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Hi, hope to pick up my car next week, reading up on this film sealant that xpel recommends, appears in place of wax? any experience? I have read some type sof wax are not desirable with xpel? thank you
 

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yeah, I read that also .... so, I folded and bought the stuff from xpel. Haven't tried it yet but I expect it will work fine. Also think that most other wax/sealers would also work but I figured if xpel brought it out then it should work great on my xpel film and I shouldn't have to worry about anything.
 

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Don't use any wax containing naptha. It will prematurely yellow the film. Otherwise, wax is just fine for the XPEL and Suntek films. I personally recommend Zaino Z-8 for clear bra upkeep and general sealing.

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Hi, hope to pick up my car next week, reading up on this film sealant that xpel recommends, appears in place of wax? any experience? I have read some type sof wax are not desirable with xpel? thank you
Using our Flawless Finish Paint Protection Film Sealant takes the guesswork out of what to use, and will absolutely be a great product for the film. That said, you can use any wax that doesn't contain any petroleum distillates such as naphtha or kerosene.

This info is also found at XPEL.com/Care

We appreciate you choosing XPEL ULTIMATE to protect your car. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have or if there's anything we can help you with.
 

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Using our Flawless Finish Paint Protection Film Sealant takes the guesswork out of what to use, and will absolutely be a great product for the film. That said, you can use any wax that doesn't contain any petroleum distillates such as naphtha or kerosene.

This info is also found at XPEL.com/Care

We appreciate you choosing XPEL ULTIMATE to protect your car. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have or if there's anything we can help you with.
Thank you for the updated information.
If I use this product for the film can I also use it on other parts of the car that do not have PPF?
If other types of wax work equally well on the film and unfilmed area's (absent petrolleum distillates) would I need to use this on the filmed area and wax on the rest of the car? How well does this product compare with wax if used on non-filmed parts of the car? I really woould rather not have to use two different products to wax my car.
 

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Hi, hope to pick up my car next week, reading up on this film sealant that xpel recommends, appears in place of wax? any experience? I have read some type sof wax are not desirable with xpel? thank you
I bought xpel and their sealant and cleaner. Sealant is excellent. Apply it every 3 or 4 months. Nothing else needs to be done. Haven't used the cleaner yet, just regular auto soap.
 

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I bought xpel and their sealant and cleaner. Sealant is excellent. Apply it every 3 or 4 months. Nothing else needs to be done. Haven't used the cleaner yet, just regular auto soap.
Yep--regular car soap works fine to clean Expel. Yep--Xpel's sealer is fine for both the film and for all the rest of the car. No problems here. If your installer didn't wrap edges (mine did not), then just be careful as you approach the edge so as not to get visible sealant stuck on the edge where it's hard to erase.
 

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Fentanyl: Are you a pain specialist MD, a Rx drug salesperson, or in pain yourself?

(Unfortunately for me, I'm in severe pain [bad back], but the cost drives me to oxycodone, for which my copay is like buying chewing gum.) Behind the wheel of my 981 I forget the pain better than almost anything but playing the piano. Of course the 981 costs more than Fentanyl patches. :))
 

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I use Chemical Guys Clear Seal Gloss Enhancer & Protectant on the whole car. It is designed to be used on the clear film, but my local detailer recommended it for the whole car. I was blown away with how well it works and how good the car looks after using it.

 

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If memory serves, carnauba wax is not recommended for clear.....it also can cause yellowing over time. Nano 'waxes' can be used on clear in addition to recommended sealants.
 

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Using our Flawless Finish Paint Protection Film Sealant takes the guesswork out of what to use, and will absolutely be a great product for the film. That said, you can use any wax that doesn't contain any petroleum distillates such as naphtha or kerosene.

This info is also found at XPEL.com/Care

We appreciate you choosing XPEL ULTIMATE to protect your car. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have or if there's anything we can help you with.

Is "Mineral Spirits" considered a Petroleum distillate? I'm wondering if Chemical Guys "BLITZ" HiShine Acrylic Spray Sealant will hurt the Xpel Ultimate?

Here is the partial MSDS for BLITZ;
Section 2: Composition / Information on Ingredients

CAS # / EC # Percent Chemical Name Haz. Symbol / R Phrases

  • 8052-41-3 / 232-489-3 5 – 15% Mineral Spirits T, Xn / R45,R46, R65
  • 68551-19-9 / 271-369-5 15 – 25% Isoparaffin Xn / R65
  • 66402-68-4 / 266-340-9 1 – 5% Aluminum Silicate Xi* / R36*
  • 63148-62-9 / N/A 1 – 10% Siloxanes and Silicones Xi* / R36*
  • 67762-27-0/ NA 5 – 15 % Emulsifying Wax Xn* / R36*
  • 8015-86-9 / NA 5 – 15% Carnauba Wax Xn*/R36*
  • 20-40% Water Xi / R36*
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I noticed on the XPEL web site that the film sealant "forms a hardened barrier when exposed to UV light". Does that mean you have to hit it with a UV light after you apply the sealant?
 
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