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Recommendation for PPF installation in Austin

Discussion in 'Texas' started by TexasRat, Jul 1, 2018.

  1. TexasRat

    TexasRat Member

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    I should be picking up my Model X late this month and I'm trying to narrow down installers for PPF on the car. I think the plan is to get a full wrap on the car. I don't think it matters if it's SunTek vs. Xpel, rather I just want to find someone who does a good job and stands by their work. Anyone have recommendations in the Austin area that have been very happy with the work done?

    I'm not considering driving to Dallas/Houston/San Antonion since that'd almost defeat the purpose since I think it's safe to assume it'll get all scratched and nicked by the time I get there with the way our roads are.

    Thanks!
     
  2. TexasEV

    TexasEV Well-Known Member

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    XPEL factory shop on N. Lamar. They also did paint correction, ceramic coating, and window film on my Model 3 if you’re interested in that. They had 25% off just on the PPF for Tesla this spring, don’t know if they’re still doing that discount, but they always have 10% off everything for the local Tesla group.
     
  3. TexasRat

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    Thanks for the info! I'll contact Duane again as it's getting closer for me to make a decision. So far, he's the only guy that installs XPEL as the rest seem to specialize in SunTek. I'm primarily looking at it to protect my X from road rash and chips, so I'm starting to think XPEL might be better than SunTek from that perspective.
     
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    @TexasRat yup, i got that as well. at the time there was a 10% discount for TMC, and 10% discount if you work for a local employer (don't know which exactly). PM'ed you about tint, just realized you have an X so YMMV
     
  5. TexasRat

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    Thanks for that info. How long ago did you have yours done?
     
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  7. Shaggy

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    Duane (XPEL) did my Model S back in November...
     
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    Duane did a PPF install for me on my Model 3, but I got mixed results. The hood of the car looks great, but I posted a link to some issues I found. This is my first PPF install so not sure what I should expect...
     
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    @buddwm was your install hand cut ? ...the dirt comes typically cuz installer doesn’t wet down area around car when installing ..very easy for particles to get caught up under fender...I would take back and have them redo the overlaps seems like a rushed install .. @TexasRat i would pick a film product u want first as there are differences in look, thickness and glossiness..than research from yelp...sometimes these vendors when they get a rush of referrals from forums get busy and may not do as good work ..plus sometimes they apply the “Tesla tax”
     
  10. TexasRat

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    Yeah. I had decided that I was most interested in XPEL but there didn't seem to be many places that actually did the work in Austin. A lot of places do SunTek around here. I saw a lot of cars in the XPEL Austin shop and they looked really good. The shop looked good and clean, and the installers seemed to do a good job. As far as the "Tesla tax" I'm not sure if the price is unreasonable. A full wrap was about $4400?
     
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    4400 is decent price for full wrap ..
     
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    Just to update on my previous issues - Duane fixed most of the issues I had with the original install.
     
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    Just FYI. Received quote from Duane in June for full wrap of Model 3. It was $5500 (minus 10%). Having a hard time justifying that cost.
     
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    Was the $5500 including the 10% discount? That seems extremely high for a model 3. Are you doing XPEL stealth? I know stealth is at minimum $1k more than glossy
     
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    Brian Daly at Austin Detailing is amazing. Really top notch service.
     

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