I agree with you Cor.

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From: EV <ev-boun...@lists.evdl.org> on behalf of Cor van de Water via EV 
<ev@lists.evdl.org>
Sent: Sunday, October 1, 2017 9:18 PM
To: Electric Vehicle Discussion List
Cc: Cor van de Water
Subject: Re: [EVDL] Clear stick-on film for protecting your EV

In the Prius community I have heard people extremely dissatisfied with
the clear film
to protect the car, because after several years of UV exposure, it
deteriorates and it
is almost impossible to remove, making a good looking car a mess when de
film becomes
old enough that it starts looking bad from the surface damage and you
try to remove it.
Cor.

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From: EV [mailto:ev-boun...@lists.evdl.org] On Behalf Of Haudy Kazemi
via EV
Sent: Sunday, October 01, 2017 4:37 PM
To: Electric Vehicle Discussion List; Bill Woodcock via EV
Cc: Haudy Kazemi; Bill Woodcock
Subject: Re: [EVDL] Clear stick-on film for protecting your EV

Vinyl wrap is similar to some of the protective films but not identical.
I don't believe any heat shrinking is used for Xpel clear films. Xpel is
also thicker and more resilient making it more effective against rock
chips and scratches. There are some pretty impressive threads with
photos on the Tesla Motors Club forums showing how effective clear
protective wraps like Xpel can be. To my eye, Xpel looks a lot like the
flexible clear protection films that are available for mobile phone
screens in that it provides scratch/gouge protection and probably a
little bit of impact protection.




On October 1, 2017 6:08:25 PM CDT, Bill Woodcock via EV
<ev@lists.evdl.org> wrote:
>It's a vinyl wrap.  They can be done on any car, it uses a flexible
>adhesive film, applied, heat-shrunk, and trimmed, not pre-cut for
>specific cars.
>
>People commonly get new cars wrapped if they know they'll be selling
>them, and want to protect the original paint (unwrap again just before
>sale).  Typically you get an opaque wrap, not only does it look better
>and give you a lot of new color choices, it also protects the paint
>underneath better.
>
>I wrapped my Smart ED in matte black with a matte battleship gray Le
>Mans stripe.
>
>
>                -Bill
>
>
>> On Oct 1, 2017, at 15:56, brucedp5 via EV <ev@lists.evdl.org> wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>> Occasionally I watch MotorWeek on PBS just to see how well and often
>they
>> report on EVs.
>> That episode #3704H was not about EVs, but did have 1 pih. The
>car-guy shop
>> segment had a company showing how an easy to apply film could protect
>the
>> body (like window tinting, but clear to protect the vehicle). The
>vehicle
>> they demoed on was a Porsche ice. But this product would also be
>applicable
>> to plugins, if that company had pre-cut pieces for them.
>>
>> If I had just taken ownership of a Bolt or Tesla-3 EV, I would
>consider
>> installing this film to help protect the EV from scratches, dings,
>and other
>> debris from stones thrown from the vehicle in front of you.
>>
>> Interestingly, when I searched their web site, though not all EVs
>were
>> listed, they did offer quite a few. So, since the 2010 production
>EV's
>> beginnings, some companies that mainly provide services to ice, are
>now also
>> offering them to plugins:
>>
>>
>http://www.xpel.com/paint-protection-kits/XPEL_US_and_Canada/Passenger_
>Cars_and_Light_Trucks/2017/Tesla/Model_S
>> Tesla-S  (& there is a Tesla-X page)
>>
>>
>http://www.xpel.com/paint-protection-kits/XPEL_US_and_Canada/Passenger_
>Cars_and_Light_Trucks/2017/Chevrolet/Bolt_EV/LT
>> GM Bolt
>>
>>
>http://www.xpel.com/paint-protection-kits/XPEL_US_and_Canada/Passenger_
>Cars_and_Light_Trucks/2017/Nissan/Leaf/SV
>> Nissan Leaf (different pages for each trim)
>>
>>
>http://www.xpel.com/paint-protection-kits/XPEL_US_and_Canada/Passenger_
>Cars_and_Light_Trucks/2017/BMW/i3/Mega_World
>> BMW i3
>>
>>
>http://www.xpel.com/paint-protection-kits/XPEL_US_and_Canada/Passenger_
>Cars_and_Light_Trucks/2017/Kia/Soul_(US)/EV
>> Kia Soul EV
>>
>>
>http://www.xpel.com/paint-protection-kits/XPEL_US_and_Canada/Passenger_
>Cars_and_Light_Trucks/2017/Volkswagen/Golf/e-Golf
>> VW e-Golf
>>
>> http://www.xpel.com/products/
>> products  (there are more plugin pages than what is above)
>>
>> [video
>> https://youtu.be/YSK4nWLZLL8
>> XPEL ULTIMATE & STEALTH Paint Protection Film ]
>>
>> http://www.xpel.com/locator/search/clearbra_installers/
>> installers
>>
>> http://www.motorweek.org/
>>
>http://www.kqed.org/tv/programs/archive/index.jsp?pgmid=2346&date=20170
>901
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> For EVLN EV-newswire posts use:
>> http://evdl.org/evln/
>>
>>
>> {brucedp.neocities.org}
>>
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