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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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Guinness World Record Tint Challenge with PRIME XR PLUS

  When most people think of Guinness World Records, the last thing that comes to mind is window tinting. Things like "longest fingernails," "most pizza eaten," or "smallest person alive" are likely strong contenders. On July 29th with the help of the SunStoppers, we set out to change all that.   For those of you who have attended an XPEL Dealer Conference in the past, you may recall a mention of World Record related happenings. For those who haven't - one of our keynote speakers, Jared Guynes, is responsible for a few of them. In particular, the largest NERF battle ever. Upon hearing of Jared's records, Mike Burke of SunStoppers approached our very own Chris Hardy with a GWR attempt unlike anything else. An idea to tint the most vehicle windows in a day by a team of trained professionals. PRIME TIME FOR PRIME XR PLUS at the GUINNESS WORLD RECORD TINT CHALLENGE After months of planning, coordinating, and organizing, the Guinness World Record Tint Challenge day had arrived. We setup shop at Town & Country Ford with a massive stock of PRIME XR PLUS window tint and a seemingly endless list of cars ripe for installation. With the honk of a horn, the Guinness World Record Tint Challenge was off & rolling. Nearly the entire stock of Town & Country was inline to receive our top-tier PRIME XR PLUS window tint. The SunStoppers team made it look easy, utilizing a wide variety of pre-cut window film patterns from out DAP software. Over an 8 hour period, the tinters worked tirelessly to install PRIME XR PLUS on everything that rolled into the service bay. It was a long day for everyone involved, but an experience unlike any other. Winner, Winner, Window Tinters As the work day wound down & the rows of cars to tint started to get shorter, the finish line for our Guinness World Record Tint Challenge was in sight. As you can see in the recap video above, we finished the day off strong with a SRT Challenger contributed by YouTube's very own SaabKyle04. Once the final window was complete & the day was over, it was time to run the numbers. The record setting tally clocked in at 170 cars in total, with film applied to 438 windows - not counting the small, quarter glass. It was, as Guinness puts it - #OfficiallyAmazing. Big thanks to the SunStoppers team for helping pull off this incredible feat of window tinting mastery - we couldn't have done it without you all. Also, thanks to all of our organizers, volunteers, participants, and supporters for helping make it a truly unique event that went off without a hitch.

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Porsche Parade 2018 at Lake of the Ozarks

