XPEL ULTIMATE “Self-Healing” Paint Protection Film Preserves Race Car Finishes, Reduces Drag

SAN ANTONIO, TX – June 15, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Race car owners are now adding an invisible shield to their vehicles to protect against extreme wear and tear on the track, while reducing drag, as well, with XPEL™ ULTIMATE paint protection film. Any race vehicle represents a significant investment of time and money, so protecting its exterior while boosting performance can offer race teams significant benefits.

On the market for more than 20 years, XPEL paint protection film products provide a tough, urethane protective outer layer to preserve special paint jobs and vinyl graphics with sponsor logos.

Featuring advanced elastomeric polymers and a non-yellowing clear coat, XPEL ULTIMATE is highly durable and retains its high-gloss finish for years. It’s formulated to seamlessly blend with clear coats and has a “self-healing” feature that eliminates swirl marks and scratches over time.

With every leading edge on a race car subject to damage — hoods, fenders, wings, mirrors and bumpers — XPEL ULTIMATE creates an unnoticeable layer of protection that not only guards against rock chips from gravel and insect waste, but also shields the car’s finish from rubber “marbles” that shoot up from racing tires. XPEL ULTIMATE can also be used to protect vulnerable headlights.

“Adding a top layer of XPEL ULTIMATE paint protection film is the best way to extend the life of a race vehicle’s vinyl wrap,” explained Eric Keller, XPEL business development manager. “Our paint protection film can withstand being scuffed from contact on the track when cars bump into each other or scrape against the wall, while also helping preserve the vinyl wrap underneath. Plus, ULTIMATE film also makes it easier to clean tire remnants from the vehicle’s finish.”

According to Phillippe Gomez, shop manager and head installer at Sign Savers in Miami, racing teams increasingly specify XPEL ULTIMATE to avoid having to replace expensive vinyl graphics on hoods, bumpers and side panels. And lighter-colored cars more easily show any vinyl damage, he commented.

“Sometimes on a race car it looks like the driver went through mud, but it’s actually tire mark residue from taking turns and the actual physical racing from when the tire gets hot and rubber shoots off the tire,” Gomez said. “If you don’t paint protect the wrap, the wrap will only last for one race and one practice, so adding a protective layer of XPEL ULTIMATE film on top can actually benefit a team’s budget in the long run.”

For superior protection, some teams first wrap the entire vehicle in XPEL ULTIMATE, then install vinyl graphics, and wrap the vehicle again in ULTIMATE, Gomez said. The film is hand cut by expert, authorized XPEL installers and contoured around the most complex surface angles without any ripples, seams or wrinkles.

XPEL ULTIMATE is a super-slick film that can also help improve race car aerodynamics when applied to aerodynamic wing edges, seams, jack holes and other areas that could affect lap times. Wrapping over the vinyl graphics on race cars imparts a mirror-smooth finish, further eliminating air restriction, thus reducing drag.

For owners looking to sell their race cars at the end of the season, XPEL ULTIMATE paint protection film keeps the paint on the vehicle looking brand new so it can help teams get a higher resale value, Gomez added.

XPEL also offers TRACWRAP, a tough 8-mil urethane film that serves as a temporary film barrier. TRACWRAP can be used in conjunction with ULTIMATE and is affordable, easy to install, and peels off easily off in less than five minutes with no hassle, no mess and no sticky residue.

XPEL ULTIMATE carries a 10-year warranty and is backed by a worldwide network of professional certified installers in 36 countries and all 50 U.S. states. For a list of installers, visit http://locator.xpel.com/.

About XPEL Technologies Corp.

XPEL leads the industry in designing, manufacturing and distributing high-performance automotive paint and headlamp protection film technologies. Using XPEL’s proprietary software and patented materials, our professional design team develops products that deliver the ultimate in vehicle protection, meeting the demands of a broad range of makes and models. With more than 70,000 vehicle-specific applications and a global network of trained installers, XPEL is dedicated to exceeding customer expectations in providing high-quality products, customer service and technical support. XPEL Technologies Corp. (TSXV: DAP.U) is publicly traded on the TSXV Exchange. Visit www.xpel.com for more information or call 800-447-9928.

Source: XPEL Technologies Corp.

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