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I had expel applied (after a full detail) to the bumper, bonnet and front wings only on the Jag about 7-8 months ago

 

to be fair, you can see the edges (its a template cut), but you have to be pretty close to see it, however I have none, zero, zilch stone chips on the front end.

 

sadly, I didn't do the doors and typically had some stupid b1tch scratch it (its only small but its through to the primer) with either a handbag or something else sharp on her person - I have video footage, but couldn't ultimately identify them

 

So, for all those doubters out there - if you hate stone chips - do this !! - ceramic coating gives you a nice finish and easy cleaning but won't protect against stones

 

I agree, if you look for them you can find some edges, simply around things that cannot be done - Like the front Nissan badge, has been moulded in, so either break it off and get a new one, or just wrap around it :)

 

If you hate stone chips like me ( one took off the tiniest bit of lacquer... and then that turned into a fist sized patch that was growing daily! ) then its worth it.

Especially if you have something like pearl white, or a special colour that cannot be matched equally

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I do but the kit is so good is doesn't show in the photo.it was on my car for 18 months and showed no sign of wear and NO stone chips.Great bit of kit.

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These are all the pic I've taken so far. The close ups are me literally finding edges for you guys, can barely tell they're there from like 2 feet away unless you know they are there sort of thing

I was told the air bubbles will come out in time, usually within the first week as the film expands and contracts due to heat etc

The car still shines the same, the only difference is it tends to hold water more than the paint does, but that's fine :)

 

Please ignore that god awful caravan! It's my GF's neighbours. disgusting thing.

 

 

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The only reason it holds more water is because its not got any super/hydrophobic protectant on.

 

Be careful using wax though as its been know to cause issues with ppf

 

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Did they have many swirls/holograms to remove before they put the film on? Did they machine the rest of the car as well?

 

I really do like the look of those, y'know.

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You can wax this film but dont use compounds or polishes.

what waxes are safe - the ones with petroleum, I'm aware are the ones to avoid

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I have noticed in one of these photos that you will need to heat some of the edges as they have lifted slightly, its not an issue if you heat them asap but leaving them may cause issues in the future. Ive done my spoiler and have to say this stuff is great...does exactly what it is supposed to do. I applied it as soon as id had my front spoiler resprayed.

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You can wax this film but dont use compounds or polishes.

what waxes are safe - the ones with petroleum, I'm aware are the ones to avoid

i use G3 on mine, but ive used others and never had a problem including Autosmart wax.

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dodo supernatural ?

Cant see a problem using this, Its a wax rather than a compound. Just avoid compounds and polishes, Ive used various waxes and never had a problem.

Stoneguard film is pretty durable and well worth the money. Most also self healing too.

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