Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2017: Camaros, Corvettes & Clear Bra

For the collector car enthusiast, there's no better event series than Barrett-Jackson. Touted as "The World's Greatest Collector Car Auction," it's nothing short of a spectacle. As National Sponsors, we're always excited when auction season starts. The Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach show may not be the largest of what the auctions have to offer, the experience this year was top-notch. Bringing Black Rose Metallic to Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach While there's always plenty of cool cars to see at Barrett-Jackson, we love bringing something unique to display. For instance, this year we welcomed a brand new Chevy Corvette into the booth. By and large, the Corvette is easily our most popular candidate for clear bra coverage. They're a great car for highlighting the importance of high-impact protection, and it doesn't hurt that they're nice to look at too. The variant that accompanied us to Palm Beach was none other than a 2017 Black Rose Metallic Z06. Color-wise, we couldn't have asked for a more stellar selection. Discontinued in the early 90s and revived for 2017, the paint seemed to surprise & delight everyone who passed by. Many questions arose about the origins of the Corvette's finish, and in turn, the benefits of protecting such a unique hue with clear bra. Surveys, Giveaways & Self-Healing Film Demos Another highlight of the XPEL experience at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach was our new survey platform. To liven things up, we created a custom questionnaire for attendees to complete while they visited the booth. Everyone who participated received a complimentary microfiber towel. one lucky show-goer even won a car care kit valued at $75! We also had quite a few people interested in the self-healing power and installation of XPEL ULTIMATE. There's something about first hand film handling that proves the value of paint protection. Thanks to local installers from Zen Auto Concepts & the Sign Savers, we had fresh clear bra on our demo hood daily, ready to take a beating. Show Cars & Top Sellers Beyond the XPEL booth, the massive manufacturer displays loomed. Dodge brought out an eye-catching satin purple Viper, but all eyes were on the simulator. Positioned on motion-sensitive actuators, the Viper SRT sim is no joke. The system relays real-time force feedback for a accurate adaptation of road racing. We didn't have a chance to try it out for ourselves, but judging by the wait line it was a big hit with spectators! Be that as it may, the real bread winner of Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach came with a bowtie. We're not talking fashion accessories either. Chevrolet brought out the very first example of their high-performance Camaro, the 2018 ZL1 1LE. With a revised carbon aero package, adjustable suspension and 650hp, Chevy calls it the "most track-capable Camaro ever." It's exactly the type of turn-key monster that's worthy of ULTIMATE paint protection. We had the pleasure of watching the ZL1 1LE cross the blocks during primetime on Friday. The stage filled up so quick it was next to impossible to even see the car. If you're following us on instagram, you may have caught a glimpse of it during a brief live stream. In a matter of minutes, we witnessed the new monster Camaro hammer down at a whopping $250,000. That may seem like a bit of sticker shock, but 100% of the Camaro's proceeds went to charity benefiting United Way. Of course, part of the draw of an event like Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach is the sheer variety of cars. Ordinarily, one may think of "collector cars" as something more akin to classics or muscle. On the whole, there's something for everyone. From resto-mods to time capsules, wild exotics and even a number of off-roaders, Barrett-Jackson has it all. Walking the grounds, we saw a couple GT-Rs, a vintage Land Cruiser, and even Sung Kang's Ford Maverick from SEMA. Between the tents of auction cars, Bentley had new models on display including the new Bentayga. If you're in the market, we've already got quite a variety of coverage options available in our database! If exotics are what you're after, Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach has you covered too. Back in the farthest corner of the auction vehicle display tents, there's a small building. Inside this building you'll find some real heavy hitters. An Aston Martin Vanquish, Rolls-Royce Phantom, and Ferrari F430 were front & center this year. A few steps away, we found ourselves face to face with some of ROUSH's finest. We're always excited to see what ROUSH brings to the table at Barrett Jackson. In the booth, two new performance Mustangs flanked either side of a monstrous F-150. With a slew of upgraded components & a throaty side-exit exhaust system, the ROUSH F-150 is a perfect support vehicle for track days or road rallies. Back inside the main pavilion we also spied a brand new DB11 and McLaren 570s on display. We've seen a number of the new Astons receiving ULTIMATE paint protection lately, and it's a thing of beauty. On top of that, our latest install video features a stunning 570S at XPEL Houston. Be sure to check it out if you haven't had a chance yet! Just across from our booth, Ford Motor Company had quite the selection of vehicles to check out too. Despite not showing off the new GT, the blue oval exhibit was buzzing with action. An "XPEL Yellow" Shelby GT350 attracted a lot of onlookers, but the real special guest was up on a turn table. At the far corner of Ford's display sat a brand new 2018 Mustang GT convertible. We'd seen it in press photos, but this was the first time viewing one in the flesh. It's sharp - with less visible plastics & angular, revised facia, the new Mustang looks, dare we say it, Fisker-esque. It will be interesting to see how the various iterations of Ford's latest pony car shape up. One thing's for sure, we'll have paint protection patterns for the new Mustang in our database in no time! Wrapping up Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach All things considered, our time in Palm Beach was well spent. The auction environment is an exciting one to be in whether your buying, selling, or simply enjoying the event. We'll be packing up & heading out to Barrett-Jackson NorthEast soon, so be on the lookout if you're in the area! XPEL at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach - Full Photo Gallery  

