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Recommendations for XPEL and Nano Coat Installer in Chicagoland?

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Mickie, Jul 28, 2016.

  1. Mickie

    Mickie Member

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    I've already been in contact with LUSTR and they seem like knowledgeable folks, but I want to cover all my bases here. Does anyone have a highly recommended installer, or perhaps dealt with LUSTR? I was quoted $1,400 for a full front wrap, and $875 for Opticoat (CQuartz is around $100 more, any opinions on which of those two are better would be great) which includes a stage 1 paint correction since the car will be brought to them brand new. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. XPEL

    XPEL Vendor

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    If the full front includes, full hood, full fenders, front bumper, headlights and mirrors...that's a great deal...

    We do have a full list of installers that are in the chicago area: XPEL Illinois

    Keep in mind these are what we typically see across the country and it can vary with these factors:

    - Where you live
    - Demand for paint protection film
    - Size of your vehicle

    For a partial front end: This includes 18-24” up the hood and fenders, front bumper, mirrors and sometimes headlights. This ranges from $895 - $1,195.

    For full front coverage: This includes the entire hood and front fenders, front bumper, mirrors and sometimes headlights. This ranges from $1,895 - $2,195.

    For full car coverage: This includes every painted surface on the car possible. This ranges from $4,500 - $8,000.


    When you do find an installer:

    - Be sure to ask for wrapped edges where possible (meaning that the film will wrap over the edge of the panel)

    - Visit their shop and look at some of their installations they've completed, as certain installers may do things differently

    - Exam the installation to see if the visible seams are close the edge of the body panel

    - You can ask them if they've wrapped your vehicle before, some installers may have wrapped a few, some may have wrapped a hundred...it's best to find an installer you feel comfortable leaving your pride and joy with.
     
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  3. Buckeye2320

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    Not sure where in the ChicagoLand you live, but this place did my Tesla and a few others.

    Auto Image 417 Main Street
    Barrington IL 60010
    WWW.AUTOIMAGEINC.COM
     
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  4. Mickie

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    So the installer I located states he doesn't wrap the corners of the panels in question (full front). Something about water possibly collected where the XPEL wraps underneath. Is this valid, or unskilled laziness?
     

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