XPel and satin black hoods

Discussion in 'SRT Hellcat General Discussions' started by RammJaeger, Feb 26, 2015.

  1. RammJaeger

    RammJaeger Silver Member

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    Has anyone looked into putting XPel clear bra on their satin black hood? Would it make it look shiney?
     
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    I have indeed looked into this and there is a special XPEL product specifically for this application! It is called XPEL stealth and it will maintain the satin finish without making it look glossy. I was quoted a range between $400 and $475 for the entire hood using this product. This will then allow you to wash it and clean it (even take it through a car wash!) without worrying about the satin finish turning shiny.
     
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    I will be doing this also.
     
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    Can you give us the info or a link?? This is great t know!
     
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    Sounds great, got a link? Also any pictures of this on a car?
     
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    Here is a video of them wrapping a glossy Challenger and turning it matte with this product. I wonder if it would be too "matte", since satin black is a bit more shiney than matte.

     
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    If I ever get my ivory white I was thinking about doing stealth on the whole car. I believe someone already has done this to theirs...
     
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    Sounds Great.. Might as well get the Clear Bra and side mirror protects while your at it. I was going to do Xpel on the hood and the spoiler, since your touching it as well to close your trunk, thought it would be appropriate. :)
     
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    I have the xpel stealth product on my satin hood and it works great. Easy to remove bird gifts, tree dropping and other potential stains.
     
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    I am concerned with removal. The glue left behind may need to be scrubbed which cannot be done on the factory surface..
     
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    Why would you remove it? The product carries a long guarantee, also, there is no glue under it. You can peal it off with only light work with a heat gun or hair dryer.
     
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    Try to utilize that guarantee and let me know how it works out for you.... Been there done that. Also peeled it off after several years as it began to look poor due to so many rock chips, and it leaves a residue behind even with heat.
     
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    I figure it is like the film you put on your cell phone screen. I did read it is good for around 5 years then it will need to be replaced. Has anyone had this on a car for longer?


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    I had the regular Xpel on for 4 years before it needed removal, but that was on the rocker panels and lower doors of my lifted truck.
     
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    I have used the guarantee already. I was not happy with the install job when it was first done. I was ask to give it a few weeks to see if the area flattened out to my satisfaction, it did not, I took it back in and the hood area was replaced promptly.
     

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