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McLaren 570S Treated to ULTIMATE Paint Protection at XPEL Houston

Wrapping Up a Pacific Blue 2017 McLaren 570S with XPEL Self-Healing Film With over 560hp on tap, seven sequential gears & a twin-turbo V8 handling the heavy lifting, McLaren's 570S is quite a performer. It's a new breed of high performance vehicle that's reshaping the way we think about life on four wheels.Between an impressive power-to-weight ratio & lightweight construction, the 570S delivers on all levels. McLaren Automotive themselves describe the 570S as the "ultimate sports car experience." No doubt, it's hard to disagree. When you've got the Ultimate sports car, only ULTIMATE paint protection will suffice. Cue the music! As you can see, before venturing out to Royal Purple Raceway for TX2K last month, we made plans for a slight detour to XPEL Houston. Incidentally, a beautiful Pacific blue 570S from McLaren Houston was ready & waiting for us when we arrived. In no time, the 570S got prepped and wrapped up with Full Front XPEL ULTIMATE paint protection film. If you're unfamiliar - Full Front refers to all the high-impact areas. In this case, coverage included the McLaren's entire front bumper, front fenders, headlights & mirror caps. Installation Process & Procedure To kickstart the installation process, the 570S got washed up. Once clean, we put McLaren's paint through a thorough clay bar decontamination stage. With a silky smooth clear coat prepped for protection, the 570S was ready for XPEL ULTIMATE. Thanks to our precision designed kits, fitting the film to the McLaren was a relative breeze. Each piece of the 570s' Full Front package contours with the natural body shape of the vehicle for a snug fit. Even with a curvaceous shape like the front fenders on a McLaren 570S, XPEL ULTIMATE lays down smooth. After the initial stroke, installing clear bra becomes a matter of working out the gel. With proper technique, the floating film adheres right to the paint. On average, a skilled installer is capable of producing a Full Front XPEL ULTIMATE protection package in a matter of a few hours or so. At XPEL Houston, that standard rings true. Our installer made short work of the McLaren 570S, powering through the installation with ease. The fit and finish of the end product is proof in itself. XPEL ULTIMATE is nearly invisible over the Pacific blue paint. Whether this McLaren is up carving corners or corralled at Cars & Coffee, it's now protected from whatever the road throws its way! ULTIMATE Protection for an Ultimate Sports Car Back outside, the McLaren's new XPEL ULTIMATE clear bra glistened in the Houston sun. The Pacific's metallic flake remains unchanged under its new protective film. It's quite a dynamic color, and knowing it's going to remain that way for years to come is even better. In addition, paring it with McLaren's signature papaya accents makes for a stunning spec on the 570S. By the numbers, the McLaren 570S can rocket from 0-120+ mph in a mere 9.5 seconds. That's faster than most daily drivers can make it to sixty. It's a power-to-weight equation that favors McLaren's technological advancements. The 570S owes much of its featherlight nature to the MonoCell II chassis design. Tipping the scales at around 165 pounds, the carbon tub in the McLaren is a key component to its success. Juiced up, the 570S weighs in at a slim 3,100 pounds, notably lighter than most everything that falls under the "premium sports car" heading. As a result, the McLaren remains nimble, grounded, and predictable in the best kind of way. On or off the track, the 570S is capable of a spectacular performance. All things considered, when piloting a vehicle as spectacular as a new McLaren 570S, it's all about the experience. Thanks to the protection provided by XPEL ULTIMATE clear bra, you can put your mind at ease & focus on driving.  Houston XPEL Install Center Interested in preventative protection for your personal vehicle? If you live in Houston or surrounding areas, don't hesitate to reach out for more information on coverage, installation cost, and aftercare tips. The XPEL Houston installation center can be reached via the links below. LOCATED AT: 220 Barren Springs Dr #3, Houston, TX 77090 CALL: (210) 678-3700 ONLINE: www.xpel.com  What is XPEL ULTIMATE? XPEL ULTIMATE leads the clear bra industry with unrivaled 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 delaminating! Protecting your paint has many benefits. For example, clear bra will help maintain your vehicle's factory finish, make your car easier to clean, and can even help bolster the car's resale value! Check out this self-healing demonstration & see for yourself:   Click below to find an XPEL Installer nearest you: With Authorized Installers all over the globe, you can have XPEL Self-Healing Paint Protection Film installed on your vehicles no matter where you are. Can't find an XPEL Dealer in your area or looking to become an installer yourself? Shoot us an e-mail! Pacific Blue 2017 McLaren 570S Photo Gallery

