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      08-29-2012, 08:14 PM   #1
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Xpel Ultimate Clear Bra and shout out to IND!

Hey guys, just got my paint protection on today, used the Xpel Ultimate clear bra film, covered the whole hood, front bumper, right and left front fenders and mirrors. Eventually will do the rocker panels and the lower fender behind the rear wheels as well. What is everyone else using for paint protection? Shout out to IND as well, the installer put IND decals on, I think it added about 15whp LOL


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Got the windows tinted as well....this is legal tint
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What % tint?
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in our state thats 35%
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I'm going to be getting Xpel Ultimate too.
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Looks good.....that's not Pete's place TVP is it?
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Hey guys, just got my paint protection on today, used the Xpel Ultimate clear bra film, covered the whole hood, front bumper, right and left front fenders and mirrors. Eventually will do the rocker panels and the lower fender behind the rear wheels as well. What is everyone else using for paint protection? Shout out to IND as well, the installer put IND decals on, I think it added about 15whp LOL


We'll make sure to put these on the dyno next week. All of us are very excited to see your beast completed
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No, had this done by Clear Defense, heard TVP does a good job too though.
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No, had this done by Clear Defense, heard TVP does a good job too though.
He does indeed, has done quite a few of my cars. Glad the computer has the pattern for the F10 M5 in it (for the film template). My new M5 will be headed for similar treatment as yours (with TVP) when it arrives in September.
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He does indeed, has done quite a few of my cars. Glad the computer has the pattern for the F10 M5 in it (for the film template). My new M5 will be headed for similar treatment as yours (with TVP) when it arrives in September.
Kevin had some difficulty pulling up the 2013 F10 M5, theres no template for the 2013 yet, however the 2012 euro version is in their database. The only difference is that there are no amber marker cut outs on the 2012 version, so all Kevin did was to score out the markers, simple enough!!
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Can you wax expel to make it feel like regular clear coat paint? Does it look and feel good?
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Can you wax expel to make it feel like regular clear coat paint? Does it look and feel good?
You can definitely wax it, in fact my installer recommended it and placed a light coat of wax on what he did today. It feels very smooth, and you can feel its thickness. It does feel different from the clear coat on the paint. Overall I'm very pleased.
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I like IND too, but placing a decal on your window seems a bit much, unless they are sponsoring your speeding tickets!
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Kevin had some difficulty pulling up the 2013 F10 M5, theres no template for the 2013 yet, however the 2012 euro version is in their database. The only difference is that there are no amber marker cut outs on the 2012 version, so all Kevin did was to score out the markers, simple enough!!
That's really good to know, thanks. Pete said the M6 is there just not the M5 yet.
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Can you post more pics of your car with the tint?
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Can you post more pics of your car with the tint?
Will do, gonna get some professional ones done shortly.....
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Will do, gonna get some professional ones done shortly.....
Hmmmm....

IND stickers on an F10 M5 with orange front reflectors intact....

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IND stickers on an F10 M5 with orange front reflectors intact....

haha I've got the front reflectors, just gotta get around to putting them on!
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