Xpel questions

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For those who went with paint protection film, how much of the Jeep did you have protected? I’m debating the whole front and windshield surround vs doing the whole vehicle.
 
I did the grille, full hood, A pillers, 4 fenders, headlights, inside door cups, around the bolt hole where you take doors on/off, and the fronts of the door hinges.
 
For those who went with paint protection film, how much of the Jeep did you have protected? I’m debating the whole front and windshield surround vs doing the whole vehicle.
I did all painted surfaces from the outside mirrors forward including the pillars and across the top of the windshield.
 
I did all painted surfaces from the outside mirrors forward including the pillars and across the top of the windshield.
Did you have the emblems and decals removed before install and then reinstalled after? Did you have to get new ones?
 
Did you have the emblems and decals removed before install and then reinstalled after? Did you have to get new ones?
I had him replace the rubicon decals and left the wrangler unlimited decal, he went around that one and the 392 emblems on the hood.
 

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I had him replace the rubicon decals and left the wrangler unlimited decal. He went around it.
And I’m finding that the Rubicon decal is backordered. Where did you order it from?
 
I just got my Jeep back from PPF this week. I debated the same thing as you; front of full PPF? I went will full PPF (including the half doors) because I wanted it to have the same gloss/shine everywhere and I wanted it protected from damage on all sides. I ended up going with STEK rather than Xpel because I felt the STEK DYNOshield was very clear and I like the hydrophobic layer built in. I ended up removing everything myself including the “JEEP” and “392” decal so that they could bulk wrap most panels and then put the logos on top.
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And you had them go around the 392 badge on the hood? I’m finding that one is backordered.

I did place an order from @allmoparparts.
 
I just got my Jeep back from PPF this week. I debated the same thing as you; front of full PPF? I went will full PPF (including the half doors) because I wanted it to have the same gloss/shine everywhere and I wanted it protected from damage on all sides. I ended up going with STEK rather than Xpel because I felt the STEK DYNOshield was very clear and I like the hydrophobic layer built in. I ended up removing everything myself including the “JEEP” and “392” decal so that they could bulk wrap most panels and then put the logos on top. View attachment 4007
I’ve never heard of STEK. I’ll look into it.

Did you remove the spare and have them PPF behind?
 
I just got my Jeep back from PPF this week. I debated the same thing as you; front of full PPF? I went will full PPF (including the half doors) because I wanted it to have the same gloss/shine everywhere and I wanted it protected from damage on all sides. I ended up going with STEK rather than Xpel because I felt the STEK DYNOshield was very clear and I like the hydrophobic layer built in. I ended up removing everything myself including the “JEEP” and “392” decal so that they could bulk wrap most panels and then put the logos on top. View attachment 4007
You didn’t remove the rubicon decal first? Any air bubbles?
 
I must ask. Why the LCA?
Jeep builds all wranglers with the same LCAs. The ones I ordered are the ones that come with the 2inch Mopar lift. The new ones will give it a bit more caster and help with steering drift. Eventually I’ll go with a full metal cloak 2.5 lift and have full adjustability but for now those work.
 
Jeep builds all wranglers with the same LCAs. The ones I ordered are the ones that come with the 2inch Mopar lift. The new ones will give it a bit more caster and help with steering drift. Eventually I’ll go with a full metal cloak 2.5 lift and have full adjustability but for now those work.
Even the XR?
 
Correct. Part # of the LCA on the bottom of my XR.
Jeep builds all wranglers with the same LCAs. The ones I ordered are the ones that come with the 2inch Mopar lift. The new ones will give it a bit more caster and help with steering drift. Eventually I’ll go with a full metal cloak 2.5 lift and have full adjustability but for now those work.
Is that the best lift kit for our jeeps?
 
Is that the best lift kit for our jeeps?
Is this the kit?


Is this the same one for the XR?
 
You didn’t remove the rubicon decal first? Any air bubbles?
No I wanted the glossy look, if you want it matte then reapply it overtop or take it off in the beginning, to each their own preference. I removed everything, including the spare tire carrier, windshield washer sprayer, even the antenna wire so I could remove the antenna bracket.
As far as STEK vs. Xpel vs 3M vs Avery there are a few good videos. Here is one that’s interesting:
 
Is this the kit?

Is this the same one for the XR?
That’s the one I’m going with. With the 392 there’s only a few companies making lifts. Clayton, Evo, metal cloak are the ones I know of. Evo sells a fully adjustable $9000 coil over kit. If I didn’t have 3 other cars/suvs to mod I’d splurge on that kit. Btw I ordered the rubicon decals back orders with intentions of putting them on later. They showed up before my PPF appointment.
 
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