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Xpel Ultimate vs Hail

Discussion in 'Model S' started by MoonChou, Jun 12, 2017.

  1. MoonChou

    MoonChou Member

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    So I have read what I could in this forum regarding hail and Tesla's (S and X) aluminum body. I also tried looking up information on if Xpel Ultimate could protect a car from hail damage.

    Per Xpel's demonstration video the panel (probably not aluminum) looks fine after being hit with some rocks at 70 MPH.

    I have reached out to Xpel for an answer, but meanwhile I wanted to see if anyone else in the forum has any experience or thoughts?
     
  2. Derek Kessler

    Derek Kessler Member

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    Xpel protects the paint and finish. If something is going to dent the car, no wrap or coating is going to stop that.
     
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  3. gordo

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    I have my whole car covered in Xpel Ultimate. It'll protect against paints chips from rocks. It'll protect against hail that would otherwise scratch the paint. It won't protect against hail that is moving with enough momentum to dent the aluminum body panels.
     
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  4. XPEL

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    It would potentially help protect against scratches and chips but would not prevent the dents. The video you're referring to is the one with rocks being shot out of a machine at 70 mph. (this panel is a thick piece of sheet metal that has been painted). So your vehicle would still potentially be damaged by the hail
     

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