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TX2K17: A World Record Weekend at Royal Purple Raceway

If you've never had the pleasure of attending TX2K, you may not know what you're missing out on. Some have referred to it as "The Super Bowl of Street Car Racing," and we'd have to agree. It's an event that's gone from being Supra-centric, to a full on clash of automotive titans. #TeamXPEL en route to TX2K17 After a brief stop at XPEL Houston, we pressed onward to Royal Purple Raceway for the main event. David set the pace in his XPEL ULTIMATE wrapped Dodge Challenger SRT 392. Consequentially, it was the perfect opportunity for snapping rolling shots! We weren't alone on the drive in either. A few miles out from the track, we came upon a lone Chicane Grey McLaren 570s that was also making its way to TX2K17. The driver surprised us with a lightning fast flyby before putting a few car lengths on our convoy. On Location at Royal Purple Raceway With our tent all set up close to the staging lanes, we were in a prime position for event's festivities. While the yellow XPEL Tundra is eye catching on its own, we opted to draw a crowd in proper TX2K fashion: horsepower. Over the course of our stay at RPR, we had a combined excess of around 3,000+ HP on deck between two Lamborghinis. First up was a beautiful Underground Racing Superleggera. The following day, a bright orange Heffner Performance Gallardo graced the booth. Amidst Facebook Live streams, we took some time to educate attendees on the advantages of XPEL ULTIMATE & STEALTH self-healing clear bra as well as our PRIME window films. We saw a lot of familiar faces and we also made a few new friends. One attendee even told us he's hoping to expanding the XPEL Dealer Network all the way to Jamaica! As luck would have it, our neighbors from Eat Sleep Race brought out a crazy RHD Rocket Bunny S15 with a Nissan RB26 motor swap. It was quite a sight to behold and definitely attracted a lot of attention from event goers. Car Spotting Around the Grounds There was a wide variety of vehicles to see at TX2K17, from tuners to exotics & beyond. Most of all, the Nissan GT-R presence at TX2K has grown stronger with each passing year, and 2017 was no exception. For example, it's not every day that we get to see a line up of GT-R's spanning four generations! Between the rows of tents & team trailers, we spotted a Radical RXC, the same elusive grey McLaren, and even a new Ford Raptor. One of the great things about an event like TX2K is that a majority of the cars there came to race. Hard parking isn't on the event schedule. Venturing over towards the dyno zone, we spied a lone Mazda RX-7 prepping for a pull. As spectators looked on, the FD grumbled to life in an eruption of boost. One of the nice things about dyno days at TX2K is the fact that it's open to all makes & models. Anyone can test their power output whether they're running AWD or 2WD. It's hard to resist snapping a pic of anything that's XPEL yellow. A well-kept Ford GT sat unassumingly near the tail end of the staging lanes a few feet away from the action. While it seemed to be stock in nature, you can never be too sure of what's lurking below the surface at an event like TX2K. Beyond our booth, there were quite a few cars on-site protected with XPEL ULTIMATE clear bra as well. A UR8 Lamborghini Huracan, Huracan Spyder, and