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Leasing - PPF or similar worth it?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Alex D, May 24, 2016.

  1. Alex D

    Alex D Member

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    I am leasing my Model S (once it arrives, whole other story) and was wondering...

    I read in the agreement that normal wear and tear is okay. So is it worth to use PPF or similar on the leasing car?

    And since we are on the subject. What about tinting? I have no experience with it, obviously. Does it come off easily before returning the car? Can I leave it on, since I'm sure the new owner might appreciate it?

    I'm pretty sure I will not buy the car after the lease ends, or maybe if I can sell it for more on the private market.
     
  2. eclipxe

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    I've left tint on when returning leases. No problem. Same with PPF
     
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  3. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    Seems like a lot of money for a not long term car to me. It's at least 8K to have a good XPEL job done where I live. And in FL, you don't need to worry too much about road debris hitting the paint, do you?
     
  4. eclipxe

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    Yeah with that being said - I'm not doing a film. Will do cQuartz on mine
     
  5. Blueeyedme

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    I won't be buying mine either. Tinting is good but I wouldn't bother with the PPF.
     
  6. tstafford

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    On my lease I did tinting and opti coat because I know both are things I will enjoy. And I could justify the cost - about $1300 total - over the life of the lease.
     
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  7. calisnow

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    $8K??????? Good grief - that will buy a lot of wax and buff jobs over 10 years.
     
  8. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    I know. But the only guy I would use does a full on paint decontamination (ummm...wash. But much more) full polish and paint correction, nano seal, then wraps and then seals the wrap. No precut pieces. No seams. Yes. It is ridiculous. But OMG do they look completely perfect. It really is shocking to see.
     

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