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Need some advice.
My front bumper that is covered in Xpel ultimate has some sort of blemish. If it did not have the film on it I could easily polish it out. I have not attempted to do anything yet. What can I use on the film? Products? What technique?

The film has a small scratch about an inch long.

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This may be overkill, but if the blemish is really noticeable, there are installers who can cut out the bad piece and make a near seamless patch. I had an issue that required this. Took about 15 minutes and cost me $100.
 

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My Xpel has stretch marks all over it that are only visible with polarized sunglasses. When you have them on, you see brown patches all over the place where the film was stretched (but not all places). I am dealing with it this spring.
 

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As Xpel and any other "clear-bra" type film is supposed to be self-healing - you can just apply some heat and see if it goes away.
 

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Wow. I had no idea that was possible. How the hell do they do it so you can not see the seam?

This may be overkill, but if the blemish is really noticeable, there are installers who can cut out the bad piece and make a near seamless patch. I had an issue that required this. Took about 15 minutes and cost me $100.
 

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I polished it by hand.
Two marks. The first smaller one is gone.
The second deeper mark looks better but is still there.
It is 30-40 degrees where I am. I am waiting for warmer weather and will try using warm/hot water over it. I think if the temp is warmer it will come out easier.
 

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if you put hot water on it in a steady stream it won't matter what the exterior ambient temperature is. You should be fine to just pour the hot water on it now.
 

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Wow. I had no idea that was possible. How the hell do they do it so you can not see the seam?
The guy I went to was an artist. He had a way of cutting to match the piece he was replacing. From more than two feet away, it's virtually invisible, but to be completely honest, if you're looking for it you can find it. Still, in my case, it's a vast improvement over what had happened and a far better option than replacing the whole piece (which one AH tried to sell me on.).
 

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My Xpel has stretch marks all over it that are only visible with polarized sunglasses. When you have them on, you see brown patches all over the place where the film was stretched (but not all places). I am dealing with it this spring.
The same thing happened to me. It freaked me out at first until I figured it out. I was getting gas and looked down at my bumper and said WTH. It looked like I had been driving behind a real smoky vehicle. You can see all the squeegee marks. What do you mean when you say you are going to deal with it in the spring?
 
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