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Anyone in DFW area: Suggestions whether to get Opticoat and XPEL?

Discussion in 'Texas' started by nishT, Oct 3, 2016.

  1. nishT

    nishT Member

    Sep 18, 2016
    Frisco, TX 75035
    Hello DFW TMC folks,

    I am a new Tesla Model S owner. Looking for suggestions, whether to go for a Opticoat or XPEL on my car ?

    Any recommended places around to get either Opticoat or XPEL ?
    How much did it cost ?

  2. XPEL

    XPEL Vendor

    Mar 13, 2013
    San Antonio, Texas
    You're comparing two different animals, the ceramic coatings are great for hydrophobics, cleaning, etc. BUT they do not protect against rock chips, scratches, impacts. Many customers will do XPEL and then coat the remaining parts of the vehicle they didn't wrap with film.

    To find an installer, please look at our Installer Locator: XPEL Installer Locator

    Keep in mind these are what we typically see across the country and it can vary with these factors:
    - Where you live
    - Demand for paint protection film
    - Size of your vehicle

    For a partial front end: This includes 18-24” up the hood and fenders, front bumper, mirrors and sometimes headlights. This ranges from $895 - $1,195.

    For full front coverage: This includes the entire hood and front fenders, front bumper, mirrors and sometimes headlights. This ranges from $1,895 - $2,195.

    For full car coverage: This includes every painted surface on the car possible. This ranges from $4,500 - $8,000.

    When you do find an installer:

    - Be sure to ask for wrapped edges where possible (meaning that the film will wrap over the edge of the panel)

    - Visit their shop and look at some of their installations they've completed, as certain installers may do things differently

    - Exam the installation to see if the visible seams are close the edge of the body panel

    - You can ask them if they've wrapped your vehicle before, some installers may have wrapped a few, some may have wrapped a's best to find an installer you feel comfortable leaving your pride and joy with.
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