosted a protection-centric seminar along with a Q & A session. Lucky for us, Clear Auto Bra let us borrow their Z06 to lure in attendees. We kept it short & sweet, touching briefly on the self-healing powers of ULTIMATE paint protection, film care, and the benefits of paint preservation. A few seminar participants even took home some complimentary microfiber towels! HITTING THE ROAD As Corvette Funfest 2017 came to a close, a window of opportunity opened. The roads around Mid America Motorworks had emptied out enough that we had a little room for rollers with Clear Auto Bra's two C7s. Utilizing the space available and a golf cart loaned to us by the show organizers, we got in a few passes down the back stretch as the clouds started to roll in. All in all, Funfest was another epic event for Team XPEL. It's always great to be around some of our biggest fans, and even better when you have awesome installers on hand to make the magic happen. Big thanks to the team at Clear Auto Bra for their efforts - see you all at Corvette Funfest 2018! DON'T SLEEP ON DEALER CONFERENCE For those who may have missed out on Corvettes at Carlisle or Corvette Funfest 2017, we've got you covered. XPEL Dealer Conference is just around the corner, and it's going to be the biggest yet. XDC18 features an array of business luminaries who can help you grow your operation, happy hour with XPEL team members, and much, much more. Some of our attendees last year said it was even better than SEMA! Ready to register for XDC18? Head over to xpel.com/dealerconference & get signed up while there's still space available.

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Corvettes at Carlisle 2017 with Rose Detailing, ACAP Films, Blackout Tinting, and Detail Authority

    As summer came to a close, we made our way out to Carlisle, Pennsylvania for the annual Corvettes at Carlisle show. If you're not familiar with [email protected], it's touted as one of the largest Corvette-centric events in the world. With upwards of 5,000 Vettes in attendance there's no shortage of bowties in Carlisle come August. Corvettes at Carlisle 2017 didn't disappoint. VETTES FOR MILES For the initiated, Corvettes at Carlisle can be a bit overwhelming. The fairgrounds seem to go on for miles. Walking the endless rows of Vettes, it's easy to get turned around and lose track of time with so much to see. Lucky for us, the bright XPEL tent stood out like a Racing Yellow beacon of protection. Of course, it helped that we were also accompanied by Lance Miller's very own Carlisle Blue ZR1. Protected with ULTIMATE clear bra, this well-known sky blue beauty still looks as good as it did the day it drove off the lot. By the numbers, there's somewhere around 11 Carlisle Blue ZR1s in existence, so we were very lucky to have the vehicle on display again for 2017. ON-SITE INSTALLS WITH ULTIMATE & PRIME Much like past Corvettes at Carlisle shows, the booth was set up with installation in mind. With the help of Rose Detailing, ACAP Films, Blackout Tinting, and Detail Authority, [email protected] participants received the best XPEL products right on site. As the days went on, cars lined up at the back of the tent for ULTIMATE coverage & PRIME XR window film. Our dealers worked around the clock to ensure each Vette received the best protection possible. We received a lot of praise for their efforts, and truly we couldn't have done it without them. Multiple installs a day non-stop for hours on end can take a toll, but these guys put in work to make sure everyone was well taken care of. Corvettes at Carlisle Video Recap Want to see more of the happenings of [email protected] in action? Check out the video recap for a little bit of everything you may have missed. Burnouts, bikinis, and just about every type of Vette imaginable can be seen gracing the fairgrounds. DON'T MISS OUT ON THE NEXT XPEL EXTRAVAGANZA If you haven't had a chance to team up with us at a local event, open house, or car show, there's another opportunity coming up. In February we'll be hosting XDC18, our exclusive dealer-only conference at the home of all things XPEL, San Antonio. It's going to be unlike any Dealer Conference we've hosted before, with a brand new location, engaging breakout sessions, and unique keynote presentations. Sound up your ally? Swing by xpel.com/dealerconference/ to register today, and don't hesitate to reach out to your rep with any questions or concerns. See you in San Antonio at XPEL Dealer Conference 2018!

