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Recommendation in Dallas for windows tint and paint protection

Discussion in 'Texas' started by neonA, Nov 18, 2018.

  1. neonA

    neonA New Member

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    Hi, I am a new Tesla Model 3 owner. I was wondering if any of you can help me with recommending where in dallas I can get my model 3 windows tinted. Also I am considering doing some paint protection. Since I am new to this it would be helpful what is the inexpensive way I can protect my model 3 from rock chips and other dirt. If you have done some of these, please let me know the place and quote if you have any. Any kinda of input will be helpful for the newbie. Thanks.
     
  2. EVS Motors

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    Be ready to get hit with a bunch of choices! People are probably going to send a bunch of good recommendations or one reason or or another, but to really find the place best suited for you (since no 1 shop is the same in terms of products used, customer experience, or skill level), I recommend checking these places out physically. A shop good for someone may not be right for you.

    With that being said, I suggest starting your search with Speed Shield in Dallas. Stop by, say hi and see what you think.
     
  3. Rockster

    Rockster Active Member

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    Speed Shield in Addison (Dallas) is probably the best, though they might be the most expensive. I had the entire front and roof of my S wrapped by DFW Clear Bra in Carrolton and they did a great job. Earmark Car Audio in Lewisville tinted the windows on my S and I'm very happy with the work.

    My 3 was tinted and wrapped outside of the DFW area, so I can't make any DFW recommendations based on the 3.
     
  4. arcus

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    I used FlexShield in Denton for all my previous cars (sans Tesla, ironically - I just like it the way it is) and they do a great job. They also offer life-time warranty in case something bubbles up or starts peeling off.
     
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  5. jdirik

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    I used Moon Shadow for window tints. 214-503-9909. Did a great job while I waited. Warranty, etc. seemed to be market. Good luck!
     
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    Any of you all going to the NTTOG event on Friday?
     
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    I won't be able to, travelling.
     
  8. 3Mfilms

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    Modern Armor in Plano, TX. They are a 3M Scotchgard Pro Series Paint Protection Installer. Highly Recommended!! Be sure to inquire about the optional 3M Service Agreement's. #Chips Happen Modern Armor Paint Protection
     
  9. rideincircles

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    #9 rideincircles, Nov 27, 2018
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    Does anyone know what is best and why for 3m scotchgaurd, suntek ultra, Llumar or Xpel? I will be having my car taken in for paint correction today and will be considering one of these options when I get out. Trying to find a decent affordable option closer to Fort Worth if possible. Most stuff like that seems to be in Dallas. Considering Glacier in Arlington since it seems closest and has decent reviews.

    I found this article below and it says all of them are good. The main drawback on 3M and Xpel is that it is not hydrophobic. It sounds like ceramic coating can take care of that though. 3m only has a 7 year warranty and the others are 10 years. Will be looking at what is most affordable based on reviews.
    Best Paint Protection Film for Cars? XPEL vs 3M vs LLumar vs SunTek
     
  10. 3Mfilms

    3Mfilms Former Vendor

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    To your point, the technology has advanced in urethane films. 3M Scotchgard Pro Series paint protection film comes with a 10 year warranty against yellowing, peeling,cracking and labor. We also offer an optional paint damage warranty(only one in the market) Through one of our authorized installers.The clarity of our film is one of the best in the market.

    We can refer you to the closest 3M Authorized Installer.Let us know about any other needs.
     
  11. Ramav

    Ramav New Member

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    I’ve now owned my Model X for a little over a month, and I went to Moonshadow Plano (not affiliated with the one in Dallas). For the price and quality you get this is the best place to get your windows tinted. They only offer a lifetime warranty on the tint and the pricing is half to more compared to Moonshadow in Dallas or Tritek. Mark is the owner of the place, and he’s been in business for over 20 years and their work is amazing. I’ve taken other cars there as well. Also offers the clear bra paint protection as well. Number is 972.424.0488.
     
  12. Monjuni

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    Got my model 3DP BE2C9352-16D3-4C71-AAAA-01AF3357E738.jpeg tinted today, couldn’t be happier. Everyone knows how difficult it is to do the massive back glass that extends halfway up to the roof. Audio Depot in Arlington did it with ONE sheet. It looks amazing. Their attention to detail is beyond my expectations. If you own a Tesla, I highly recommend this place. The owners own Tesla too.
     
  13. rideincircles

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    I just went to Glacier Window tinting and got every window covered in llumar ceramic for $562.50 out the door last weekend for my 3. It was $400 for back and doors, $150 for front and $75 roof. I went with 70% on front and roof, 30% on front doors and 15% on the back glass and doors. I have no complaints and it looks much better with tinted windows with black paint. The discount is from the Model 3 owners group forum. They can do the front darker with 15%, but it exceeds legal limits and they won't warranty it.
     

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