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Recent content by Jean-Claude

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    Vendor Addressing the claims on social media of interior detailing as protection from COVID-19

    You're welcome and thank you for the feedback.
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    Vendor Addressing the claims on social media of interior detailing as protection from COVID-19

    I've seen a lot of claims on social media in regards to interior detailing protecting consumers from SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19 / CORONAVIRUS and I'd like to frame expectations of car owners so they better understand an interior detail is not a "silver bullet" for protecting themselves. In my...
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    Yellowing on PPF or something else?

    Well, there's nothing wrong with using a proper measure of heat for promoting the bond of the adhesive when wrapping. But, like anything in the world, if you don't use sound judgement you can cause problems by not doing something correctly.
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    Yellowing on PPF or something else?

    Take it back to your installer. Something is not right and they should be capable of addressing any questions as well as replacing if (probably is) necessary. My absolute best guess is that they may have used a butane torch for heating the edges and possibly over heated. That is a pure guess as...
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    Ceramic Coating Question

    Do not apply soon after regardless of what the bottle says. There are transfer solvents that, when reapplied over uncured coating, can disturb the membrane that is intended to be left over by the active ingredient. My advice is to give it at least 24 hours between layers to be safe.
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    Vendor Simple Explanation (video): Model 3 Preparation, Enhancement and Protection

    I've been sitting on this video content since the first Model 3's were being delivered but I just didn't have the time to piece it together and do the voice over. Finally, I made the time to put a brief 13 minute video together explaining certain aspects of our process and also dispelling some...
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    PSA - Suntek Ultra PPF + Ceramic = no self healing

    Modern paint protection film is made up of a number of layers. Suntek Ultra's paint protection film has an upper membrane which the "self-healing" takes place in. Think of the membrane as memory foam found on a bed or pillow. That membrane, if penetrated, can not "seal-heal" any more than memory...
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    Interior Detailing

    DIY instructions for cleaning leather: Vendor - How to safely clean leather seats on your Tesla Model S [images included]
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    Vendor Full-Monty (all protection & aesthetic enhancement options) project video for Model X. (100+ hours)

    What's up folks?! Hope y'all enjoy this mega-project video which crams 100+ hours of work on a Model X into a short little video. This project included: ·New car prep & decontaminated ·Emblems removed for seamless PPF wrap ·Paint correction ·Full-body paint protection film wrap ·Modesta...
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    Vendor Ask a professional car detailer, clear bra and coatings installation expert

    A lot of folks ask me to describe how satin paint protection film looks on different paints and for many they do not completely understand how it works. This video was made to explain those exact nuances:
  11. Jean-Claude

    Chrome delete on deep blue, questions/advice

    That is a fine looking job ya have there. No doubt done by someone who is passionate about their craft! (lol :D)
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    Vendor Detailed Designs knocks it out of the park

    Oh this is a sweet post! Thanks Eric!! Anyone looking for something similar should actually be giving Eric here a shout. He does the same stuff we do!
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    Protective film on Model 3 ?

    Specifically on Tesla's, they should be trimmed back.

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