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So I have Xpel Ultimate on the Hood, Fenders, Bumper, A-Pillars, & Rocker Panels. It looks great on top of the Racing Yellow color, and I am thinking of adding Xpel to the Doors to protect against door chips in parking lots.

My question to the community is: Do I have the film wrapped around the front/leading edge of the door panel?

My installer said it will be difficult due to limited access to the back side of the panel, yet when I open the door I think there is fairly good access to the back side of the panel.

So what's your input? Is wrapping this edge a must have? :confused:

Thanks in advance.

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So I have Xpel Ultimate on the Hood, Fenders, Bumper, A-Pillars, & Rocker Panels. It looks great on top of the Racing Yellow color, and I am thinking of adding Xpel to the Doors to protect against door chips in parking lots.

My question to the community is: Do I have the film wrapped around the front/leading edge of the door panel?

My installer said it will be difficult due to limited access to the back side of the panel, yet when I open the door I think there is fairly good access to the back side of the panel.

So what's your input? Is wrapping this edge a must have? :confused:

Thanks in advance.

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Leading edge should be OK if F fenders are done - Installer saw no need and had same issue.

Trailing edge of doors for dings when opening door - Yes.

My Installer said full doors are personal luxury :hilarious:choice.

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Don't think film will stop a door ding.
:confused: Mmmm, It stops a rock traveling at 60 MPH from damaging the Hood and/or Bumper.... I think it will protect the door from most damage. Maybe not all, but most....


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Trailing edge of doors for dings when opening door - Yes.
The trailing edge is probably more important than the leading edge. Thanks Lime-Gold for reminding me of this! Must wrap training edge.

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1) I have Xpel on the hood, bumper fenders and rocker panels, mirrors and door edges.

2) I curbed the rocker panel against a concrete parking island. Looked like I did major damage. Peeled off the film and there was only one small chip, able to be fixed with touch up paint. As far as I am concerned, it paid for itself for that one hit.

3) Door edge guard did not protect it from dings. I have had to touch up twice with minor chips. However, complete door coverage will provide some protection against all but the most determined people wanting to key your car.

4) I would wrap edges as much as possible. My installer did not wrap edges on my car and when I had it detailed, the slow speed orbital polisher pushed wax under the edges. Light colored wax on a black car does not look good. It took a lot of work to get the edge clean and the film to lay flat again. If the edges had been wrapped, waxing wouldn't of been a problem. I have had no issues with hand waxing the car. it was only a slow speed orbital polisher that caused issues.

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rafiki, it would depend on the comfort level of the installer. If they cant get behind the leading edge comfortably, they cant guarantee a good install.
if you've seen them work with the material which usually needs the heat gun and other tools to smoothen the film. trailing edge is much easier.
 
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