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Old 04-03-2014, 09:38 PM   #1
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Smile Clear Bar installers in Milwaukee area?

Has anyone had Xpel installed in the Milwaukee area? Its always nice to hear from first hand experience.
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Old 04-03-2014, 09:43 PM   #2
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Cant speak for the installers but I got xpel and love it.
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Old 04-06-2014, 09:59 AM   #3
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Expel clear bra

I used protech 847-502-7003 from Hartland. He comes to your house or where ever you want him to install it. I had my whole front done including the mirrors and the lower 8" of the rockers and the area where the gills are. Had it for two years now. No issues and it's all precut so they don't have to cut the material once it's on the car. Hope that helps.
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Old 04-06-2014, 07:10 PM   #4
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I used protech 847-502-7003 from Hartland. He comes to your house or where ever you want him to install it. I had my whole front done including the mirrors and the lower 8" of the rockers and the area where the gills are. Had it for two years now. No issues and it's all precut so they don't have to cut the material once it's on the car. Hope that helps.
Thanks for the feedback. It's nice to hear from someone that has first hand experience. It's a little unsettling to me that there are only two installers in the area and neither has a store front. It's a big expense at over $2k for the areas I want done and trusting them with my baby.
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Old 04-06-2014, 09:51 PM   #5
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I paid about $900 for mine. Super nice guy and does a great job.
I also had the cups on the door handles done along with the front portion of the hood extractor(including the vents). It's all warrantied work and he does some expensive cars. Good luck!
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Old 04-06-2014, 10:26 PM   #6
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I paid about $900 for mine. Super nice guy and does a great job.
I also had the cups on the door handles done along with the front portion of the hood extractor(including the vents). It's all warrantied work and he does some expensive cars. Good luck!
I'm getting the front bumper, full hood, full fenders, rockers, gills, rear quarters, mirrors and cups. I quoted with both and they are about the same. Just comes down to who is the best.
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Old 04-07-2014, 12:09 AM   #7
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I love my clear bra but after 2 years now its yellowing, peeling at the seams, and every where a bug has hit leaves a mark or scratch that does not come out. They do have a 10 year warranty which is great so hopefully in a few I will have it fully replaced.
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Old 04-07-2014, 07:38 AM   #8
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I love my clear bra but after 2 years now its yellowing, peeling at the seams, and every where a bug has hit leaves a mark or scratch that does not come out. They do have a 10 year warranty which is great so hopefully in a few I will have it fully replaced.
So...what product did you use? And I assume that you will be using something different the next time.
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Old 04-07-2014, 01:04 PM   #9
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3M, because it's under warranty I will stick with the same brand. The xpel has the same problems though. They are identical products. You also have to be very careful what wax you use on the car. You cannot get near the bra with carnuba wax or any that has a color to it.
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Old 04-07-2014, 01:25 PM   #10
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If you want to travel to the Appleton area, or see if he'll meet ya half way. A friend of mine did my car and is very good. Shawn (The Stripe Guy) 920-850-6900
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Old 04-20-2014, 07:39 AM   #11
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I got the car back yesterday and all I can say is that I'm completely impressed with Xpel and Todd at Clear Bra Wisconsin.

I had the full front bumper, full fenders and full hood done so its hard to even tell its on the front. The break lines on the lower rockers, door and rear quarter are mostly at natural body lines and are also hard to see. The texture matches the rest of the car too so it doesn't look like a shity piece of plastic stuck all over the car

It's such a liberating feeling to not have to worry about stones tearing the paint apart. Now the fun begins burnishing the brakes and getting that first 1500 miles
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Old 04-20-2014, 03:36 PM   #12
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I will be having mine clear bra'd at an Xpel installer here in Madison next week. As a reference, how much did all of that cost?
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Old 04-20-2014, 10:18 PM   #13
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If you want to travel to the Appleton area, or see if he'll meet ya half way. A friend of mine did my car and is very good. Shawn (The Stripe Guy) 920-850-6900
I met The Stripe Guy at Bergstrom Chevrolet in Appleton where I had the ground effects painted. He installed the stripes on my car. He is a great guy and I also would recommend him.
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