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      09-07-2012, 06:35 PM   #44
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Originally Posted by stealth.pilot View Post
Actually the exact opposite is true. 3M doesn't have a clearcoat, and Xpel Ultimate has a self healing clear coat.

There are cheaper Xpel products without clearcoat, but the Xpel Ultimate is not one of them.

Quite frankly any installer who recommends 3M over Xpel Ultimate doesn't know his stuff. I wouldn't go with an installer who doesn't know the product space.

Regarding the yellowing, there are some products which will yellow any film. I emailed Xpel when I did my 550i, and this is what they told me:
Good to know. I don't put any crazy chemicals on my car so I am not worried about it. I suppose I will go with the Xpel ultimate. I am leaning towards not having the hood done at all.

Anyone else doing just the front portion of the car and not the hood?
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