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Hot hatchback 2013 Fiat 500 Abarth gets a turbo and now XPEL paint protection film clear bra San Antonio, Texas

Abarth has been the performance division of Fiat since 1972. From 1957 to 1975 Fiat sold over 3.8 million 500's! When the car was brought back to life in 2007 there was already a huge fan market for the car. Built in Poland and Mexico the latest generation of the 500 comes with a 1.4L two cylinder engine rated for just 99 hp and 97 lb ft of torque. The Abarth version however, adds a turbocharger and bumps power to 160hp and 170 lb ft of torque. It includes a five speed manual transmission, low ride suspension, four-wheel disc brakes, electric power steering, and a couple other go fast bits. Hot hatchbacks are sought after for their practicality, fuel efficiency, and all around sporty fun drive. The owner of this Abarth brought it into XPEL to have the full front protected by our self-healing film. That includes the entire front hood, front fenders, bumper, mirrors, and lights.

XPEL Ultimate Self-healing Clear Bra

XPEL ULTIMATE leadsthe 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 cars 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 wirebrush 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 Patternsare created equal

At XPEL we pride ourselves on our pre-cut pattern software. By using a pre-cut pattern youll have less to worry about, since the installer willnot 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 its possible to wrap edges using a computer cut pattern which gives you a much better protection and installation. WithXPEL Technologies Corp., all patterns are available with precision cut wrapped edges where possible. Where a wrapped edge is not possible,for example around theparking 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