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Lamborghini joins NASCAR? Only at SEMA 2018.

    As some of our readers may recall, our SEMA display last year was a sight to behold. Complete with a beautiful black & yellow Bugatti Chiron "Hell Bee," the booth put the north hall on the map. This year, we had no choice but to keep that momentum going. As the saying goes, we simplified, and added lightness. 1520kg of lightness, to be exact. For SEMA 2018, we slimmed our line-up down by one car & took a new approach to our demo display. Take a look.   SEMA 2018: WHERE LAMBO JOINS NASCAR Instead of the Bugatti making a return, the hero car for this year was none other than a Lamborghini Centenario Roadster, #001. Beautifuly spec'd with bare carbon fiber & yellow trim accents, the Centenario also arrived equipped with full body ULTIMATE PLUS PPF from Protective Film Solutions. To demo the film & show off how it installs, we teamed up with Richard Childress Racing to bring out a Daytona winning NASCAR. Sporting a completely custom XPEL livery, the XPEL NASCAR got equipped with ULTIMATE PLUS all week long. NEW PRODUCTS SHOWCASE Another highlight of SEMA 2018 was our efforts in the New Products Showcase where ULTIMATE PLUS, PRIME XR PLUS, and our new XR Antimicrobial film took center stage. XPEL RX is a new film that we're introducing alongside our comprehensive lineup. Capable of killing 99.9% of germs and bacteria, RX film also improves screen clarity & impact resistance. While it's ideal for medical lab equipment or commercial grade applications, XPEL RX is also a perfect fit for protecting personal tablets or phone screens. On the window film side of things, earlier this year PRIME XR PLUS window tint set the bar high for the competition. With that, we're proud to announce XR PLUS took home the "Global Media" award at SEMA 2018 in the New Products Showcase. HONORABLE MENTIONS OF SEMA 2018 Par usual, SEMA was chock full of wild rides. A variety of cars on display at the convention center were sporting ULTIMATE PLUS, STEALTH & PRIME. From exotics and tuners to the upper levels of off-road, we're protecting 'em all. Over in South Hall at the MV Forged booth, we spotted Tuner Theory's own @stillnahrich (ig). The Mclaren 570 sat protected with ULTIMATE PLUS & wrapped in a unique design from Skepple. Vorsteiner came with a new approach to off-road. The VenomRex Carbon Package & VR-602 wheels perfectly blend Performante elements with the Jeep JL. Tucked over on the side of the Ford display sat one of our favorite ULTIMATE PLUS projects from SunStoppers - Kurt Busch's Ford GT. Still dressed in a Monster Energy livery from LUEcreative, the NASCAR inspired GT looked bold as ever. XPEL VILLA PARTY AT THE PALMS Of course, it wouldn't be SEMA without our annual customer appreciation party at The Palms. This year we switched up venues, swapping The View for a Villa, and it couldn't have been better. The Villa offered plenty of space for lounging & conversation along with room for billiards, and even a patio hot tub with views of the strip. With a headcount reaching over 300 and the drinks flowing, we partied until the music stopped. Good times were had by all, and we're looking forward to a welcomed return to the space in 2019. Beyond everything SEMA offers automotive-wise, the personal connections it creates are invaluable. Year after year, we continue to meet new faces & make new friends, growing the XPEL team exponentially. GET READY: XDC19 IN SAN ANTONIO If by chance you didn't make it to SEMA 2018 & missed outon partying with us in The Palms Villa, there's still another XPEL event on the horizon. 2019 will be here before we know it, and with it, comes XPEL Dealer Conference. Chock full of interesting keynote speakers, engaging breakout sessions, a heavy-hitting install competition, and much, much more, XDC19 is sure to be the film event you don't want to miss. Ready to take part? Reach out to your sales rep or head over to xpel.com/dealerconference for the details. We'll see you there!