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Bloomington Gold Corvette

  Bloomington Gold Corvette Show 2016 - Indianapolis Motor Speedway Driving Fast and Looking Cool with ULTIMATE protection at Indianapolis Motor Speedway It was a damp, cool morning at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and everything was nearly ready to go for a fun weekend full of everything Corvette. This was XPEL's first year attending the Bloomington Gold Corvette show at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and it was a great success. We're looking forward to next year and meeting more enthusiasts at the event. Corvette owners from all over the North American continent descend upon Indianapolis Motor Speedway once a year to create memories with their friends, possibly receive the prestigious Bloomington Gold Certification for their Corvette, drive on the speedway and much more. This year was the first time show attendees had the option to have their vehicle protected with XPEL ULTIMATE self-healing paint protection film, thanks to our local installer Clear Bra Indy. All together we installed XPEL ULTIMATE on over 25 Corvettes, over the stretch of 3 days. This year we were located in the garage paddocks next to many other vendors, did you get a chance to stop by the booth and see the self-healing demonstration of XPEL ULTIMATE clear bra? If not, don't worry, below there is a video that shows how well the film keep's your vehicle new. The Proof is in the Presentation Car enthusiasts at the race track looking for proof of XPEL’s self-healing protection could see it happen right in front of them in the garage paddock area. Aggressive scratches and swirl marks made in the film with a brass wire brush disappeared instantly in the warm sun. In the early, cool mornings, drivers cleared marks from gravel strikes with a cup of warm water or a heat gun. As seen below: Bloomington Gold 2017 Register now for Bloomington Gold 2017 which is being held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, June 22nd - 24th. Please visit BloomingtonGold.com or more information. We look forward to seeing everyone next year! Event Pictures Clear Bra Indy If you live in the Indianapolis area or surrounding areas, contact them today to get XPEL ULTIMATE installed. Our friends, Clear Bra Indy, have been locally owned and operated in the Indy area since 1999. For more information about Clear Bra Indy or to contact or visit the shop please see below, Address: 242 Gradle Dr, Carmel, IN 46032 Website: www.ClearBraIndy.com Phone: (317) 752-4151  What is XPEL ULTIMATE? XPEL ULTIMATE is a clear paint protection film that leads the industry with its clarity, durability, gloss retention and more. We stand behind our product 100%, so much that ULTIMATE has a 10-year warranty covering defects such as yellowing, cracking, staining, blistering and/or delaminating. Fit is Just as Important as Finish The finest suit money can buy isn’t fun to wear if it doesn’t fit. XPEL ULTIMATE is the choice for so many car owners because the film itself comes pre-cut by state-of-the-art pattern software. Instead of relying on a technician to trim and fold traditional protective film, XPEL fits like a glove—whether you’re covering your entire car or just damage-prone areas like the bumper, nose, headlights, door handle inserts, or luggage compartment area. It’s precision you can’t see—no folds, no wrinkles, no gauzy haze distracting the view of the car beneath. It’s like having an invisible suit of custom-tailored armor for your car. Click below to find an XPEL Installer nearest you:    

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Corvette Festival of Fun, All things Corvette

