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Anyone have good or bad experiences with either protection? My installer is really pushing the Xpel, but heard good things about the Avery product as well.
 

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I spent a good amount of time with the installer today going through the different films; I had samples installed on the car to view the differences side by side. Here is a recap if anyone is interested:

Avery Dennison Nano-Fusion
Relatively new product (a few years)
Comes with a lifetime warranty
Can wipe off marks with simple alcohol
Cannot be waxed, but has a really slick feeling after application similar to a wax (zero maintenance)
Slight gloss after install
Great puncture/tear resistance

Xpel standard (Extreme)
Been around awhile with good results
Can be waxed, but has a dull sticky finish without wax
Comes with a 7 year warranty
Marks will not remove with alcohol scrub
Moderate puncture/tear resistance

Xpel Ultimate
Brand new product (no history)
Can be waxed; has a smoother finish than the standard, but no where near the Nano
Comes with a 10 year warranty
Marks are removed with alcohol, but requires some elbow grease
Self-healing properties (similar to the Infiniti paint; after sun exposure scratches disappear)
Moderate puncture/tear resistance

After seeing the products on the car and letting them dry I am going with the Nano; finish is superior with a great smooth/glossy look. The Ultimate is tempting with the self healing, but the finish just isnt at the same level as the Nano. Only draw back is that he does not believe the Nano comes in a sheet large enough to cover the entire hood (he will call on Monday), while the Xpel can cover the entire hood. I prefer the lack of seams, so hoping that Avery has sheets large enough. Price wise the Ultimate is a little more than the Nano, while the standard Xpel is the cheapest. 3M is not in consideration after the installer showed me some pics of the yellow film after exposure to the Texas heat. Installer recommend the Ultimate for heavy track use, but I figured I could still tape if required and enjoy the better looking Nano while driving.
 

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don't know about the above, but 3m is probably the most durable, you can buff it to a nice shine and stains can be wiped off. The only bad thing is that it has more "orange peel" than the rest.
 

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I'm running the Avery Dennison Nano Fusion on the GTR (full fenders, full front bumper, half hood, headlights, sideview mirrors; Downforce USA front lip, side skirts, eye lids, rear spats and gurney flap; Varis sideview mirror garnish) and my wife's FX35. Best film hands down. I'll never go back to 3M. The beauty of the Avery film is that it's not layered. The 3M, Ventureshield and Xpel films are made up of three layers: the adhesive, the plastic film, and then a glossy top coat. The Avery film only has two layers: adhesive and plastic (infused with glossy properties). It's much easier to stretch around corners, is always smooth and glossy, and it can be waxed. I've waxed mine multiple time with no adverse affects. Like you said, it has a lifetime warranty against yellowing and that's what important. I highly recommend it.

http://www.nano-fusion.net/
 

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I have been too busy with work to bring the car to the installer, so I had a better chance to look at the sample pieces as they cured for two weeks. The Avery is the larger piece covering the majority of the front fender and the Xpel Ultimate is the smaller piece just aft of the Avery. The Avery leaves a clear delineation and seems to darken the Blue pearl. The Xpel is nearly invisible from almost every angle. Due to this I have decided to go with the Ultimate so I can have the entire hood covered; the Blue just does not adapt well to the Avery.
 

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I have the venture shield. Thus far, I'm satisfied.
 
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