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XPEL in Green Hell: ULTIMATE PLUS Testing on the Nurburgring with Gran Turismo

    What would you if you had one of the world's most famous racing tracks all to yourself, for two full days? If you answered "drive harder than I've ever driven before," you'd be correct. Earlier this year we made our way to Germany for GranTurismo at the one & only Green Hell. Our mission: to see how XPEL PPF holds up under the most grueling conditions on the Nurburgring. Is it worth it? Would you race without it? Will it clean off easy after days of abuse? Let's dive in. Fantastic Beasts & Where to Drive Them If you're unfamiliar with the Nordschleife or Gran Turismo Events, now is the time to get acquainted. With multiple gatherings at the world's most popular tracks, GranTurismo Events are the go-to private driving experience for the high-performance enthusiast. Check out our video recap from the event with participants & organizers alike below!   First up - Marcus Wiener from Autoshield Stockholm. Marcus has attended Gran Turismo & driven the Nurburgring previously. He's no stranger to attacking an apex & pushing his STEALTH Lotus to its limits. "It's a crossover between a go kart & a GT car." And he's absolutely right. The spry little Lotus Exige was right at home battling on the Nurburgring with the best of them. Whatever the track threw at Marcus, he took it on full force. "(XPEL) gives you a great deal of comfort. With the film on, you don't really care that much. When it's not on, it's a different story. You can really feel it in your heart, especially if you're a car person." For Peter Ternström, one of the organizers of GranTurismo, the importance of protection is self-evident. His Verde Huracan Performante combines proven performance with Lamborghini's unmistakably loud aesthetics. PHOTO VIA GRANTURISMO ON FACBOOK "What I like the most with this car is actually the color - this green color is beautiful." Preserving its original paint is definitely a priority. With a track like the Nurburgring, blind corners are everywhere. Sometimes you won't know what lies ahead until you're right on top of it. "If you have a good product on, like XPEL, you can enjoy your car because you don't have to worry about the damage." Driving pleasure should always be a priority. Paint protection can free your mind to push your car to its limits. Track rubber, road grime, and bug splatter are the least of your worries. "I cleaned this car for the first time myself, 2 days ago, and it was surprisingly easy to clean!" The proprietary topcoat of XPEL ULTIMATE PLUS & STEALTH paint protection film makes track aftercare a breeze. You can rest easy knowing your factory finish isn't facing abuse from the elements. TRACK TESTED, BUILT FOR THE OPEN ROAD From the Autobahn to the Nurburgring & beyond, XPEL ULTIMATE PLUS & STEALTH paint protection film has you covered. Backed by our 10 year warranty, there's no better way to ensure your car's paint remains pristine both on and off the track. Looking to have XPEL ULTIMATE or STEALTH paint protection film installed before your next big track day? Check out our Installer Locator & find a certified XPEL dealer near you!

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Carnucopia Uncovered: Inside a Tuner Theory State of Mind