  Corvette Fun Fest 2016 - Effingham Illinois Installations on Site with Clear Auto Bra of St. Louis, Missouri This year's Corvette Fun Fest in Effingham, Illinois was an absolute blast. We helped protect over 30 Chevy Corvettes with XPEL ULTIMATE self-healing clear bra, aka paint protection film. 2016 marks XPEL's 4th year sponsoring the event with Clear Auto Bra from St. Louis. Thank you to everyone that stopped by the booth in the Install Dome. Were you in attendance for the show this year? If you were, what was your favorite memory, favorite car, favorite something from the show? We would like to thank our friends at Mid America Motorworks for having us this year. We'd also like to thank our local installer, Clear Auto Bra, from St. Louis, for making the drive up to Effingham to help us install XPEL Paint Protection Film over the long weekend. Most importantly, we'd like to thank our customers that attended the event and had their vehicles protected with only the best, XPEL ULTIMATE Paint Protection Film.   Event Video from Corvette Fun Fest https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCktD7l3rfg  Fun Fest 2017 Register now for Fun Fest 2017 which is being held in Effingham, Illinois, September 14th - 17th. Please visit CorvetteFunFest.com or more information. We look forward to seeing everyone next year! Event Pictures Clear Auto Bra If you live in the St. Louis area or surrounding areas, contact them today to get XPEL ULTIMATE installed. Our friends, Clear Auto Bra, have been locally owned and operated in the St. Louis area since 2001. For more information about Clear Auto Bra or to contact or visit the shop please see below, Address: 2328 Centerline Industrial Dr., Maryland Heights, MO 63146 Website: www.ClearAutoBra.com Phone: (314) 518-6111  What is XPEL ULTIMATE? XPEL ULTIMATE leads the industry with its clarity, durability, gloss retention and more. We stand behind our product 100%, so much that ULTIMATE has a 10-year warranty covering defects such as yellowing, cracking, staining, blistering and/or delaminating. Protecting your car has many benefits, for example, it will help maintain your car’s factory finish, make your car easier to clean, help the resale value of your vehicle, all while it is being protected from every day driving. See our self-healing demonstration below https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q75LcIdtVBY Click below to find an XPEL Installer nearest you:    

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Corvettes at Carlisle 2014

  Corvettes at Carlisle 2014. Over 15 On-Site Corvette Clear Bra Installations with XPEL Clear Bra American Muscle Cars get guarded with paint protection film. Corvettes at Carlisle is an annual event at the widely popular Carlisle Fairgrounds in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Every year thousands of Corvette owners meet for a three day show full of events ranging from autocross, burnout contests, and even a parade through downtown Carlisle. Attendees have the chance to meet with fellow Corvette owners at the swap meet, or even have new products installed on Manufacturers Midway and Installation Alley. Everything from headers to paint protection can be added to your Corvette to add personality, protection, or performance. 2014 marks XPEL's second year as a vendor, although previous years long time XPEL customer Rose Detailing has been a vendor. This year was more successful than ever, with help from three nearby XPEL Factory Trained installation shops, we were able to finish installs on 15 Corvettes ranging from bumper kits to full frontal protection. Special thanks to the following installers for making it a great show: Rose Detailing & Paint Protection Precision One Armor Acap - AutoGraphics   Below are examples of the patterns that were installed on this Corvette ZR1 Partial Hood, Partial Fenders, Mirrors, Bumper, and Rocker Panels Kit XPEL Ultimate Self-healing Clear Bra XPEL ULTIMATE leads the industry with it's clarity, durability, gloss retention and more. We stand behind our product 100%, so much so that ULTIMATE has a 10-year warranty covering defects such as yellowing, cracking, staining, blistering and/or delaminating. Protecting your car has many benefits. It will help maintain your car’s factory finish, make your car easier to clean, help the resale value of your vehicle, all while it is being protected from every day driving. Demonstration of our XPEL ULTIMATE self-healing properties Our XPEL ULTIMATE film self-heals from light scratches, swirl marks and rock chips while driving or maintaining your vehicle. During the show we use a Brass wire brush to simulate the every day occurrences that can affect the film. With the sun on the display the scratches from the brush instantly disappear. When the sun is not available, you can accelerate the healing process with a cup of warm water or a heat source. Not all Patterns are created equal At XPEL we pride ourselves on our pre-cut pattern software. By using a pre-cut pattern you’ll have less to worry about, since the installer will not be trimming the film on your vehicle. Using a pre-cut pattern the film will naturally fit without excessive stretching or contortion, which means the finished product not only lines up perfectly but is free of defects which could be visible once the install is finished. Contrary to what some may believe it’s possible to wrap edges using a computer cut pattern which gives you a much better protection and installation. With XPEL Technologies Corp., all patterns are available with precision cut wrapped edges where possible. Where a wrapped edge is not possible, for example around the parking sensors on a bumper, reverse cameras and more, the film is always machine cut with precision. You can pick and choose your coverage options. Door handle inserts, also known as door cups. This area is prone to getting scratched when entering and exiting the vehicle with rings, fingernails, etc... Luggage Area Kit. This area is prone to damage due to items being removed from the trunk. Headlights and/or Fog-lights Kit Rocker Panels High Impact Areas          

