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PPF on side mirrors question

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by i.am.aj, Dec 2, 2019 at 1:30 PM.

  1. i.am.aj

    i.am.aj Member

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    The shop I'm currently talking to about PPF says they cannot wrap the side view mirrors in 1 piece. For those with PPF, are your mirrors wrapped with a single piece of PPF or 2?
     
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    If the shop uses precut which for my vehicle most of the pieces were, then it is two-piece for XPEL. They can wrap the paint portion in one go if hand cut however.
     
  3. JDWL

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    Mine is wrapped with 1 piece
     
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    PPF on my mirrors are hand-cut, one piece
     
  5. Wennfred

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    This is the inside portion of the mirror, the side that faces the window, as you can see the line it’s cut around 1/4 inch around it. Also the bottom front of the aluminum is PPF also.

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    So the whole front and outer side is fully protected, One piece but does not cover the inside or area facing the window.

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  7. i.am.aj

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    This is making me hesitant to spend $5500 for xpel stealth with that line there...anyone have xpel stealth and the 2 piece wrap on the side mirrors that they can post a picture of?
     
  8. Wennfred

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    You can’t even tell, I just saw it when it was mentioned on here, I thought it was a complete wrap too, that’s Xpel also. $5500.00 is great deal if it’s a full wrap, it’s $7000.00 here.


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    Ohhh. Sorry to bring it to your attention! Appreciate the pictures btw!
     
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    #10 SMAlset, Dec 2, 2019 at 8:31 PM
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    Mine is wrapped in one piece. My installer has a lot of years installing PPF and working on Teslas and a little while before I got my car he had started doing it as one piece. Has to be stretched just right and can be tricky. My husband's car was done about a year and half before mine and is two pieces--in clear Xpel like Wennfred's. They did a nice job on it but one piece would be preferred if it can be done well. If they run into a problem with the stretching you'll have a pucker and it will have to be redone if it can't be adjusted to lay flat.
     
  11. Rockster

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    My side mirror wrap has a seam. It's subtle and hasn't been a problem.
     
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    Just talked to the PPF shop and I gave him the feedback. He's going to have his installer test doing it in one piece on the owners cars. Either way it sounds like it's not a big deal.
     
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    I have one piece Xpel. No issues and looks clean. I really think it depends on installer experience. Pre-cut kits are easier to install I think, but having seams doesn’t look great IMO. Same with rear window tint. Many installers do two piece jobs. Less expensive, but has a seam.
     
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    My mirrors are wrapped in 1 piece of Clearguard Nano SR. Full frontal with the only pre-cut pieces being the head and fog lights. You can see a small stone hit in the 2nd photo on the lower front edge:

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  15. KenC

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    It can be 1-piece, but it requires alot of stretching, as you can imagine.
     
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    My Xpel Ultimate is face of mirror only. Installer wrapped all other edges so I don't think he did this to cut corners. I assumed the thicker Ultimate was too difficult to apply full coverage in one piece.
     
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    could you share your installer info? Thx
     
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    Sent PM. Done by SS Customs in Redwood City, one of our Vendors here.
     

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