VEHICLE SPECS & MODIFICATIONS 2017 BMW M2 Performance Edition Full Coverage XPEL STEALTH satin finish paint protection from SunStoppers XPEL PRIME XR PLUS window tint from SunStoppers XPEL ULTIMATE PLUS protected RKP Composite carbon fiber front lip & rear diffuser from IND Brixton Forged CM10 wheels with Michelin PS4S Tires   Carnucopia Uncovered In our third installment of the XPEL Insiders video series, we find ourselves in Charlotte, North Carolina. Home of the SunStoppers, Charlotte is also the stomping grounds of Amir, a man many of you may know from a page on Instagram called Carnucopia. For Amir, the Carnucopia moniker rings truest with the roundel. Posting up in the driveway, we sat down with Amir to talk about his history with BMW, gain some insight into Tuner Theory, and learn more about the M2 he drives on the daily. A THEORY OF TUNING Incase you're unfamiliar, Tuner Theory is a group of automotive enthusiasts motivated by modifying a wide variety of makes & models. While a majority of the collective's members are also BMW owners like Amir, what really drives them is their insatiable urge to make a car their own. Like many Tuner Theory members and other car fanatics, Amir is always open to the idea of improving his personal rides. His appreciation of German performance didn't just start with the M2, either. "I think that moment when I knew I was going to be a BMW guy happened when my cousin drives up in an orange E30 M3 with gold BBS wheels." For many, the desire to do more with our own mode of transport remains tied to an impactful moment in our past. A turning point where we yearn to have 4 wheels to call our own. "I walked out thinking -- "what was he thinking?" And then I end up with the ride of my life." And from that moment forward, nothing would be the same. Amir's thirst for M cars would only get stronger as the years passed by and model lineage grew. EYES ON THE PRIZE While the focus of our video is the Carnucopia M2, the stout little coupe wasn't the first BMW to generate a buzz with Amir's followers. As a recipient of an early F80 M3, he adorned the 4 door with a bright yellow vinyl wrap and a name to match. "Beem3r" was born. Shortly there after came the M4 GTS, and shortly after that, the M2 Performance Edition. While the GTS shares the spotlight on the Carnucopia page & still shines on Tuner Theory, the M2 has become Amir's newest pride & joy. The car blends elements and aesthetic touches from the other M cars he's kept around. Thanks to the team at SunStoppers, Amir's M2 remains protected with full body satin STEALTH paint protection. The RKP carbon lip & rear diffuser add some extra aggression while not looking too overstated as well.     On the roll, Brixton Forged CM10s wrapped in Michelin rubber help anchor it all to the pavement. Add in the addition of our newest PRIME XR PLUS window tint, and the Carnucopia M2 is a recipe for the perfect high performance daily. "It not only looks amazing, but [PRIME XR PLUS] also has the best properties of any window tint out there." He's got a point, after all. Window tint isn't just about aesthetics these days - it's a performance product in its own way. PRIME XR PLUS is your greatest defense against harmful UV rays, offering insane levels of infrared heat rejection, and all backed by a lifetime transferable warranty. From an installer as vetted as the SunStoppers, it's a no brainer. Especially when you're running with a group that's as hungry for the latest & greatest like Amir's fellow Tuner Theory members. "It's been fun - I can point to the tint on the windows [&] having the first customer car, I jokingly put that on my social media only to have the guys say "I'm 3rd in the world" or "I'm 4th in the world" with a crying face next to it." A little friendly competition is healthy after all. It keeps us motivated to continue pushing the envelope. It drives enthusiasts to seek out what's needed for peak performance, and in turn, forces the industry to step up & meet the demand. Keep up with Carnucopia Getting to see Carnucopia's M2 in its natural habitat was a sight to behold. We're proud to have a handful of supporters in the Tuner Theory group, and Amir's approach to curating Carnucopia is always exciting. We can't wait to see what he does next.  Be sure to follow along with the M2 & his other projects as they progress over at instagram.com/carnucopia. ___________________________________ Special thanks to Mike Burke & the team at SunStoppers for their incredible work doing STEALTH, ULTIMATE PLUS, and a PRIME XR PLUS install on the Carnucopia M2. Special thanks to Team XPEL member Chris Hardy for helping make it all come together. Interested in how your car would look protected with XPEL STEALTH? Check out our product image gallery & envision your own satin transformation.

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M4DNESS IN MALIBU: ONE MAN’S QUEST FOR YASTOPIA

VEHICLE SPECS & MODIFICATIONS 2016 BMW M4 Full Coverage XPEL STEALTH satin finish paint protection from Auto Armour XPEL ULTIMATE gloss paint protection on carbon roof, splitters, mirrors & headlights XPEL PRIME XR window film 20” HRE P101 wheels with custom frozen finish (10” front, 11.5” rear) Dinan DinanTRONICS Stage 3, Heat Exchanger, free flow exhaust, carbon CAI, rear suspension link kit. lightweight adjustable swaybars, Tension Strut Ball Joint Kit, and pedal cover set KW HAS springs BMW M Performance parts with YMB paint Custom shaved front side reflectors Custom painted interior & brake calipers AutoTecknic Competition DCT Paddles, Carbon Door Handle Trims. Carbon & Alcantara E-Brake Handle iND painted rear reflectors & painted key hole cover Enlaes Carbon Fiber 4-piece Full Diffuser, Carbon Fiber Side Skirts & Carbon Fiber Trunk Lip MRG titanium stud kit   MAKE 'EM SAY "PLEZ" For our second installment of the XPEL Insiders video series, we ventured back to California in search of madness. YasMadness, to be precise.   The BMW M4 piloted by Hunter Evans can be seen roaming the coastline & cayons on the daily. We sat down with Hunter to talk about growing up in Malibu, Cali living, and where his infamous Bimmer gets its name. IN SEARCH OF YASTOPIA For Hunter, the yearn for BMW ownership began in high school. While his friends daily'd E92s and 135s, he made the trek in a rather sluggish Hummer H3. Malibu is brimming with car culture of all varieties, so the thirst for something more was real from the start. Of course, good things take time. While whipping the H3, Hunter set his sights on the M4. Once he acquired it, everything else seemed to fall into place. "When you're surrounded by it as a kid, it's the norm. When that becomes the norm, it's what you work towards as an innate desire." And for many automotive enthusiasts, this mentality rings true. We pine for a sense of belonging & serenity that one can attain from driving the perfect car on the open road. "Multiple friends got BMWs as their first cars - it was the only brand that I really wanted. It's just a dream come true to have this finally." No doubt, achieving drivable utopia is a goal worth chasing. NOT SAFE FOR MALIBU If you're not familiar with the YasMadness M4. you might mistake it for a factory frozen BMW. Thanks to Auto Armour in San Diego, the Yas Marina finish got frosted with the kind of satin sheen only XPEL STEALTH PPF can provide. With Malibu as a backdrop, Hunter's BMW turns heads as quick as it turns corners. The factor carbon roof & aftermarket accents remain glossy as ever thanks to ULTIMATE clear bra as well. For an added bump of power, the M4 received everything under the sun and then some from DINAN. The car made it to SEMA for two consecutive years finding its home in the DINAN booth, and even managed to get recognized by the good people at MotorTrend for being a "top tuner car" of 2015. "I was just floored. I never imagined being on a MOTORTREND top anything list."   To finish off the look, custom painted HRE P101s fill out the M4's arches in style with performance to match. Whether it's prowling PCH or perched on a turnout overlooking the coastline, the YasMadness M4 is well equipped for California living. "This car has been life changing." Understandibly so. The M4 ranks pretty high on the list of "cars we'd like to have in our dream garage," and after experiencing the madness of Yas first hand, we're definitely hungry for more. Follow the Madness Spending time in the 'Bu with Hunter and YasMadness was an experience we won't soon forget. In a world of keyboard warriors and fervent purists, his friendly, approachable nature & enthusiasm for BMW ownership was incredibly refreshing. If you haven't yet, pop over to the Yastagram for an inside look at one of the Internet's favorite M4s. ___________________________________ Special thanks to Evan & the team at Auto Armour for a fantastic STEALTH install on Hunter's M4. Interested in how your car would look protected with XPEL STEALTH? Check out our product image gallery & envision your own satin transformation.

