Do you want the ultimate protection from debris hitting your car? Detailed Designs Auto Spa is qualified to install clear bra on every panel of your car. Our focus is on quality clear bra installations for the retail market. Because we do not market towards dealerships, we can offer you the best service and quality available for your personal car in the Atlanta area.
We offer Xpel clear bra, using industry leading computer patterns cut on vinyl plotter equipment. Have something that needs a custom wrap? We safely install custom wraps without damaging delicate automotive paint.
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.
Clear Bra Installation FAQ:
What is It?
A durable, high-grade, clear urethane film applied to the sensitive painted surfaces of your vehicle that are exposed to potential impact and scratch damage.
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!
Xpel Frequently Asked Questions
Is Detailed Designs Auto Spa certified by Xpel Technologies to install Xpel Paint Protection Film (clear bra)?
Yes. 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.
– Self Healing
How does XPEL ULTIMATE Paint Protection Film heal itself?
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 placing the car in warm sunlight, pouring hot water over the defect and ,for those comfortable with it, using a heat gun to warm the surface(over heating will cause damage to the clear bra and possibly your car. Please use caution when using a heat gun!).
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. Read more about nano options HERE.
– Stain & Chemical Resistance
How does XPEL ULTIMATE Paint Protection Film resist staining?
The clear coat on XPEL ULTIMATE has a very low surface energy, which makes it more 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 678-859-1795.
– How to Care for the Film
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, a quality automotive citrus based pH neutral cleaner or lacquer thinner. Take care to keep these chemicals off the vehicle’s paint
- Seal with sealant like Sonax Polymer Net Shield or Menzerna Powerlock 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 20-30 minutes at room temperature. In colder conditions, or to accelerate the process, pour warm water (120°F) over the affected area (do not pour hot water over cold glass or other frozen surfaces)
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.
– Installation Differences
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.
– Warranty Coverage
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.