a Murcielago sat near the track entrance looking as good as the day they got wrapped. Even a brand new 2017 Acura NSX found its way to TX2K, shining bright in metallic pearl white. No doubt, it was a perfect candidate for paint protection! Trackside at TX2K17 Exploring the pits at the track is an experience in itself, but the real reason to attend is the racing. As Gold Tier sponsors of TX2K17, we had access to get right up in the thick of it, and it didn't disappoint. With our team polos caked in tire fragments, permeated by the smell of exhaust, we ended every day wide eyed & grinning. As a result of our proximity, we may have suffered some minor hearing loss, but it was worth it. Next time we'll make sure to bring some ear protection. From the tower walkways, we got a bird's eye view of the action. If you're not familiar with roll racing, the concept is simple: cars have to maintain a designated speed as they approach the start point.  Once they reach the flag, it's wide open throttle till the end of the pass and as a result, whoever gets there first, wins. In a sense, roll racing brings the rush of freeway pulls to a safer, more controlled environment. With multiple brackets & classes competing, there was plenty of high-horsepower entertainment to take in. As the days events progressed, the anticipation for automotive insanity continued to elevate. WITNESSING HISTORY IN THE MAKING We saw quite a few passes during our four day stay at Royal Purple Raceway. Breaking records at TX2K is by no means a rare occurrence and it's always mind blowing to see first hand. With trap speeds reaching into the 200s, a few measly seconds can feel like a century waiting for the results to come in. One of the first record breakers was none other than a twin turbo UR4 Huracan piloted by KC Howeth of Underground Racing. In the first round of roll racing, KC set a new track top speed of 217 MPH. Working his way through eliminations, Howeth wound up in the finals placing 1st in the Unlimited Class. Excitement brewed over with exhibition drag racing from AMS Performance and ETS. While multiple teams were gunning for the elusive 6 second quarter mile pass, only one emerged victorious. Despite suffering an engine fire the day prior, the AMS Alpha G GT-R brought the quickness. For a moment, time seemed to slow to a near halt. The announcer boomed over the loudspeaker, and the clocks confirmed it: Gidi Chamdi set a new world record. Cheers erupted from the crowd. The media swarmed around Gidi & the AMS team while they took in the moment. For those who missed out, check out the video clip below and watch the Alpha G's insane 6.9 second pass for yourself. Video courtesy of 1320 Video WRAPPING UP & ROLLING OUT All in all, it seems safe to say that TX2K17 was one of the best ones yet. It's an epic showcase of automotive awesomeness, and exactly the type of event we love to sponsor. We're already looking forward to sharing the benefits of XPEL clear bra & window films with attendees next year. TX2K18 can't come soon enough! CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL LIST OF RACE RESULTS   TX2K17 GALLERY

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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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Corvettes at Carlisle meets the best protection around, XPEL ULTIMATE