  Last week marked the kick-off of Porsche Club of America's Porsche Parade 2018 at the Lake of the Ozarks. This was our 5th year attending the Parade and no doubt, it was another awesome event. As always, there was quite the selection of P-cars in attendance and on display. Inside the Tan-Tar-A resort, a rare Speedster variant sat just a few steps away from a Weissach GT2 RS. Of course, we had something special to show off down in the Hospitality hall as well. None other than a paint-to-sample Zanzibar Red Porsche Boxster Spyder, protected with XPEL ULTIMATE by MidWest Tinting.   PCA Concours at Lake of the Ozarks One of the most attended events at Porsche Parade 2018 had to be the Concours d'Elegance. Hosted on the greens behind the resort, the Parade Concours failed to disappoint. Nearly every model one could imagine was in attendance. We spotted a 904 Carrera GTS, a Carrera RS, a Carrera GT, and then some. While the 918 & 959 from last year were absent, there was plenty more to see. Up Close & Personal with the Mission E Another big highlight of Porsche Parade 2018 happened at the Pirelli Welcoming Party. After last year's unveiling of the GT3, we were sure that PCA had something special cooked up this time around. We didn't expect Porsche to bring a prototype, but that's exactly what they did. The pre-production Porsche Mission E concept car which made way for the new Taycan was a great surprise for all Parade goers. The styling of the Mission E is truly out of this world. One part Stuttgart, one part Tron, and all parts awesome. After seeing it in the flesh, we can't wait to get our hands on a new Taycan. Michelin Drive & Compare at Porsche Parade The setup: a short drag race & stop box with identical PDK Caymans. The payoff: bragging rights. In a shootout format taking the best two out of three runs, the Michelin Drive & Compare proved to be an awesome test of reaction time and stopping power. Check out the video below from PCA for a more comprehensive breakdown.   On-Location with the Gunther Werks 400R After our brief run on gRX & eyeballing the Gulf 400R at Barrett-Jackson Northeast, it was great to see Gunther Werks flagship machine at Porsche Parade 2018. Fully protected with satin STEALTH PPF by Protective Film Solutions, the Gulf livery 400R is a sight to behold. Built off the 993 chassis, Gunther Werks vision for the 400R is a motorsport inspired masterpiece. Combining plenty of carbon fiber, a 400+ HP 4 liter developed by Rothsport, and much more, Gunther Werks 400R is a bespoke beauty with the enough bite to back up its bark. IMAGE COURTESY OF GUNTHER WERKS ON INSTAGRAM   XPEL ULTIMATE PLUS & PRIME XR PLUS INSTALLS FROM MIDWEST TINTING Driving the rough backroads of Missouri in 100 degree heat, parade-goers needed all the help they could get. Fortunately, attendees were able to have vehicles protected with our latest & greatest products. With the help of Midwest Tinting, we offered on-site installs of self-healing ULTIMATE PLUS paint protection along with our heat rejecting PRIME XR PLUS window film. Looking Towards Porsche Parade Boca Raton As always, PCA revealed the location for the next Porsche Parade in 2019, and it's a bit more tropical than Missouri. The 64th annual Parade will take place in Boca Raton, Florida, and it's sure to be an extravaganza. If you've never attended Parade before & are a PCA member, 2019 might be your year. The activities are always a good time, the people are friendly, and the cars, well, you know the cars are amazing. In closing, congrats to all Porsche Parade 2018 award winners, our door prize winners, and big thanks to the PCA's diehard members and volunteers for making it another awesome event. See you in Boca Raton! ________ Missed out on previous Porsche Parades? Check out our coverage from last year in Spokane, WA featuring a Porsche 911 Turbo protected with XPEL ULTIMATE by JK2 Automotive.

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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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Introducing XPEL PRIME XR PLUS Automotive Window Tint

  The next generation of automotive window film has arrived. As one of the most trusted brands in automotive paint protection & window film, we are proud to announce the unveiling of the all new XPEL PRIME XR PLUS. A unique multi-layer nano particle construction. Unrivaled heat rejection properties. Superior clarity. Truly, XPEL PRIME XR PLUS redefines high performance window tint. Performance, Redefined. For many automotive enthusiasts, window tint has always been about privacy and aesthetics. PRIME XR PLUS takes it to a whole new level. By utilizing ceramic particle technology, PRIME XR PLUS is able to deliver superior heat rejection like we've never felt before. Up to 98% of infrared heat can't penetrate PRIME XR PLUS, ensuring your interior stays cooler than ever. On top of that, XPEL PRIME XR PLUS provides SPF 1,000 UV protection, effectively blocking 99% of harmful, cancer-causing rays. It also helps prevent interior materials from fading, cracking, and degrading over time. Quality you can trust Drive down any road in the world, and chances are you'll see a car with window tint that's starting to degrade. Low quality film, improper install, and many other factors can attribute to the lifespan of your tint. Thanks to the lifetime transferable warranty offered by XPEL PRIME XR PLUS, you'll never have to sweat about your window tint. Discoloration, fading, bubbling, peeling, cracking, and delamination are a thing of the past. So, if you've been thinking about upgrading the window tint on your personal vehicle, look no further. PRIME XR PLUS is rolling out to authorized XPEL dealers everywhere, and as the weather heats up, there's no better time to stay cool. For more information, be sure to check out the PRIME XR PLUS product page or visit the XPEL Installer Locator to find a dealer near you!