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The Mighty Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Protected with XPEL Clear Bra

The Mighty Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Protected with XPEL Clear Bra Supercharged American muscle gets a supercharged amount of paint protection film. The Chevrolet bowtie is one of the World's most recognizable brand trademarks. It was in 1913 that William C. Durant first introduced this symbol. Here we are over 100 years later and the bowtie is still around, and in this case turning heads. The Camaro ZL1 isn't your ordinary Camaro. While it's not the track monster Z28 that was just released, the ZL1 is more for the every day driver. Powered by Chevy's LSA V8, the same motor that is used in the Cadillac CTS-V models, this engine produces 580 supercharged horsepower and 556 lb-ft of torque from it's 6.2-liters. That much power means this 4,051 pound muscle car can hurry to 60 in 3.8 seconds and finish the quarter mile in 12.1 seconds. That's only a tenth of a second off the $225,000 Mercedes Benz SLS AMG GT to sixty. Finished photo outside XPEL San Antonio The Camaro has come a long way since it's introduction for the 1967 model year. The same is true when it comes to paint protection film. From it's entry into the automotive world in the nineties, this polyurethane clear shield has made a lot of changes. XPEL ULTIMATE is a virtually invisible film that leads the industry in protecting your vehicles paint from unsightly damage, while maximizing re-sale value. On top of protecting your paint, it will make maintenance on your vehicle easier too. No special care is required, simply wash and wax your vehicle as you normally would. Due to the ULTIMATE's self-healing properties, worrying about swirl marks are a thing of the past. Utilizing an advanced clear coat, fine scratches or swirl marks will heal over time leaving a smooth glass like finish.   San Antonio area manager David Dick received a call from local Chevy store Tom Benson Chevrolet. The buyer of this beautiful brand new ZL1 said that he was going to drive the car to his ranch home in Arkansas, some 10 hours away. After going over the benefits of the paint protection film, the customer opted in for an XPEL ULTIMATE FULL wrap. Every single body panel was protected with our top of the line self-healing clear bra. The hard working installers completed the install in just over two days with spectacular results. Below you'll find an installation photo thread, as well as a high-definition video. More on blog.XPEL.com: Chevrolet Paint Protection Installations  Below are examples of the patterns that were installed on this Camaro ZL1 XPEL Ultimate Self-healing Clear Bra XPEL ULTIMATE leads the industry with it's clarity, durability, gloss retention and more. We stand behind our product 100%, so much so that ULTIMATE has a 10-year warranty covering defects such as yellowing, cracking, staining, blistering and/or delaminating. Protecting your car has many benefits. It will help maintain your car’s factory finish, make your car easier to clean, help the resale value of your vehicle, all while it is being protected from every day driving. Demonstration of our XPEL ULTIMATE self-healing properties Our XPEL ULTIMATE film self-heals from light scratches, swirl marks and rock chips while driving or maintaining your vehicle. During the show we use a Brass wire brush to simulate the every day occurrences that can affect the film. With the sun on the display the scratches from the brush instantly disappear. When the sun is not available, you can accelerate the healing process with a cup of warm water or a heat source. Not all Patterns are created equal At XPEL we pride ourselves on our pre-cut pattern software. By using a pre-cut pattern you’ll have less to worry about, since the installer will not be trimming the film on your vehicle. Using a pre-cut pattern the film will naturally fit without excessive stretching or contortion, which means the finished product not only lines up perfectly but is free of defects which could be visible once the install is finished. Contrary to what some may believe it’s possible to wrap edges using a computer cut pattern which gives you a much better protection and installation. With XPEL Technologies Corp., all patterns are available with precision cut wrapped edges where possible. Where a wrapped edge is not possible, for example around the parking sensors on a bumper, reverse cameras and more, the film is always machine cut with precision. You can pick and choose your coverage options. Door handle inserts, also known as door cups. This area is prone to getting scratched when entering and exiting the vehicle with rings, fingernails, etc... Luggage Area Kit. This area is prone to damage due to items being removed from the trunk. Headlights and/or Fog-lights Kit Rocker Panels High Impact Areas

