Xpel/Clear Wrap on NGT


fjpikul

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There is complex matrix Ford used to determine who and when. Think dart board. Makes no difference when you filed your application.
 

GKW05GT

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May 28, 2011
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Fayetteville, Ga.
As everyone says the installer is the key and if they know what they are doing it will look great and know one will know it's on there unless you know where to look or feel. My preference was to not remove anything even if it required a pre installed cut in the film around the mirrors.
 

SPI

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Nov 28, 2018
103
Chicago
The most important Factor is "WHO" is installing the PPF and "WHAT" they are USING to cut the PPF.

I have been building SEMA Project Vehicles for the past 15 years. We are a wholesale distributor supplying to over 134 specialty shops & dealers. I have seen it all.

I have seen so many expensive vehicles that have been CUT by Razor Blades by Authorized PPF Dealers. This was a discussion that I had with these manufacturers at SEMA 2018. They are aware of this issue in secret and are pushing dealers to buy plotters and the template program. Unfortunately, dealers do not want to invest $5K in a plotter and pay for the software membership. But they want to still charge $6K starting for a full wrap on 1 car!!!!! The plotter alone will not trim everything for you. There will no matter what be the BLADE that will be used in certain areas.

Unfortunately, vehicles owners won't notice their vehicle's have been cut until its taken off.
 
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Specracer

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Hopefully your enthusiasm for your allocation will have you continue to spend more time here. When you do, you will find that the questions you are asking have been thoroughly discussed at great length.

Just about every NGT belonging to forum members has a FULL wrap. Most have Xpel. Absolutely installation quality is very important. For me the risks, were worth it, to have the protection that the films offer. We are very luck to have a really good team on installers that have done at least 6 GTs that I know of (combination of new and old)

You do not have your location listed with your screen name, perhaps share that, to get some installer suggestions.
 

DakotaGT

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This topic has been my chief concern, since receiving the joyful news about receiving an allocation. Here in Sioux Falls, there is nobody I trust to do the job (which is essential to enjoy driving this car). The local guys here in Sioux Falls are barely adequate to PPF my Demon, McLaren, etc but this car needs a true expert, preferably one already familiar with this car. I may have to have the car delivered to me, and then ship it off somewhere, which isn’t very ideal or efficient, in terms of time and $.
 

jaxgt

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Clint - first off congrats, second off, i was in same situation.

PM me and I can tell you what i am doing re Xpel
 
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DakotaGT

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Clint - first off congrats, second off, i was in same situation.

PM me and I can tell you what i am doing re Xpel
Thanks, Mitchell- PM incoming
 

SPI

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Nov 28, 2018
103
Chicago
This talk about cut paint is semi-scary. Is there a way to easily spot cut paint after the ppf install?

Also, is it standard practice to pry off the hood ornament on a car to install the ppf underneath ?
Cuts into the paint will usually be on the edges/borders of the PPF. Do not take PPF Off unless you plan on taking the whole section off.

INSTALLER / CHECKLIST.

#1 MAKE SURE THEY HAVE A PLOTTER
#2 EXPERIENCED OWNER / OPERATOR INSTALLER ( A Decade is good)
#3 IF THEY HAVE TO TRIM ....CUT IT OFF THE CAR NOT ON THE CAR!
#4 10 YEAR Premium FILM by Suntek or XPEL. ( Suntek is a "manufacturer", XPEL does incredible marketing.)
#5 4 POST LIFT or SOME KIND OF LIFT.... Its hard to be the BEST when your on your back, knees, or bent over. I don't care if you are an adult superstar you will get tired and make mistakes.
#6 SUPER CLEAN "WELL LIGHTED" FORMULA 1 WORK SHOP <====== THIS IS A HARD ONE TO FIND. If they put time and money into their own shop then they will most likely put all the effort into your vehicle. If it looks like a BOMB blew up in the shop.......Well you decide.....

#7 ITS WORTH IT WHEN ITS DONE RIGHT!!!!!!

GR
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DanM

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Mar 31, 2006
48
Stillwater, MN
Clint. My car has finally passed the cure date and is being picked up today for film next week. I am working through Morries ford in Minnetonka with the recommendation of my neighbor who received his Ford Gt last year and had the same installer. I can pass on contact info if you need it. Morries owns Bentley/Aston Martin/Maserati in town as well.
 
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B.M.F.

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Jan 29, 2009
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Clint. My car has finally passed the cure date and is being picked up today for film next week. I am working through Morries ford in Minnetonka with the recommendation of my neighbor who received his Ford Gt last year and had the same installer. I can pass on contact info if you need it. Morries owns Bentley/Aston Martin/Maserati in town as well.
Midwest clear bra is the best in Minnesota.
 
