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There are few things worse than seeing rocks and debris from the road kick up and threaten to damage your vehicle’s paint, but it doesn’t have to be like that! Keep your Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep or Ram in peak exterior condition by shielding its paint with a protection film. Many companies offer their own version of these films, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. Explore below as we look at two of the top two providers in this industry, XPEL and 3M, and outline the benefits that come with XPEL vs. 3M.

Defined Paint Protection Focus

A clear distinction that must be made between the two products is the companies behind them who make these paint protection films. 3M is a massive multinational corporation who produces a wide variety of health, safety and consumer goods, all the way from personal protective equipment to house materials to orthodontics. Thus, their automotive division is just a small portion of what they produce. XPEL, on the other hand, although a smaller company, are primarily focused on paint protection, and have used that driving force to revolutionize the industry with new advancements, such as their self-healing abilities. XPEL is entirely dedicated to paint protection, it isn’t just a sub-division, it’s their entire mission goal to provide the best protection for your vehicle.

Superior Self-Healing Ability

One of the main calling cards of XPEL is the self-healing properties that they’ve developed for their paint protection films. The self-healing portion of an Ultimate Plus or Stealth clear coat is specifically made to repair itself. If the film suffers light scratches or marks, within 13 microns as to not pierce the coat, application of external heat will allow those small pieces of damage to self-heal. While these self-healing properties do not work against deep penetrated debris damage, in which a replacement may be needed, the convenience and ease of light damage and its ability to be self-healed cannot be underestimated, especially when you want to keep your vehicle looking perfect.

Longer Warranty

Perhaps the biggest advantage of XPEL over 3M for your peace of mind is the longer warranty you’re able to get. This clear difference in years puts XPEL over the top of 3M for extended coverage and a longer period of being covered should anything happen. The XPEL Paint Protection Film Limited Warranty covers the product for 10 years, while the traditional 3M Scotchgard Paint Protection Film is only covered for 7 years. A 10 year warranty for 3M is only available on their top-level Film Pro Series 4.0. There’s no wonder why XPEL is often a preference thanks to its increased warranty.

Get XPEL Paint Protection at Southside Dodge

If you want to get your RamJeepDodgeChrysler, or off-make protected against the elements and keep its paint looking perfect, we can help you out! Come to Southside Dodge for comprehensive paint protection services, where you can get an XPEL film applied to your vehicle, and experience these advantages for yourself, for years to come. Contact us to learn more about these detailing services, and to book an appointment at our dealership!


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