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Paint finish protector suggestions

mjanardan

Member
Aug 22, 2019
6
0
San Jose, CA
I am about to take delivery of the new Raven X long range in the next 2 to 3 weeks. We have a lot of impact to the paint from tree sap. Any experience and suggestions on a good finish protector for the paint.

Thank you.
 

dstasse

Member
May 25, 2018
42
9
NJ
Drive it from the dealer to your nearest, experienced detailer who specializes in clear paint protection film. Had mine done two days after delivery, best money I've spent. Can't see it but you know it's there. You know the blunt nose on MX will take a beating on an Interstate trip and there are the nut cases running around keying Teslas in parking lots. I had hood, nose (including headlights), front fenders, mirror caps, four doors and back bumper wrapped with Sun Tek for 3k. Driving 1k mi to FL next month. I know this will pay for itself in the long run. Do a Google search to see the different brands and who is certified to apply them.
 

mjanardan

Member
Aug 22, 2019
6
0
San Jose, CA
Drive it from the dealer to your nearest, experienced detailer who specializes in clear paint protection film. Had mine done two days after delivery, best money I've spent. Can't see it but you know it's there. You know the blunt nose on MX will take a beating on an Interstate trip and there are the nut cases running around keying Teslas in parking lots. I had hood, nose (including headlights), front fenders, mirror caps, four doors and back bumper wrapped with Sun Tek for 3k. Driving 1k mi to FL next month. I know this will pay for itself in the long run. Do a Google search to see the different brands and who is certified to apply them.

Thank you very much. Is a ceramic quote specialist do similar performance of clear paint protection? Any experience of what type of process helps best from bugs and tree sap would be much appreciated.
 

Weighit

Member
Sep 21, 2019
30
9
prescott
I picked up my used 2019 a week ago and with the 6,000 miles it is showing tiny chips in the front. So off yestrday to the local clear 3M protection installer and made an appointment for the complete front to be covered, bumper, mirrors, hood and fenders, $1,500. He said they have done 3 of them here in my area and as more Model X's come around they should be getting them too. He was booked out 3 weeks! very busy place as they were doing a lot of the higher end vehicles.
 

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