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colorado MS - what kind of tint and how much to wrap??

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by alehbaba, Mar 4, 2017.

  1. alehbaba

    alehbaba Member

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    Head is spinning!! Too many salesmen...Rayno...huber optic...3m crystaline....carbon/ceramin...full creamic....OMG...What to wrap....whole front bumper? PILLARS...rockers...full rear bumper? full hood? what makes sense?? 4 windows 20%..windshield 50%? 70%....car is pearl white with white interior...seat coatings???? ceramic liquid coating after wrap??? Ceramic coat whole wheels and calipers????????OMGGGGGGGGGGG mind is exploding......1200.00......5k.....8k.....i mean what do most of you guys do?
     
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  2. Barry

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    Did nothing. No wrap/paint protection because I've never done it before.

    No tint for energy efficiency. Heat uses much more energy than A/C. Our bright Colorado sunshine keeps the car warm in winter, using very little heat from the Tesla (unless it's snowing, of course). The tint will block this radiational heating. In summer, I probably use more A/C. That's the trade-off.
     
  3. ThisIsTrue

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    Also from Colorado, and also didn't do any wraps or tints -- and I live on a gravel road. I treat my cars well, and I don't worry about normal wear and tear. The most I do is set the suspension to go to "High" when I hit the gravel surface.
     
  4. alehbaba

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    thanx..didnt get the air shocks..lol....I think people can get really carried away with the wrap/coats and tinting...
     
  5. alehbaba

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    I am starting to think all this wrapping coating is just hype/overkill
     
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    This is a personal decision based largely on your area, intended length of ownership, and what level of wear and tear you are comfortable with. Cosmetic reasons could also play a factor.

    I did all sorts of things and would have even if I still lived in Colorado Springs. I intend to own 10-15 years. In my current area I may drive to work, get covered by lovebugs, and have to leave it out in the sun for a day or two so protection is important for me. I like the look of tint and the ease of cleaning my coatings will provide.
     
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    You are not alone my friend.. at the end of the day, I'd say follow your gut feeling and Be happy..
     
  8. verdee

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    I just tinted, kept in at the legal limit. For me I like the look and security on tinted windows. No ppf.
     
  9. mrtian97

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    same here, been thinking about PPF but seems the cost is so much whether it's justified. I won't get my S until July, so have time, but amazing the different options available. Have never done PPF or special paint coating as I get bored and trade my cars very frequently, hoping can last 8 yrs with my Model S.......
     

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