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XPEL Paint Protection Film goes to the Autocross


For those of you unfamiliar with Autocross, it's a form of motor sports that offers low risk competition. Autocross has been around since the 1940's, enabling the average American who are passionate about cars, and speed, to compete on a low cost entry level.The courses are usually set up in a large parking lot, in this case it happened at the local horse racing track parking lot. The courses are marked with road cones that give the drivers direction to navigate through the course. The drivers do not race head to head, instead it's a competition to get the fastest time. Most courses run 40 to 90 seconds long and can reach speeds in excess of 75 mph.

Porsche Enthusiasm

Here at XPEL we don't just talk cars, we live cars, and we enjoy driving them. One of us in particular is an avid Porsche enthusiast, and multiple Porsche owner. East Coast Account Manager David Campbell never misses a chance to take his 911 out to a PCA Autocross. If you're interested in a local autocross reach out to your manufacturer's local club for possible upcoming events.

Porsche Protection

David's white 997 911 is protected with XPEL ULTIMATE paint protection film. XPEL San Antonio installed ULTIMATE on the full hood, front fenders, bumper, headlights, mirrors, and rear wheel impact areas. Since autocross events are usually held in parking lots that aren't always well maintained there are always two or three patches of gravel, dirt, or rocks the drivers have to navigate through or around. This can cause rocks to fly up and possibly scratch, or even chip the paint. Protecting the high impact areas of your vehicle are key. We have a database with over 87,000 patterns for all makes and models dating back to the late 1990's. We have a world wide dealer base ready to protect your car. Click on the yellow dealer locator button below to find your nearest installer of XPEL ULTIMATE. 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