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Vendor amptsup's M3 Project @Glistening Perfection - Clear bra and NanoCeramic tint

Discussion in 'California' started by MoeMistry, Jan 18, 2018.

  1. MoeMistry

    MoeMistry Local Vendor - SoCal

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    hello folks. As many of you locals already know, we are Tesla/Porsche/Ferrari specialists, and have been working on Teslas since the early days of the Roadster. Here's a journey of the first Model 3 we had the pleasure of working on here at the asylum. We lovingly call our shop the asylum because of the insane level of attention-to-detail we are known for, and the insane clients we have that want this level of work performed. We love to focus on client experience and focus on the craft and art of automotive enhancement and protection. Please feel free to comment and ask questions...we love educating consumers so they understand VALUE behind quality work.

    She arrived late during a rainy and cold SoCal evening and was greeted by several German patients at the asylum

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    Following day, after a proper bath, we began tinting the windows using Huper Optik Ceramic 40 all around and Ceramic 60 on windhsield

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    Once tint is complete, another bath to make sure paint is clean. We then clay and hand polish any area where clear bra will be applied:

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    Lots and Lots of extended edges...to give you an idea, we use XPEL DAP as our pattern software. It's very costly, but the quality and precision of patterns is second-to-none. However, they patterns are merely a starting point for us. We spend hours customizing and fine-tuning the "default" pattern to make it into a "semi-custom' pattern worthy of our name.

    Here's a behind-the-scene look, we seldom show anyone these photos, of our pattern.

    Default Pattern on left and GP Pattern on right - wherever the yellow lines are, that will be extended...so, almost the ENTIRE pattern is extended...near custom level of installation, without the "custom" effort...this is tremendous VALUE for the owner

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    Clarity of the film...hood has film and fender does not

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    Fenders

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    Small details

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    Maximum extension for protection, durability, and aesthetics

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    Seamless installation with all edges wrapped and we encourage clients to look from 1" away, not a few feet away. This level of installation takes 2X the amount of "average' install, but well-worth the effort and VALUE

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    Client requested a solution to keep center piano black trim from getting scratched and chipped

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    Paint polished to better-than-new level of reflection and clarity

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    We noticed on several areas, the gaps weren't quite flush, so we simply fixed them. After working on hundreds of Teslas and also consulting for Tesla over the years, we know these cars pretty well. This small detail saved a trip to service center for the client

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    Here she is enhanced and protected...GP-Style

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  2. BOBEDIGITL

    BOBEDIGITL Member

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    Fantastic work! Would you be able to detail what work was actually done along with pricing? I hope to be getting mine soon and I've been looking into this type of protection. Thanks!!
     
  3. MoeMistry

    MoeMistry Local Vendor - SoCal

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    We did 3M Pro v.4 clear bra WITH 5-year chip warranty installation on:

    Full hood, full fenders, front bumper, headlights/fogs, mirrors, door handles, and rear luggage area...$2500

    Huper Optik Nano Ceramic film on all windows, including windshield...$1800

    Center console clear bra protection...$525
     
  4. amptsup

    amptsup Member

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    I first learned about Moe and his company Glistening Perfection on the TMC forums over 4 years ago when I was first researching the Model S. One of the things I learned was that because Tesla's are manufactured in California, the paint must meet strict environmental laws. The result is that Tesla uses low VOC paint that is much softer than paint used by other manufacturers. Since I was spending more than I had ever spent on a car before, and I tend to keep my cars a long time, it was important for me to learn how to protect the look of the car for a lifetime of ownership. Moe was a valuable resource as an experienced detailer in those early days when many of us were getting our first Tesla's. He sponsored and taught classes to members of the Orange County Tesla Owners Club on how to properly wash and clean our cars. He spent a few Saturdays answering members questions and teaching them about tinting, paint protection films, and other car care products. Moe takes his work very seriously and researches all the products on the market so that he can offer his customers the very best solutions to fit any budget. So when my Model 3 arrived, Glistening Perfection was the first place I drove in the car! I wanted a PPF solution to protect the front of the car and also a tint that would be darker than what I had on my S, but still not too dark to effect visibility. In the time since I had my S, the PPF films have gotten better and more competitive among the brands. Moe recommended the 3M Pro v.4 film for me because it was the only film offering a 10 year overall warranty and a 5 year warranty against chips. He also recommended the Huper Optik ceramic tint from Germany as the top of the line tint on the market. It has essentially no color shift like other tints and is incredibly durable and doesn't scratch easily. I left my car with Moe for a few days and when I returned, he had totally transformed it into a car I will be proud to drive for many years. Many others who have seen it are very complimentary of the look. I am a very happy customer as well! Thanks to Moe and the team at Glistening Perfection in Costa Mesa, CA.

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