really should have come installed on all MYs as just driving on freeway for a few hundred miles will damage those doors.. at the most should be $20.. would also save a lot of frustration with owners and service centers looking at issue.
not sure what film Tesla uses but it may not end up being as clear as market leaders using 3rd-gen self-healing XPEL or STEK (hydrophobic too)
applied XPEL rocker panel kit on mine after fresh repaint (saw rash prior to repaint, was repainted for factory defects): Rear door paint chips/road rash poll
Mine weren’t taped either. I considered myself lucky that the caps fit snug enough that they didn’t fall out in transit.How I received my ppf from FedEx.
Tesla didn't even tape the end caps on
Would be interested in review of how easy it is to put on....
They look small in the pic in the Tesla shop, but they’re actually decent. Around a foot tall and a foot wide at the base. I just installed mine this evening, they cover a pretty sizable area.That ppf is so small. It doesn't go up high enough near the rear arch does it?
Fairly easy since you can adjust until you squeegee the soap water mix out.
Its made by 3M pretty thick about 1 mm my guess.
I made sure the adherent side is not rolling away from the car (it came in a tube mailer), and then taped the edges until dried (24 hrs).
If you notice there is tape one one edge, my luck there’s a chip there - I applied MSM looking paint with clear coat to hide the white base. It kept the PPF so far.
Can you see the film?
It is noticeable, since its thick depending on viewing angle.
Y on left 3 on right (no ppf)
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Unfortunately mine came together on a giant single sheet that was vaguely shaped like the two pieces, and slightly larger too.I have a sheet of universal PPF and would like to cut out the pattern. Do these kits come with a backing sheet thats in the pattern of the actual clear piece? Of so, anyone still have it/didnt throw it away? I'd love to have it. Will pay the postage
Nice job! Mine looks similar. I just slapped the PPF from BreathEasier on as soon as it arrived with no paint correction. It's working fine but I'll be removing it and trying what you did this Spring. How long did that paint repair take you?For me it's high enough. Picked up my MYP end of June and I have 14k miles now. I drive 100 mjles a day anywhere between 70-85 mph.
Below is a picture of all the chips I repaired with the OEM paint kit, prior to applying the blending solution and installing PPF. The highest chip was well within the coverage of the PPF.
This should come standard!
Edit: I got my PPF from FreeWheeler, not BreathEasier. Tipsy from celebrating today.Nice job! Mine looks similar. I just slapped the PPF from BreathEasier on as soon as it arrived with no paint correction. It's working fine but I'll be removing it and trying what you did this Spring. How long did that paint repair take you?
Nice job! Mine looks similar. I just slapped the PPF from BreathEasier on as soon as it arrived with no paint correction. It's working fine but I'll be removing it and trying what you did this Spring. How long did that paint repair take you?
Thanks for the info. What did you use to polish?.
It took me about 2 hours total time.. Most of it was waiting for the touch up paint to dry. Very similar to Dr. Colorchip, if not the same exact product. Most of the chips were covered on the first coat, some of the bigger ones needed two. I thought I was receiving a regular bottle of touch up paint. Very surprised when I opened it to see that it was much more.
I did polish the area before repairing the chips because the whole car is ceramic coated, which is why you see the painter's tape. I wasn't sure how the ppf would stick on top of the coating, so that was at least 30 minutes of polishing the area. I didn't bother polishing after because I thought the finish looked good enough.