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Full body wrap PPF rear hatch seam?

I’ve never considered a full wrap on my previous cars, and my first 3 was the first time ever using PPF (partial). But I’m really digging the way a stealth wrap on MSM looks. I talked to my installer and he warned that the rear is very difficult to do. If I want it in one piece it’s over $6k.
Because we’ve gone to him a few times (another 3 and rework after accidents) he would do it for $5,500 if I’m ok with the seam which is still more than I want to spend but he’ll include ceramic coating so I’m considering it.

He mentioned that most customers cover it with a spoiler, I don’t really want a spoiler though. Has anyone had full PPF on their Y with a seam? With or without a spoiler? Are you happy with how it looks?
 
Yeah I'm still debating. $6k is more than I thought it was going to be, I know some folks make this point but at that point, that's about the cost of a full body paint if the condition got bad enough. I've seen some say they've paid around $4k but that's with TMC group buys and what not, I think.
 

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A full XPel Stealth Wrap for $3,400 is very low. We charge $6,500 for a full Stealth Wrap (No Seams). PPF is for Paint Preservation, Not Financial Savings.
And $6500 is for pure greed and financial enrichment. Its less than $1500 in material and takes 3-4 days to do an amazing job. I charge 4500 for PPF and we make more than enough money on the job, oh and we are located in a 25.000 sq ft building in Suffolk County, Long Island, NY, one of the most expensive places to operate a business in the country.
 

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If I had a $200k exotic or classic? I could see spending THOUSANDS of PPF for paint preservation.

BUt Ive had MANY Tesla loaners that have had 80k, 90k miles and no PPF. And Ive actually taken the effort to closely examine the paint.

Have I witnessed any sort of significant paint issues due to rocks, or..anything? No.

To each his own..but the sudden obsession with PPF these days is...interesting.

$6500 (and touch up paint for the occassional chip) placed into a stock fund is going to get me a LOT more in 4 years..
 
I’ve never considered a full wrap on my previous cars, and my first 3 was the first time ever using PPF (partial). But I’m really digging the way a stealth wrap on MSM looks. I talked to my installer and he warned that the rear is very difficult to do. If I want it in one piece it’s over $6k.
Because we’ve gone to him a few times (another 3 and rework after accidents) he would do it for $5,500 if I’m ok with the seam which is still more than I want to spend but he’ll include ceramic coating so I’m considering it.

He mentioned that most customers cover it with a spoiler, I don’t really want a spoiler though. Has anyone had full PPF on their Y with a seam? With or without a spoiler? Are you happy with how it looks?
I have absolutely no issues with the seam on my Model Y, due to the amazing job my installer did with my full wrap. It can be done so that any seams are virtually invisible and worth the money. Not 5 or 6k though, it can be done for 4 at the right shop, just saying. I can post images to show the job I had done on my car.
 
I have absolutely no issues with the seam on my Model Y, due to the amazing job my installer did with my full wrap. It can be done so that any seams are virtually invisible and worth the money. Not 5 or 6k though, it can be done for 4 at the right shop, just saying. I can post images to show the job I had done on my car.
Hi can you please send pics?
I am getting my MYP done at a shop that does a seam at the rear trunk that is pretty visible imo. This pic is an example car they had in their shop. Would love to see an example of an essentially visible one if possible esp bc mine is going to be done matte black.
 

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Oh man I know! I have MSM and will eventually do a stealth wrap. I'm not aware of any seam issues - at least from the installers I've spoken to around the Boston area.

Just got my MSM MYP back from being wrapped. Sooooo nice. Yes, mine is seemed as well. Seems like the way its done mostly.

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Hi can you please send pics?
I am getting my MYP done at a shop that does a seam at the rear trunk that is pretty visible imo. This pic is an example car they had in their shop. Would love to see an example of an essentially visible one if possible esp bc mine is going to be done matte black.
That’s a horrendous job. It’s one thing to have a seam but to have a 1/4 inch or more gap between the two pieces like above the corner taillight is unacceptable. I can’t believe they are using that as a positive example of their work.
 

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