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Full XPEL wrap and Spectra Photosync Tint on Model X from Adonis Detail.

Discussion in 'Model X' started by MXWing, Jan 22, 2017.

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  1. MXWing

    MXWing Active Member

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    Just thought I'd share a very positive experience I had with @[email protected]

    Note: Work was done before end of 2016 but I gave it time before I felt comfortable with posting a review.

    My best present for Christmas 2016 was getting to know Tim at Adonis Detail. Christmas is not about 'things', it is about people and relationships. Meeting such an honest and hardworking individual like Tim gives me faith that there are people out their that value their reputation over "one and done" transactions.

    When it comes to services, we all need a GOTO person. When it comes to window tinting and paint protection films, Tim is my man.

    I have had 7 personally owned vehicles tinted/filmed by various vendors throughout Orange County. Being a diligent Yelper and car forums participant, I have successfully found excellent vendors that I have no complaints about. While I had no complaints, none of my other experiences were remarkable even though I felt they would have earned five stars. They earned five stars because they did what they promised.

    For people like Tim, Yelp really needs a system where you can grant 6 stars on a very limited and selected basis. Six stars is when you way over-deliver on what you paid for.

    The vehicle that I needed tint and paint protection film on is a Tesla Model X. It is a vehicle that requires someone experienced with Teslas, someone with an already established reputation working on high end cars, and someone who works with higher end tint and paint protection films.

    I had a short list of about half a dozen five star yelp vendors/Tesla Motor Club references that I decided to follow up on to work on our Model X. I interviewed them all for materials used, pricing and my gut feelings/experience from years of professional vendor valuation. Two of the six vendors I already had prior experience with. One of them did Xpel film on my wife's Audi Q5 a few years back. Another vendor I tested with our Chevy Volt while the Model X was on order.

    Trying to find the right balance of price/reputation/materials I selected Tim. Driving a Tesla means you are not broke. Driving a Tesla doesn't mean you are necessarily loaded either. I have to hope I made the right decision when it comes to this level of investment. One extra consideration was distance. I'm coming from Irvine so it takes me 90 minutes one way. I was hoping my efforts would pay off.

    One thing about car detail shops is you don't "really know" who ultimately touches your car. While the business itself might have a reputation, you don't have detail on the individual workers themselves. With Tim it's not taking to a salesman. It was a pleasant surprise to find out that Tim himself does all the paint protection film. I like it when all the accountability is with one person.

    For the work, I went with
    Complete Whole Car Specta Photosync Window Tint (Windshield was done at Extreme Autowerks in Cerritos)
    Complete Whole Car Xpel Ultimate Paint Protection Film

    The majority of the work done was custom with few kits. What I especially liked was the attention to detail.

    Tim removed license plates and badges which necessitated a trip for Tim out to the Tesla Service center to buy new badges. I had Xpel before on my Q5 and the installer just cut around it.

    I recommend that everyone cross shop with other installers in the San Diego and LA area but in the end, I was very happy with the product and service for the price. It was significantly more affordable for me based on my research in the LA-> San Diego corridor.

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  2. Ormond

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    Did you have your seat backs wrapped? Your Model X looks fantastic!
     
  3. FURY

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    Should have used mu Kowa anamorphics for a really kewl Bokeh and flares...

    Thank you very much

    Fury
     
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    Did you notice any ghosting while night driving before Specta Photosync Window Tint? If so, did the tint reduce/get rid of the ghosting? I ask because there have been claims that Specta Photosync Window Tint helps get rid of ghosting.
     
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    Congrats! Looks like a superb job. Would you mind posting approximately how much you paid for the wrap and tint?
     
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    #6 MXWing, Jan 23, 2017
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    I never had my X long before the windshield was tinted so I couldn't give you a confident answer one way or another. However, I don't experience any ghosting presently.

    My general belief is that anything that reduces 'glare' would reduce ghosting An optics person can confirm that?
     
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  7. MXWing

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    Thank you. How it goes is:

    Photosync Sides and Rear = $650
    One Piece Windshield = $850
    Roof Both Sides = $190

    Full XPEL Wrap for car exterior = $5,700
    Seatbacks = $150/ea
     
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    Did you do regular or stealth(matte) Xpel on seatbacks? Any picks of the seatbacks? They can be tricky especially if done with the stealth Expel.
     
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    Thanks for sharing, this is very helpful.

    I was on the fence on window tinting since there seems to already to be some on the Model X, but I think I'm going to go ahead and do it ahead of summer.
     
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    Tint makes every car look nicer in my opinion. The existing tint is for privacy (rear windows) but doesn't do much for heat rejection.
     
  11. Tim@adonisdetail

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    Thank you for the awesome review MXWing, it was a pleasure working with you and your Model X. The combination of Spectra Photoysnc and Xpel is exactly how I'd set up my own car. Enjoy!
     
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    +1 on Tm from Adonis. He took care of my Model S with Expel on the front and Spectra PhotoSync on the windows. Very professional and did a fantastic job. Spent the time helping me understand what I was getting, and the quality of the work was superb...

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    Spectra Photosync is definitely the way to go. Teslas have so much glass on them regardless if it's a Model S or Model X. Heat rejecting film is a must for sure.
     
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    Thanks for the review! It was a pleasure meeting you and working on your Model S!
     
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    Hi, your MX Pearl white is so beautiful. Just want to check if you have any issues with dirt at the edge of the film? How do u clean it ? I got exactly the same car like you. I also clear-bra it. Kind of annoy that I couldn't clean the dirt at clear bra edge.

    Thanks for any advise



     
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    Hi Tim,

    Is there any way to remove the dirt at the edge of the film? I have a Pearl white MX, so the dirt is stood out which is very annoyed.

    Thanks
     
  17. EVS Motors

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    A 10/90 mixture of baby shampoo and ionized water. You can use a mixture of 20/80 alcohol to then dry it to put it back down.
     
  18. RyanLe

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    Will post mine when he is done my X too
     
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    WhheeeeL L L L ??
    we're waiting?
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    Curious - did they cut around the front facing camera/radar/sensor array? or are they confident it'll have no effect on their operation.
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