We spent the week at the Xpel headquarters learning the techniques to properly lay down clear bra or also known as paint protection film(ppf). Paint protection films greatly benefit all cars as they protect your vehicle from rock chips, scratches, etching and more. The course ran Monday to Thursday at their San Antonio training facility.
Throughout the week we learned the techniques to lay down film over various body shapes ranging from bulges, valleys, and edges. We then gradually progressed to wrapping hoods, bumpers, fenders, and mirrors. Each vehicle we practiced on presented a different set of challenges. From learning ways to make use of Xpel's installation gel to remove air pockets, learning to wrap edges for a seamless install, we had a jam packed week full of new things to learn.
I have nothing but great things to say about Xpel as a product and organization. The film they offer is top notch and offers a great self healing capability to repair light to medium scratches and keep the film looking great for years to come. Traditionally clear bra films would become yellow over time and leave a noticeable change in colour over where film is applied. Xpel films will not yellow and is virtually invisible when installed properly. The trainers I had were Alex and Ryan and helped to keep the class fun yet still touch on every point needed to ensure we leave feeling confident. That being said there will be some time before I offer this as a service. I will be practicing on a few cars to perfect this and hope to offer this very soon! Stay tuned and thanks for reading!
- Brendan S