Detailed Designs Auto Spa is Atlanta's expert clear bra installation facility.
Paint protection film, commonly referred to as clear bra, is a clear urethane film that is installed over painted portions of an automobile to guard against rock chips and other abrasions like bicycle handlebars, shopping carts and other common car paint terrors. Clear bra is commonly installed on the forward facing portions of cars. Many owners enjoy the added protection and lack of exposed edges when choosing to have full panel clear bra coverage. Rocker panels and areas behind wheel wells are exposed to rocks thrown by your tires. Clear bra installed on lower panels of cars provide fantastic protection for these exposed areas.
Detailed Designs Auto Spa has over a decade of clear bra installation experience in metro Atlanta. We are qualified to give you a beautiful clear bra installation that protects your paint from what the streets of Atlanta throws at you!
Do you want the ultimate protection from debris hitting your car?
Detailed Designs Auto Spa’s advanced clear bra wrap is the pinnacle of clear bra protection and beauty. Our advanced clear bra wrap consist of disassembling specific pieces around the car to provide additional coverage and hidden edges. Every single nut and bolt is catalogued so that no piece is ever left off. If you are wanting a full body clear bra wrap that is almost impossible to see, our advanced clear bra wrap is the solution you’re looking for.
Clear bra installation is about more than just getting the film on clean paint. Detailed Designs Auto Spa is the most qualified shop in Atlanta for safely installing a high quality and practically invisible clear bra job.
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Detailed Design Auto Spa is a certified XPEL Technologies installer of XPEL Paint Protection Film (Clear Bra)
Detailed Designs Auto Spa is factory certified by Xpel Technologies. We traveled to Xpel Technologies headquarters in San Antonio, Texas to be factory certified. We have completed their advanced training course. Detailed Designs Auto Spa uses industry leading clear bra cutting technology and Xpel’s DAP software to cut precision patterns. We are qualified to modify the software patterns for additional coverage and to ensure you have the most beautiful clear bra installation in Atlanta.
If you are wanting a custom solution for your clear bra wrap, we are capable of gorgeous custom clear bra wraps to suit your needs.
FAQ on XPEL
Paint Protection Film (PPF)
Why Do you Need It?
• Industry leading technology that helps keep your car looking amazing.
• Significantly reduces damage caused by rocks and bug splatter.
• Boosts your trade-in value while giving you the ultimate in peace of mind while enjoying your car.
XPEL's Ultimate Paint Protection Film combines best-in-class durability and clarity not previously available in the market. With its very low surface energy, XPEL clear bra sheds contaminants that would otherwise stain or yellow conventional films. In addition, the clear coat employs special elastomeric polymers that "heal" over time eliminating swirl marks and other fine scratches without having to do anything.
This product carries a 10 year warranty against, yellowing, cracking, peeling, staining, and hazing, and reimburses both film and labor in the unlikely event of a failure. XPEL ULTIMATE is truly the most revolutionary Paint Protection Film ever invented!
How does XPEL ULTIMATE Paint Protection Film resist staining?
The clear coat on XPEL ULTIMATE has a very low surface energy, which makes it extremely difficult for organic compounds to stick to the film. Insect splatter, bird droppings and environmental contaminants (which would normally cause yellowing) such as oils from the road, automobile exhaust and pollution can be removed during regular washing. Proper and regular care goes a long ways in protecting your investment and beautiful car. Xpel clear bra must be properly maintained with safe automotive detailing products to get the most out of it.
What if a stain does not come off the film during normal washing?
If ordinary car wash or soap and water will not remove a stain, there are a variety products available to do the job. In most cases simple isopropyl rubbing alcohol will remove anything on the surface of the film. In cases of more severe staining, or where something has been left on the film for a long period of time, a sparing amount of lacquer thinner can be used. Bug and tar remover available at any auto parts store is also effective. If you are unsure about the use of any other chemical on the surface of the film, please contact us at 6788591795.
How is care of XPEL ULTIMATE different than other films?
