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Picked it up today. Grinning stupidly. :D

Shinteetah's pic reveals that the MS, frine as it is, comes in second to the Miss.

Here's a serious, maybe dumb question. I take delivery on my MS this week (metallic blue) and am also considering protecting the paint. Considering BOTH Xpel wrap for forward surfaces and then OptiCoat everywhere - to give minor ding protection plus waxing and raindrop elimination. Thoughts?
 
Picked it up today. Grinning stupidly.

Love that red beauty duo! :rolleyes:

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Here's a serious, maybe dumb question. I take delivery on my MS this week (metallic blue) and am also considering protecting the paint. Considering BOTH Xpel wrap for forward surfaces and then OptiCoat everywhere - to give minor ding protection plus waxing and raindrop elimination. Thoughts?

More seriously, that's pretty much what I just had done...and I'm very happy of the look:
- XPel wrap for full hood, front fender, full front quarter panels, mirrors and front of rear quarter panels+rear of back doors (the later shows a demarcation line)
- CeramicPro for the rest of the car (similar to OptiCoat/CQuartz)
- Some extra finish (not CeramicPro) on top of XPel to have the XPel wrapped portion shine like the rest

Of course, it's so new that I haven't tried washing it or seen it under rain yet!
 
It's the Xpel factory "store" (installation facility?)

8222 N. Lamar
Suite E40441
Austin


I talked to Lindsey back in March.


I don't know about any prep that might be included. When she and I spoke, my new MS was about to be delivered, so our entire conversation was in the context of covering a brand new car.

Entire car: $4k, 10-year warranty
10% off for AAA discount: $3600
An additional 10% off for being an active member of a car club
Add $107 for fog lights and headlights
With both discounts it could be as cheap as $3347 for entire car, with headlights and fog lights covered


Takes three to four days for full wrap.


I suspect they use template-produced pieces instead of hand trimming, which I though might have the potential for edges that were less attractive than what my local custom installer did. As I mentioned before, I could probably talk myself into full coverage with potentially less attractive edges for the same price. It's a tough call to make.

I had my car done here last month. Pretty much a full wrap except the back bumper and tailgate. Now wondering why I didn't just do the whole thing! They did a fantastic job. I believe they use pre-cut pieces but I'm not 100% sure. They wrap edges wherever they can, and I don't believe they took apart any components from the car. The edges are super precise and almost invisible. My price was consistent with the above, and I did it in two phases. Did full front + luggage area one day (dropped 8am, picked up 4pm) and then did four doors plus rear quarter panels on another day. Almost a full wrap and I'm regretting not getting all if it done.

The peace of mind is fantastic, and it just looks amazing.
 
I pick up my 'Blue Boy' MS day-after-tomorrow, very excited - no aidos for me.
Oh, cool! Enjoy! :D

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Flying Squirrel? Oh, I know that reference. Fred Eaglesmith and the Flying Squirrels:

Hate to disappoint, and that's a nice track, but it's far geekier. :)

The parody RPG called ADGNEPSEF555 (Advanced Dimensional Green Ninja Educational Preparatory Super Elementary Fortress 555) includes a sentai team which comes together to form the Teslatron. The red vehicle is called The Flying Squirrel.

It's a pretty niche joke, but Wattson was already taken. ;-)
 
I had a clear bra applied along with paint protection coating by the Ziebart shop in Castleton for about $1000 total. Did the same thing on my wife's Avalon Hybrid 2 years ago and the finish on that car still looks new. After 5 months my 85D finish is flawless.

pedriscoll I have a question??!! Based on your visit to Ziebart, I am going to do the same. When I asked them for a full front including the whole hood, they said they can only do a partial for the hood! Were you able to get all of your hood covered or just part? (If full, I may have to drive to Indy!!)

Thanks!
 

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