Those with satin black hoods...

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  1. Sinurgy

    Sinurgy Silver Member

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    Are you doing anything special to take care of it? Is it really as fragile as many make it seem?
     
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    I bought the Dr. Beasley's line for satin finish and have been happy with the results. We have a lot of moisture here in Florida so water spots and I are still fighting with each other. Other than that and once I figure it out I love my black satin hood!!!!
     
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    Covered mine with Xpel. Solved the care issue.
     
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    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

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    its a huge pain in the A$$. have to use two buckets to wash it so you can rinse your wash rag. tree sap and bugs no scrubbing. I need to get on with a program because I like a clean car. I refuse to put a wrap or coating on it. ( possible I may rethink that).
     
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    Man that sounds like such a hassle. I admit I don't really like washing my car, mostly because it gets so f'ing hot here and you'll end up with skin cancer before you even finish. Generally I take my cars to the car wash (yeah I know, but at least I choose the hand wash option) but I'm worried about this hood becoming noticeably jacked in short order if I do that.

    I've seriously been considering going this route. If you don't mind could you tell me how much it cost you? Now that it's done can you just just wash it normal, no more special procedures?

    Yikes, this is exactly what I'm fearing!!
     
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    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

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    I have a friend who owns a company that window tints and does the expel wraps he would give me a deal but we talk about it and He thinks right now its a bad idea. They make a satin clear wrap. He just doesn't know what will happen in a few short years when it needs replaced. The wrap products on the clear coat are excellent.
     
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    The Xpel job, which included the front end, rocker panels, hood and a number of other at risk areas was around $1775.00. I didn't pay the bill directly, so I don't know the exact cost.
     
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    Do you mind elaborating on why he's advising you against it? I was under the impression that the Xpel stealth stuff was install it and forget it.
     
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    I've been using the Dr Beasley matte products too and have been happy with them.
     
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    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

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    He is an authorized installer and says he is not sure what will happen to the finish if you remove the film. The heat is part of the problem and the paint on top of the other paint is also a concern, will I have red spots if the black finish comes off with the wrap, will the wrap fail early due to the engine and sun heat?
    I decided to take his advice and wait for others to try it. He would apply it for me if I would like. Probably for free.
     
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    70cuda, I have had zero issues with the Xpex film on the hood.
     
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    The satin paint can get swirled & spotted easy !! There is NO WAY I'd let any car wash place touch it, all it will take is 1 wipe with a slightly dirty brush/sponge/towel and you're screwed. Plus, NEVER, EVER wash it when it's hot or in the sun - that's an open invitation to marring & spotting.
     
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    Ugh...this is sounding more and more like it's not worth it at all.

    I live in Phoenix man!!!
     
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    Not to speak for 70cuda but I think what he's referring to is down the road a few years when apparently you need to replace the xpel. The concern is when you peel the stuff off it may take some of the satin finish with it. At least that's my understanding.
     
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    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

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    thats what my guy is saying. He would wrap mine for free so I will wait for the reviews on the stuff after a hot summer.
     

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