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Re: Project Redrum

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:27 pm
by TeamSpirit
I am seeing for it.

https://www.amazon.es/dp/B06XFSG83D/ref ... kDb66X421B

https://www.amazon.es/protector-pantall ... B00XWE1OHY

You have to cut it. Is not specific for xe but......

I have a doubt. The side skirts need the same protection?

In the photos you can see it is a very exposed zone. But i don't know if is a problem or not.

Rear bumper i think is less necessary...

Re: Project Redrum

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:32 am
by PhilB
TeamSpirit wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:27 pm
I have a doubt. The side skirts need the same protection?
In the photos you can see it is a very exposed zone. But i don't know if is a problem or not.
The side skirts look a bit different from the first XE.
There wasn't a problem on the first XE with damage to the skirts but on the new one we can't be sure.
On the "old" XE the area which could get damage was the panel just in front of the rear wheels.
There are pre-cut films for this online.
To be safe and as you are cutting your own film, it might be good to cover the side skirts as well.
My last XE had a clear film panel applied just in front of the rear wheel and the side skirts didn't get any damage.
This is the area on the first XE that can have the issue:

20170505_121148 - Copy.jpg


Re: Project Redrum

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:46 am
by TeamSpirit
PhilB wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:32 am
TeamSpirit wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:27 pm
I have a doubt. The side skirts need the same protection?
In the photos you can see it is a very exposed zone. But i don't know if is a problem or not.
The side skirts look a bit different from the first XE.
There wasn't a problem on the first XE with damage to the skirts but on the new one we can't be sure.
On the "old" XE the area which could get damage was the panel just in front of the rear wheels.
There are pre-cut films for this online.
To be safe and as you are cutting your own film, it might be good to cover the side skirts as well.
My last XE had a clear film panel applied just in front of the rear wheel and the side skirts didn't get any damage.
This is the area on the first XE that can have the issue:
20170505_121148 - Copy.jpg

Hi Philb. In the garage we have an old car in black and the new mine blue.

I think side skirts are very similar or the same. The differences are in front and rear bumpers. More in rear really.

Have you got links of pre cut films? Definitely i am going to do a test! I am only finding this. https://www.aliath.co.uk/collections/ja ... ear-shield

Re: Project Redrum

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:03 am
by PhilB
TeamSpirit wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:46 am
Have you got links of pre cut films? Definitely i am going to do a test! I am only finding this. https://www.aliath.co.uk/collections/ja ... ear-shield
I found this one on ebay but it may be the same people.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fits-Jaguar- ... 2148526301

If you do a google search on "Jaguar XE sill protection film" quite a few come up and I think a few have bought and fitted these themselves.
I had mine done at a specialist who scanned the panel and then laser cut the film.

Re: Project Redrum

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:57 am
by Ted27
It was the Jaguar XE (X760) 15- CLEAR Sill Skirt Trim Stone Chip Paint Protection Film from eBay. Not sure what it is exactly. Will let you know when it arrives.

Re: Project Redrum

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:52 pm
by Mitchbitch
Hi chaps,
Likewise I’m really interested in protecting the paint work in those area’s, however a little apprehensive on doing a proper job myself. Any ideas of costs to have this done professionally please?

Re: Project Redrum

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:00 pm
by TeamSpirit
Hi

I requested the aliath film. Is the same of ebay.

The have good reviews.

In some days the installation!

Re: Project Redrum

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:04 pm
by Snailedit

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So with spacers, I haven't noticed any rock chips. My wife just did a 4 hour round trip on the highway with no issues.

On a side note, blacking out all silver/chrome is underway. Got this in today and waiting on the leaper logo to swap them out.

Re: Project Redrum

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:19 am
by BruceTheQuail
If the replacement leaper isnt right (I ordered one and the cat was malnourished and looked silly) it is easy to DIY. I took mine off (dental floss, there might be a positioning stud as well). cleaned it up with turps, and then sprayed it with 3 or more coats of caliper paint. Then I stuck it back on with black silicone. Easy peasy.

Re: Project Redrum

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:40 am
by PhilB
Snailedit wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:04 pm
So with spacers, I haven't noticed any rock chips. My wife just did a 4 hour round trip on the highway with no issues.
You probably won't notice anything - it can build up over time.
This happens without spacers so you are still vulnerable possibly moreso.

The original thread (28 pages) with pictures on pages 4 and 9 to start with.

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