XPEL and The SEMA Show, a Perfect Match

XPEL and The SEMA Show, a Perfect Match SEMA 2016 If you could sum the amazing experience of The SEMA Show into one word, what would it be? Some words that come to mind are amazing, breathtaking, phenomenal and that's just the start. This year at the holy land of everything automotive, located in the heart of Sin City, we debuted not 1, not 2, but 3 fully XPEL ULTIMATE wrapped vehicles. They ranged from hypercars to limited production run cars. We featured 3 of our paint protection films at SEMA this year, ULTIMATE, STEALTH and ULTIMATE COLOUR, all which are made from XPEL ULTIMATE paint protection film. We also featured our PRIME window films, to help keep these hot cars, cool under pressure. ULTIMATE is our clear paint protection film, STEALTH is our satin-finish clear bra and ULTIMATE COLOUR is our colored paint protection film. For more details about what each vehicle featured, please read below. Graham Rahal's Ferrari F12 TDF We had none other than Graham Rahal's Ferrari F12 TDF, which is wrapped with XPEL ULTIMATE self-healing paint protection film and much more. Have you heard of Graham Rahal? If not, you may recognize his name from the IndyCar Series. He currently participates in the IndyCar Series with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, a team part-owned by his father Bobby Rahal, the winner of the 1986 Indianapolis 500. We were thrilled when we were asked to have Graham Rahal's vehicle in our booth this year and we wrapped his entire F12 TDF with XPEL ULTIMATE paint protection film. We had a chance to talk with Graham Rahal, and had a short question and answer session with him, check it out at the end of the blog! To learn more about Graham and his race team, please visit GrahamRahal.com. Porsche 918 Spyder and Porsche 911 R We had two amazing Porsche's in the booth this year, the first was the Porsche 918 Spyder and the second was the Porsche 911 R. Both of these P Cars featured XPEL ULTIMATE clear bra, ULTIMATE COLOUR, and the windows featured our PRIME  XR window film. You may know of the Porsche 918 Spyder, but have you seen the new 911 R? Many publications call it the Purists Porsche, and most won't be able to purchase one. Porsche is only making 991 examples of the 911 R, which pays homage to the current 911's generation code. This is the 911 your parents wish they had, a 500 horsepower, 4.0 liter naturally aspirated flat-six with best of all, a six-speed manual gearbox. Ironically enough, if you were lucky enough to purchase one of the Porsche 918 Spyders, you were automatically included in the pre-purchase program for the 911 R. Talk about exclusivity at it's finest.   Let's not forget about the beautiful hypercar, the Porsche 918 Spyder. This is the worthy successor to the amazing Carrera GT supercar, and...it's a hybrid! The mid-mounted V-8 and electric motors pump this beast up to 887 horsepower and 944 lb-ft of torque, all which would not be possible without the seven-speed PDK transmission. When have you seen a hybrid look this good? We'll answer that for you, never. Car and Driver said it best, With two different types of electric motors spinning at two different speeds, a gas V-8, and Porsche’s seven-speed dual clutch gearbox all operating in concert, this is among the most sophisticated powertrains on the road. But occupants feel no transition of power flow between motors and engine. To the end user, it simply feels incredibly fast and unbelievably seamless. Check out some of our favorite pictures from The SEMA Show  That isn't all, folks! If you didn't get a chance to stop by the Ford Booth or the outside lot, we had a brand new Ford Focus RS that we STEALTH wrapped for Roush at their Roush headquarters, which made its debut at SEMA in the Ford booth. Outside, we had a Polaris RZR 1000 UTV that is also fully wrapped with XPEL ULTIMATE self-healing paint protection film. Ford Motor Company Focus RS Ryan Hanna, an XPEL Trainer from XPEL HQ went to Roush Headquarters to wrap this beautiful Ford Focus RS. This RS has XPEL STEALTH applied to the entire vehicle, which gives it a satin-finish effect. STEALTH can be used to transform your glossy paint to a satin-finish. STEALTH can also protect your matte paint from rock chips, road debris and much more. We were honored when Roush contacted us and asked us to wrap one of their vehicles that would be on display at The SEMA Show. Polaris RZR 1000 Utility Task Vehicle Some say it's the most fun you'll have on 4 wheels in the off-road market, others love the ruggedness and off-road carving suspension and tires. We love everything about this rig, from the big suspension to the meaty tires, all the way down to the exterior wrap. The Avery Dennison Vinyl is protected with XPEL ULTIMATE clear bra. The RZR features XPEL ULTIMATE on the full front end, full sides, roll bars and the roof! The film helps keep this off-road beast clean and free from rock chips and damage from the mud and everything the off-road courses throw at it. The LED Light Bar features our Light Bar Protection Kit, which is available for purchase on our website, here. Although this offroad beast has aftermarket headlights (which are protected with XPEL ULTIMATE), we have our UTV Headlight Kit available for purchase on our website, here. “We applied our XPEL ULTIMATE film over a colorful wrap to protect the branding on my Polaris RZR 1000XP body parts,” explained Aguilera. “Next, we contacted Vision X, which outfitted us with all their latest LED lights, including their new RZR headlights, to test our XPEL Paint Protection Film. We had great results from the testing, including zero light output loss.”    - Dewey Aguilera, XPEL SoCal Rep   Q and A with Graham Rahal We had a chance to talk with Graham Rahal, and had a short question and answer session with him. Without further ado, we present the Q and A with Graham Rahal. Question: What made you consider Paint Protection Film? Answer:  I always love having my cars perfectly protected. I am very OCD, and my cars are truly my pride and joy. While I love owning cars, I do not own anything I cannot drive and use. XPEL's paint protection film allows me to drive all my cars without worrying about wear and tear caused by normal everyday street use. Question: How many cars have you protected with Paint Protection Film (Clear Bra) Answer:  I think by now, probably 20-30 cars. I tend to do it on every car I own, whether it's my F12 TDF or my Ford truck. Everything deserves being treated and cared for in order to keep them in great condition! Question: Why did you choose XPEL over other brands? Answer:  XPEL has proven to be the great quality product and has given me zero issues over time. It's resilient, and the product stays very strong and consistent over many washes and lots of use! Question: Would you recommend XPEL to a friend or family member? Answer:  Always have, and always will. The Rahal family all use XPEL and its something I am pushing harder into our dealerships to help provide that same durability and protection to our customers. 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. The 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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Mid-Engined and Rear Wheel Drive, look inside

