Satin Paint Protection for a Lamborghini Aventador SV

Matte Finish Lamborghini Aventador 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. Paint Protection Film for Matte Paint 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. Satin Paint Without the Headaches 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. XPEL STEALTH Matte Paint Protection for the Extra Careful 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. Finding the right XPEL Installer is key 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. Additional Benefits of XPEL STEALTH 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: San Diego: 7540 Metropolitan Dr #102 San Diego, CA 92108 (619) 663-9727 Orange County: 3609 W MacArthur Blvd #807 Santa Ana, CA 92704 (949) 599-5964 Scottsdale: 14425 N 79th St STE A Scottsdale, AZ 85260 (480) 609-3787 Photos by Grubbs Photography

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Street Legal Corvette Race Car?

  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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0kIXbX2ZX4 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 Installation 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 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 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

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The roads are waiting and so is your Porsche

  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  Event Photos 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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6oEgfdwUU0 To find an Installer nearest you please click:       To see our event video from the 15th Annual Boxstoberfest 2013 click below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNLxKJj3xLI    

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Purple People Eater Hellcat

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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sT-FURIk9pc 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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFCQoOePqko If you live in or near Miami, contact them for a quote today Website: TheSignSavers.com Facebook: The Sign Savers Facebook 12385 SW 129th Ct #101, Miami, FL 33186 (305) 909-9967 Hellcat Install Pictures To find an Installer nearest you please click:       To see more STEALTH Installations click: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfJLXXVA-m4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrR5eUpG_RQ

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Made in Italy – Designed by a New Yorker

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. Installation Process Inspection 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. Paint Inspection 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. Final Inspection 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        

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First Production McLaren P1 Protected with XPEL Paint Protection by PaintShield. LTD UK.

  17 Days That's how long it takes to build just one McLaren P1 supercar. 82 workers and 17 days to hand build them at the company's Woking, England headquarters. Compare that to Ford Motor Company who produces a car every 10 seconds. In 17 days Ford can make 149,000 cars. This is not to discredit McLaren in any way, but to show how meticulous an automaker can be when creating a halo car, especially when there will only be 375 examples produced. In 1992 McLaren created the F1, which in it's day was the fastest production car on the planet being able to hit 242 miles per hour. Needless to say when it came time to replace the F1 people were skeptical. 903 Horsepower Hybrid Supercar Yes, it's a hybrid. Alike it's supercar rivals the Porsche 918, and Ferrari LaFerrari, the McLaren P1 has an internal combustion engine coupled to an electric motor that have a combined horsepower output of 903. That's 9 Toyota Prius's worth of power. It accomplishes this feat with a 727-hp twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8 with 531 lb-ft of torque mated to a 176-hp, 192 lb-ft lightweight electric motor. This engine combination can push the P1 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds, 124 mph in 6.8 seconds and on to 186 mph in 16.5 seconds. Which is 5.5 seconds quicker than the F1. Additionally, the P1 can hit the quarter mile in 9.8 seconds at 152 mph and finally onto an electronically limited top speed of 217 mph. We designed the McLaren P1 from the outset with one clear goal: to be the best driver's car on road and track. The confirmation of the performance figures underlines this. I am very proud of our Woking based team and everything they have achieved with this ambitious project. the handover of the first McLaren P1 is another milestone in our 50 year history, commented Mike Flewitt, CEO, McLaren Automotive Ltd. 4 Step Production Process The bespoke manufacturing process begins by prepping the full carbon fibre monocoque chassis and one piece MonoCage. In total this weighs less than 200 pounds. Next is the painting process. All 7 panels that piece the P1 together are made of carbon fibre. The clamshells, hood, bumpers, and doors are all hand painted in a dedicated paint shop at the McLaren Technology Centre. The paintwork alone takes 3 days, and all the panels are painted together to ensure flawless quality and color match. Third step is the trim assembly. Within this process are 10 smaller steps that take two technicians a full day to complete each step. Stage 4 is final assembly. Once the car reaches this step it is subject to rigorous testing including track time putting all the major components and computer settings through their paces. Topped off by the McLaren Monsoon Test in which 4,226 gallons of de-ionised recycled water are released onto the car to ensure there are no leaks in any of the seals. After another thorough diagnostics check the P1 is ready for delivery. #1 Paint Protection When you buy a car, especially a brand new car you want to protect it's finish and maintain your investment. So when the owner ordered this volcanic yellow P1 he wanted the best in paint protection film, and he wanted it installed before delivery. The owner has prior experience with PaintShield UK and knew there was no better crew for the job so he had the car shipped to Tom at PaintShield 10 days prior to launch for design and installation. Tom and his team went to work installing the best paint protection film on the market, XPEL ULTIMATE self-healing paint protection film.   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       The excitement for this car is intense. From XBOX 1 to Jay Leno this car will be groundbreaking.

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