XPEL ULTIMATE Paint Protection Film simply requires regular and proper cleaning and sealing(unless you already have a nano paint coating system applied).
Our general care instructions are:
● Wait 48 hours after installation to wash your car or allow it to get wet
● Remove insect or other stains with bug and tar remover as soon as it’s noticed
● Stubborn stains can be removed with 99% isopropyl alcohol or lacquer thinner. Take care to keep these chemicals off the vehicle’s paint
● Seal with sealant like Sonax Polymer Net Shield, Menzerna Powerlock, or 1Z einszett Glanz Wax at least once every 3 months to preserve high gloss
● In lieu of a sealant, you can have a nano paint coating system installed over the clear bra
● Light scratches in the film will self heal in 2030 minutes at room temperature. In colder conditions, or to accelerate the process, pour warm water (120°F) over the affected area
Can I wax the film when I wax the rest of the car?
Unlike most paint protection films on the market, XPEL ULTIMATE Paint Protection film can be waxed and sealed just like your paint. Ensure you do not use dyed waxes as they can stain with their harsher solvents.
Will XPEL clear bra make the paint underneath the film fade at a different rate?
No. XPEL Paint Protection Film allows UV to penetrate the film and fade the paint underneath at the same rate as the exposed paint.
Does XPEL ULTIMATE Paint Protection Film install the same way as other films?
All paint protection films on the market have, at least, subtle differences in how they are installed. This is due to differences in adhesive chemistry, top coat density, urethane film make up, etc. With many years of clear bra installation experience in Atlanta, Detailed Designs Auto Spa is qualified to give you a beautiful installation that you will be very satisfied with for years to come.
What does the XPEL ULTIMATE 10 year warranty cover?
XPEL warrants XPEL ULTIMATE Paint Protection Film to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for ten (10) years from the date of purchase. Covered defects include: yellowing, staining, cracking, blistering and delaminating. This warranty does not extend coverage to damage caused by normal wear and tear, road debris impact, accidents, collisions or intentional damage of any kind.
Detailed Designs Auto Spa offers a lifetime warranty on our own clear bra installation craftsmanship.
Does the warranty include labor to replace the film?
Yes, for customers in the United States. Reimbursement for labor charges covered by the warranty will be made directly to the Authorized XPEL Dealer performing warranty replacement. Specific rules and restrictions apply.
How is XPEL ULTIMATE Paint Protection Film self-healing?
XPEL ULTIMATE Paint Protection Film uses a special polymer in its clear coat that flows even though it is cured. This allows the clear coat to find its natural level again after being disturbed on the surface.
How deep a scratch will heal?
The top coat is designed to heal superficial surface scratches and common swirl marks that occur during routine washing of the car. If the scratch penetrates through the film's top coat, it will not heal. If a rock impacts on the film and causes a deformation, the top coat does not have the ability to heal.
How long does it take for a scratch to heal?
The time for a scratch to heal depends on the severity of the scratch and the ambient temperature. Minor scratches usually heal in one hour at room temperature (72°F). In warmer climates, healing time will be shorter. The healing process can be accelerated at any time by pouring hot water over the scratched area.
My car already has one or more rock chips. Can Xpel clear bra be installed over existing damage?
Yes, clear bra can be installed over existing damage. Rock chips or other more severe damage may be able to be filled with paint by request, but it is likely that you will notice where the damage was before the film was installed. For many people, knowing where the damage already was leads them back to the damaged spot rather than it being overly noticeable. Being quick to have clear bra installed protects you from this being likely to occur.
How many times will the clear coat heal itself?
With this technology, there is no limit to the number of times the top coat can heal itself. As long as the top coat is not penetrated it will heal over and over again.
How long will the top coat last?
Depending on how the film is cared for, the top coat can last indefinitely. Regular washing and waxing will keep the clear coat in top condition for years to come. Adding a nano paint coating system on top of your Xpel clear bra will give you the best chemical resistance and remove the need to regularly wax the film.