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      04-19-2017, 06:11 PM   #1
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Question Anyone using XPEL Tracwrap?

http://www.xpel.com/xpel-tracwrap-temporary-ppf/

I know that blue painter's tape is cheap, but covering large areas takes forever. This stuff looks pretty neat. Anyone ever tried it?



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I have used Trak Tape for about 3 years. I find 3" wide easier to apply without looking like a mess.

For either- consider adhesion in the rain.


http://www.trakktape.com/
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I have used Trak Tape for about 3 years. I find 3" wide easier to apply without looking like a mess.

For either- consider adhesion in the rain.


http://www.trakktape.com/

Thanks -- looks pretty similar to the Xpel product. It might actually work better on the chin spoiler.
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It's a very popular product for track days, vehicle delivery, etc

Just a reminder, if you're a BMW CCA member you get 20% off DIY products, aftercare and merchandise.

The most popular size is the 4"x20'
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I just bought some. Promo code is BMWCCA
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Review:
Much better than traktape. Traktape is super thick and applies poorly.

This stuff can be applied very easily, I was so impressed! Excellent stuff, I will try it again for sure!
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Are you no longer offering the 20% discount to BMW CCA members?
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Just make sure you take this product off soon after using it. Its not meant to stay on for weeks, especially not in the sun. I have had to repaint entire front ends of cars because this stuff was baked into the paint and would not come off....
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Just make sure you take this product off soon after using it. Its not meant to stay on for weeks, especially not in the sun. I have had to repaint entire front ends of cars because this stuff was baked into the paint and would not come off....
That's not ideal... Would likely only keep it for 2 days but might explore other options. Just had a euro bumper installed, painted, and ceramic coated. Would like it protected on the track.
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I went with Xpel self-healing clear bra on the entire front of my car.

I really like it.
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I went with Xpel self-healing clear bra on the entire front of my car.

I really like it.
Same, but after 2 years mine has gotten beat to hell and looks pretty bad. The paint underneath is fine, but I'm going to get it re-wrapped later this year, probably with something thicker. XPEL do you guys have any films that are more robust than the standard product? Mine is sandblasted and pock-marked from 2 1/2 years of track use.
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Are you no longer offering the 20% discount to BMW CCA members?
There was a website issue but it is fixed now and the promocode is active again.

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Just make sure you take this product off soon after using it. Its not meant to stay on for weeks, especially not in the sun. I have had to repaint entire front ends of cars because this stuff was baked into the paint and would not come off....
TRACWRAP pulled your paint after being left on your paint for weeks? Was it original paint?

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I went with Xpel self-healing clear bra on the entire front of my car.

I really like it.
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TRACWRAP pulled your paint after being left on your paint for weeks? Was it original paint?
Not MY paint, customers NSX.... i dont think its the product fault, he left the tracwrap on his car for a few weeks parked in the sun. we were not able to remove the tracwrap from the paint without damage.
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I went with Xpel self-healing clear bra on the entire front of my car.

I really like it.
Concern here is adhesion to a ceramic coated surface. If I went the bra route, would still use a temp solution for rocker panels.

XPEL Any experience putting bra over ceramics pro?
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What's up with all of this wrapping stuff? I just go without protection...

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I use trakktape over Gyeon ceramic coat. XPEL being THINNER is alarming? I apply 2, sometimes 3 layers on specific areas. Yeah it looks like ass by the time I get home, who cares. It did it's job.
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What's up with all of this wrapping stuff? I just go without protection...

You’ll get STD if you don’t: surface total deterioration.
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What's up with all of this wrapping stuff? I just go without protection...

9 months later you look at the result with regret. Then it costs a fortune to care for.
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