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That’s a wrap 2013

That's a wrap Pardon the pun, but 2013 has been an amazing year for XPEL Technologies and it wouldn't have been possible without the support from our loyal fans and customers.  Let's take some time to look back at all the major events of 2013. Porsche Parade - Traverse City, Michigan BMW's Oktoberfest - Monterey, California Corvettes at Carlisle - Carlisle Pennsylvania   Boxstoberfest - Fredericksburg, Texas Corvette Funfest - Effingham, Illinois NSXPO - Raleigh, North Carolina & Virginia International Raceway SEMA Show - Las Vegas, Nevada   Pebble Beach Concours d' Elegance - Pebble Beach, California To view the full 403 photo thread click the link above or go to our Facebook page.  XPEL Ultimate Self-healing Clear Bra XPEL ULTIMATE leads the industry with it's clarity, durability, gloss retention and more. We stand behind our product 100%, so much so that ULTIMATE has a 10-year warranty covering defects such as yellowing, cracking, staining, blistering and/or delaminating. Protecting your car has many benefits. It will help maintain your car’s factory finish, make your car easier to clean, help the resale value of your vehicle, all while it is being protected from every day driving. Demonstration of our XPEL ULTIMATE self-healing properties Our XPEL ULTIMATE film self-heals from light scratches, swirl marks and rock chips while driving or maintaining your vehicle. During the show we use a Brass wire brush to simulate the every day occurrences that can affect the film. With the sun on the display the scratches from the brush instantly disappear. When the sun is not available, you can accelerate the healing process with a cup of warm water or a heat source. Not all Patterns are created equal At XPEL we pride ourselves on our pre-cut pattern software. By using a pre-cut pattern you’ll have less to worry about, since the installer will not be trimming the film on your vehicle. Using a pre-cut pattern the film will naturally fit without excessive stretching or contortion, which means the finished product not only lines up perfectly but is free of defects which could be visible once the install is finished. Contrary to what some may believe it’s possible to wrap edges using a computer cut pattern which gives you a much better protection and installation. With XPEL Technologies Corp., all patterns are available with precision cut wrapped edges where possible. Where a wrapped edge is not possible, for example around the parking sensors on a bumper, reverse cameras and more, the film is always machine cut with precision. You can pick and choose your coverage options. Door handle inserts, also known as door cups. This area is prone to getting scratched when entering and exiting the vehicle with rings, fingernails, etc... Luggage Area Kit. This area is prone to damage due to items being removed from the trunk. Headlights and/or Fog-lights Kit Rocker Panels High Impact Areas  

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XPEL featured on Corvette Nation TV on Velocity

