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Miami/Broward - recommendations for washing / tinting / wrap / dents

I had really good luck with Tint World in downtown Fort Lauderdale (at 1260 West Sunrise). Had Model 3 windows tinted and had Xpel put on entire front end plus rockers under the doors. Great service and results. Mike and Elisse were who I spoke with - both very helpful. I should note that long ago I had bookmarked several places in the South Florida area for Xpel (as I was a April 1, 2016 reservation holder with the 3) but when it came time to have the work done on the car all of those shops were closed or nonresponsive. Tintworld was the only one that remained standing. Luckily, Tintworld does not act like they are the only game in town. There are shops in Miami but I did not want to make that drive.
 
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this person did his in Miami..... check out this post here Miami: XPEL wrap, tinting, caliper paint review
I wonder if that's the same company here:
https://www.yelp.com/biz/miami-auto-spa-miami-7?sort_by=rating_asc

Place looks legit, however, the owner/manager response is rude - I'd hate to think what would happen if I didnt like something and tried to ask them to fix it:

"You are a filthy pig and your car reflected it. Why would you think we would clean up your excessive ness for free. That’s why there are menu boards with pricing and options but you just want everything for free. We are glad you will never come back, it’s a good thing."

"Yes we are going to pass is what we told you. You have rims that have a dip coating that we will not remove and what would you like us to do? That is why we said text us a photo instead of wasting your time and our time. Instead you act like a B*tch and cry on Yelp. You obviously have some issues. Read less"
 

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Good morning,
Would anyone share their favorite car wash place / tinting place / wrapping place / dent-ding fixing place in Miami-Dade / Broward? I'd appreciate any leads. Tesla store pointed me to tesla custom wraps - but I'm trying to understand what's available out there.
Thank you
Good Morning,

We recommend High End Detail out of Miami. They are a 3M Certified Installer of our Pro Series Paint Protection Film. 3M Pro Series is one of the clearest films on the market. 3M Pro Series offers a 10 year warranty on the film and labor. Paired with our optional Service Agreement which covers paint damage repair for the "what if's" that the road can throw at you. It is second to none as far as warranty coverage.**Limitations Apply. Be sure to inquire about with Josue.

They also offer detailing and window film services. Below is there contact information.

 

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I have used Miami Auto Spa for years (Porsche, Jaguar and Tesla). They have always done excellent work for me, and I use them for washing as well. If you want special bedside manner go elsewhere, but they really do know how to handle high end cars very well.

For the full new car preparation, window tinting, clear bra, ceramic coating, wheel protection (Alloy Gator) and dashcam, I repeatedly have chosen First Impression, whose owner has a Model 3 and has had Tesla specialty since ~2013. They are in Sarasota and Tampa, but for me the trip has been well worth it. Pete is the owner and he is knowledgable, enthused about Tesla and gives excellent service:
First Impression Premier - Sarasota Clear Bra and Paint Protection Specialist
They also are a Florida Tesla Enthusiasts Sponsored Link:
Vendor - Tesla Model 3 - Clear Bra, Window tint, Ceramic coating
 
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For anyone looking for feedback here was my experience getting my car tints done in South Florida.
First off, tints are a must. If you can get all of the glass done, do it (including front, back, sides, and sunroof). Once I got my front removed I realized how much of a difference it makes (even at 70%).
I took my Model 3 to Miami Auto Spa. They were the most popular and it's one that was posted here. They give a warranty which helped me later on. Got all of the glass done ceramic XR Xpel(20% on sides, 35% rear, and 70% roof/front). It took about 3 hours and the car was done. Drove off and waited for them to dry (usually takes 3-5 days).
There are small imperfections on the driver window but hopefully a nice clean will get rid of that. I did have to take it back a week later because the front windshield was creased and did not meet the quality standards I expected. The owner looked it over, tried to heat it, but then realized it was no good so they refunded me on the window and took the tiny off. Now I have to go somewhere else just to do the front windshield.
Would I recommend Miami Auto Spa, if you factor in the price (almost $600), the warranty, the speed of work, and the quality
 
Would I recommend Miami Auto Spa, if you factor in the price (almost $600), the warranty, the speed of work, and the quality[/QUOTE]. Yes, but 2 things. 1. Deal only with Chriss (the owner) not the other guys (the other guys are young hot shots trying to get away with little things here and there. Chriss is a straight shooter. Heed this warning). And 2. Call atleast 3 other places for a quote. MAS was technically the cheapest for me but since they messed up their quality of work might be why they're cheaper.
 

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