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Jeep Jamboree Wrangler Rubicon Protected with XPEL ULTIMATE PLUS

Wrangling with the new Rubicon For the 2nd year in a row, we teamed up with Jeep Jamboree to ensure their brand new 2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon stays protected out on the trails. For those of you who may not be familiar with Jeep Jamboree, the events encompass weekend long off-road adventures all across the US. Of course, with any off-road capable vehicle, keeping it protected from scratches, scuffs, and chips isn't exactly easy. That's where XPEL comes in. To Keep the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon looking ready for whatever comes next, we wrapped it up with ULTIMATE PLUS paint protection. Nearly everything from the doors forward received ULTIMATE PLUS coverage - check out the video above for yourself! TRAIL RATED & ENTHUSIAST APPROVED If you're not familiar with the benefits of adding XPEL ULTIMATE PLUS paint protection to your Jeep Wrangler, let's break it down. While paint protection films are more commonly used on exotic cars & daily drivers, they're also great for off-road applications. While our PPF can protect your car's paint from road debris & rock chips, ULTIMATE PLUS can also handle plenty of action off the beaten path. It will help prevent damage from scuffs & scrapes, as well as keep your paint from getting scratched up by low hanging branches or other elements of tight terrain. With vehicles like the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, we recommend full front coverage, as well as the other high impact areas. On the Jeep Jamboree Rubicon, we covered the entire hood, fenders, flares, and front grill. You can tailor your package to include as much as you like. Be sure to browse what coverage options are available & let us know if you're looking for a specific pattern that we don't already offer. Protected for the Adventure Ahead After a quick couple of days at XPEL San Antonio, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon was all wrapped up with ULTIMATE PLUS and ready to take on the trails. From what we've seen on the Jeep Jamboree social media channels, it looks like the perfect opportunity to push ULTIMATE PLUS to its limits. Planning on attending a Jeep Jamboree event this year? Be sure to get up close & personal with the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon to see how well XPEL ULTIMATE PLUS holds up for yourself.

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Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2018 with the Velos Mclaren 570S

2018 marked the 16th year for the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction at the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center. This year, the show saw the inclusion of the John Staluppi collection, bringing 145 unique vehicles to the blocks for sale. With nearly 700 cars totaling out just shy of $40 million, the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach auctions were as exciting as ever. Velos DesignWerks McLaren 570s with ULTIMATE PLUS Paint Protection As some of our readers might recall, we bolstered our presence at the 2017 WFCT with the help of a bright orange McLaren. In particular, the Velos DesignWerks 570S. For Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach, it was back with a few new updates & modifications. Along with ULTIMATE PLUS paint protection film from The Sign Savers, the Velos 570S now has a new set of black & gold VLS01 wheels & a rear carbon wing. The McLaren drew a ton of attention to the XPEL booth. Having a fast car to show off is one thing, but when it's a rolling example of how the products performs in the wild, it's even better. Protecting a Little Piece of History No doubt, Barrett-Jackson is always full of surprises. When an opportunity for protecting something special arises, you've got to jump on it. Of all the celebrity sightings this year, Burt Reynolds stood out the most. Since his '80 Trans Am Pace Car crossed the blocks this year, the Bandit was on-location for a little meet & greet. After an autograph session, Burt decided to sign the Smokey themed printed wrap on the side of one of the merch trailers. With the help of some XPEL ULTIMATE film samples, Peter from Zen Auto Concepts made short work of preserving the signatures for years to come. Crowd Pleasers & Pocket Drainers As we mentioned above, Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach grew quite a bit in 2018. Staluppi's "Cars of Dreams" collection encompassed an entirely new tent all on its own. The collection included a little bit of everything, from classics to muscle and even a few oddities. While most of the vehicles were convertibles, there was one coupe that stood out. None other than a bone-stock twin turbo Toyota Supra, which sold for $50K and some change. There were quite a few other JDM legends hanging around the auction grounds of Barret-Jackson Palm Beach as well. We spied a handful of R33 Nissan Skylines, a right hand drive Mazda RX-7, and even a couple of NSXs. The top seller of the show was a uniquely spec'd Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition. Only 50 of the 500 LFAs produced came as Nürburgring Editions, so we were a bit surprised to see one crossing the blocks in Palm Beach of all places. At any rate, the LFA found a new home to the tune of a $770,000 hammer down. Inside the main Exhibitor Pavilion, a different high value supercar icon sat a few steps away from the XPEL booth. A Heritage Edition Ford GT, presumably, one of the same from SEMA 2017, looked as striking as ever in race inspired regalia. Other notable additions to the Blue Oval's base included the infamous Mustang Bullitt, as well as the first new Ford Ranger we've seen in the wild. Next Stop: Mohegan Sun All in all, this year's Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach was another awesome event for buyers, sellers, and show-goers alike. Between record setting attendance, high value automobiles and the enthusiasm of ownership, Barrett Jackson is just the type of place we like to be. In a handful of months, you'll be able to catch us back in the action at the Mohegan Sun for Barrett-Jackson Northeast. If you're going to the show, don't hesitate to stop by the booth & say hi!

