Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition
Fully Wrapped by our friends, Clear Auto Bra
We were recently in St. Louis shooting an XPEL Dealer Spotlight for one of our local installers, Clear Auto Bra. While shooting the spotlight, we decided to keep the cameras rolling and shot some amazing installation videos of the cars they had in their shop that week. One of those great cars is this beautiful 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition. The C7.R Corvette may be the closest thing you'll drive to the C7.R LeMans Race Car, and we couldn't love it more.
“Combined with the supercharged LT4 engine, true aerodynamic downforce and performance technologies such as Magnetic Ride Control, Performance Traction Management and an electronic limited slip differential, the Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition offers capability matched only by an elite fraternity of the world’s supercars and special-edition exclusivity that is sure to make it an instant collector’s item.” Chevrolet Media
Imagine with me, if you will. You just bought a 1 of 500, limited edition, supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 Corvette which boasts a mind-boggling 650 horsepower and 650 foot-pounds of torque. For example, this powerhouse can get you from zero to sixty in less than 3 seconds if you opted to have the 8-speed automatic transmission. Now, imagine, how will you protect the paint on this gorgeous car? You wrap the entire, yes, the ENTIRE vehicle with XPEL ULTIMATE self-healing paint protection film. To watch the installation video, please see below:
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
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
If you don't live in the St. Louis area, click below to find an XPEL Installer nearest you:
Stay tuned as we have a few more installation videos from Clear Auto Bra coming out soon, including a 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4, 2016 Tesla Model X P90D, 2016 Lexus LX570, 2016 Lexus GS350 and last but not least a 1967 GT500 Mustang
Porsche Boxstoberfest 2016
Fredericksburg Porsche Meet Up
When you're walking down the streets in downtown Fredericksburg, you don't see brand-name stores. It almost feels as if you had walked back in time and there is a sense of a laid-back atmosphere you instantly fall in love with. It's all about uniqueness. When you wanted to protect your pride and joy, you wrapped it with XPEL. There is a certain uniqueness about XPEL ULTIMATE, which is why you chose the best film on the market. Maybe it's the 10-year warranty or the clarity of the film that makes it look as if nothing is there. Regardless of why you chose it, you have the best protection for your vehicle for the road ahead.
We were lucky enough to stay at the host hotel, which is conveniently located at the Gillespie County Airport. When you weren't socializing with the other Porsche Owners, we and the other attendees were tearing it up on the fun and winding roads that the Texas Hill Country offers. One of the highlights of the show, besides meeting our friends and fellow enthusiasts, is the drive on The Three Sisters (AKA The Twisted Sisters) that is held on Saturday morning. Which is without a doubt, one of the best driving roads in Texas that we've seen yet. More information can be found here: The Twisted Sisters Drive
"This 100-mile loop is, without a doubt, among the best, most challenging motorcycle roads in the state. The route follows canyons and climbs jagged, steep hills; the roads offer many tight, twisty curves with sheer drop offs alongside and not much in the way of guardrails. In one 15-mile section, there are approximately 65 curves! Experienced riders bliss out on this ride. Beginners are cautioned to focus on the road—even when a panoramic vista pops up along the way. Don’t forget to top off the gas tank before heading out."
Every year we look forward to meeting with the Porsche Club in Fredericksburg, Texas, and it seems like every year the attendance grows and there are more XPEL wrapped Porsche's that attend. What is Boxstoberfest? The people that best describe it are the organizers of the event:
"Boxstoberfest is a low-key weekend filled with fun Porsche events in a great location. The 17th annual Boxstoberfest is scheduled for the weekend of September 9 - 11, 2016. While geared towards the Boxster, Boxstoberfest welcomes Cayman owners and owners of other Porsche models. As in past gatherings, Fredericksburg, Texas - about 1 hour north of San Antonio - will host Boxstoberfest 2016. Fredericksburg sits at the eastern edge of the great roads of the Texas Hill Country and is known for its deep-rooted German heritage." Boxstoberfest.com
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 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.
See our self-healing demonstration below:
To find an Installer nearest you please click:
To see our event video from the 15th Annual Boxstoberfest 2013 click below:
We're crazy about this Plum Crazy Purple!
STEALTH Wrapped Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat
Take a look at this SRT Hellcat that is completely wrapped with XPEL STEALTH Satin-Finish Paint Protection Film. While it may not be the 'Purple People Eater,' it certainly looks breathtaking and gives the vehicle a custom look with the protection you need when you're driving on the open road. This Hellcat, now nicknamed #STEALTHcat, was originally an unprotected OEM gloss paint job, then The Sign Savers of Miami wrapped the entire vehicle with the Satin-Finish Clear Bra and transformed it completely.
