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joebruin77

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Dec 23, 2018
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Encino, CA
So you're saying I could get the car painted twice for the price of 1 ppf job. Could probably pay less than that if I only need to fix the damage from the rock chips and do many multiple fixes for the cost of one ppf job. I get phone covers to keep my phone in near mint condition, and that is probably why people insist on wrapping their cars, but can't justify paying 6k to 8k for a car cover unless you want a custom color that Tesla doesn't offer. Just seems like a huge waste of money, but if you have a lot of money to burn, then it is a no brainer.

I am not saying PPF makes sense for everyone. I respect people who don't want to spend any money on PPF. As I have said in other posts, a $9 bottle of Turtle Wax Seal and Shine is a perfectly legitimate choice to protect your paint. But I personally disagree with blanket general statements like "PPF is a waste of money". I personally think that PPF, with its unique ability to self heal, is a great product. And although a Tesla Model 3 is not an expensive collector's car, the painted front bumper as well as the rocker panels are magnets for rock chips.

And while you do not have to repaint an entire car, it is often advised to repaint not just a damaged panel but the surrounding panels as well, to blend the paint and make sure the colors match. Plus if you have your car painted, it is usually in the shop for several days. I had a piece of PPF replaced after someone bashed their car door into my fender. It cost me $125 to have the piece replaced and took just over an hour.
 

duanra

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Dec 14, 2018
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Montreal
In any case, regarding the offer of the poster, the only option would be a full wrap at least on the painted parts.
It is supposed to be very shinny so you don't want a partial, it would look silly.
 

ScottRJ

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Aug 13, 2021
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North Hampton, NH
I want to purchase a DIY kit, and put the sweat equity into it. I have watched the YouTube videos of the pros doing it and I can appreciate their hard work. However, I really enjoy this kind of challenge as I get great satisfaction from taking on projects requiring precision and tenacity. I am looking to hear from the like minded folks who have taken on the challenge. What kit did you get? What did it cost you? What did you do to prep for installation? I know the bearded Tesla guy on YouTube took this challenge with acceptable results but would love to hear from some others.
 

ScottRJ

Member
Aug 13, 2021
7
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North Hampton, NH
The price will depend on several factors, including the vehicle model and the amount of coverage you want. For example, some owners opt to have all painted surfaces protected, while others just go for the areas that take the most punishment (front bumper, hood, rocker panels, etc). The best way to get an accurate price is to talk to a SunTek dealer about your particular needs. You can find one near you by entering your zip code on our locator: Locate a PPF Dealer | SunTek
SunTek,

For your situational awareness, there are a few pages on your website that don’t play nice with Safari including your “Locate a PPF Dealer” Page. Bottom line I can’t locate dealers for zip code 03862.
 

Cuttin

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Oct 25, 2018
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Nj
SunTek,

For your situational awareness, there are a few pages on your website that don’t play nice with Safari including your “Locate a PPF Dealer” Page. Bottom line I can’t locate dealers for zip code 03862.
So I randomly asked a model y charging next to me that had a gorgeous full wrap, matte with multiple hues, how much she paid. She said she got it from a reputable place in nyc for $3k. Her husband said they shopped around and that was the going price….

that seems like a decent price that I’d consider although still 1-2k high.
 

DipStick

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Oct 28, 2019
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USA
So I randomly asked a model y charging next to me that had a gorgeous full wrap, matte with multiple hues, how much she paid. She said she got it from a reputable place in nyc for $3k. Her husband said they shopped around and that was the going price….

that seems like a decent price that I’d consider although still 1-2k high.
I was quoted $850 in mexico. Want to go on vacation for a week?
 
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