XPEL Ultimate - Full Wrap at Project Detail
XPEL has set the standard globally for Paint Protection Film (PPF) for all consumers both in terms of their superb fitment of the kits and the quality of films like the XPEL Ultimate range. Ultimate was one of the first films to have a multi-layer approach consisting of a Clear Coat Top Coat which not only provide superb protection versus staining but also houses the strong self healing ability that XPEL film has become known for.
Project Detail has been fortunate enough to work on a variety of Porsche's including rarer and more track focussed models from the GT and RS ranges. The owner for the Carrera White Metallic GT4 was very keen on tracking his car regularly. He opted for a full wrap with XPEL's Ultimate film in order to preserve the paintwork by providing it with the most comprehensive protection available with Sydney's PPF specialist.
Proper Preparation is Key.
As with all vehicles detailed at Project Detail, properly washing, decontaminating and preparing the vehicle ensures a better finish. This is true not just for Ceramic Glass Coatings but especially so for PPF when there is always a risk of Inclusions; debris, dust and even lint, can be trapped under the film during installation.
As per the slideshow, each vehicle for PPF undergoes our 21 Stage Wash & Decontamination in order to make sure the car is up to our standard of cleanliness. Ceramic Coating and PPF both require the vehicles to be prepared in a very particular manner.
Once the car is washed of simple debris, decontamination is a must in order to remove items which may be seen through the film itself such as tar, tree sap or other contaminants. This is particularly poignant with white vehicles where any particles can be noticed on the white surface.
While to the naked eye, PPF just looks like a clear plastic or vinyl, the process is actually a lot more complex. XPEL Ultimate for example actually consists for 3 Layers; a special acrylic adhesive, the Polyurethane itself and the self healing clear coat. These three layers combined equal over 200 μm (compared to an average ceramic glass coating thickness of 2-5 μm) this is what provides the core thickness to protect your paintwork against repeated abuse from stone chips and other impacts.
The major advantage to XPEL's Ultimate film was the introduction of a clear coat on the top of the PPF. This meant that compared to other older films, XPEL Ultimate was more resistant to yellowing or oxidising and much more stain resistant as a a result.
This clear coat has since been copied and adapted by many competitors which goes to show how effective and the results it provides in real world conditions.
Pre-Cut, CAD Designed and Tailor Made Kits for your Car.
There are typically two methods when installing PPF, for a long time custom fitment or 'bulk fitment' was preferred. This was simply due to fact that the kits are the time (pre 2014) were not up to the same standard when compared to what is available now.
The gallery below show cases some before and after photos and also show cases the accuracy of the pre-cut templates. Project Detail is a heavy proponent of using pre-cut templates, this allows for more precise fitment without over stretching the limits of the material as well as removing the risk of using a blade on the paintwork.
Completed Install & Ceramic Glass Coating
Part of our specialist is derived from our foundations as high-end detailers. This means that ultimately, compared to PPF installers who mainly do vinyl wrapping or car tinters, we have an eye for detail and also care for the overall finish for the car too from a detailing perspective.
This means looking into protection options for other areas where PPF isn't an option such as brake calipers and wheels. Other options is applying ceramic coatings on top of the PPF, treatment of the interior materials and finally the overall finishing of the car too.
Once the detailing and finishing touches are done, it's important that the film is allowed sit and rest for at least half a day to a full day. This will allow the film to relax, moisture to evaporate and the bubbles and blemishes begin to subside. This means that the film will have more clarity as present as a better product for the owner.
A full wrap for a vehicle is a large job, the time can often take up to and sometimes over a week to complete especially if combined with a ceramic coating option and also allowing the film proper time to dry and settle.
More information on a Full Wrap can be found by clicking here.
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