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vonmayr
12-20-2012, 09:17 PM
I have done a lot of reading tonight on paint protection. This forum is the best! I know the dealer will offer permaplate (NO), Extended Warranty (NO), Extended Service (Undecided), Tire and Wheel warranty (undecided), and tinting. Herein lies my question.

I live in AZ, where there is a lot of gravel trucks and dust/sand. I'm thinking clear film. There is a highly regarded firm here in Tucson called The Specialists, and they offer X-pel or clear shield.

My question:
1) It seems like this would be a good product to add to my car when I receive it. Is the current conventional wisdom that this is a good thing to purchase?
2) is X-pel or clear shield better?
3) What should I ask the installer so that I can ensure he/she knows WTF they are doing?
4) Anybody have any experience (good or bad) with The Specialists?

Thanks in advance

gmblack3
12-23-2012, 10:49 AM
AFAIK Xpel ultimate film and a like offering from suntek are the only 2 on the market that have self-healing properties. No reason to go with anything else IMO.

Word of mouth is your best bet, check your regional forum.

vonmayr
12-23-2012, 02:57 PM
AFAIK Xpel ultimate film and a like offering from suntek are the only 2 on the market that have self-healing properties. No reason to go with anything else IMO.

Word of mouth is your best bet, check your regional forum.

Thanks, Brian. Will check the regional forum, though there has been no reply there. I also checked with a well respected independent BMW shop (Blue & White BMW). So far no bad words. I checked with the shop -
They cut on site with the X-pel patterns, do a full wrap around, and their installer has 5 years of experience. I will check some of their references plus their 2005 shop car. They are using the Suntek offering, as it turns out. I found that out on the telephone.

MacSanta
12-23-2012, 03:29 PM
I used this company for MY2013 E70 M Sport. I ordered the full wrapped front bumpers, front of hood and headlights. I was absolutely impressed with their installation results and new clear material. I had xpel on my E39 and this newer product is a vast improvement.

http://ghostshieldfilm.com/

vonmayr
12-23-2012, 08:36 PM
I used this company for MY2013 E70 M Sport. I ordered the full wrapped front bumpers, front of hood and headlights. I was absolutely impressed with their installation results and new clear material. I had xpel on my E39 and this newer product is a vast improvement.

http://ghostshieldfilm.com/

Thanks!