Behind the Scenes of Window Tint & PPF Installation

Ever wonder what happens to a vehicle at the shop, after it gets dropped off for window tint and paint protection film installation? Watch our video to find out. It takes you to Jay’s Detail Studio in San Antonio, where two expert SunTek installers are working on a Tesla X. They’re tinting the windows with our CeramicIR film, and fully wrapping the finish with SunTek PPF Ultra Defense.  

The edit moves fast, so we break down the action for you below. 

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Before

0:00 to 0:19 – Meet our heroes: a black Tesla X and SunTek film.

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Decontamination

0:20 to 0:40 – Wash, rinse and dry to remove debris that could contaminate film.

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Paint ‘Perfection’

0:49 to 1:06 – More pre-install prep: smoothing the finish with a power buffer.

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Window Tint Pattern Cutting

1:07 to 1:14 – Separating a cut tint piece from bulk for the front driver-side window.

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Heat Shrinking

1:15 to 1:21 – Molding tint to the shape of the window with a heat gun before installation.

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Window Tint Application

1:22 to 1:32 –  Smoothing and tucking tint on the inside of the driver-side window.

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Paint Prep for PPF

1:33 to 1:44 – Cleaning edges with a swab to ensure they’re ready to be wrapped with PPF.

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More Prep for PPF

1:45 to 1:56 –  Spraying and squeegeeing the hood with PPF installation fluid.

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PPF Installation: Hood

1:57 to 2:01 – Unrolling bulk PPF; removing liner; spraying with installation fluid.

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More PPF Installation: Hood

2:02 to 2:14 – Placing bulk PPF over the hood and squeegeeing it down.

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Edge Trimming & Wrapping

2:14 to 2:20 – Using a knife and microfiber cloth to trim and wrap hood edges with PPF.

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PPF Installation: Bumper

2:21 to 2:27 – Separating a cut piece of PPF from the bulk roll, then placing and trimming.

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After

2:28 to 2:29 – Wings, baby!

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A Happy & Protected Customer

2:30 to 2:40 – Look at those custom-tinted windows and that intense PPF shine. Nice.

We hope you enjoyed seeing what happens when two SunTek film installation pros spend some quality time alone with a Tesla. Bonus points if you used the timecodes to follow along – or if you just enjoyed in the nicely lit Tesla beauty shots. (We don’t judge.) Have a question about any of the on-screen action? Please share it in the comments and we’ll get back to you.

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