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      10-16-2018, 08:47 AM   #1
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Clear Wrap - how far did you go?

I'm looking at a quote for Front bumper, lights, full hood, lower rocker panels, mirrors, and rear wheel arches (behind wheels), plus B pillars.

I've never used the product and am going on the installers recommendations for coverage.

What else have others covered? I don't want to go overboard, but also want enough protection.
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      10-16-2018, 09:06 AM   #2
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Good questions...

I wrapped the whole car, so here are some other areas that you may be interested in.
-Door jams / sills. Many people drag there shoes in and out. Especially a lady with high heeled shoes. I see many door sills with scratches.
-Inside the door handles. Rings, ladies finger nails may all scratch this area
-Carbon fibre roof?
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      10-16-2018, 09:18 AM   #3
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Good questions...

I wrapped the whole car, so here are some other areas that you may be interested in.
-Door jams / sills. Many people drag there shoes in and out. Especially a lady with high heeled shoes. I see many door sills with scratches.
-Inside the door handles. Rings, ladies finger nails may all scratch this area
-Carbon fibre roof?
Thanks for the insight - would have never thought of the jams/sills. He did quote on the roof, but I deferred on that for cost savings and thought full hood would be better investment as it's more visible.
Wondering if front quarters and maybe two front doors are worth it too.
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I did the entire front quarter of the car (hood, lights, bumper). Installer threw in door handles and trunk sill. The only thing I would consider next would be the roof. If that gets damaged, it won't be easy to repair unlike the other areas that are painted.

I went for coverage of the most exposed areas and likely to be hit.
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Good questions...

I wrapped the whole car, so here are some other areas that you may be interested in.
-Door jams / sills. Many people drag there shoes in and out. Especially a lady with high heeled shoes. I see many door sills with scratches.
-Inside the door handles. Rings, ladies finger nails may all scratch this area
-Carbon fibre roof?
Thanks for the insight - would have never thought of the jams/sills. He did quote on the roof, but I deferred on that for cost savings and thought full hood would be better investment as it's more visible.
Wondering if front quarters and maybe two front doors are worth it too.
I would recommend reconsidering on the roof. Not much you can do to mask a rock chip on carbon fiber.

I got the front bumber, full hood, roof, front fender, rocker panels, door jams, mirrors, inside door handles, a & b pillars and the lower part of the rear bumper sides.
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Initially I was going to do what you mentioned above. After talking to other people and looking at other cars that had the same package of work done, I decided to clear wrap the whole car. The biggest issue that I saw was after a year or two a lot of dirt was getting around or under the PPF above the wheel arches and the rocker panels. Also since the whole panel was not covered you could see a line.
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Initially I was going to do what you mentioned above. After talking to other people and looking at other cars that had the same package of work done, I decided to clear wrap the whole car. The biggest issue that I saw was after a year or two a lot of dirt was getting around or under the PPF above the wheel arches and the rocker panels. Also since the whole panel was not covered you could see a line.
can you share which product and cost? Looks like you're local to me.
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Did front bumper, front fenders, hood, mirrors, headlights, side skirts and rear bumper.
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I wrapped the whole car with XPEL and head it all CeramicPro ceramic coated.

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How much does something like that cost?
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XPEL wrapped the full hood, full fenders, full front bumper, full side skirts, full rear bumper, and mirrors. Also had the whole car ceramic coated. XPEL was $3,100 and ceramic was $1600. I would not wrap the roof, but 100% ceramic coat it. It completely changes it in my opinion
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XPEL wrapped the full hood, full fenders, full front bumper, full side skirts, full rear bumper, and mirrors. Also had the whole car ceramic coated. XPEL was $3,100 and ceramic was $1600. I would not wrap the roof, but 100% ceramic coat it. It completely changes it in my opinion
That pricing is REALLY low based on some quotes I've heard. Nice find! I've seen them in the $5000-6000 range for the full PPF without ceramic coating.

Curious though, why would you not want to wrap the cf roof?
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I did as i usually do on all my cars. Entire front end, mirrors, a-pillars, roof, rockers, lower portion of the doors and lower rear bumper. Also, Door edges and top of rear bumper near luggage area. This time i added top of trunk as i removed the OEM CF spoiler to replace it with M-Pro version so when i beta link glue it in event i want to take it off i dont have to worry about clean up, i'll just remove xpel :-) I'm also waiting for xpel to release pre-cut templates for gloss black door side pillars and will do those as well.

Install turned out great since installer is super patient and takes his time to achieve perfection. Now its time to throw on all black all parts from IND and drive this thing!

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If you're not doing the whole car, I would suggest doing the entire rocker panel and at least a third of the way up the doors on both sides, to the sheet metal crease. My original Xpel job just did a small part of the lower rocker behind the wheel well and not all the way past both doors. Recently I added skirts on both sides and while I was on my back closely examining the rockers it was obvious that small road rocks are doing a number on the paint- small scratches that you cannot see at a distance, but now that I know they're there, it bugs me. Hopefully the side skirts will keep some of that rock trash off the rockers.
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If you're not doing the whole car, I would suggest doing the entire rocker panel and at least a third of the way up the doors on both sides, to the sheet metal crease. My original Xpel job just did a small part of the lower rocker behind the wheel well and not all the way past both doors. Recently I added skirts on both sides and while I was on my back closely examining the rockers it was obvious that small road rocks are doing a number on the paint- small scratches that you cannot see at a distance, but now that I know they're there, it bugs me. Hopefully the side skirts will keep some of that rock trash off the rockers.
Its seems the offset of the front wheels or design throws more debris up than the F10, which was pretty bad. The bottom half of the fenders for sure and like said above, the bottom half of car. The paint is disappointingly very weak on this car.
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If you're not doing the whole car, I would suggest doing the entire rocker panel and at least a third of the way up the doors on both sides, to the sheet metal crease. My original Xpel job just did a small part of the lower rocker behind the wheel well and not all the way past both doors. Recently I added skirts on both sides and while I was on my back closely examining the rockers it was obvious that small road rocks are doing a number on the paint- small scratches that you cannot see at a distance, but now that I know they're there, it bugs me. Hopefully the side skirts will keep some of that rock trash off the rockers.
Its seems the offset of the front wheels or design throws more debris up than the F10, which was pretty bad. The bottom half of the fenders for sure and like said above, the bottom half of car. The paint is disappointingly very weak on this car.
It is by far the weakest paint I have ever seen... In a month or so of ownership, I have some of the gnarliest rock chips... F80 in three years had less damage... Same neighborhood same commute... When I was talking with my SA, he mentioned that they had to move away from lead / heavy metals and whatnot in the paint due to all the prop65 shit and whatnot... So naturally the paint is weaker / softer than previous gens... If that is truly the case, moving forward, PPF for even a lease car might become a must...
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If you're not doing the whole car, I would suggest doing the entire rocker panel and at least a third of the way up the doors on both sides, to the sheet metal crease. My original Xpel job just did a small part of the lower rocker behind the wheel well and not all the way past both doors. Recently I added skirts on both sides and while I was on my back closely examining the rockers it was obvious that small road rocks are doing a number on the paint- small scratches that you cannot see at a distance, but now that I know they're there, it bugs me. Hopefully the side skirts will keep some of that rock trash off the rockers.
Its seems the offset of the front wheels or design throws more debris up than the F10, which was pretty bad. The bottom half of the fenders for sure and like said above, the bottom half of car. The paint is disappointingly very weak on this car.
Umm... it's AWD now so front wheels will now kick up 100x what they did in the F10
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