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Old 07-14-2019, 12:51 PM
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Originally Posted by MoeMistry View Post
In our experience, Suntek is the most user friendly and consistent installation. XPEL would be next, and 3M is to follow assuming you get material that isnít defective. 3M adhesive has been unpredictable for us, especially 60Ē roll, and we no longer use the material
Thanks for chiming in Moe! Do you choose to apply the Suntek on the 911 headlights or are you comfortable using Xpel for the headlights? Iíve read thru past posts and seems like your shop covers the headlights almost all of the time. Thatís good to know that itís done regularly and not an issue.
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Old 07-14-2019, 01:15 PM
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I say go for it. Either you get chips, which can't be corrected, or you get delamination of the UV coating, which you could just polish/wetsand off and then put new clear film on top of.
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Old 07-14-2019, 01:42 PM
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Thanks for chiming in Moe! Do you choose to apply the Suntek on the 911 headlights or are you comfortable using Xpel for the headlights? Iíve read thru past posts and seems like your shop covers the headlights almost all of the time. Thatís good to know that itís done regularly and not an issue.
i think I can count on one hand the headlights we HAVENíT protected. And yes, weíre comfortable installing with both xpel and Suntek

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I say go for it. Either you get chips, which can't be corrected, or you get delamination of the UV coating, which you could just polish/wetsand off and then put new clear film on top of.
Very well said...youíve been well-informed Sir
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Old 07-14-2019, 01:45 PM
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My 2 cents. I had Suntek applied to my headlights, 18 months later had the film replaced. The coating lifted small spot, on one of the lights during removal by a very skilled installer removing the film correctly, It can happen. The light was wet sanded, polished, and new film applied. Looks OEM, I canít see a damn thing other than a crystal clear, pit free lens.

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Old 07-14-2019, 01:47 PM
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My 2 cents. I had Suntek applied to my headlights, 18 months later had the film replaced. The coating lifted small spot, on one of the lights during removal by a very skilled installer removing the film correctly, It can happen. The light was wet sanded, polished, and new film applied. Looks OEM, I canít see a damn thing oter than a crystal clear, pit free lens.
Murphyís Law titan7...of the thousands of 991 headlights Iíve done, go figure yours would be the first delam 😉

but the silver lining...if it passes your eyes, 99.999% of others wouldnít even see...so I guess itís a great example of when it actually does delam and itís repaired properly

it was worth the effort though...your original install was our v.2 and new one is v.4...as we constantly improve our technique and installs, it was a great refresh as v.4 is near undetectable custom installation
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