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Paint Protective Coating Check

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by GregTexas, Jan 2, 2016.

  1. GregTexas

    GregTexas Member

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    I just bought a used (although only 1,100 miles) P85D and it has the clear film bra in the front and on the top of back bumper but I don't know how to check if a paint protective coating has been applied to the rest of the car.
    Does anyone know how to check?
     
  2. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    Look for seams either just on the edge of the panel or wrapped around the panel (MUCH higher quality job). Use a bright flashlight. They will be quite obvious upon close inspection.
     
  3. docrice

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    Are you referring to paint coatings (CQuartz. Optic-Coat, Modesta, Gyeon, etc.) or paint film (XPEL, Suntek, 3M, Tesla's "Paint Armor," etc.)?
     

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