The series will broadcast on Discovery's Velocity Channel starting in September with hosts Bill Stephens, Corvette enthusiast and television producer, host and writer, and Maria Prekeges, automotive and sport host and producer. Their new show that celebrates America's Sports Car, the Chevrolet Corvette. Make sure to check the schedule of events for their exclusive seminars on the production of Corvette Nation! (Source: Velocity TV) Corvette Nation on Velocity by Discovery Corvette Funfest 2013 was a huge success for us. We were lucky to have the team at Corvette Nation stop by  our booth for a quick interview with our Central U.S Account Manager Eric Keller. Our Corvette Funfest video   Here is a video of our Corvette installations XPEL Ultimate Self-healing Clear Bra XPEL ULTIMATE leads the industry with it's clarity, durability, gloss retention and more. We stand behind our product 100%, so much so that ULTIMATE has a 10-year warranty covering defects such as yellowing, cracking, staining, blistering and/or delaminating. Protecting your car has many benefits. It will help maintain your car’s factory finish, make your car easier to clean, help the resale value of your vehicle, all while it is being protected from every day driving. Demonstration of our XPEL ULTIMATE self-healing properties Our XPEL ULTIMATE film self-heals from light scratches, swirl marks and rock chips while driving or maintaining your vehicle. During the show we use a Brass wire brush to simulate the every day occurrences that can affect the film. With the sun on the display the scratches from the brush instantly disappear. When the sun is not available, you can accelerate the healing process with a cup of warm water or a heat source. Not all Patterns are created equal At XPEL we pride ourselves on our pre-cut pattern software. By using a pre-cut pattern you’ll have less to worry about, since the installer will not be trimming the film on your vehicle. Using a pre-cut pattern the film will naturally fit without excessive stretching or contortion, which means the finished product not only lines up perfectly but is free of defects which could be visible once the install is finished. Contrary to what some may believe it’s possible to wrap edges using a computer cut pattern which gives you a much better protection and installation. With XPEL Technologies Corp., all patterns are available with precision cut wrapped edges where possible. Where a wrapped edge is not possible, for example around the parking sensors on a bumper, reverse cameras and more, the film is always machine cut with precision. You can pick and choose your coverage options. Door handle inserts, also known as door cups. This area is prone to getting scratched when entering and exiting the vehicle with rings, fingernails, etc... Luggage Area Kit. This area is prone to damage due to items being removed from the trunk. Headlights and/or Fog-lights Kit Rocker Panels High Impact Areas

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Corvettes at Carlisle 2013 – Carlisle, Pennsylvania

 Corvettes at Carlisle The largest and most fun-filled Corvette event in the world, the annual Corvettes at Carlisle event features more than 5,000 Corvettes representing all generations of America’s classic sports car. Corvette enthusiasm is contagious with participation in autocross, burnouts and the parade through historic downtown Carlisle. The excitement continues with an incredible shopping experience, including a huge swap meet with a wide variety of vendors, an all-Corvette car corral, Manufacturers Midway and Installation Alley.   XPEL Ultimate Self-healing Clear Bra XPEL ULTIMATE leads the industry with it's clarity, durability, gloss retention and more. We stand behind our product 100%, so much so that ULTIMATE has a 10-year warranty covering defects such as yellowing, cracking, staining, blistering and/or delaminating. Protecting your car has many benefits. It will help maintain your car’s factory finish, make your car easier to clean, help the resale value of your vehicle, all while it is being protected from every day driving. Demonstration of our XPEL ULTIMATE self-healing properties Our XPEL ULTIMATE film self-heals from light scratches, swirl marks and rock chips while driving or maintaining your vehicle. During the show we use a Brass wire brush to simulate the every day occurrences that can affect the film. With the sun on the display the scratches from the brush instantly disappear. When the sun is not available, you can accelerate the healing process with a cup of warm water or a heat source. Not all Patterns are created equal At XPEL we pride ourselves on our pre-cut pattern software. By using a pre-cut pattern you’ll have less to worry about, since the installer will not be trimming the film on your vehicle. Using a pre-cut pattern the film will naturally fit without excessive stretching or contortion, which means the finished product not only lines up perfectly but is free of defects which could be visible once the install is finished. Contrary to what some may believe it’s possible to wrap edges using a computer cut pattern which gives you a much better protection and installation. With XPEL Technologies Corp., all patterns are available with precision cut wrapped edges where possible. Where a wrapped edge is not possible, for example around the parking sensors on a bumper, reverse cameras and more, the film is always machine cut with precision. You can pick and choose your coverage options. Door handle inserts, also known as door cups. This area is prone to getting scratched when entering and exiting the vehicle with rings, fingernails, etc... Luggage Area Kit. This area is prone to damage due to items being removed from the trunk. Headlights and/or Fog-lights Kit Rocker Panels High Impact Areas    