Ford GT - Rose Detailing Edition #1 of 1500 Ford GT's produced Over the summer we were in Carlisle, Pennsylvania shooting an XPEL Dealer Spotlight for one of our local installers, Rose Detailing. While shooting the spotlight, we decided to keep the cameras rolling and shot two amazing installation videos of the cars they had in their shop that week. One of those great cars they were working on was this beautiful 2006 Ford GT and the other was a gorgeous 2015 Porsche Boxster. Both of these masterpieces received a full front end of XPEL ULTIMATE self-healing paint protection film from none other than Jon Rose himself, of Rose Detailing. In the spring of 2005, Ford began selling GTs to roughly 1500 lucky individuals per year, at a sticker expected to come in at just under $150,000–a price that undoubtedly would’ve sent Henry Ford straight to Betty Ford. But the GT is more than just a sports car: It’s a high-speed, high-profile declaration that the Ford Motor Company is once again out to take on the world’s best. -MotorTrend.com Porsche 718 Boxster Convertible Another beautiful Mid-engined, rear wheel drive car came roaring through the shop at Rose Detailing, the Porsche 718 Boxster Convertible. The folks from Car and Driver say it best, With a new 718 prefix, the latest Boxster switches to four-cylinder power for the first time. Although these new turbo engines (the base is a 300-hp 2.0-liter; the S gets a 350-hp 2.5-liter) are substantially more powerful and torque-rich—making the Boxster faster—we can’t help but miss the guttural yowl from Porsche’s iconic flat-six. But the mid-engine roadster certainly hasn’t lost its dynamic excellence, which is nearly without equal. - Car and Driver Below are the installation videos from the Ford GT and the Porsche Boxster, let us know what you think, leave your comment in the section below or on our YouTube channel. Ford GT Clear Bra Installation Porsche 718 Boxster Convertible Clear Bra Installation   Rose Detailing If you live in the Carlisle area or surrounding areas, contact them today to get XPEL ULTIMATE installed. Our friends, Rose Detailing, has been locally owned and operated in the Carlisle area since 1997. For more information about Rose Detailing or to contact or visit the shop please see below, Address: 1107 Harrisburg Pike, Carlisle, PA 17013 Website: www.RoseDetailing.com Phone:(717) 258-4000 Automotive Pictures   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   If you don't live in the Carlisle area, click below to find an XPEL Installer nearest you:    

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