About XPEL STEALTH
STEALTH provides the same protection as our ULTIMATE film, it carries a full 10-year warranty that covers yellowing, discoloration, peeling, cracking and hazing. The added benefit with the STEALTH film is that it transforms your gloss paint to a satin-finish. For those of you reading that may have a matte-finish from the factory, don't worry, you can protect it with XPEL STEALTH as well. The satin-finish mimics the matte paint job without adding any gloss.
Hellcat Install Video
While we were visiting with our friends, The Sign Savers, they let us get an amazing installation video of the "STEALTHcat." The video came out great, and we think you'll like it! Be sure to share and like it, if you agree. Click the video below to play:
The Sign Savers XPEL Dealer Spotlight
You may be thinking "this was just a customers personal ride and requested XPEL STEALTH," it was not. The owner of The Sign Savers, Gabriel Barker, chose XPEL STEALTH for its custom look and superior protection it offers. We recently caught up with Gabriel and the rest of the team at The Sign Savers and featured them on our Youtube Channel with a Dealer Spotlight. To see the full Dealer Spotlight take a look at the video below:
If you live in or near Miami, contact them for a quote today
Facebook: The Sign Savers Facebook
12385 SW 129th Ct #101,
Miami, FL 33186
Hellcat Install Pictures
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Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale Centennial Edition
This Rosso Magma Metallic GranTurismo MC Stradale Centennial Edition began its journey in Modena, Italy; when it was fully matured the GranTurismo made its way to San Antonio, Texas. Ironically enough, the person responsible for the great body lines and curves goes to the designer, Jason Castriota, who grew up in none other than, the United States of America. He was born on the East Coast and then later interned with Pininfarina in Cambiano, Italy. With Pininfarina, Jason, was responsible for helping with the design on such cars as the Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, the Maserati GranTurismo and a few other concepts and supercar’s for Maserati, Ferrari and Rolls Royce.
It goes without saying, how beautiful the Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale Centennial Edition looks, but the sounds that come from the exhaust, are a thing of beauty. The 4.7 Liter V8 pushes out 454 horsepower through a ZF 6-speed automatic transmission, which gallops the car all the way up to its top speed of 188 miles per hour. If you’re wondering how quickly you can get this Italian Stallion from 0 – 60 miles per hour, it only takes a mere 4.5 seconds. With all this performance, you can still get a conservative 21 miles per gallon on the highway.
So, now that you have the performance vehicle you’ve always wanted, how will you help protect and keep this beautiful beast looking brand new? The owner of this Maserati chose to wrap the front end and rocker panels with none other than XPEL ULTIMATE paint protection film. The full front end includes: full hood, full fenders, front bumper, headlights, and mirrors. The owner also recognized how vulnerable the rocker panels are susceptible to rock chip damage, so he elected to have them covered with ULTIMATE as well. This included removing the factory film, which unfortunately, doesn’t provide full coverage.
When you drop your vehicle off at XPEL San Antonio, the first thing we do is a full exterior vehicle inspection (to check for any rock chips or damage)
Wash Your Vehicle
We use our signature XPEL Flawless Rinse Free Car Wash to clean your entire vehicle and ensure we have a clean canvas to work with.
Clay Bar the Installation Area
The next step in our process is using a clay bar, which will remove any surface contaminants (bird droppings, wax, sap, bugs, etc). This process will make sure that the surface is smooth and ready for the paint protection film to be applied.
Final Wipe Down
Once the claying process is complete, we'll wipe down your vehicle and inspect the paint before applying the paint protection film.
If there are any contaminants left behind we will repeat the clay bar process to make sure you get the best installation possible.
Applying Installation Gel
Now that the surface is clean, smooth and ready for Paint Protection Film, we spray XPEL Installation Gel on the surface where film is going to be installed. The Gel allows us to move the film around and get the XPEL Pre-Cut film kits aligned on the vehicle before we start using the squeegees to install the film.
Installing XPEL ULTIMATE Paint Protection Film
Once the gel has been applied to the vehicles paint, we will lay the XPEL ULTIMATE pre-cut paint protection film on your vehicle. Our XPEL Pre-cut kits are designed to fit precisely without the need to trim the film on the paint. If you are having XPEL installed, be sure to ask your installer if they are using XPEL pre-cut kits. Once the installers have the film aligned correctly, they will start squeegeeing the film in place, similar to the image below.
Now that the film has been applied, our paint protection film installers will do a quality check to make sure there are no issues with the installation and continue to the next panel on the vehicle.
Finished Pictures outside XPEL Headquarters