Anyone getting this done to their Hellcat?

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  1. Ponycarkilla

    Ponycarkilla Silver Member

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    Might be a great investment, hitting bugs and tiny rocks at 170 could do a lot of paint damage.
     
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    Considering it along with wrapping the hood in satin black.
     
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    There as been a few people in here that has had it done...huggytree and a few others,,I think billet silver had his done to
     
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    Paladin06 Have Guns Will Travel Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member

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    I had clear bra done but not the entire car.
     
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    SRT_HC_707 SRT_HC_707 Staff Member

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    See this thread. Some discussion on this topic going on now.... My CAT was bad and got expelled SRT Hellcat Forum

    I just booked 3/31to get it done on my cat. Doing the following:

    • Full front bumper
    • Full front hood
    • Full front fenders
    • Backs of rear view mirrors
    • Full lower rocker panels including behind rear wheels
    • Door sills
    • Door edges
    • Under exterior door handles (the oval impression where your fingers go to lift the door handle)
    • Top of rear bumper
    • Hood and top of fender edges will be tucked

    Installer I'm using works with the following films... My choice and I'm having a hard time choosing. They all have pros and cons
    XPEL Ultimate
    Suntek C
    3M Scotchguard Pro 2 (version 2 -- newest revision)

    Installer likes them all but his pick is 3M Pro 2. I'm doing research online and talking to a lot of installers etc.
     
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    Pros and cons of this vs CQuartz?
     
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    SRT_HC_707 SRT_HC_707 Staff Member

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    Honestly, apples and oranges. What we are talking about here is a PPF -- paint protection film. Protect paint from rock chips scratches etc.

    CQuartz is a coating that will make car easier to keep clean and protect from micromarring (from towels etc). It's not going to do much (really anything to protect from a major scratch or rock chip).

    Many people do the PPF and then put CQuartz on top.

    I'm going to use Optimum Pro on my car (all paint, glass except windshield and wheels). This is in addition to the PPF and the Optimum Pro will be on top of the film too.
     
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    I have put ClearBra film on the front of my cars for nearly ten years.
    Early on film would start to turn a bit yellow if left in the sun a lot, newer films are MUCH better.
    Get's pricey doing full front, front 1/3rd of hood, backs of mirrors and A pillars, but worth it not to have
    paint chips all over if you live in an area that has lots of rocks on the roads.
    Get it down. My .02 though, if you live in an area with humidity and therefore bugs, but be sure to clean bugs
    off on a regular basis with a microfiber cloth and non-abrasive solution/spray. Some bugs have acid in their guts and if left on the film too long can actually stain the film.
     
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    You bring up a good point. The film is there to protect the paint but you can't neglect the film either. Reasonable care and common sense (wash at least once a week, address bird poop and bug stains as soon as possible etc. etc.) is necessary. Who wants to spend all that money on film only to let it get crappy.

    The flying rock from a car out front is inevitable no matter where you live. Since I can't have a bubble over my car following me around everywhere I'm hoping the PPF will help out. Getting mine done this coming Tuesday and I honestly can't wait! I'm looking forward to see how it turns out (and hoping for a really good job). The guy I'm using is mobile so he will be working in my garage. What a bonus.... I don't have to leave my Hellbaby anywhere. Forget about valet mode, if I had to leave my cat somewhere I'd probably whip one of these out of the trunk and put it on before I left.
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    Boy that guys works fast! I am having 3M done front fascia/splitter and 2" up hood. Behind wheels as rock guard.
     
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    I will be doing the Charger HC when it gets here. I did the Durango R/T and love it!
     
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    magnummrk SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    I looked at buying one of these myself....not sure yet. Have a few overnight car events planned this summer
     
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    xpel goes on in 7 days

    the day it goes out of storage its going right to the xpel guy....before i drive it anywhere else
     
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    Wise move! I highly recommend it!
     

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