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      03-11-2016, 01:11 PM   #1
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Quick question about xpel

I'm looking to get my car wrapped and wanted opinions about whether the bumper alone would be sufficient or if I should opt for the hood, fenders, and mirrors as well?

The bumper is my biggest concern and is what appears to take the most damage from highway driving.

I can have xpel ultimate installed on the bumper only for $375 or $750 for everything but I'm not sure if it's necessary.
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You will want to wrap the entire front end for maximum protection. I personally have the majority of damage on the front 1/3 of my bumper where a partial kit would have saved it, but I also have chips all the way up on the hood and fenders near the windshield.

If it fits in your budget to get a full front end wrap, and you intend to keep the car long enough to see the benefits, then to me it is a good investment.

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Thank you.

My car is a 2011 328i. Nothing super high-end but it's a nice car that's been well maintained and lady driven prior to me purchasing it in October.

I just had the front bumper resprayed because it got peppered really bad after our last snow. I even had to replace my windshield after it cracked from a rock hitting it.

Needless to say after spraying the bumper again I want to protect it I just wasn't sure how necessary the entire front end was in comparison to the bumper alone.
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OP how much did the front bumper respray cost? I'll need to do the same this spring. Thanks.
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I'm sure location and other things play a major factor but I only paid $300. The guy removed the front bumper and sanded it smooth and repaired damage done from scrapes on the bottom of the bumper from steep driveways and such.
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Thanks OP. That's a good price.
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      03-26-2016, 10:26 AM   #7
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I bought 15' of their bulk 6" wide roll for about $40 (several years ago, it's probably cost more now) and cut my own pieces for the front. Still have a lot left over.
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