‘Self-healing’ film is designed to protect paint from winter driving damage

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‘Self-healing’ film is designed to protect paint from winter driving damage

XPEL Technologies Corp.’s XPEL Ultimate paint protection film is a virtually invisible urethane film that features a clear coat and special elastomeric polymers that "heal" over time, naturally eliminating swirl marks and fine scratches, according to the company.

XPEL says the low surface energy of the film allows the product to shed contaminants while its strength protects painted surfaces from magnesium chloride, sand, gravel, rocks and insect and bird wastes.

Albert Helcberger, owner of Northeast Ohio XPEL installer Block A Chip, says he has used this invisible film to protect everything from family mini vans and sedans to muscle cars, as well as all of the top exotic and luxury car brands.

“With our harsh winters, people understand that this tough layer of protection really preserves their investment and maintains a like-new appearance for years,” says Helcberger.

XPEL Ultimate can be installed to protect all vulnerable areas of a vehicle, including rocker panels, fenders, hood and bumpers, or the entire vehicle can be covered.

With over 70,000 vehicle-specific patterns, XPEL Ultimate carries a 10-year warranty and can be applied by XPEL’s global network of trained installers.

In addition to applications requiring professional installation, XPEL also offers a number of DIY products, all backed with a 10-year warranty.

For a list of installers, visit

XPEL Technologies designs, manufactures and distributes high-performance automotive paint and headlamp protection film technologies. For more information about the company and its products, visit

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