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  1. AutoElegance

    Wrap or not ?

    We work with Tesla owner's almost every day to apply XPEL film to their cars in many different ways. We will wrap just the front bumper, the whole car, or anything in between. Any package you decided on, Paint Protection Film is a great investment on your car.
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    Had M3 for 1 week, did first Wash & Wax today and noticed some issues...

    Those are very common when driving a car even for just a week. The PPF wrap is really the only thing that will prevent this from happening. We have had cars come in our shop for Paint Protection Film with barely any miles on them that have already gotten chipped. You would be shocked at how...
  3. AutoElegance

    Difference in paint quality between $1500 and $2000 paint options

    not spam, just trying to offer some perspective as we see a ton of Model 3's and I get to talk to owners first hand.:)
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    Difference in paint quality between $1500 and $2000 paint options

    Sorry we are out on the east coast, just outside of Boston in Andover MA, but California is a huge market for PPF, I'm sure there are reputable options hear you.
  5. AutoElegance

    Difference in paint quality between $1500 and $2000 paint options

    We consistently see Model 3 owners come in to have XPEL Paint Protection film installed after purchase for this very reason. Tesla paint and new paint in general does chip very easily and the fact that the Model 3 doesn't have any type of grill in the bumper doesn't help. There is SO much space...
  6. AutoElegance

    Base black exterior needs extra protection?

    Black paint in general can be much softer than other colors, not just for Teslas. GM's black paint is notoriously softer than their lighter colors. Because black paint shows so much it can also be perceived as being softer when it is just showing everything that another color might hide. We have...
  7. AutoElegance

    Any Suggestion for Center Console Wrap?

    we wrap the center console on almost all of the Model 3's we have come in the shop. We either use XPEL Ultimate Plus, which is totally clear, or we use XPEL STEALTH. This will give the piano black a matte finish and really tones it down.
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    PPF problem

    Looks like they didn't stretch the bumper enough. That front bumper naturally has a lot of tension, and when you don't remove it this exact type of thing happens. the fender looks like they may have tried to wrap it around the edge too far and debris from the tire could kick it up and make it...
  9. AutoElegance

    How do you keep your Model 3 exterior clean?

    CLEAR BRA CLEAR BRA CLEAR BRA. XPEL Paint Protection Film can do even better for you without this look. Search your area for a local Paint Protection Film Installer and they will be able to wrap the front end of your car to protect it from and sand or rock chips as well as UV damage to your...
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    To wrap or not to wrap?

    They can be awesome top coats! I wouldn't trust them to replace a traditional ceramic coating but it would be safe to think of them as an extremely well performing spray wax.
  11. AutoElegance

    To wrap or not to wrap?

    We are a shop in Massachusetts that installs Xpel Paint Protection Film as well as applies ceramic coatings. If you are trying to protect your car, there is nothing better than the film. In regards to doing the partial "clear bra" versus more of the car, it is a gamble. The minimum we always...
  12. AutoElegance

    Rock chip in XPEL ultimate repairable?

    Depends on where on the bumper it happened. This isn't likely the case as most installers do the Tesla bumpers in one piece, but if it is on a spot that is it's own section you could get away with just replacing that section. It also depends on how much it bothers you. if you can't walk past the...
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    Rock chip in XPEL ultimate repairable?

    Unfortunately no that doesn't look repairable. The Xpel does have a self healing function, but it won't heal something that big. Once you break the film it isn't going to reseal itself. The upside is that it looks like it did it's job though! Where is that on the car? the bumper?
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    Just finished a chrome delete and powder coating...

    looks amazing! We did Xpel Stealth on a black one out here along with some black trim and white accents. these car's look incredible when they are blacked out!!

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