XPel and factory satin black hoods

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  1. RammJaeger

    RammJaeger Silver Member

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    Has anyone had the XPel Stealth put on their factory satin black hoods. My car with the factory satin black hood arrives in about a week, and I'm thinking about doing this. But im afraid it won't look the same. XPel stealth is described as a "matte" finish, and I'm afraid it will look more flat than the satin finish. But I do like the idea of protecting the hood with XPel. I know some guys were talking about doing this. Has anyone done it yet?
     
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    Michael Jutovsky The Mean Green Raccoon Eating Machine Hellcat Car Club

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    I have and it turned out great! I would definitely recommend it!
    See pics below:

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    Wow that does look nice! Do you mind me asking how much it cost? Did you get any other parts of the car covered? My car is the exact same color BTW, so those pics really help :)

    Does it look about the same to you with the XPel applied? What did they say about how you care for it with the XPel? I know the care for the satin hood normally is pretty strict.

    Thanks!
     
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    anyone have any more information on doing the xpel on the hood v. the CQF?
     
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    Michael Jutovsky The Mean Green Raccoon Eating Machine Hellcat Car Club

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    What info are you looking for?
    I did XPEL stealth on the hood and I did CQF as well...turned out great
     
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    Anyone else do cqf or xpelon their hood... Looking for pros and cons of both. Anyone else have good or bad experiences. Concerned with xpel bubbling ? Heat problem ? Just want as much info as I can to help decide.
     
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    Anyone.....
     
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    I did a lot of research and every wrapper i spoke to told me, Xpel has great advertising (youtube etc) but their product is inferior to Suntek.

    Xpel doesn't stay down as it should, it curls up over time etc.

    Suntek on the other hand, also makes the stealth wrap etc, and it works.

    This said, I have a satin hood and I did the Suntek stealth wrap. It bubbles right near the center air duct, right on the line between the hood and the plastic. If it's not wrapped inside the dict (minus plastic of course) there is no issue. Have them cut it so it doesn't wrap into the duct before they replace the plastic duct and you'll be good to go.

    Mine is going back in next week to fix the small bubbling at air duct.
     
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    easy fix though, pop vent.. cut excess, aaand fixed.
     

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