Readers of this blog or our Auto Curators Blog will know that we often write about why we’ve chosen to use Xpel PPF products at our Hampshire detailing studio. Put simply; we think they are the best in the business in terms of quality and fit, with an extensive catalogue of templated patterns.
But the other reason we love working with Xpel is that they continue to develop and advance their PPF products.
We’ve used the top-grade self-healing paint protection film, Xpel Ultimate Plus, for many years. Its longevity and 10-year guarantee are a big bonus for our clients. We’ve also used Xpel Stealth when clients need to protect their matte paintwork. We wrote a showcase article HERE.
But recently, Xpel introduced a few new PPF products to their range that we thought you’d like to hear about; read on for all the details.
PPF Products – Some new additions.
Ultimate Fusion PPF
Ultimate Fusion PPF is new this year. It’s only been available in the UK for a few months.
This new PPF product offers the hydrophobic properties of a ceramic coating built into the film. This means that it’s unnecessary to apply more coatings to the film surface after application to make it slick and water repellent.
It offers an alternative wherever one might use regular Ultimate Plus and would suit cars that live outdoors rather than in a garage.
We’ve recently installed a sample piece to the bonnet of one of our cars. So far, we’re impressed by what we have seen. The hydrophobic properties are said to last for three years.
Ultimate Plus 10mil
The Xpel Ultimate Plus film we use has a thickness of 8mil, eight-thousandths of an inch. However, some Xpel customers put their vehicles through quite extreme use and in the U.S. particularly, there was interest in a thicker film offering more protection.
The Ultimate Plus 10mil film is now available in the U.K. and at our Hampshire detailing studio. It offers ideal protection for vehicles driven on the race track or those that go off-road and are exposed to significantly more abuse than a regular road car. We’ve already installed 10mil film to the bumpers and sills of several track cars.
Xpel Ultimate Black
This new gloss black PPF product is perfect for protecting the very delicate piano black pieces of trim and bodywork on cars. That’s not to say that regular, clear PPF can’t be used. But the finish of Ultimate Black really is rather special. It has the same healing benefits as Ultimate Plus, so swirl marks and scratches are a thing of the past.
This week, we had a visit from an Aston Martin Vantage F1 Edition, (pictured at the top of this article). As well as detailing the car, we installed Ultimate Black to the front splitter and canards, side sills, and rear bumper trim and diffuser. Given the young age of the car, and low mileage, these parts already looked artificially old, but installing this film has made them look brand new again.
If you’d like to find out how we can help you protect your vehicles, please do contact us. We’re based in Hook, Hampshire.