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Aftermarket paint armor recommendations: Switzerland

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by TechPreacher, Aug 6, 2014.

  1. TechPreacher

    TechPreacher Member

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    Hi!

    Let me start by apologizing if I managed to put this post in the completely wrong spot.

    I am to get a black Model S delivered in the (near) future and am thinking of getting an aftermarket paint armor applied. I have had black cars forever but feel that the more recent ones I owned showed much more paint wear much faster with the same treatment that my previous cars got. Trying to prevent that from happening again!

    Do you have a recommendation for a good paint armor in general that works well with the Model S and maybe even know of a shop in Switzerland that offers to apply it?

    Thanks! :)
     
  2. JPP

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    Congrats on your order! Please take some time to peruse/search these forums and also use www.volkerize.com to search the 'official' TM forums. You will find lots of useful information on paint protection, coatings, wraps/films, etc. IMHO you are wise to consider some type of paint protection. FWIW, I got OptiCoat Pro (ceramic based clear coat) and am happy. Can't help you with dealers in your area, but you can also do a web search on a particular product's site for licensed installers/detailers.

    Enjoy!
     
  3. TechPreacher

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    Thanks for the update, JPP! After doing some searching OptiCoat seems to be used/recommended by many. I have now found a local shop that has successfully treated 15 Model S so far and offered me a mix of Teflon based armor with added liquid glass coating in the most sensitive/exposed parts (the front area and side mirrors). I think I'll try that!
     
  4. JPP

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    What is nice about OptiCoat Pro vs. the 'consumer' version is that the Pro is more viscous and cooks off faster, so that your detailer can lay on a thicker coat at impact areas.

    Ask if your detailer deinstalls the wheels and OptiCoats all sides...really helps keep the wheels cleaner. Yes, do the glass and plastic (headlight/taillight lenses) too...

    FWIW, I did not OptiCoat my interior (leather). I don't have children, don't eat in the car, and have black, so less likely to get stained.
     

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