How to convert your car to a matte finish using XPEL Stealth PPF

How to convert your car to a matte finish using XPEL Stealth PPF

Convert your gloss car to a satin finish with XPEL Stealth PPF

Recently we had Ricky from Living Life Fast down with us to enhance his new Skyscraper grey BMW M4. The vehicle had already been to Auto ID for some carbon fibre touches and suspension secrets for a full Nitron coilover setup. The final touch was to apply XPEL paint protection film in a stealth finish to give a more aggressive look. After five days of craftsmanship, we revealed the finished project to a very happy Ricky.

Often we get asked what the difference is between a vinyl wrap and stealth PPF. The finish from stealth PPF is of a far higher grade than what you could expect from a vinyl colour change wrap. The other benefit is that you don't need to remove parts from the car like you do with a wrap, as each panel is pre cut using our in house plotter, taking away the risk of damaging the vehicle. Finally, PPF is thicker enabling it to stop more stone chips and do a better job at protecting the paintwork underneath.

We also had the new 2023 BMW M3 Touring with us a few weeks ago to complete a stealth conversion. The customer picked the vehicle up from BMW and brought it straight to AWC to change the finish to satin. Originally the car came in gloss Brooklyn grey, but once we applied the film, it gave us a crayon like sleek matte paint.

While the vehicle was with us, we filmed a short video to give more insight into the quality of the PPF. Check it out below. 

If satin paint isn't for you, we still offer our gloss XPEL PPF which as you can expect is a more common solution but concentrates on protecting the paintwork instead of changing the finish.

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