XPEL Dealer Conference 2017 – Celebrating 20 Years

XPEL Dealer Conference We would like to thank everyone who attended the XPEL Dealer Conference in San Antonio, Texas. It was an absolute blast, and we cannot wait for next years event. If you missed the Dealer Conference, be sure to keep and eye out for next year's event, dates will be coming soon. Over the course of two days, we had more than 120 attendees from our worldwide network of XPEL installers descend upon the Marriott Rivercenter in downtown San Antonio. We were fortunate to have many great guest speakers ranging from Indy Car Winner, Graham Rahal, to Bobby Bowden, the legendary Florida State Seminoles head coach. In addition, we had speakers from all different networks, including experts in social media, branding, and search engine optimization, all designed to help you, our customer, to build your business and brand. Aside from the guest speakers, show attendees were welcomed with various breakout sessions which focused on key points and topics to help them with their business and make a stronger impact in their market, more details below. The heavy hitter was the installation contests for both Paint Protection Film and Window film. Contestants could choose to enter both contests to win a grand prize of five thousand dollars! The winning didn't stop at first place, we also had cash prizes for second, third, and fourth place. Overall, it was a successful weekend and we thank you, our customers for attending. Installation Contest When we announced that there was going to be an installation contest, with over $14,000 in cash prizes, we had a flood of interest to install both Window Film and Paint Protection Film. Combined, we had more than eighty installers competing to win the title of best XPEL Installer for Window Film and Paint Protection Film. The PPF competitors had to install XPEL ULTIMATE on one full fender for the first round, a 24" partial hood kit for the second round and full front bumper for the final round. The Window Film competitors had to tint one roll-up window for round one, the opposite roll-up window for round two, and the back window for the final round. Competition winners are announced below. We'd also like to thank Northside Ford, for lending us six, 2017 Ford Mustangs for the installation competition. Install Competition Winners Paint Protection Film: 1st Place was Chris West of CCA Motorsport 2nd Place was Nick Blek of Premier Auto Armor 3rd Place was Gabriel Stefan of Protex Canada 4th Place was Lance Pugh of Clear Pro Window Film: 1st Place was Steve Valiquette of Protex Canada 2nd Place was Jose Castano of Affordable Window Tinting 3rd Place was David Dellinger of Dellinger Inc 4th Place was Ron Talley of Midwest Tinting Breakout Sessions Aside from the amazing line up of our guest speakers, we had breakout sessions that covered topics to help our installers with growing their business and becoming a better installer. Throughout the course of two days, we had sessions that included: Dealer Panel - Driving Price, Search Engine Optimization with Bill Leake, PRIME Window Film, DAP Q&A and PPF Installation Advanced Training Q&A. For those that attended, which did you like the best? If you will be attending Dealer Conference 2018, what more would you like to see for the breakout sessions? Day 1 Guest Speakers Graham Rahal - Taking home his first national championship race car win at Road America in 2003 to standing in the winner’s circle at several recent Indy Car events, including a win at Texas Motor Speedway last year.   This 9 year veteran of Indy Car has competed at the highest level and is only getting better. Jared Guynes - Beginning his professional career in 2004 as a graphic artist, he first became a marketing director in 2007 before heading up advertising for the nation's largest Nissan dealership in 2009. In 2015 he created the workshop "Jared's Facebook Masters Class" which is an interactive workshop for small business owners to learn Facebook best practices. Jared’s social media endeavors are all about delivering results and not likes. Bill Leake - CEO of Apogee Results, draws on a deep expertise in both business and marketing to help increase revenues for a wide range of clients. He has been involved in driving provable revenues through Internet marketing techniques since the early 1990s when, as part of the management team at Power Computing, he built the first company to sell $1 million of product over the Internet. Day 2 Guest Speakers Bobby Bowden - Coach Bowden has amassed a record of 377 wins over his coaching career. Which places him in second for all-time among Division 1 coaches.  From 1987 to 2000 the Seminoles finished every season with at least 10 wins and in the top 5 of the Associated Press College Football Poll, and the Noles won the national championship in 1993 and 1999. He leads thru his faith, his values and given his coaching success he has a proven formula for success. Juan Barrera - His leadership and consistently excellent creative execution have brought him peer recognition and lead to over 60 awards. Receiving awards from institutions such as the Dallas Society of Visual Communications, The Art Director’s Club, the American Advertising Federation, American Design Awards and the International Association of Business Communicators. Manny Diotte - For over 20 years, Manny has been empowering companies and individuals to leave their mark on the world. He is an expert in performance in both professional and personal development.  He is a motivator, educator and cancer survivor.  Manny has delivered his message to over 3 million people and has helped a great many in overcoming their obstacles. Record Attendance When the team at XPEL heard that we were bringing back the Dealer Conference in 2017, everyone was beyond excited and couldn't wait to get to San Antonio. When the announcement went out worldwide, many of you shared the same excitement and passion for the upcoming annual conference.  After all the number crunching and registration was completed we were at an astonishing 125 attendees. Next year we expect to exceed that number and make the event bigger and better, in every way possible.   Around the Hotel and Dealer Conference We can't wait to see everyone next year for a bigger and better event! Without you, our Dealer Network, we wouldn't be where we are today. We strive to be the best company with the best customer service. Thank you for attending! XPEL Dealer Conference 2018 | February 2nd – 3rd |