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We Brought a Bugatti Chiron to SEMA 2017

    HELLBEE: THE ULTIMATE BOOTH BABE When most people think of the Specialty Equipment Market Association, their mind is awash with widebody kits, neon lights, and generally out-of-this-world automotive customization. For SEMA 2017, we went a different route. A rather expensive route. Quite possibly, the most expensive, clocking in just shy of $4 million USD. If you came through the North Hall, you couldn't miss it - we were the booth with the bright yellow Bugatti Chiron. Completely covered with ULTIMATE clear bra by Protective Film Solutions, the Hell Bee Chiron was an absolute show stopper. It drew crowds all week long, and for many SEMA attendees, it was the first time they'd seen one in person. Our second feature vehicle to grace the booth was none other than a STEALTH wrapped McLaren 720S. Equipped with PRIME XR 35 and XR 70 window film on the sides & front, the 720S was a stunning showcase of XPEL technology. Check out the spec sheets below for more details on both of our SEMA 2017 feature vehicles.   SEMA 2017 VIDEO RECAP   If you're not into browsing the photo gallery above, we've got a brief video mashup highlighting some of our favorites from the show as well. Take a look for a glimpse at the Hennessey Venom F5, Ken Block's Hoonicorn, the widebody Vossen GTI RS and many more.   EXCLUSIVE XPEL AFTER PARTY AT THE PALMS The venue for our SEMA 2017 customer appreciation party got a bit of an upgrade as well. Located off the strip at The Palms, The View was spacious & vivacious with plenty of room to get comfortable while taking in the expanse of Las Vegas below. With drinks flowing & plenty of small bites in circulation, The View shaped up to be a great spot for bringing everyone together. If you missed out on this time around, there's always XPEL Dealer Conference! HONORABLE MENTIONS Beyond the Bugatti & McLaren, there were quite a few other XPEL protected vehicles at SEMA 2017. Among them, Vaughn Gittin Jr.'s STEALTH wrapped "Ultimate Funhaver" F-150. We managed to hitch a ride around the skidpad on the last day of SEMA, and was a highlight of the week. SEMA 2017 IN CLOSING Without a doubt, the 2017 SEMA Show was an awesome experience. The cars were as crazy as ever and we had a blast getting to see a little bit of everything that the industry has to offer. If you missed out this year, be sure to follow along with us on facebook & instagram for the latest event coverage as it unfolds. GEAR UP FOR XDC18 Bummed about missing our party at The Palms? Then don't sleep on #XDC18. February is just around the corner and that can only mean one thing: the return of XPEL Dealer Conference. Next year will be better than ever with a brand new location, an intense installation competition, unique guest speakers & more. Interested? Pop over to xpel.com/dealerconference/ to get registered, and don't hesitate to reach out to your rep with any questions or concerns. See you at XPEL Dealer Conference 2018!

