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Hi guys, I was going to cover my 2016 AV Roadster with clear PPF but some guys have warned me it will turn yellowish over time and on a white car, so it won't look good:
1. Is this true?
2. If it is true what brand PPF would you use that goes "yellowish" the least on white?
3. Would it still go yellow (if it does?) even though the car will be garaged and under a dust cover?
4. How many years do you think I'd get before you could notice the yellowing?

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Hi guys, I was going to cover my 2016 AV Roadster with clear PPF but some guys have warned me it will turn yellowish over time and on a white car, so it won't look good:
1. Is this true?
2. If it is true what brand PPF would you use that goes "yellowish" the least on white?
3. Would it still go yellow (if it does?) even though the car will be garaged and under a dust cover?
4. How many years do you think I'd get before you could notice the yellowing?

Thanks Fellas!
Go with Suntek. XPEL will yellow on a white car in as little as a 6 months..
 

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Hi guys, I was going to cover my 2016 AV Roadster with clear PPF but some guys have warned me it will turn yellowish over time and on a white car, so it won't look good:
1. Is this true?
2. If it is true what brand PPF would you use that goes "yellowish" the least on white?
3. Would it still go yellow (if it does?) even though the car will be garaged and under a dust cover?
4. How many years do you think I'd get before you could notice the yellowing?

Thanks Fellas!
All great questions. I will try to help but hopefully others will chime in. My understanding is that the yellowing that occurred was largely due to the adhesive used and the newer manufacturers which includes Suntek and I believe XPEL went to a UV resistant adhesive*. Most of the PPF companies will warranty their product for 5 or 10 years but be cautioned these companies have more loopholes than one can fathom so in many cases the "warranty" is just a piece of paper.
1. From what I read white cars are more prone to yellowing especially with the old non-UV resistant adhesive.....not sure why except maybe it's more apparent
2. Newer manufacturers should not be a problem but I have used mostly Suntek but, in the interest of full disclosure, I have moved in and out of cars pretty frequently
3. The yellow with the old adhesive was sun related so again the new adhesive* should solve that but garaging and cover, mostly garaging the vehicle will slow the yellowing process down for the old adhesives
4. That I can't help with except to say although the adhesive is improved* it's still a plastic so I want to see what others that have had their supercars for a while can say but, again, these people with the "older" examples may have the non-UV resistant adhesive.

I would probably go with Suntek, and a word of advice, don't be overly comforted by their "warranty" they have more excuses, when problems arise, than a criminal going to jail.


 

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^^^ agreed. I think the newer films are less prone to coloring but its still something over white so it can be visible no matter. on my older bmws that are alpine white with the other 3m film, they have discolored more than any new film on my white cars...I typically use suntek
 

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All great questions. I will try to help but hopefully others will chime in. My understanding is that the yellowing that occurred was largely due to the adhesive used and the newer manufacturers which includes Suntek and I believe XPEL went to a UV resistant adhesive*. Most of the PPF companies will warranty their product for 5 or 10 years but be cautioned these companies have more loopholes than one can fathom so in many cases the "warranty" is just a piece of paper.
1. From what I read white cars are more prone to yellowing especially with the old non-UV resistant adhesive.....not sure why except maybe it's more apparent
2. Newer manufacturers should not be a problem but I have used mostly Suntek but, in the interest of full disclosure, I have moved in and out of cars pretty frequently
3. The yellow with the old adhesive was sun related so again the new adhesive* should solve that but garaging and cover, mostly garaging the vehicle will slow the yellowing process down for the old adhesives
4. That I can't help with except to say although the adhesive is improved* it's still a plastic so I want to see what others that have had their supercars for a while can say but, again, these people with the "older" examples may have the non-UV resistant adhesive.

I would probably go with Suntek, and a word of advice, don't be overly comforted by their "warranty" they have more excuses, when problems arise, than a criminal going to jail.

Wow! THANK YOU for this detailed information - very helpful!

 

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Welcome, Good luck!
 

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I've had XPEL for years on my white car with no yellowing issues. Plus we did have a warranty issue and they took care of it even though the installer was out of business.
 

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I've had XPEL for years on my white car with no yellowing issues. Plus we did have a warranty issue and they took care of it even though the installer was out of business.
How many years?
 

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In total 7 years. Parts were replaced under warranty due to an install issue. And I believe mine was the older stuff before the ultimate plus so I assume the film now is even better
 

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In total 7 years. Parts were replaced under warranty due to an install issue. And I believe mine was the older stuff before the ultimate plus so I assume the film now is even better
They do claim the Ultimate is better. The issue with the yellowing may have largely been solved. Though I, and I am sure many of the Lamborghini owners garage their cars which will help extend the life of the PPF.......sun is good when you want the "self-healing" properties to kick in.
 
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