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      07-06-2015, 02:26 PM   #1
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I thought this may help the 1 or 2 Quebec based M enthusiasts on this forum
Being curious about all the fuss on Xpel, i saught the only authorized reseller in Quebec of Xpel products, Protex . I went to Protex Laval, where they have an impressive installer area and were nice enough to tolerate me for 30mns asking questions.

At first I was very sceptical about this film having seen clear bras from sometime ago, all i have to say this product is impressive. You can't tell its there. The installer scraped the film and showed me how it quickly "heals" w a heat gun. it was virtually impossible to see any changes in shine, gloss, depth to the paint, the car they were working on had the full front done and were moving on to do the rest. And it feels soft to the touch ! They fully wash the car, decontaminate and remove any imperfections before starting their work.

I checked the edges, but it seems not all panels are wrapped on the inside because of the lack of access to the inside of a bumper or the side wings. The film stops shy of 1-2 mm from the edge and very hard to notice if you don't look.

All in all very interesting, the only remaining part was the price that i wasn't given because they serve my dealer and until the car is purchased they can't quote me
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      07-06-2015, 07:51 PM   #2
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It is nowhere near that much for Canada. For full front end (bumper, headlights, hood and fenders), you're looking at close to $1,500 CAD and possibly more if you go through the dealer.
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It is nowhere near that much for Canada. For full front end (bumper, headlights, hood and fenders), you're looking at close to $1,500 CAD and possibly more if you go through the dealer.
Oh wow, could it be? Did you have your car wrapped? I never did on my other BMWs but then again its my first M ...
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      07-07-2015, 11:56 AM   #4
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$1500 would be the median range one should pay, any more than this, like you are suggesting $2500-$3000, the entire car is to be wrapped completely.



Just an example.

http://www.pureauto.ca/paint_protect...m_mississauga/

http://sekanskin.com/pricing/

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      07-07-2015, 12:17 PM   #5
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good to know, but most of these stores are in Ontario, prices do tend to be more expensive in Quebec, but I will post once i get my car so i can get a quote. kinda stupid if you ask me, they know i wont do it at the dealer so why not just quote me...
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      07-07-2015, 01:01 PM   #6
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good to know, but most of these stores are in Ontario, prices do tend to be more expensive in Quebec, but I will post once i get my car so i can get a quote. kinda stupid if you ask me, they know i wont do it at the dealer so why not just quote me...
whatever the installer charges to the dealer, you can assume dealer will double the price. That's usually is the norm. i.e. installer charges $1500, dealer will want $2500-$3000 easily.
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      07-07-2015, 11:02 PM   #7
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A shop in Quebec city just did my car and i paid 1600$ for a full front with the Xpel ultimate
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      07-07-2015, 11:05 PM   #8
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If somebody needs info or pricing i would be more than happy to give the contact info
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If somebody needs info or pricing i would be more than happy to give the contact info
I got all the info except the price. I'll just call again when I have the car. was the film wrapped around the edges of the bumper, and the fenders? The installer in Laval told me that is some areas they can't wrap the film but would def do it to the hood. Close up pics would be nice and I've always wanted to do this

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I got all the info except the price. I'll just call again when I have the car. was the film wrapped around the edges of the bumper, and the fenders? The installer in Laval told me that is some areas they can't wrap the film but would def do it to the hood. Close up pics would be nice and I've always wanted to do this

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Yes it's true there is some places the edges are not wrapped but the main ones are covered.I 'm not home right now but next week i'll post pics for sure !
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      07-15-2015, 06:11 PM   #11
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This is the XPEL ultimate on my car . I have a full front clear bra and around the rear fenders.The installer wrapped the roof and the diffuser for me too.Looks pretty good with the AWE black diamond exhaust tips
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Awesome! Thanks for taking so many detailed pics. Now I guess I gonna have to get me those tips I get my car tomorrow at 13:30
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Awesome! Thanks for taking so many detailed pics. Now I guess I gonna have to get me those tips I get my car tomorrow at 13:30
Hahaha i don't have just the tips! Once you will hear the AWE non-resonated exhaust you will love it
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Hahaha i don't have just the tips! Once you will hear the AWE non-resonated exhaust you will love it
It shows what a mod noob I am... Looking forward to it!
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So I finally caved in, reason is that I believe the f8x M paint is soft. After a trip of close to 800km and seeing how the clear was marred by those insects I decided to wrap it. I am doing full front, $1350+the tax... I think I'll sleep better at night. I am freaking out already at every little paint defect in the front bumper and the headlights... Not even 2k km on the car. I hope it turns out ok and hope when they wash it they don't introduce swirls...
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U did the rocker panels and rear lower fender ?

Winter ice, debris, salt and rocks may chip your paint too
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No to rocker panel... I barely look there. But I agree they take some beating. I have an apt on Thursday morning I can still change my mind.

The full front protection includes full bumper, headlights, full hood, side mirrors and front fenders.
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U did the rocker panels and rear lower fender ?

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Ok they gave me a good deal to add the rocker panels, full length of the car. What part is the rear lower fender (area 1 or 2 in pic?) Car is being worked on, hope to get it early afternoon. Area 2 is OEM protected on M4.

I got a lift back from the co-owner, awesome guy and hard worker. I am impressed with their attention to quality, detail and customer service. I did highlight to them that they need to improve their washing techniques and they gladly took the feedback.
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#1 is the priority. This may have to be hand cut (film) because I don't think there is a template out there.

#2 Not at all. No worry there.
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#1 is the priority. This may have to be hand cut (film) because I don't think there is a template out there.

#2 Not at all. No worry there.
Do you have a pic? Does it wrap around to the rear bumper, or just the sides? I'll mention it to the installer to see what he thinks. But damn if it keeps going like this the whole car will be wrapped
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sorry, no pic.

I would think the film should be wrapped just before the bumper bends around point. Worst case is to wrap the entire rear bumper fender. Yikes. I know. $$$ keeps on flying out from your wallet. sorry.
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