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Melbourne Madness: BMW F30 335i Wrapped in XPEL STEALTH Paint Protection

VEHICLE SPECS & MODIFICATIONS 2012 F30 BMW 335i - Melbourne Red Metallic Full Car Wrap in XPEL STEALTH Satin Finish Paint Protection Film Vossen VFS-6 Gloss Graphite - 20 x 9 front, 20 x 10 rear NITTO NT555 G2 rubber Thule AeroBlade Roof Bars & ProRide Bike Rack Euro Stripe kit utilizing XPEL ULTIMATE COLOUR in Gloss Black Burger Tuning JB4 Tuner Injen Cold Air Intake Wagner Tuning Downpipe VRSF Chargepipe   BEFORE THE MADNESS: A MELBOURNE RED 335i The BMW 335i is a great platform for performance with plenty of room for personalization. Michael's F30 started out its life as a normal german sports saloon with low miles on the clock & still under warranty. Of course, it's only a matter of time before the madness takes hold of any car enthusiast, and it's time for a change. Melbourne Metallic Red is a beautiful finish to begin with, but Michael wanted to mix it up. Drawing inspiration from instagram personality & friend of the brand YasMadness, #MelbourneMadness was born. GOODBYE GLOSS: INSTALLING XPEL STEALTH First things first, get stealthy. To achieve the "Frozen" look popularized by BMW's rarer M cars, the 335i needed a STEALTH wrap. Every inch of exposed Melbourne red paintwork got covered with XPEL STEALTH. Even the tail lights received a satin refresh. For an example of how XPEL STEALTH can transform any base paint color, take a look at the images above. As you can see, the diffusion of overhead light & reflections on the front fender is immediately noticeable. The film's satin finish does an incredible job of highlighting body lines & curves. Without affecting the underlying color, STEALTH can give any vehicle an updated aesthetic. Of course, the added benefits of paint protection makes it even better. For those unfamiliar with XPEL STEALTH, it's so much more than a clear satin refinishing film. For starters, it offers the same protective thickness & self healing properties as our ULTIMATE clear bra. It's also backed by a 10-year warranty against discoloration, cracking, peeling or hazing. It's a safe bet for protecting factory matte paint too; with proper installation, it's almost impossible to tell where the film starts or stops. More than a Make-Over With the STEALTH wrap complete, the Melbourne Madness F30 was ready for a few more minor tweaks. To up the power a bit, Michael made some adjustments to the output with a Burger Tuning JB4. For an extra bump, the BMW also received an Injen cold air intake, Wagner Tuning downpipe, and VRSF charge pipe. A post shared by Michael Dobbins - XPEL (@texasdobbins) on Feb 21, 2017 at 6:18pm PST The power increase isn't neck breaking, but it's more than enough to liven up a morning commute. There's more rumble, plenty of pop, and it'll even spit a flame or two under load. To keep the car planted, Melbourne Madness is sporting a set of Vossen VFS-6 Hybrid Forged wheels. Finished in Gloss Graphite & wrapped in Nitto NT555, the 20 inch Vossens fill out the F30's wheel wells beautifully. The split spoke style is a great choice for any BMW, and the dark finish really compliments the offset ULTIMATE Colour euro stripes. Even with four doors & no "M" badging, Melbourne Madness can still light 'em up with little hesitation. The NT555 G2s offer plenty of all-around performance for a summer tire. No doubt, further durability testing may be necessary if more horsepower upgrades happen. Rack 'Em Up In the event of a full trunk or a pedal-powered outing, the STEALTH F30 is also equipped with a set of Thule AeroBlade roof bars & ProRide bike rack. It's not easy to trade four wheels for two when you've got a car like Melbourne Madness, but options are good to have. The AeroBlades make it a breeze to trade out the bike rack for a roof box or cargo basket for more storage capacity. Love it or hate it, the STEALTH wrapped Melbourne Madness BMW F30 is bound to turn heads. If you spot it on the road, be sure to DM us a photo on instagram so we can share it! Interested in having XPEL STEALTH self-healing paint protection film applied to your own vehicle? Our worldwide dealer locator can connect you with an authorized installer nearby. CLICK THE BANNER BELOW TO FIND AN XPEL STEALTH INSTALLER IN YOUR AREA:   To see more STEALTH Installations, check out these videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfJLXXVA-m4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sT-FURIk9pc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrR5eUpG_RQ

