XPEL PPF

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I have an appointment to drop my truck off for XPEL PPF tomorrow.

The plan as of now is to put the PPF on the following:

1. front bumper, grill, and headlights (Essentially the entire front end)
2. Partial hood, and partial front fender
3. Mirror caps
4. lower doors and rockers including behind rear tires
5. Black panels on doors at the B pillars

Does this sound about right? Also has any one had any issue with discoloration?

looking for feedback and suggestions if I missed something
 
Sounds about right but you might find mud flaps a lot cheaper than Xpel on the areas behind the wheels. I'm going to do the front except the hood cause I'm getting a deflector. I will ceramic the hood instead. Then the whole side because I do a fair bit of back/off-roading where 'desert pin-striping' is more of a concern than getting stuck or dying. Also gonna have a matte black Xpel panel put on the center hood panel (Iconic Silver truck). Gonna be expensive.
 
I did everything in front of the doors, door sills and door edges in Xpel PPF and everything in ceramic including wheels and all windows.
If I had all your money I’d burn mine ?

Jokes aside, I couldn’t justify doing the full front. I had to stop somewhere with the spending and I’m pretty good at justifying some pretty dumb shit to spend my money on LOL.

I’ve yet to have anyone point out the visible line on the partial hood covering. Full front would look better, I think you’ll be really happy with the list you made OP. I know I am as I have the exact same covering you listed.
 
If I had all your money I’d burn mine ?

Jokes aside, I couldn’t justify doing the full front. I had to stop somewhere with the spending and I’m pretty good at justifying some pretty dumb shit to spend my money on LOL.

I’ve yet to have anyone point out the visible line on the partial hood covering. Full front would look better, I think you’ll be really happy with the list you made OP. I know I am as I have the exact same covering you listed.
The visible line is what I was worried about. The wife wrinkled her nose when i mentioned a line being there. Last thing I want is to get it done and have her pissy about it.
 
I'd skip the mirror caps, black mirror caps are like 50 bucks on ebay/amazon
 
If I had all your money I’d burn mine ?

Jokes aside, I couldn’t justify doing the full front. I had to stop somewhere with the spending and I’m pretty good at justifying some pretty dumb shit to spend my money on LOL.

I’ve yet to have anyone point out the visible line on the partial hood covering. Full front would look better, I think you’ll be really happy with the list you made OP. I know I am as I have the exact same covering you listed.
I did draw the line at rockers and rear fender flares. It was getting out of hand. But these guys did a Bugatti Divo so whoever owns that was much better at blowing money than I am.
 
I have an appointment to drop my truck off for XPEL PPF tomorrow.

The plan as of now is to put the PPF on the following:

1. front bumper, grill, and headlights (Essentially the entire front end)
2. Partial hood, and partial front fender
3. Mirror caps
4. lower doors and rockers including behind rear tires
5. Black panels on doors at the B pillars

Does this sound about right? Also has any one had any issue with discoloration?

looking for feedback and suggestions if I missed something
If you can afford it, do the entire truck. And yes the lines will look weird if you only do partial.
I would also do the door handles and the area behind the door handles because otherwise it will get really scratched up.
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Besides the door handles, your list seems perfect!
 
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"The wife wrinkled her nose when i mentioned a line being there. Last thing I want is to get it done and have her pissy about it."

She's tall enough to see it even if it was visible?
 
"The wife wrinkled her nose when i mentioned a line being there. Last thing I want is to get it done and have her pissy about it."

She's tall enough to see it even if it was visible?
With the partial hood and fender coverage, yes, especially the fender portion.
 
I did a co plate front. Full hood, front bumper, grill, headlights, A pillar, B pillar, mirror caps and door pulls. You deinitely are going to want to do the B pillars. That piano black high gloss finish on my F150 Plantiunum took a massive beating and looked like garbage with all the scratches and swirls. The only issue they had was laying the PPF across SUPER DUTY on the hood. Still some bubbles in there and they are Mt sire if they are going to have to re-do it or not.
It cost me $1,900 and used Ceramic pro is the brand and product line is Kavaca film
 

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I ordered pre cut PPF from Lamin-X, I'll let you guys know how it turned out in a month or so when the truck gets here.
 
I meant to say this, DO THE EDGE OF THE DOORS. The chip a lot and you want them protected. But again, if you can do the entire truck because it will most likely get scratched on the sides and it will be worth it to do the entire truck/the door edge.
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Door handle scratches
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You will get scratches like this on the side
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Some sort of door edge protector that I think is 10 years old with about 120K miles of wear. There is the line that would be visible. This one is very worn down and still very visible. It can become more visible if dirty.
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If you don't do the door edge then this is what happens(hard to tell in the picture but the paint is chipped)
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So I have the whole front clip, rockers, door edges, mirror caps, and handles. I wishI did it around the top of bed and tailgate. With this being such a tall truck and the occasional miss heave into the back on the truck it would have been worth it for me to do.

XPel is the good stuff. Has a 10 year warranty against yellowing etc. I’ve had mine for a year now and you have to get REALLY close to see the lines. This stuff IMO is the best. I had a guy at a shop take a wire brush to his 6 month old Corvette hood. It was painful to watch. Scratches all over it. Took a heat gun to it a second later and the scratches were gone and new again. Mind Blown. It’s self healing even with ceramic on top. Have it on 3 vehicles now.

***Make sure you know exactly which XPel product they’re putting on. They have different grades and thicknesses and I’m sure different warranties per product. I have an 8mil, but know they make a 10.

I had my 911 done recently and did a custom full car Xpel. They literally wrap it around all the panels and you can’t see any edges or anything.

it’s expensive stuff, but I’m a believer and I hate scratches and chips.
 
Holy cow I’ve been out of this new truck thing for 17 years now . I didn’t even know this wrap was so popular i m looking into it now
 
How do you find the right people to install this stuff? Can it be done on a 6 month old truck?
 
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