Corvettes at Carlisle This year's event marked the biggest and best Carlisle event yet. With the help of our dedicated and knowledgeable installers, team XPEL helped protect over 21 Corvettes at the show, which ran Thursday through Sunday. Some of our Independent Installers came from all over the area, as far away as Maryland. We'd like to thank all of our customers and loyal supporters that came by the booth and said hello. Every year leaves us wanting more, and we cannot wait to be back for Corvettes at Carlisle in 2017, be sure to look out for us next year! For those that are unfamiliar with Corvettes at Carlisle, it's an annual Corvette show that's held in Carlisle, Pennslyvania. It's best described by our friends at Carlisle Events: "The largest and most fun-filled Corvette event in the world, the annual Corvettes at Carlisle event features more than 5,000 Corvettes representing all generations of America’s classic sports car. Corvette enthusiasm is contagious with participation in autocross, burnouts, and the parade through historic downtown Carlisle. The excitement continues with an incredible shopping experience, including a huge swap meet with a wide variety of vendors, an all-Corvette car corral, Manufacturers Midway and Installation Alley." CarlisleEvents.com Corvettes at Carlisle 2017 We look forward to seeing everyone next year and making it an even better and bigger show! Next years dates have been released, come see us August 24th-27th, 2017. A reminder for those attending next year, the show now starts on Thursday at 10am. We will be on site doing live installs, so get ready to have your Corvette protected by our self-healing paint protection film. To register for next year, visit: Carlisle Events XPEL Installers from Corvettes at Carlisle All American Paint Protection 15125 Frederick Rd, Rockville, Maryland 301-704-9348 Auto Graphics 62 Doe Run Rd, Manheim, PA 717-665-6964 Auto Pro 1.com 1544 Pleasant Valley Blvd, Altoona, Pennsylvania 814-937-5015 Detail Authority 3131 Draper Dr, Fairfax, Virginia 703-978-7800 Rose Detailing 1107 Harrisburg Pike, Carlisle, PA 717-258-4000 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 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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UA9FoV_O5Mk Locate an Installer near you If you’re interested in having your vehicle protected with XPEL before the next show, please locate an Installer nearest you, click here: XPEL Locator    Car Show Coverage   We'd like to thank Corvette America and Carlisle Events for the pictures of the show coverage  

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Porsche Cayman GT4 for Planet-9 Founder

Porsche Exchange Delivery When Ken Smiley, the founder, and admin of Planet-9 contacted us and asked about protecting his track-ready Porsche Cayman GT4, we didn't hesitate to jump in and help him find a local Factory Trained XPEL Installer. After all, Ken had a 500+ mile drive home to Kansas once the vehicle was completed. A 500+ Mile drive? Yes, Ken selected the Porsche Exchange in Chicago to take delivery of his Racing Yellow GT4 and had the Chicago Auto Pros perform their magic, wrapping this beautiful car with XPEL ULTIMATE self-healing paint protection film. The coverage areas included a full front end (full hood, full fenders, front bumper, and mirrors), rocker panels and custom wing coverage. Ken is now ready to hit the road and the track. Look below at the article that Ken wrote about his entire experience, that is also on his website, Planet-9.com, a Porsche Enthusiast Forum. 

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BMW Performance Driving Center at The Thermal Club

