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Freewheeler

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May 22, 2020
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I have been considering black textured or matte vinyl, but no one has inquired about it yet. The Macan PPF banner at the bottom of both doors won't really address the MY issue, which is primarily where the sheet metal flares out just ahead of and up the rear wheel arch, where the body is deflecting debris. I see a lot of dirt accumulation along the bottoms of the doors, but I myself haven't experienced any actual damage until the flare starts. It's really a regional thing, though. My roads get sanded, others get rock salt, gravel, even crushed lava rock (ouch!), and others are just in gritty areas. Others may be getting actual damage further forward that I'm just not aware of.

One thing I will say regarding visibility is that my rear doors felt like sandpaper. I used a clay bar to knock down high spots and otherwise prep the surface, and after the PPF was installed none of the chips could be seen through the gloss. Again, I suspect it depends on how bad the damage is.
 
Hey everyone! I crafted a PPF kit to address the "strike zone" on the lower half of the Model Y rear doors where they flare out and are impacted by grit and gravel spray from the front tires. Until there's a decent front mudflap something needs to be done, and I'll still use this even after mudflaps are available. Below is an image of it installed and dirty to illustrate protection against debris.

The kits are hand cut 8 mil 3M clear vinyl and I include a felt-covered squeegee. The install lube (water and baby shampoo mix recommended) is not included. There are 9 kits available at the moment. More will be made depending on demand.

$50/set + S&H

View attachment 613561

Thanks for looking!
 

Jacko

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Sep 17, 2020
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portland, or
I have been considering black textured or matte vinyl, but no one has inquired about it yet. The Macan PPF banner at the bottom of both doors won't really address the MY issue, which is primarily where the sheet metal flares out just ahead of and up the rear wheel arch, where the body is deflecting debris. I see a lot of dirt accumulation along the bottoms of the doors, but I myself haven't experienced any actual damage until the flare starts. It's really a regional thing, though. My roads get sanded, others get rock salt, gravel, even crushed lava rock (ouch!), and others are just in gritty areas. Others may be getting actual damage further forward that I'm just not aware of.

One thing I will say regarding visibility is that my rear doors felt like sandpaper. I used a clay bar to knock down high spots and otherwise prep the surface, and after the PPF was installed none of the chips could be seen through the gloss. Again, I suspect it depends on how bad the damage is.
Yours are more elegant than the just released OEM version.
 

Freewheeler

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May 22, 2020
191
168
New York
Thank you, Jacko. I've been hearing that on other sites, as well, and it's all appreciated. I'll be doing a matte black prototype set this weekend because I think it would be pretty cool looking. We'll see. The problem is reputable black film is only half as thick so far as I can find.
 
Hey everyone! I crafted a PPF kit to address the "strike zone" on the lower half of the Model Y rear doors where they flare out and are impacted by grit and gravel spray from the front tires. Until there's a decent front mudflap something needs to be done, and I'll still use this even after mudflaps are available. Below is an image of it installed and dirty to illustrate protection against debris.

The kits are hand cut 8 mil 3M clear vinyl and I include a felt-covered squeegee. The install lube (water and baby shampoo mix recommended) is not included. There are 9 kits available at the moment. More will be made depending on demand.

$50/set + S&H

View attachment 613561

Thanks for looking!

New member here. Just joined after finding this post thru a Google search. How do I place an order for these?

Thanks in advance.
 

Vikki

Member
Feb 16, 2021
8
2
NJ
Hey everyone! I crafted a PPF kit to address the "strike zone" on the lower half of the Model Y rear doors where they flare out and are impacted by grit and gravel spray from the front tires. Until there's a decent front mudflap something needs to be done, and I'll still use this even after mudflaps are available. Below is an image of it installed and dirty to illustrate protection against debris.

The kits are hand cut 8 mil 3M clear vinyl and I include a felt-covered squeegee. The install lube (water and baby shampoo mix recommended) is not included. There are 9 kits available at the moment. More will be made depending on demand.

$50/set + S&H

View attachment 613561

Thanks for looking!

Do you stll jave them?
 

Freewheeler

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Supporting Member
May 22, 2020
191
168
New York
Here are some updated images after a couple of drives on gritty, salted roads between snowstorms. Does a good job of covering the strike zone. Hits outside of the PPF are not causing any paint damage in my case.

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