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The New XPEL ULTIMATE PLUS Paint Protection Film is Now Available

  Since the launch of XPEL ULTIMATE, the world's first self-healing paint protection film, we've worked to advance the industry further. It's taken some time, but trust us, it was all worth it. Today, we're incredibly excited to announce the arrival of the new XPEL ULTIMATE PLUS - the next evolution of superior paint protection film. ULTIMATE PROTECTION, UNSEEN An unparalleled high gloss finish. Improved impact protection for enhanced durability. No doubt, XPEL ULTIMATE PLUS is the most advanced paint protection on the market. Along with the same self-healing power you've come to love, XPEL ULTIMATE PLUS provides less visible distortion than ever before. It also maintains maximum adhesion to painted surfaces thanks to our new edge seal technology. With ULTIMATE PLUS, you'll forget all about the orange peel woes of other films. It's so optically clear, it's virtually invisible to the naked eye. In some cases, XPEL ULTIMATE PLUS can improve the surface quality of your original paint, offering a more consistent finish and overall shine. It's the perfect product to keep your personal vehicle looking pristine with minimal effort on your end. BETWEEN YOU & THE OPEN ROAD Driving any distance can take a toll on your car's exterior. Road grime, tar, bug guts, bird droppings and even air pollution can contaminate the clear coat, causing etching, oxidation, or worse. Thanks to XPEL ULTIMATE PLUS paint protection film, your vehicle can stay safe from outside elements. The film is extremely stain & discoloration resistant, leaving you free to enjoy the drive without worrying about a wipe down at your next stop. INSTALLER TESTED, ENTHUSIAST APPROVED From the shop or the dealership to the street & the track, XPEL ULTIMATE PLUS was born to perform. It installs with ease, looks incredible, and it's built to last. Backed by our 10 year warranty, XPEL ULTIMATE PLUS will have you feeling like you're driving a new car every day. Unsure about the level of protection you need? For most sports cars and passenger vehicles, we recommend what you see above. It's commonly called a  "full front" package. This type of coverage  typically includes the entire hood, front bumper, full fenders, headlights, fog lamps, mirror caps, and more. For trucks, a "partial" package is often preferred, excluding chrome or textured plastic bumpers. Rocker panels and other high impact areas like rear bumpers and fenders are also important to protect, especially with performance cars or trucks with wide tires. So go forth, get protected & and enjoy the drive. Check out our Dealer Locator for an installer near you, and ask for XPEL ULTIMATE PLUS by name today!

