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05-09-2002, 07:56 AM
What are the differences between these two products? They both seem to be made from the same excellent 3M Scotchcal material.

Any help would be appreciated.

- Speedi

Sean Smith
05-09-2002, 08:08 AM
The difference is in the cut and what areas are covered. Stongegard claims to have the most coverage but to me the 5% extra coverage they had didn't justify 2x the price of xpel. Compare the kit stencils for yourself....

all of the stuff is the same film... the fit and installer make the difference....


05-09-2002, 10:22 AM
One major difference in the cuts is that Stongard wraps arond the leading edge of the hood. This is better for two reasons: (1) The edge is the thinnest/weakest paint on the hood so it needs the protection (2) It's one less visible seam on the car. Other cut differences in other areas of the kit make the Stongard slightly more difficult to install, but again, less seams/relief cuts to show or peel. Technically, you could stretch the Xpel film to wrap the leading edge of the hood, but you will see stretch marks in the film.

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