Paint Protection

Buying a new car is exciting, however, that first chip and scratch can take that excitement away quick. So prevent the pain and keep your car looking newer longer with durable paint protection film. A high-gloss and virtually invisible film, with the ultimate defense against road rash: rocks and pebbles, road debris, road salt and sand and protection where you need it most.

What is Paint Protection?

Paint Protection is a clear, polyurethane film that helps protect your vehicles paint from the many environmental elements that it comes into contact with while on the road. It can cover any painted surface on your vehicle.

XPEL Paint Protection

XPEL is the leading paint protection manufacture, with the best impact protection for durability. There are many benefits to paint protecting your vehicle as seen below;

  • Self Healing
  • 10-year WARRANTY
  • Stain Resistant
  • Maintenance Free!
  • Virtually Invisible!
  • Wash & Wax as Usual
  • Great for Leased Cars
  • Won’t Harm Factory Paint
  • Can Be Safely Removed
  • Doesn’t Peel, Crack or Fade
  • Helps resale value

A Shade Darker carries XPEL ULTIMATE PLUS and STEALTH Paint Protection. Having these two choices of paint protection gives our customers a unique selection. XPEL ULTIMATE PLUS does not visually change the appearance of the car and gives the customer the protection they need, while STEALTH comes with at matte finish to give one’s car not only protection, but a whole new look! STEALTH is typically applied to a majority or the whole vehicle to eliminate the gloss finish of the OEM paint.

The Process

Your paint protection kit is designed specifically for your vehicle from a Design Access Program (DAP) software system, exclusively from XPEL. Our highly trained installers can also custom pattern cut for your vehicle if you’re wanting custom coverage. The DAP system contains laser cut patterns for your specific year, make, and model vehicle. This means NO CUTTING on the car and into the clear coat like many shops do. This system helps to ensure a clean cut job and no damage to your vehicle.

Paint protection kits are typically sold in two kits, however like mentioned before, it can be applied to any painted surface of the car. The kits are as follows and cover the following portions of the vehicle;

Partial Kit (Clear Bra)

  • Partial hood (16”-24” up the hood)
  • Partial fenders (lines up with the hood)
  • Front bumper
  • Mirror caps
  • Rear cargo strip

Full Kit

  • Full hood
  • Full fenders
  • Front bumper
  • Mirror caps
  • Rear cargo strip

 Other Areas that are commonly protected:

  • Rocker panels
  • Rear splash guard (behind rear wheels)
  • Roof strip
  • Door Edges & Cups
  • Headlights

**Kits can be customized to add or subtract any areas included in the kit**

Why should you have A Shade Darker apply Paint Protection on your vehicle?

  • We pioneered paint protection here in Sonoma County
  • Our installers are certified in XPEL paint protection film
  • We use only the highest quality film to ensure our customers are protected
  • Our film has the best warranty
  • Our custom fitting and the widest selection ensures an exact fit for your vehicle

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Is the paint protection film you apply visible?

A: It’s 99.5% clear, so it’s just about invisible yes.

Q: Can I take my vehicle through a car wash or wax it after your apply this film?

A: Yes. The Film we apply will be fine with wax and polish just as your vehicle’s paint does.

Q: Can I remove or have someone remove the paint protection film you apply?

A: Yes. It can be removed without damaging your vehicle in any way. We do however suggest having one of our certified techs remove it when you are ready.

Q: Will the paint fade differently under the paint protection film than on the un-protected sections of my vehicle?

A: No. The film we use allows UV rays to penetrate it. This feature eliminates the “two shades” problem seen using the cheaper or older films.

Q: How much does it cost to have paint protection installed on my vehicle?

A: Pricing is dependent upon which film you choose and coverage options. Call for a quote now! (707)242-1057.

Our car tinting goes well with our paint protection services. Ask us for a quote.

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