Adonis Detail and XPEL ULTIMATE When BMW of North America announced the opening of a new permanent BMW Performance Driver Training Facility in Southern California in 2014, we were extremely excited. With the increased mileage around the course, the damage from rock chips, bugs acids and other debris were taking a toll on these powerful M cars, they needed some sort of protection. This is where our friends, Adonis Detail come in, they are wrapping each car with XPEL ULTIMATE self-healing film to help keep the beautiful M Performance Cars looking brand new.   BMW takes their performance driving school seriously and since opening, nearly 130,000 students have completed the course. Today between 1,000 and 1,500 people visit the BMW Performance Center every week. With that many people they needed only the best protection for their vehicles. They contacted Adonis Detail and working together they’re protecting each vehicle with XPEL ULTIMATE. A quote from Tim Coats, owner of Adonis Detail,     For those not familiar with the BMW Performance Center, its located at The Thermal Club, a 32-acre facility with a dedicated 1.4-mile road course, 6.2 acres of paddock, a skid pad and an 8,500 square foot Performance Facility. To read more about Thermal and BMW Performance Driving Center, click here: Thermal BMW     It’s quite an amazing site to see all of these M cars protected with XPEL ULTIMATE, we are proud that the BMW Performance Driving School has partnered with Adonis Detail and XPEL.     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. Locate an Installer near you If you’re interested in having your vehicle protected with XPEL, locate an Installer nearest you, click here: XPEL Locator  Contact Information for Adonis Detail Adonis Detail Website (760) 815-5933

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Satin White Panamera Turbo?

How do you make a Panamera look even better? You wrap it with XPEL STEALTH! Imagine, you just spent over $140,000 dollars on a beautiful Pure White Porsche Panamera Turbo. What is the first thing you do, besides drive it like you stole it? You wrap the vehicle with XPEL ULTIMATE self-healing Paint Protection Film. Our Co-Founder, COO Tim Hartt, didn’t just wrap it with our traditional XPEL ULTIMATE; he wrapped the ENTIRE vehicle with XPEL STEALTH satin-finish paint protection film. That’s right, every painted surface of this Porsche Panamera is wrapped with our STEALTH film. This revolutionary film transforms your glossy paint to a satin finish of your vehicles color. XPEL San Antonio was honored to begin this process of wrapping this entire Panamera. We started by washing and removing any contaminants with a clay-bar. After the vehicle was clean and free from debris, we started with our pre-cut kits of XPEL STEALTH and applied to every panel of this vehicle. Our pre-cut kits allow for a wrapped edge, to make for a seamless installation. XPEL STEALTH has a 10-year warranty that covers, yellowing, staining, cracking, blistering and delaminating. Upgrades Aside from the STEALTH satin clear bra, this isn't your standard Porsche Panamera Turbo. This Panamera has been upgraded with a few things from AWE Tuning, which together add a staggering 100+ horsepower and 90+ft lb of torque at the crank. This is accomplished by a G.I.A.C Performance Software Upgrade and a full turbo-back track edition performance exhaust. The moment you're in the driver seats and start this beast up, you feel the cooled seats on your back, the rumble of the new exhaust and as soon as you punch it, you hear the turbos sing loudly and the exhaust roar as you speed from zero to 60 mph, 1.03 seconds quicker than stock, thanks to the software upgrade. Now check out how we protect this beautiful and powerful car. Check out the installation process and awesome video footage below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfJLXXVA-m4 XPEL STEALTH is a popular film, to see more STEALTH installations click here: XPEL STEALTH Now, for the best part, pictures! Finished photos of the Panamera thats fully wrapped with XPEL STEALTH The Panamera before it went in for surgery, notice the glossy OEM Pure White paint In this picture the installers are installing STEALTH on the front fender With the fender installed, the installers are now fitting the front bumper with STEALTH, if you look closely you can see the transformation down the side of the vehicle where there is no film installed yet We remove the headlights in order to wrap the edges of the film for a seamless installation, this is standard on nearly every Porsche installation we complete Always ask for wrapped edges where possible, plus we’ve removed the Porsche emblem for a seamless hood installation STEALTH looks absolutely phenomenal on this Pure White Panamera The roof is fully wrapped with STEALTH and precision cut to fit with or without a sunroof Every painted part of this car is wrapped with XPEL STEALTH, leaving no panel untouched A great rolling shot of the Porsche Panamera Turbo after the STEALTH was installed   To find an installer nearest you, click here: XPEL LOCATOR    

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XPEL featured on local news station Kens5

