Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren: Gloss To Matte Black with Self-Healing Film. Houston, Texas

The Sixth Element Carbon fiber has long been renowned as one of the strongest and lightest materials for manufacturing. It's composed of mostly carbon atoms bonded together in a long line creating a fiber. A fiber that's incredibly strong for it's size. Take several of those fibers and weave them into a fabric, which can then be molded into shape for various materials. Why am I talking about carbon fiber? The entire body of the Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR is made of carbon fiber. I'd like to think that McLaren played a huge part when designing the body, taking it's carbon fiber element from their Formula 1 race cars. Because carbon fiber weighs half what it's steel counterpart weighs, the SLR can rocket to 60 in just 3.5 seconds. Maverick In Top Gun, in order for Tom Cruise (Maverick) to fire his F14's rocket launchers, he had to flip up a cover on the yoke to display the launch button. That's exactly how you start the SLR. Flip up the cover atop the gear shifter to press the engine start button, and you are rewarded with the amazing sound track that plays through the side-exit exhaust. That has to do with what sits under the hood. The engine is the 5.4 liter supercharged V8 from the SL55 that normally produces 493 horsepower and 516 lb ft. The crew at AMG and McLaren didn't think that was enough, so  power was increased to an astounding 626 horsepower and 575 lb ft. Weight distribution is a near perfect at 51/49 front and rear with the curb weight coming in at 3,733 lbs. Stop! When Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson got his hands on the SLR for the first time back in 2004 he did a braking test.  But this wasn't an ordinary brake test. The UK's highway code standards state that a car must be able to stop from 60 in 240 feet. When Jeremy did the test he didn't try it from 60 miles per hour. Instead he did it from 120 miles per hour. Double the standard. The car stopped a foot or two short of the 240 feet mark, thanks to the carbon ceramic brakes. Matte Black The owner of this super rare super car came into our Houston shop wanting an entire Stealth film wrap. If you aren't familiar with our Stealth film, it gives any painted surface a "matte" appearance. Best of all though, is that is retains its self-healing qualities from the Ultimate film. We covered the entire car bumper to bumper. These are the results. 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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2005 Mercedes Benz SLR Mclaren Paint Protection Film Installation

On this ultra rare, 600 horsepower 2005 Mercedes Benz SLR Mclaren, Christian Harris and Chris Thomas covered a full front. This package includes the entire front bumper, the whole hood, both full fenders and the backs of both of the mirrors. All of the edges were wrapped to ensure no seams. Our top of the line installers used XPEL ULTIMATE Paint Protection Film that is warrantied for 10 years. 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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Mercedes SLR and SLS Clear Bra Installation

XPEL Paint Protection Film XPEL's Design Access Program Pre-Cut Kit The Mercedes SLR McLaren is one of the top exotic automobiles on the market today. With less than 3,500 of these machines roaming the streets of the world they are a sight to see. Every part of the SLR was built to make it stand out from the crowd. With its amazing design and performance specs, not only does it stand out from the crowd, it stands above them all. The design goal was to model a modern day supercar based off of one of the world’s most sought after cars to date, the 1955 300 SLR. Once again they have shown that they are at the top of the automotive world. This limited edition 722 model honors the 1955 Mille Miglia win by Mercedes-Benz driver Sterling Moss. The 722 also add some sport changes to the car as well as the carbon fiber front and rear spoiler kits and custom wheels. This car came to us brand new and our goal is to let the owner enjoy the thrill of driving the car and keeping it that way. The question from my client was not weather he wanted to put XPEL Paint Protection on this car, but how soon could we fly down and have it installed for him. Most people are intimidated just sitting on a car like this. It’s just another car right? So it has a half million dollar price tag. No big deal, it’s just a limited production edition of an already limited production super car. I’ve seen other manufactures clear bras on SLRs and we’ve had to remove them, they have not been a pretty sight. XPEL made this install smooth and virtually painless. Not to play it down, the car provides challenges with it’s out of this world lines and curves. If you have the right paint protection film and right installer it all comes together amazing. Now this car can continue turning heads on the street without taking the abuse that it certainly would without XPEL protecting it. 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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