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XPEL Dealer Conference 2018

  Earlier this month, we kicked off XPEL Dealer Conference 2018 in downtown San Antonio. With insightful keynote speakers, informative breakout sessions, and cut-throat installation competitions, XDC18 captured the XPEL ethos to a T. Take a peek at the gallery above for a taste of what you may have missed. EXPERIENCING XPEL Dealer Conference 2018 If you've never managed to make it to XPEL Dealer Conference, fear not - it's officially an annual event. It's geared toward towards growth, and the momentum created at XDC helps drive us all towards mutual success. We're polishing the format, working out the kinks, and honing in on what makes XDC a must-visit for first timer dealers & industry veterans alike. Check out some of the highlights from XDC18 below.   For the uninitiated, XDC18 might even feel a little overwhelming. From the minute you walk past the Lamborghini in the lobby to the moment you leave the awards ceremony, Dealer Conference is a state of mind. XDC18 Installation Competition A core component of Dealer Conference is competition. The paint protection & window film install showdown was fierce this year. From around the globe, the top XPEL installers fought their way through hoping to bring home the gold. Featuring over $20k in prizes from cash to film credits, the install comp brought a lot of excitement to XDC18. The intricate surfaces of the 4Runner & bulbous shape of the Beetle's rear window posed a challenge for even the most skilled installers. As the ULTIMATE paint protection & PRIME window film boxes started to pile up, the bracket thinned out. After a few strict rounds of judging, it was clear who would take the crown at XPEL Dealer Conference 2018. BREAKOUT SESSIONS This year's breakout sessions highlighted a little bit of everything. Behind the main stage, a bright yellow Porsche GT3 served as the subject for Advanced Installation Training. Attendees could also take part in DAP Q&A, along with a Dealer Round Table Discussion, and an informative exposé on digital marketing. Down the hall, participants could uncover the benefits of PRIME automotive window film and tint patterns. Of course, the VISION architectural & security film demo was a hit too, both literally & figuratively speaking. Guest Speakers at XDC18 While we may have cut back on the keynotes at XPEL Dealer Conference 2018, we made up for it with quality. The variance in schedule lended more time for stories, more room for engagement, and ultimately, a better experience overall. "The Alpha Dog" Jim Ziegler led the charge on the first day, highlighting his expertise with dealerships & what drove him to success. Day 2 brought with it the return of Facebook guru Jared Guynes and his keys to understanding how to maximize social media potential. Michael Vickers helped us understand the meaning of "Becoming Preferred" while maximizing brand appeal with polished experiences, quality service and consistent results. The Winner's Circle & After Party at Pat O'briens XPEL Dealer Conference 2018 concluded in a similar fashion to XDC17 with an open bar & awards ceremony at local haunt, Pat O'Briens. After a non-stop, 48 hour onslaught of all things XPEL, what better way to unwind than with a Hurricane or two? But enough about the after party. Lets' get on to the important stuff: the winners. Paint Protection Film: Showcasing their abilities with XPEL ULTIMATE, the top 3 in paint protection were Andrew Pilon in 3rd, Marcus Wiener in 2nd, and reigning champ Chris West in 1st.   Window Film: For window film, the prizewinners for PRIME went to Juan Botia in 3rd, Sylvain Parenteau in 2nd, and Rob Ruska in 1st. Congratulate the winners when you see them - if you didn't win, don't let it shake you. Hunker down, practice like there's no tomorrow and home your skills. XDC19 will be here before you know it. Regional Awards This year's conference also marked the new addition of regional recognition. From all around the world, the top XPEL Dealers received awards for their ongoing efforts to push the brand to new heights. In no particular order, congratulations to Goldwing Autocare, Tint Tech, WD Co-Auto, E.T., Midwest Tinting, Gulf Coast Auto Shield, Automotive Elegance, Protective Film Solutions, Eurotech Motorsports, Knox Details, Eastside Auto Salon, and Protex Laval for a stellar performance in 2017. The Future Of XPEL Dealer Conference No doubt, the camaraderie among the XPEL Family is palpable. From the biggest dealers to the smallest start ups, we're all in it together, and that's truly what Dealer Conference is all about. Where will XDC go from here? Only time will tell. Maybe next year we'll be gearing up for an XPEL DealerCation on a beach somewhere. For now, keep one hand on the squeegee & an eye on your email - XDC19 is sure to be bigger than ever.

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