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Vendor Clear bra installation gone wrong

Discussion in 'Florida' started by First Impression, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. First Impression

    First Impression Local Vendor - Florida

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    This new Tesla Model 3 Performance was taken to another shop to have the paint protective film aka clear bra installed on the full front end of the vehicle.

    The biggest issues found on this job were misalignment of the clear bra and cuts into the paint when they tried to trim it.

    We can not emphasize enough to take your time and do your research on the shop you're going to hire to perform the work on your new Tesla.

    Just because they have been in business for decades, doesn't mean they do quality work.

    Here is the horrible work

    Look at how far from the edge this clear bra is

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    The first line you see from the inside out is a razor cut into the clear coat when they trimmed the film around the tow hook due to misalignment

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    This one is also flat out horrible

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    If you notice the fine lines along the emblem. Those are also cuts into the clear coat because they didn't remove the emblem off the car and chose to trim the film instead.

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    Here is our work

    We work very hard to give our customers the very best we can offer by doing every car better than the previous one.

    We're not a high volume shop, we have chosen to concentrate quality rather than pumping out cars.

    We love to make our clear bra installations as seamless as possible.

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    Cameras are removed to eliminate the lines other installers choose to leave around them.

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    Every sensor and tow hook is carefully hand trimmed for a very clean finish.

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    Hood emblems are always removed and replaced with new ones. We DO NOT re-use them.

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  2. First Impression

    First Impression Local Vendor - Florida

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    The owner's couldn't have been happier with the job we did on their botched Model 3.

    Teslas are not just our passion but also our specialty. We are Florida's Tesla surface enhancement and protection specialists.

    For your convenience, we have to locations

    Tampa

    12911 N Nebraska Ave. Tampa, FL. 33612

    Sarasota

    5636 Lawton Dr. Sarasota, FL. 34233

    813.846.3891
     
  3. jkoya

    jkoya NA2 NSX

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    Wow - the pics you posted from the other shop has to be the worst install of a clear bra I have ever seen. Did the owner mention to you how much he paid the other shop for the install ?
     
  4. Don TLR

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    I hope the owner of the car calls out the name of the original shop to save others from going there..
     
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  5. First Impression

    First Impression Local Vendor - Florida

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    Owner is currently trying to get his money back from that shop.
     
  6. First Impression

    First Impression Local Vendor - Florida

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    Tesla Model S P85

    This one was done by another shop who has been doing clear bra installations for over 15yrs. The installation wasn't a bad install. It's just the basic high volume shop installation without any attention to detail. You can see lines everywhere.

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    They didn't wrap the edge of the fender by the door

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    Only half the mirror was done.

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  7. First Impression

    First Impression Local Vendor - Florida

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    How it looked after our custom clear bra installation.

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    We bulk the mirrors using a larger piece of film to achieve better coverage. We then trim all of the excess off.

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