XPEL over Rubicon Decals

  1. Trdogs55

    Trdogs55 Member

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    Can you upload pictures of the decals with the XPEL film? How did it look?
     
  2. Masala

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    I just dropped mine off today for Xpel and front window tint... Will post pics when I get it back on Wednesday.
     
  3. Goin2drt

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    I did it. Looks fine. They are gloss now instead of matte but looks great. I will take pics tomorrow
     
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    Pics of result?
     
  5. Matt_35

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    Here's mine. I didn't get whole coverage as the installer suggested that's where you're going to get any abuse which I thought made sense.
    Hood - Partial (till the highest point)
    Grill - Whole
    Fenders - Partial (half way to the top)
    Hinges - bought it from someone here on the forum.
    Headlights (for free) and some area under the windshield

    Since the Rubicon letters are matte (black letters, red around are glossy) and the PPF was glossy so it's noticeable when you look closely (as you see in the picture or someone who's looking for it) but honestly it doesn't bother me and most people won't even notice it. Same for the parting line as well, you've to see it closely as it blends well with the glossy paint.

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  6. Jondrew

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    I gotta ask. I have protective film (not sure which one) on the front of my RV. Its about 5 years old and it looks horrible from all the mildew that is growing under the film. And this is not unique to my particular film, seems to happen to all of them. I’d be concerned about the same thing showing up with these films.
     
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    @Matt_35 did you get the headlights covered? I’ve been told they are too curved for a good result.
     
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    I have Xpel on my 2012 Lincoln MKX, thats 7 years now. Nothing like that happened to me.
     
  9. Matt_35

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    They're perfectly fine and you could hardly know if it's there. I've marked it where it ends (about 1/2" less then the total glass) but not at all noticeable. The glare or lines/circle you see are just the reflection from inside and outside.hd.jpg hd.jpg
     
  10. Matt_35

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    I had it on my 4Runner for 4 yrs (bumper and partial hood) and no air bubble or discoloration at all even after many washes. I think the key is the installation and the PPF you use. I'm not sure if it was XPEL as it came preinstalled but worked out great.
     
  11. TRZ

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    Thanks, Matt.
     
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