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That’s a wrap 2016

Pardon the pun, but 2016 has been an amazing year for XPEL Protective Films and it wouldn't have been possible without the support from our loyal fans, customers, and installers. Let's take some time to look back at the events of 2016. Barrett-Jackson Northeast This was the first year of the Northeast Edition of Barrett-Jackson and it was an absolute blast. It was hosted at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. We teamed up with our local installers. Automobilia Auto Salon, who are located in West Haven, Connecticut made the trip up to the Mohegan Sun to help us out at the show. We cannot wait to go back next year Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale This year was the best year yet for us at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, Arizona. We had a beautiful McLaren 12C in the booth from one of our XPEL Installers and friends at Smart Shield. The entire 12C is wrapped with XPEL ULTIMATE self-healing paint protection film. We are already looking forward to 2017, which is coming up quickly. What car would you like to see in the booth this year? Boxstoberfest We always look forward to Boxstoberfest in Fredericksburg every year. We love hanging out with the Porsche crowd at an airfield with beautiful german cars. We look forward to seeing everyone in 2017! Corvette Fun Fest Once a year, Corvette owners descend upon Mid America Motorworks in Effingham, Illinois for Corvette Fun Fest. Our local installer, Clear Auto Bra, comes out to do on-site installs for all the show attendees. Every year seems to get bigger, this year was no different. Corvettes at Carlisle Another great Corvette show that we attend annually, Corvettes at Carlisle. Corvette owners worldwide come to Carlisle, Pennsylvania to hang out with friends and family and talk all things corvette. We had an absolute blast this year, we had multiple XPEL installers come help out. We'd like to thank Rose Detailing, Detail Authority, AutoPro1, ACAP Films, and All-American Paint Protection. Gold Rush Rally This year participants made their way through the United States, traveling from Boston to Los Angeles with stops in Washington D.C., Charlotte, Nashville, Colorado Springs, Salt Lake City, and Las Vegas. Goodwood Festival of Speed One of the greatest car gatherings in the world, the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The event is held annually in the southern part of the United Kingdom in Chichester. This year we had a McLaren P1 that was wrapped with XPEL ULTIMATE by our XPEL Hertfordshire location in Letchworth Garden City. Hennessey Tuner School With Hennessey Performance being a 2-hour drive from our Corporate Headquarters in San Antonio, we visited their Tuner School to show the students the benefits of having XPEL ULTIMATE and demonstrated the installation process. Each of these students spend approximately 14 weeks learning about all things automotive. Thank you, John Hennessey and Hennessey Performance. Monterey Car Week             Team XPEL always has a blast in Monterey California for Monterey Car Week. We attended many events this year, some include Legends of the Autobahn, Serata Italiana, Werks Reunion and many others. Seeing Ferrari's, Lamborghinis, Pagani's and other exotics cruising downtown Monterey is an absolute sight to see. We look forward to seeing everyone next year. Lonestar Mopar Fest Lonestar Mopar Fest is a fun local show that we have done for the past few years, this year our Texas Sales Representative was able to display his fully XPEL wrapped Dodge Challenger SRT Scatpack in the XPEL Booth. The event takes place at Hennessey Performance drag strip and the Hemi Hide, we can't wait for 2017. The SEMA Show The SEMA Show is the show to attend. Every year for XPEL has been bigger and better. This year we took 3 fully wrapped cars. From left to right: Porsche 918 Spyder, Porsche 911 R and Graham Rahal's Ferrari F12 TDF Mercedes-Benz Starfest This year's Starfest was held at The Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. Starfest is a gathering of friends and family of Mercedes-Benz drivers from all over North America. We had a great time hanging out with the Mercedes crew.  TX2K16  An event we always can't wait to attend, TX2K. Drag racing, Roll Racing, Dyno Days, Night Meet and much more. The event is held at the Lonestar Motorsports Park with 1000+ Horsepower rides tearing up the drag strip. 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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Barrett Jackson West Palm Beach with XPEL and The Sign Savers