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Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport C6 gets XPEL Ultimate Self-Healing Paint Protection Film Clear Bra – San Antonio, TX

From our article "Texas Corvette Association 21st Annual Open Car Show Coverage - Boerne, Texas" American Muscle You don’t have to be a Corvette owner to appreciate them. There’s a lot of talk about who got there first as the first American sports car. All we know is that we love and appreciate the Corvette. The first generation C1 came out in 1953. This car came with a 150 horsepower inline six cylinder engine. Chevrolet didn’t offer a V8 until two years later in 1955 when a 265 cu in V8 was offered as an option. Upping the 0-60 from 11.5 seconds with the inline 6 to 8.5 seconds in the V8. Let’s jump ahead a few generations to the C5 that was built from 1997-2004. With that Corvette came one of the greatest power plants of all time. The LS1. This small block V8 was completely redesigned from the previous generations V8. Initially rated for 345hp and 350lb-ft, but was increased to 350hp for the 2001 models. You can also find them shoved into Mazda Miata’s, Nissan 240sx’s, and other applications. You can find them in Corvette’s today. That is, until the C7. When the seventh generation of the Corvette starts hitting the streets it will come with a 6.2L V8 called the LT1. Sound familiar? GM started using the LT1 name back in 1970. LT will be used from this point forward. The 376cu in V8 in the C7 is estimated to have 450hp from the factory. An astounding number considering 60 years ago when the Corvette first came out it had 300 less horsepower. The C7 will be offered with a seven speed manual or a six speed automatic with paddle shifters. What some people are most excited about is the brand new interior. It’s lightyears ahead of the C6?s interior and a refreshing addition by an American automaker. We can’t wait to get our hands one on, and when we do you can bet we will have photos and video. XPEL The owners of this beautiful C6 Grand Sport told me they race and track this car on a monthly basis. Needless to say, this car is going to see some rough roads. Upgrading from a C5 Z06 they wanted to make sure to protect this car from what's to come. They called us, and drove an hour to XPEL San Antonio for a 24" hood, fender, bumper, mirror, and rocker panel kit. To learn more about XPEL visit us at XPEL.com XPEL Ultimate Self-healing Clear Bra XPEL ULTIMATE leads the industry with it's clarity, durability, gloss retention and more. We stand behind our product 100%, so much so that ULTIMATE has a 10-year warranty covering defects such as yellowing, cracking, staining, blistering and/or delaminating. Protecting your car has many benefits. It will help maintain your car’s factory finish, make your car easier to clean, help the resale value of your vehicle, all while it is being protected from every day driving. Demonstration of our XPEL ULTIMATE self-healing properties Our XPEL ULTIMATE film self-heals from light scratches, swirl marks and rock chips while driving or maintaining your vehicle. During the show we use a Brass wire brush to simulate the every day occurrences that can affect the film. With the sun on the display the scratches from the brush instantly disappear. When the sun is not available, you can accelerate the healing process with a cup of warm water or a heat source. Not all Patterns are created equal At XPEL we pride ourselves on our pre-cut pattern software. By using a pre-cut pattern you’ll have less to worry about, since the installer will not be trimming the film on your vehicle. Using a pre-cut pattern the film will naturally fit without excessive stretching or contortion, which means the finished product not only lines up perfectly but is free of defects which could be visible once the install is finished. Contrary to what some may believe it’s possible to wrap edges using a computer cut pattern which gives you a much better protection and installation. With XPEL Technologies Corp., all patterns are available with precision cut wrapped edges where possible. Where a wrapped edge is not possible, for example around the parking sensors on a bumper, reverse cameras and more, the film is always machine cut with precision. You can pick and choose your coverage options. Door handle inserts, also known as door cups. This area is prone to getting scratched when entering and exiting the vehicle with rings, fingernails, etc... Luggage Area Kit. This area is prone to damage due to items being removed from the trunk. Headlights and/or Fog-lights Kit Rocker Panels High Impact Areas  

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