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GT Venum

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Dec 4, 2010
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INSTALLER / CHECKLIST.

#1 MAKE SURE THEY HAVE A PLOTTER
#2 EXPERIENCED OWNER / OPERATOR INSTALLER ( A Decade is good)
#3 IF THEY HAVE TO TRIM ....CUT IT OFF THE CAR NOT ON THE CAR!
#4 10 YEAR Premium FILM by Suntek or XPEL. ( Suntek is a "manufacturer", XPEL does incredible marketing.)
#5 4 POST LIFT or SOME KIND OF LIFT.... Its hard to be the BEST when your on your back, knees, or bent over. I don't care if you are an adult superstar you will get tired and make mistakes.
#6 SUPER CLEAN "WELL LIGHTED" FORMULA 1 WORK SHOP <====== THIS IS A HARD ONE TO FIND. If they put time and money into their own shop then they will most likely put all the effort into your vehicle. If it looks like a BOMB blew up in the shop.......Well you decide.....

#7 ITS WORTH IT WHEN ITS DONE RIGHT!!!!!!

GR
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That is a great list.

With the Xpel kits you should not have to remove anything off the car to install the film.
 
SPI,
Cuts into the paint will usually be on the edges/borders of the PPF. Do not take PPF Off unless you plan on taking the whole section off.

INSTALLER / CHECKLIST.

#1 MAKE SURE THEY HAVE A PLOTTER
#2 EXPERIENCED OWNER / OPERATOR INSTALLER ( A Decade is good)
#3 IF THEY HAVE TO TRIM ....CUT IT OFF THE CAR NOT ON THE CAR!
#4 10 YEAR Premium FILM by Suntek or XPEL. ( Suntek is a "manufacturer", XPEL does incredible marketing.)
#5 4 POST LIFT or SOME KIND OF LIFT.... Its hard to be the BEST when your on your back, knees, or bent over. I don't care if you are an adult superstar you will get tired and make mistakes.
#6 SUPER CLEAN "WELL LIGHTED" FORMULA 1 WORK SHOP <====== THIS IS A HARD ONE TO FIND. If they put time and money into their own shop then they will most likely put all the effort into your vehicle. If it looks like a BOMB blew up in the shop.......Well you decide.....

#7 ITS WORTH IT WHEN ITS DONE RIGHT!!!!!!

GR
Spi7.com


SPI

Hope you can help me when I eventually get my GT in a couple of years :))

I will most likely be ordering through Kevin at Pat Milliken Ford in Detroit....

Thanks,
Dave
 

Xcentric

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Jul 9, 2012
5,213
Myakka City, Florida
STEK Dynoshield. Top layer of the film is nano ceramic.


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DakotaGT

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Dec 9, 2012
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Midwest clear bra is the best in Minnesota.
Clint. My car has finally passed the cure date and is being picked up today for film next week. I am working through Morries ford in Minnetonka with the recommendation of my neighbor who received his Ford Gt last year and had the same installer. I can pass on contact info if you need it. Morries owns Bentley/Aston Martin/Maserati in town as well.
Thank you, Dans. I know somebody else from SD going through Morrie's soon, so I may see how he fares. Sounds like a couple of good options!
 

fjpikul

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Wow, Gary you now have 3 RED cars. I love it.
 

SPI

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Nov 28, 2018
103
Chicago
SPI,

SPI

Hope you can help me when I eventually get my GT in a couple of years :))

I will most likely be ordering through Kevin at Pat Milliken Ford in Detroit....

Thanks,
Dave
It would be my pleasure to help. ;)

Our showroom and shop for 2020 is being designed around the future 2020+ Ford GT. We are located within 4 Miles of Rt.66 Raceway / Chicagoland Speedway / Autobahn Country Club.

We are in the works of creating internal 2020 training video for future installers and existing PPF dealers. This video will only be available for installer/dealer training but I will gladly share the password.
 

canibl

GT Owner
Nov 22, 2005
413
Sacramento, Cali
here's what they do across the pond..courtesy of Shmee150
 

SPI

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Nov 28, 2018
103
Chicago
Very Nice expansion and it looks like he has made room for the 4 Post lift!!! Love it ! The Shop Owner is so excited talking about lighting engineers and the additional space!

He needs to do the Windshield and underneath of the car. Maybe gold wheels to match the stripes?
 
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Gary

GT Owner
May 11, 2006
385
Festus, Missouri
Soaking it all in for future reference. Thanks to all.
 

roketman

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Oct 24, 2005
6,905
ma.
We have a really good PPF company in Ma. They have done my cars and Specracers