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I'm looking to replace the film on the driver's side mirror, and install some on the passenger side mirror. Would like to completely cover both side mirrors, edge to edge. Was getting blinded by the passenger side mirror, the edges of the driver's side mirror, and the "blind spot bubble," on my way home from working "graveyard shift." I may just tint them with regular window tint.
Well, what I had feared since the day I had my Xpel paint protection film applied happened this morning. Going down the highway, a truck kicks up a rock. It happens in slow motion as there is nothing I can do but watch it careen towards me. Thud, it hits the front of the truck. Whew, I was afraid it was going to hit the windshield but thankfully I have Xpel on the entire front of the truck so it will be protected.....nope. A you can see below, the rock caught the edge of the film and the film just tore away. Mostly I'm truly frustrated because of how the film doesn't wrap the edges of the panels and even comes up short of the edges a bit. I questioned this after the install and my installer said that was the way it was because that's how the patterns are cut. I just knew this would happen at some point and sure enough....boom. I'm also not too happy with how easily the film tore. I get that it's a think film but it shouldn't peel back like that. I know, I'm ranting and complaining and blah blah but after dropping $1K to try to protect the tricoat paint, this does irk me a bit. I know many folks out there have used Xpel and it's had held up fine but I just wanted to vent a little and give people something to consider. I guess I'll have to contact the installer or Xpel direct to see what they will do.
Getting a good amount of rock chips on my truck. Should have had it protected when it was new, but hindsight is 20/20. Looking for pics of the AVS Aeroskin. Ive seen a few pics on here but mainly wanting to check out the color matched versions. Especially summit white if anyone has it. Also has anyone ordered precut clear film for the front bumper with any luck? Ill most likely have to have my entire bumper repainted or the big chips professionally filled before installing.