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Model 3 Tinting in SATX

Discussion in 'Texas' started by flyinghawaiian, Mar 20, 2018.

  1. flyinghawaiian

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    Anyone in SATX have any recommendations to tint their Model 3s? I know the rear window is a little difficult because of the size. I'm not sure if there's any installers here that can do it.
     
  2. Premier Mobile

    Premier Mobile Former Vendor

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    Here's a list of Authorized Dealers for Spectra PhotoSync and CeraLuxe:

    Dealer Locator | Prestige

    Not sure who can do it in your area, but most tint installers will have difficulty doing it.
     
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  3. flyinghawaiian

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    Thanks. I just put in an estimate requests on the website for a local dealer who installs photo sync
     
  4. EVS Motors

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    Concours Auto Salon, let them know we sent you.
     
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  5. MarkinArch

    MarkinArch 1st S.A.TX Non Owner TM3 Delivery

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    Good info. How long does it typically take to do a PPF and window tint job?
     
  6. TexasEV

    TexasEV Well-Known Member

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    Please let us know what they’re quoting for Photosync on the Model 3.
     
  7. flyinghawaiian

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    I never got a reply. I've asked for a quote from another installer of photo sync, and they haven't replied either after a week. I guess they don't need any business.

    I decided i'm going to have Xpel do PPF and their tint. They quoted me $360ish or so for the tint if I did it with the PPF. I asked them about the large rear window, and they said they can do it in one piece.
     
  8. flyinghawaiian

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    XPEL HQ said it would take 1.5 days since they can't do them concurrently, only one at a time.
     
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  9. flyinghawaiian

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    Just had the Xpel San Antonio guys finish installing tint and PPF. They did a great job. I wasn't sure of their tint since there weren't many reviews on it, but I thought it looked great. Seems to do a great job keeping out the heat. I was really concerned about whether they can do the rear window with one film. They actually had a conference call with me and their VP explaining that they would have no issues doing it, however, when I arrived at my appointment, the installer said he couldn't do it and could only do it to the tint line. I told him, that's not what they told me and after going to the back, he came back saying they can get a special sized tint to do the rear. They did a fantastic job.

    The Xpel XR tint seems to be great. Good enough where I'm going to bring my wife's model X in and have them tint the front windows. I was planning on doing photo sync again like on our S, but I find the Xpel XR a better value and can hardly tell the difference.
     

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