1. fastlane lp640

    Dec 27, 2009
    So Cal
    On a new 812 Superfast is there any reason to not do a full car Xpel ultimate pro clear bra. What are the pros and cons of full car clear wrap.
  2. Viperjoe

    Viperjoe Formula 3
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    PPF the entire car for peace of mind. I did and couldn't be happier.
  3. technom3

    technom3 F1 Rookie
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    Mar 29, 2007
    Phoenix AZ
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    Nope the only draw back is the expense
  4. INTMD8

    INTMD8 F1 Veteran
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    Jun 10, 2007
    Lake Villa IL
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    James Moran
    The con is it doesn't look as nice as paint, edges build up dirt (can't wrap every one unless you do a ton of disassembly). Even then I'm not sure you can wrap around the sharpest edges.

    Also can still chip the paint through the film and I've heard stories of the paint pulling off when it's removed but that may just be that it was removed improperly, not sure.

    Biggest turn off for me is the look, though I've been standing next to a car that half the people I was with could not even see it unless pointed out so maybe I'm just too picky.
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  5. Thecadster

    Thecadster Formula Junior
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    Apr 27, 2017
    My 812 will be fully wrapped in June when it arrives. I only did the front half on my F12 including mirrors, A-pillars, door rockers, etc. I wished I had done the entire car. Learned my lesson and fully wrapped my Performante.

    My installer recently told me, that unlike my F12, the full hood can be done. The F12 left two smaller corners unwrapped and it drove me nuts. Not sure if this has been resolved, but I am guessing it probably has.

    As far as dust/dirt build up on the edges of the film goes, I actually find this rather easy to remove. I take a microfiber towel and gently jam it into the edge of the film using my thumbnail. Fast, and works like a charm.
  6. Corsair66

    Corsair66 Formula Junior

    Mar 14, 2016
    Clermont, FL
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    I've never liked PPF. It's ugly - I don't care how good a job the installer does, it never looks as good as paint. I pulled it off my F430 when I bought it and will not be putting it on my 812 when it arrives next spring.
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  7. Texas Forever

    Texas Forever Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Apr 28, 2003
    Keep in mind, all this plastic eventually fades and has to come off.
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  8. Gofastr

    Gofastr Karting
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    Jan 7, 2019
    If you leave it on too long, it bonds with the paint and then it is a nightmare to get off.
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  9. F360-1386

    F360-1386 Formula 3

    Oct 8, 2006
    Markham, ON, Canada
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    Not really , just apply heat then peel off much easier .. I had it on all my cars ..

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  10. Gofastr

    Gofastr Karting
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    Jan 7, 2019
    I have a friend who had it on his car for 14 years. He took a to professional to have it removed. Started coming off in very small pieces. After 40 minutes he gave up and said he couldn't do it. He took it to another professional and he wanted to grind it off and repaint the whole front of the car. My friend left it on the car and traded for something else.
  11. schwoo

    schwoo Formula Junior
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    Jun 22, 2013
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    What is considered to long? How often should be replaced
  12. docf

    docf Formula 3

    Sep 14, 2008
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    5yrs or < according to my detailer. Potentially becomes more difficult as it adheres to the paint increasing pull away. I've gone longer with no problem , but I really sweated the removal.
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  13. Texas Forever

    Texas Forever Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Apr 28, 2003
    Sounds right. A lot depends on how much sun the car gets.
  14. LARRYH

    LARRYH F1 Veteran
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    Jun 3, 2011
    virginia usa
    Samething with me for one ferrari paint needs a good paint correction first then with age the PPF just looks bad to me i can see the difference from day one so no PPF or very little for me may the front bumper only

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