The XPEL Ultimate Plus paint protective film (also known as PPF or Clear Bra) features a super optically clear film with self-healing and stain resistant properties for the ultimate protection for your car. It is superelastic and can be stretched to easily over complex curves so you can cover your entire car without wrinkles and excessive seams.
Our Project Corvette Stingray C7 Z51 started off as a new car fresh from the dealership, judging from the production date, the car had sat on the dealer’s lot for more than a year before they sold the car to us at a hell of a good price. That year of outdoor weathering with little care had already taken its toll on the cars black paint. It suffered from etched in hard water stains and bad swirl marks. When detailing the car, we could get these paint defects to disappear but being a black car, they would soon reappear.
Our car also seemed to suffer from soft factory paint, a few road trips and track sessions for testing had already started to abrade the paint on the cars leading edges. To prevent more damage and to help keep our car looking good, we decided that we needed some paint protecting film. We turned to XPEL who provided some of their revolutionary Ultimate Plus film.
The film is constructed of a clear layer, 0.0005″ thick. The revolutionary clear layer is super high gloss and dirt and contaminants have a hard time sticking to it. The clear layer is hard and resists scratching and swirl marks but the most amazing thing is its self-healing properties. The clear can actually heal swirl marks and minor scratching by parking in the hot sun, blowing hot air on it via a heat gun or by pouring hot water on it!
Under the clear is a polyurethane layer 0.006″ thick. This is a tough thick layer that provides cushioning and protection to the paint and bodywork from severe abrasion and impacts. Finally, the last layer is a durable acrylic adhesive which holds the film down, allows it to be moved around during installation and does not stain paint when removed for repairs and patch jobs.
To top it all off, the XPEL Ultimate Plus protective paint film protects your car from harsh ultra-violet radiation and is backed by a 10-year warranty including labor costs for yellowing, peeling, hazing, and cracking! With this, it was a no-brainer to get our Corvette’s thin and soft factory paint protected. We covered our entire car.
The XPEL film will hide most small paint scratches and swirl marks but it’s best to remove as many of them as possible beforehand. Here Koosha hand polished a few spots on the bumper, hood, and fenders.