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BMW X5M Meets Its Match at XPEL San Antonio

2016 BMW X5M - San Antonio XPEL Install Protected with XPEL ULTIMATE and PRIME XR Window Film This week in the shop we have this gorgeous 2016 BMW X5M, which boasts a mind blowing 567 horsepower. This is one of the coolest SUV’s that we’ve seen come in the shop lately. The owner knew the importance of protecting their pride and joy with XPEL. We didn’t stop at just our Clear bra aka Paint Protection Film, we also installed our XPEL PRIME Window film on the windows. The owner had all the windows on this powerful family hauler tinted with our PRIME XR nano-ceramic window film, which helps keep the vehicle cool during the summer and provides cabin privacy (click for more information about PRIME Window Film). Once the window film was completed, we started wrapping this German beauty with only the best, XPEL ULTIMATE clear bra. Installation begins on the 2016 BMW X5M When we begin the installation process, the first step is washing the vehicle. Once the vehicle is clean, the installers begin to use a clay bar to remove any surface contaminants on the vehicles paint. Contaminants can be industrial fallout, overspray, sap, etc. Once the vehicle is smooth and clean, our installers will wipe the surface down with isopropyl alcohol to ensure that any grease, wax, slime is removed before applying the clear bra. Now that the vehicle is fully prepped for the XPEL ULTIMATE paint protection film, the installers apply/spray XPEL Installation Gel onto the vehicle, which allows the film to float so they can align the pre-cut kits precisely before using their squeegee to lock the film in place. Once the installers have the film aligned correctly, they start squeegeeing the film into place, which bonds it to the vehicles paint. Finished Product Once the installers finish applying the clear paint protection film, they will inspect their work and make any final adjustments before sending the vehicle back to the customer. After the final quality check is complete, the film should be barely noticeable to the untrained eye. This is done by competent installers, accurate and precise pre-cut kits that allow for wrapped edges. Always ask your installer for wrapped edges where possible, meaning that the film is wrapped over the body panel. I.e. the film would have wrapped around the edges of the hood, so there wouldn’t be visible seams to collect dirt and dust. Most vehicles allow for the film to be wrapped, although some vehicles do not.   Installation Gallery   Completed Pictures    San Antonio XPEL Install Center If you live in the San Antonio area or surrounding areas, contact us today to get XPEL ULTIMATE installed. XPEL has been local owned and operated since 1997 in San Antonio. For more information about XPEL San Antonio, please contact or visit our shop. Address: 618 W. Sunset Rd, San Antonio, Texas, 78216 Website: www.XPEL.com Phone: 210-678-3700  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 vehicle 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   Click below to find an XPEL Installer nearest you:

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