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3M paint protection film installs

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Cartapex, May 23, 2013.

  1. Cartapex

    Cartapex Member

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    #1 Cartapex, May 23, 2013
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    Hey there guys. Here are a couple S models that were installed with a full hood and fender application.

    Full hood
    Full fenders
    ONE piece complete front bumper
    Mirrors
    Door edges
    Large tailgate entry coverage

    We apply only 3M film in a "bulk" method. We do not use the pre-cut kits at our shop. The bulk or free hand application allows for a completely custom install, with no splicing of multiple pieces.
    We also wrap under every edge available including under the hood and fender edges. We have been certified since 2004, and have installed since 2002.
    We have another S with standard 24" hood and fender coverage today that we are doing as well. I'll post the pix when done!

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  2. joshuaeven

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    you guys do good work :)
     
  3. Cartapex

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    Thanks brother! I didn't even get into the interior/exterior sealants we do, or the window tinting. I'm glad you like yours Josh..truly appreciate the business :)
     
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    Let me know if you guys have a sister company in Denver. :cool:
     
  5. Cartapex

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    LOL, the good news is that Colorado has the highest percentage of application of clear film in the country, so you'll be able to find a shop no problem! Want me to do some research for you with 3M for the best shop near you? I'd be glad to help in any way I can! John
     
  6. Jeff Andrews

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    Sure! I had an X5 done a few years ago (2010), but I've been unable to find the company.

    Can the front hood be covered in one piece? The X5 was too big, so there was a line about 12 inches down from the top of the hood.

    The one company I contacted wanted 60% more scratch than I paid for the much bigger X5!

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    Evidently, the Model S has about the biggest hood out there.
     
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    The full hood can be done in a single piece depending on the brand of film the installer uses. Some film companies make a 60" format, while others stop at 48 inches.
     
  9. Cartapex

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    #9 Cartapex, May 24, 2013
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    Jeff,

    The hood can definitely can be covered in one piece. When we do full hoods, we also install full fenders to match. Of the 4 Tesla S cars we have installed on so far, 3 have had the full treatment. It's a bump in cost for the material and extensive labor, but it's a piece of mind reliever when it comes to chips above the standard coverage. I'll get on the horn this am with my rep to find you the best shop in Denver. I wish you were close so I could help you! But seeing as I cannot, I will make sure whoever does does it well! John
     
  10. Cartapex

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    #10 Cartapex, May 24, 2013
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    Weird, I sent a response and it didn't post! The full hood and fender option is a great on for peace of mind regarding rock chips. Of the four model S cars we have installed, three of them took that option. While it does add cost for material and labor, it's a seamless and full protection option. I wish you were in Oregon so I could help, but I'll find a solid source for you in your area and make sure they take care of you properly!
     
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    #11 RNG, May 24, 2013
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    I am using Randy atVisual Effects
    2171 S. Trenton Way #210
    Denver, Co

    He did my window tint on the Tesla S and will be doing my 1973 Volvo P1800ES this afternoon.
    No financial interest.
    He does great work and stands behind his work and products.

    RNG
     
  12. MikeK

    MikeK R#129, TSLA shareholder

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    I'm not in your install area, but I'd still love to know what a full hood & fender job runs, just for my info. I already have one small rock chip right in the leading edge of the hood, and I'd rather not pick up more.
     

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