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My son, the car enthusiast, is insisting I get an Xpel clear bra put on the Prima...considering the paint color isn't going to be one you can easily locate, I am thinking yes...any feedback or concerns with doing this?
 

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I've been stuck behind enough dump trucks on the highway hauling gravel to realize I regret not getting a clear bra installed from day one.
 
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The problem is, as noted by Azzurro above, that it seems a decision to do this must be early and immediate. So, I don't think I have the choice to wait and see...I live in Texas, where the deer and the antelope roam, and ginormous gravel trucks rule the highways. I don't do any city driving...all highway...so I guess I am leaning toward not driving until I can get the car shrink wrapped! lol
 

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Looking great ! But for sure, it's definitely worth it, and if you get it done, gotta get the complete panels done... you can definitely tell when they're only half covered and it starts to look weird very quickly.
 

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I agree...get the clear bra while the car is still new. I've had my most of my cars clear bra a day after driving off the lot. As low as the Spider sits, it will get a lot of gravel and stone chips. I'm planning to get the whole car clear bra with the Xpel self healing film.
 

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Best to wrap it as soon as possible in case a pebble flies your way.

What's the difference between the self healing film and the normal xpel clear bra?
 

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Xpel Ultimate Scheduled for Monday - Tuesday...I am anxious to get this done so I can DRIVE!!!!! and getting it done at the Corporate HQ for XPel in San Antonio, TX.
 

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That is my understanding. Hopefully no paint correction needed.

However, the Xpel website says: Before every installation, our skilled installers will clean and prep the finish of your car. Depending on the condition of the paint, this can include steps such as claying the surface to remove impurities, repairing rock chips, color sanding trouble areas and buffing to a high gloss finish.

Our expert installers will also remove emblems, marker lamps, mouldings and other trim as needed to allow the clear bra's edges to be hiden where possible, providing the most invisible protection possible.
 

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Xpel seems like the way to go, even on the Miata. The dealer option that is available was panned as poor quality material.
 

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I had the Xpel bra installed at the San Antonio headquarters the week after VJaimison812 got his. I then drove across west Texas and eastern New Mexico. Bugs wiped off easily and there were no dings whatsoever. It was $600 but I think it is worth it.

Subsequently, I ordered headlight, etc. films and windshield surround films for self install. Have not received them yet. (Not Xpel.)

Good-Win Racing is selling a fitted car cover. Mine says CoverKing on the front. Fits well, except you have to make your own antennae hole. They provided a grommet that is too small for the stubby antennae.
 

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Xpel also has warranty that covers defects in materials and workmanship for ten (10) years from the date of purchase. The brand and their product is like the industry benchmark for clear bras.
 

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I had the Xpel bra installed at the San Antonio headquarters the week after VJaimison812 got his. I then drove across west Texas and eastern New Mexico. Bugs wiped off easily and there were no dings whatsoever. It was $600 but I think it is worth it.

Subsequently, I ordered headlight, etc. films and windshield surround films for self install. Have not received them yet. (Not Xpel.)

Good-Win Racing is selling a fitted car cover. Mine says CoverKing on the front. Fits well, except you have to make your own antennae hole. They provided a grommet that is too small for the stubby antennae.
You should let them know as there on the forums here. Also could you guys post pictures of you're Xpel wrapped cars ?!
 

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I had the Xpel bra installed at the San Antonio headquarters the week after VJaimison812 got his. I then drove across west Texas and eastern New Mexico. Bugs wiped off easily and there were no dings whatsoever. It was $600 but I think it is worth it.

Subsequently, I ordered headlight, etc. films and windshield surround films for self install. Have not received them yet. (Not Xpel.)

Good-Win Racing is selling a fitted car cover. Mine says CoverKing on the front. Fits well, except you have to make your own antennae hole. They provided a grommet that is too small for the stubby antennae.
May I ask what exactly was coated? I called a guy near me and he quoted me $1600-$1700 for basically the entire front end - everything back to the front doors. I don't believe it included the windshield surround though. Seemed a bit high when I hear folks talking $600 but then again, I am not sure what the "bra" covers.

thx,
-jj
 

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It depends on what they're doing vs the ones getting the $600 job. Usually the more expensive quotes are for paint correction as well, most people don't pay to wet-sand and polish $30k cars. The only thing holding me back from Xpel is water spots, we have hard water really bad where I am at, so bad its etched factory decals and my plastic windows, I don't want to have to get the film warrantied every time the sun shines and water hits it....
 
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