Barrett Jackson: West Palm Beach Edition 2015 Featuring XPEL and The Sign Savers of Miami We arrived in West Palm Beach, Florida and the weather was beautiful, the sun was shining and it had yet to rain. The 13th annual Barrett Jackson West Palm Beach started bright and early on a beautiful Florida morning April 17th and concluded on April 19th, 2015. The first car rolled across the block at approximately 11am local time. We had plenty of face-time with previous customers and potential customers while showing off the great installation on the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 that the The Sign Savers of Miami, Florida installed. The Z06 was completely wrapped with XPEL ULTIMATE self-healing paint protection film. The following are all protected from rocks, bug acids, bird droppings and more: the bumper, hood, headlights, fenders, mirrors, doors, rock panels, roof, rear hatch, rear quarters, and rear bumper. It was reported that the owner is an avid racer and takes his vehicle to the race track, which is perfect because it is protected with XPEL ULTIMATE.   One of the more talked about cars during the auction was Herbie The Love Bug. The "oil squirter", made famous by its design to squirt oil out of the passenger side wheel well, it squirted oil on the police officers foot in the 1977 film "Herbie Goes To Monte Carlo." After the films were done, the car passed through the hands of a few private owners and museums before being fully restored to his glory days. Now that the car was in pristine condition and it is one of the last ones that are in drive-able condition, the owner decided to put it up for sale. Unlike the movie the car did not drive itself, so the Barrett Jackson drivers drove it across the block...and the car brought a staggering $126,500 USD at auction!   Statistics from Barrett Jackson: West Palm Beach The 13th Annual Barrett Jackson West Palm Beach brought in a staggering 60,000+ people! “This was one of the most successful Palm Beach collector car auction in our history,” said Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. Here are some other interesting facts about this show: Sales from the sold vehicles: Over $22 million USD Vehicles Sold: 526 Bidders: Over 1,000, from 46 U.S. States and 2  foreign countries Media: 70 registered, from 13 U.S. States and 8 foreign countries Vendors: 73 Sponsors: 40 total Celebrity Appearances at Barrett Jackson West Palm Beach We were in the right place at the right time and caught up with WWE Hall of Fame member, Hulk Hogan! Hulk Hogan was there to help raise money for not just one, but three charities which include Connor’s Cure, A HERO Team and The Grace Project. He was auctioning a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, graciously donated by Torque Sports and Performance. With the help of Mr. Hogan, the vehicle sold for an astonishing $150,000 USD.  Show Pictures 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   Below are examples of the patterns that were installed on this Chevy Z06. To view the pattern for your vehicle: Click Here    

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That’s a wrap 2014

That's a wrap Pardon the pun, but 2014 has been an amazing year for XPEL Protective Films and it wouldn't have been possible without the support from our loyal fans, customers and installers.  Let's take some time to look back at the events of 2014. Houston Auto Show Lamborghini's Texas Running of the Bulls     North American MotorSports Expo "MSX"  California Festival of Speed NISMO Fiesta Porsche Parade BMW's Oktoberfest Monterey Car Week      Serata Italiana           Legends of the Autobahn      Pebble Beach Concours d' Elegance Corvettes at Carlisle Corvette Funfest Boxstoberfest NSXPO SEMA Show San Francisco Auto Show Dubai Grand Parade  San Antonio Auto Show          

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2014 Audi R8 Full XPEL STEALTH matte finish film wrap – Austin, TX

 STEALTH never looked so good 2014 Audi R8 V8 This brand new Audi R8 was driven from the dealership in Houston, Texas straight to XPEL Austin. The owner didn't want to take any chances waiting for a rock chip to occur, already knowing exactly what he wanted done, a full XPEL STEALTH matte finish film wrap.  XPEL STEALTH film will protect your car while giving any color paint the attitude of a satin finish. STEALTH is made from the same proven clear polyurethane as our ULTIMATE film and is backed by our 10 year warranty. In the photo above you can see the factory gloss Audi ibis white paint. In the photos below, you can see that adding the XPEL STEALTH film gives it a menacing matte finish demeanor. The paint is now protected from rock chips, bug acids, gravel, and much more. We are proud supporters of the Audi community, and sponsors of Audizine.com. To hear what the Audi community is saying about XPEL paint protection films visit Audizine.com and search "xpel". In fact, one of Audizine's very own users was at XPEL San Antonio late last year to get his gorgeous RS5 protected with XPEL ULTIMATE paint protection film. His video testimony is just below the R8 STEALTH install photo thread. Before installation, our prep work included a good wash and clay bar of each and every body panel. Doing this cleaned up the surface of the paint getting it as smooth as possible, giving us the least likely chance of debris underneath the 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  

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