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Ceramic coating for Tesla 3 in Redmond, Bellevue, or Kirkland

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by chracatoa, Jul 29, 2018.

  1. chracatoa

    chracatoa Member

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    I was quoted somewhere from 900 dollars to 1300 dollars. Some do windows separately.

    Any suggestions of places around this area?

    Thanks!
     
  2. ScottDavis

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    We just picked up our Model 3 on Friday and I also would like to know the best places in the Puget Sound area to get ceramic coating.
     
  3. mdk1a

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    I would recommend APC AutoSpa (they're in Woodinville and not the 3 cities the OP mentioned, but really not that far). I went with their CeramicPro Gold package for my S and I thought they did a really good job. You should be able to get some discount if you also have them do PPF (like I did for full front).
     
  4. chracatoa

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    Didn't mention Woodinville because it's just farm country and wineries, right? :)
    But seriously, Woodinville is actually closer than Kirkland for me.

    What's PPF? How long did you have to leave the car there?

    Thanks.
     
  5. mdk1a

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    PPF = Paint Protection Film. A popular brand is XPEL, though for my S I use STEK DynoShield (I do use XPEL Ultimate Plus for my X). Overall job for my S took 3 full days, which included full front PPF, CeramicPro Gold treatment as I mentioned earlier, and window tinting for 4 side plus rear windows.

    To a certain extent :). It's grown quite a bit though in recent years, which has been cool to see.
     
  6. Brian's ReX

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    If not too late... in Bellevue is where I got all mine done (PPF and coating). Eastside Auto Salon, owned by Ben Williams.

    I'm admittedly "posterior-retentive", so I visited shops to see their work before I decided on Eastside. Granted, there are plenty of shops that I didn't get to - so there are other great places, I'm sure.

    However, I had much prep that needed to be done before applying the PPF (paint correction, specifically) as my X had lots of 'swirls' and 'orange-peel' to the paint. All of which Eastside corrected beautifully! It took some extra work, so mine took a total of 4 days... but that's not the norm.

    Ben is not the cheapest. But people that have some B-E-A-U-tiful cars (2 McLarens there! *drool) trust Eastside... so I felt like (and continue to feel like) I picked well. And... he shares the shop with Mr Tint and Sun, who did my nephew's Model 3 full tint which looks amazing! (BTW, the aforementioned Model 3 was also PPF'd and coated by Eastside)

    I truly could not be more happy with how my X turned out!!

    Regardless of who you pick... You can't go wrong protecting your Tesla with PPF!!

    Good luck! :D
     
  7. chracatoa

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    Got a quote from some places. They're saying "one layer of Ceramic Pro Rain on the windshield."

    Can I get cracks if they apply ceramic coating to the windshield?

    Thanks!
     
  8. RVD98072

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    I go to Kyler's Auto Detail in Kent, WA for my ppf and ceramic coating. He does a great job and does a lot of cleaning and detailing for Bellevue Tesla. I don't have any affiliation with them or anything but have taken my Model X there and had a few friends go there as well.

    I did not get my windshield done though so I don't know about that.

    Anyway, if you give him a call and mention my name "Dan Paik" he'll make sure to take care of you.
     
  9. chracatoa

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    In the end, I went with Woodinville's Auto Spa. I also decided not to do the PPF and fix the problems that show up once in a while.
    I'm really happy with the job they did. They even cleaned grease finger marks from the interior that the Tesla people did when they delivered for free. I was worry that Tesla wouldn't do anything because it was after 72 hours, even though I scheduled the service 24 hours after delivery with the problems. Luckily, this part of the service won't be necessary. I still need to fix a few things, though.
     

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