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Avery color wrap vs xpel ultimate

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by Bamagirl68, Sep 4, 2018.

  1. Bamagirl68

    Bamagirl68 Member

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    I am hopefully getting my PD3- in a month or two and I want to wrap the car. My main objective is to protect from rock chips and shopping carts. I have so many dings and scratches on my current car from such things, and I will be sad if that happens to my Tesla. Now the question: I got quotes for full car wraps in xpel. Very expensive. However, the quotes for full car wraps with Avery color wrap are affordable. I actually never considered changing the color of the car. I ordered silver metallic and I like the color. However, it would be cool to get closer to the color of the gray of the first model 3 that Elon unveiled. The guy who installs the Avery wrap told me that it will protect just like the xpel. At literally half the price, why would I not choose the Avery? I have never wrapped a car before and I am hoping that someone who has experience with this can point me in the right direction.
     
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    I was looking into that when deciding between going black with wrap or pay for a color. I read that vinyl wrap usually only last about 3 to 5 years where PPF (like Xpel) last 10+ years. And PPF could self heal small chips (by pulling hot water over it) where vinyl wrap can't. I finally decided to just get the color and in 3 to 5 years if the original paint became really bad... do the vinyl wrap and change the color.
     
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  4. EVS Motors

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    Based on everything you said, clearbra is better for you. Vinyl wraps don't protect as well as clearbras. It's an aesthetic change mainly.

    I talk about these points in these 2 threads I regularly update with pictures of clearbras and vinyl wraps we do:

    Vendor - ClearGuard Nano and GlareShield in Texas only available at EVS Motors Performance Studio
    Vendor - Chrome Delete/Vinyl Wrapping on Teslas at EVS Motors!
     
  5. Dana1

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    I don’t
    I don’t think wraps have the same protective qualities as PPF but someone here I’m sure is more of an expert.
     
  6. AnarchyEOD

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    Vinyl wraps are not made to protect the car at all. “Clearbras” are made to protect the vehicle.
     

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