San Antonio, Texas — April 17, 2016 — XPEL has launched a new paint protection film for vintage and rare vehicles. According to the company, XPEL offers precut patterns for most late model vehicles, but there is no pre-cut pattern for some classic and muscle cars. The new product, XPEL ULTIMATE, was introduced to fill this void. The film can be cut by hand and applied by a skilled professional.
Classic vehicles are usually well-cared for by their owners, but a statement from XPEL says they’re nevertheless often in greater danger of being inadvertently scratched or nicked than a daily driver. Classic car owners often display their vehicles at car shows, which can require transporting the vehicle in a single open trailer or shipping the car via a specialty carrier that’s moving multiple vehicles. Plus, once the vehicle arrives at the event, damage can occur as multitudes of onlookers are leaning over it and brushing against it when admiring the vehicle’s beauty. The entire experience exposes rare vehicles to numerous opportunities for scratches, chips or dings to occur.
What’s more, many valuable vehicles have undergone frame-up or rotisserie restorations, which are costly. Enthusiasts who invest to that extent in a vehicle’s restoration can realize the biggest return by taking the final step in protection: applying paint protection film, not only to protect the finish, but also to prevent rust.
XPEL says ULTIMATE is a virtually invisible urethane film and features a clear coat and special elastomeric polymers that “heal” over time, so swirl marks and fine scratches are naturally eliminated.
“We designed ULTIMATE with a low surface energy, which enables it to shed contaminants such as road grime, air pollution, bird droppings and tree sap,” said Ryan Pape, CEO of XPEL. “It’s warranteed for 10 years, so this gives classic cars owners reassurance their vehicle will retain their gloss and clarity for many years.”
For more information, please visit xpel.com.