Original Story from Kens5 A Dominion home recently featured on KENS 5 as the most expensive house in San Antonio is 27,000 square feet. What about the most expensive cars in the city? It's called coffee and cars: Every two weeks car enthusiasts in San Antonio wake up early, and proudly display their favorite toy, their souped up car. There's something for everybody, including exotic cars. <span id="mce_marker" data-mce-type="bookmark">​</span> "This car revs at 9,000 rpms, there's really nothing quite like it," said Gary Davidson, Car Enthusiast. Gary Davidson said he has a passion for Ferrari's. One Ferrari in his collection is one of only 800 worldwide: a Ferrari 458 Speciale. It's considered an investment vehicle, meaning if he keeps the miles down, he could relist it later for even more than it's valued now, about $430,000 to $490,000. Davidson is not the only one in the Alamo City that shares a love for beautiful cars like this. "Some people just put these in the garage and look at it, I like to get them out in the street and really have fun with them," said Dave Gordon, Car Enthusiast. Gordon has a garage of 20 cars, but he has a real drive for Lamborghini's. "They hunt you down, they take pictures of you," said Gordon. "If you're going down the highway they'll speed up behind you and take pictures." Gordon said his passion for cars started as a young boy, so after working hard in life, he has no problem living out his dream of having a garage like his. "The Countach, that markets gone really high that's almost 500,000, the Murcielago running around 200,000 right now, the Diablo is probably low 200s," said Gordon. While those numbers might seem mind boggling, for some there are even more expensive vehicles out on our roads. "It's really a product for anyone who wants to keep their car looking new," said David Dick, XPEL Technologies Regional Manager. At XPEL they specialize in protective film for vehicles. It's similar to what you put on your cell phone to protect the screen from scratches. Because of that, the company often sees very expensive vehicles like Ferrari's. They also worked on a Bugatti, as well as a couple of LaFerrari's, vehicle's well over the million dollar mark. "Its going to range anywhere from 1.5 million all the way up to 2 million on the Bugatti's," said Dick. "The LaFerraris they sticker typically 1.7 to 1.8, but they're immediately already going up in value and worth somewhere in the neighborhood of 3 million dollars," said Dick. At XPEL Technologies, employees manufacture a paint protection film called 'XPEL ULTIMATE.' "Think about window tint squeegeed to glass. This is a paint protection polyurethane film that's squeegeed to the automotive clear coat of an automobile," said David Dick of XPEL Technologies. The product protects cars from certain types of damage. "[That includes] rock chips, bugs etching in the front or any road debris," Dick said. Their specialists work on all sorts of cars. "You see anything from 2015 Mustang to a 2015 McLaren 650S Spider," said Dick. Each car takes between a half and a full day to finish. "Our guys have been well trained, and we are very careful with how we work on the vehicles," Dick said. Training for this job typically takes between three and six months on the job, and installers end up making between $40,000 and $60,000 a year. Link to the original articles: Million Dollar Cars Cruise San Antonio & Non-Traditional Education Catching on in San Antonio

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Porsches 2 Ohio – Granville, Ohio

P2O, Porsches 2 Ohio 2015 Featuring XPEL ULTIMATE and '15 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet  It was a chilly, bright and early July morning in Granville Ohio for the official start of P2O, Porsches 2 Ohio. The Porsches started arriving at 6:30am to the already closed main street, where the show was being hosted. Yes, they closed down the main street that connects the town of Granville, Ohio. The vendors and Sponsors were finished with there set up, and started greeting Porsche enthusiasts as they began to wipe down their vehicles.   Then we heard these two magnificent Porsches arriving, a Cayman Race Car and the 887 horsepower, $929,000 Porsche 918 Spyder. These two beauties were the center of attention for the entire show. We only wish they were protected with XPEL ULTIMATE. Get an installation quote from a XPEL  Installer. Below are the patterns that were installed on the Red Porsche 911 GTS. To view the pattern for your vehicle: Click Here Full Front End Bumper, Hood, Fenders, Mirrors and A-Pillars       Picture from the show 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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