Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: San Fran - East Bay
Just my 2c - I'd go over the top of Xpel every time. From experience I've had car Xpel'd, CQuartz and then vinyl applied and no issues with adhesion at all. I look at it in the light that the vinyl is another layer of protection for the car. Yes it does take a rock chip or two (depending on where it's placed on the car) but I'm guessing in most cases replacing the vinyl piece will be way cheaper than the Xpel piece. Generally you can't see the nick in the vinyl unless you're really looking for it and only the owner will be doing that. It can always be removed if you, or the new owner, doesn't like it. Or just if you want to change the color, pattern up every once in a while. And lastly if you apply Xpel or any PPF over the vinyl there's always a possibility of trapping air over the slightly raised surface of the vinyl. Small I know but could always be an area of weakness where the Xpel might start to lift at some time.