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North NJ PPF / Coat options

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by aevgeny, Aug 11, 2018.

  1. aevgeny

    aevgeny New Member

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    Hello all, this is my first post.

    Here's my situation:
    • I'm in northern NJ (3-4 months of snow and salt annually)
    • A week ago, I finally ordered a blue P3D
    • I usually keep a car for about four years and drive ~10k miles a year mostly on the weekends
    • I do a lot of mountain biking, which means driving on less-than-perfect, gravel, roads
    • I am not going to hand wash the car, because... I am lazy :) (but there are waterless washes nearby)

    Can you guys recommend what is the minimum I should get in terms of paint protection/coating/tint (?) ?
    I am totally new to all of this and I've never before did anything to protect the paint on my cars.

    Thanks a lot!
     
  2. FishMann

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  3. Wubbles

    Wubbles Member

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    You can go on Xpels site and look for an authorized installer. There's a guy named Lee who's reputable and is an authorized installer. This way xpel will honor its 10 year warranty
     
  4. joe@piscitellol

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    I'm picking up my P3D from cherry hill aug 21st. I leased an 85D for the last 3 tears and loved it but because i leased i never really thought about wrapping. I definitely want to wrap the 3 since i didn't lease. Could anyone recommend reputable outfit to wrap ? i got one estimate from southampton outfit for 6900... seems a bit high.
     
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  7. NJturtlePower

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    Another vote for Greg at Signature Detailing...

    See my previous review here: Northern New Jersey Tint and Paint Protection Reccomendation
     
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  9. Ejl80

    Ejl80 Supporting Member

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    Definitely another vote for Lee.
     
  10. spark146

    spark146 New Member

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    I didn’t see your message until now, so I’m here with a late reply: strong recommendation for Signature Detailing (Greg). They have done my son’s car AND mine (both M3s) and the results have been excellent. I know that they are a favorite with lots of Tesla owners in NNJ.
     
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  11. G0GR33N

    G0GR33N Member

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    I went with Home

    Car is still with them so I’d update with pics and video once back.

    Can’t wait!!!
     
  12. G0GR33N

    G0GR33N Member

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    TESS IS BACK AND EVEN BETTER AND BADASS THAN BEFORE!!!
    Firstly a Full Nose PPF using Suntek Film
    - Front bumper, hood, fenders & mirrors
    Wrapped Tess in 3M Matte Deep Black
    Tinted front windows 35% with 3M
    Tinted rear windows 20% with 3M
    Tinted the rear partially (I will be getting the full back window wrapped (Seamed))
    Chrome delete same 3M Matte Deep Black
    Wrapped the center console in matte black (Abstract Ocean)
    I have been really busy so did not get a chance to take good pictures. I have a few and am posting them here.
    Let me know what you think!

    Big shout out to DJ and his team at ILLMATIC WRAPS
    They are the cheapest around North NJ and their work speaks for itself
    Do check them out if you need any of the above done...
    DJ mentioned that if you quote "Ravi Tesla M3" he'd work out a price for you!!!

    All the best!
    Tess 1.jpeg Tess 1.jpeg Tess 2.jpeg Tess 2.jpeg Tess 3.jpeg Tess 4.jpeg
     
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  13. Nirenk

    Nirenk Member

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    Looks nice. Is your car registered in NJ ? Did you have any trouble with cops because of tinting ?
     
  14. MarkS22

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    Yes, Greg at Signature wrapped my original Model 3 from January and then my Performance 3 two weeks ago. Previously, he had done paint correction and ceramic on my Model S. I believe he said he has already done over 30 Model 3s.

    He’s an honest guy who stands behind his work.
     
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  16. netjack

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    Waterless washes near by? Where
     
  17. neilya

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    Do you know what was the cost for the chrome delete.
     

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