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Recommended PPF installer in So Cal? (West side)

tracksyde

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Would you be willing to drive to San Diego? There's a "group buy' going on at Monumental Workx in San Diego (Monumental Workx - Sorrento Valley - San Diego, CA).

They're offering tint and PPF deals. The only mentioned PPF deal is for a front bumper only wrap. But its priced at $450 for Xpel or 3M. Its $350 if you're OK with Solar Guard film. No mention of a full frontal wrap, but I imagine if their front bumper wrap is that reasonable, they'd probably be offering a decent price on the full front wrap.

More details here:

San Diego Tint & Wrap Group Buy and basic info sharing • r/teslamotors

Oh, they'll also do your center console wrap for free if you have them do the tint or PPF. They'll do clear, matte, or a vinyl if you prefer.

Here's the update:

Model 3 Accessories Review & San Diego Group Buy April Update • r/teslamotors

(in the update it says they'll do full front for $1500)
 
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smak

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I'm getting the bumper and full Hood done at stickercity in Sherman Oaks for $950 total.
I know its not West LA.
But it's also not West LA prices.

I was quoted $900 just for the bumper by 2 other places.
Let us know how they are. I have a few things I want to do, but want to find the best place. Valley is best.
 

Fusion

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Would you be willing to drive to San Diego? There's a "group buy' going on at Monumental Workx in San Diego (Monumental Workx - Sorrento Valley - San Diego, CA).

They're offering tint and PPF deals. The only mentioned PPF deal is for a front bumper only wrap. But its priced at $450 for Xpel or 3M. Its $350 if you're OK with Solar Guard film. No mention of a full frontal wrap, but I imagine if their front bumper wrap is that reasonable, they'd probably be offering a decent price on the full front wrap.

More details here:

San Diego Tint & Wrap Group Buy and basic info sharing • r/teslamotors

Oh, they'll also do your center console wrap for free if you have them do the tint or PPF. They'll do clear, matte, or a vinyl if you prefer.

Here's the update:

Model 3 Accessories Review & San Diego Group Buy April Update • r/teslamotors

(in the update it says they'll do full front for $1500)

This is interesting because seems like they raised the price. Someone else got their car tinted there with Photosync for $700. Now their group buy price is $900. Lame.
 

tracksyde

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This is interesting because seems like they raised the price. Someone else got their car tinted there with Photosync for $700. Now their group buy price is $900. Lame.

Where did you see that the group buy for the Photosync went up to $900? I didnt see anything about that in either thread, but maybe I missed it

I only saw a reply in the April update thread that someone got quoted a higher price for the console wrap. But the OP said to ask for Theo (which I believe is the owner).

EDIT: sorry, I see it was updated in the OP.. no mention of it down below.. yeah, thats unfortunate.. I was considering the Photosync for $700.. but for $900.. I'll have to pass
 
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TaoJones

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I'd be remiss to not mention the stellar service and quality of work from Extreme Autowerks. They're authorized for Photosync tint (and offer others as well), Opticoat Pro Plus paint protection (and other coatings) and XPel wrap (and others). They've been in business for a good long while and have done hundreds of Teslas.

They also have C-Bond products. One is used during tint application to strengthen the end result, and one is an exterior windshield coating. They are relatively inexpensive and I recommend those as well.

Ask for Bing (the owner) or Ryan (master detailer).
 
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Premier Mobile

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Jun 19, 2014
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I'd be remiss to not mention the stellar service and quality of work from Extreme Autowerks. They're authorized for Photosync tint (and offer others as well), Opticoat Pro Plus paint protection (and other coatings) and XPel wrap (and others). They've been in business for a good long while and have done hundreds of Teslas.

They also have C-Bond products. One is used during tint application to strengthen the end result, and one is an exterior windshield coating. They are relatively inexpensive and I recommend those as well.

Ask for Bing (the owner) or Ryan (master detailer).

Agreed! Extreme is a solid company with lots of Teslas under their belt. They are a Clearguard Nano ppf dealer (clearest ppf on the market) and Photosync installer.
 

TaoJones

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Agreed! Extreme is a solid company with lots of Teslas under their belt. They are a Clearguard Nano ppf dealer (clearest ppf on the market) and Photosync installer.

Question for you since you dropped by, if you wouldn't mind :):

If I happen to find myself in the unfortunate and thankfully still unlikely circumstance of having to park adjacent my fellow human's chariot *twitch* on a regular basis (thereby exposing my own chariot to the evil risk of door and/or fender impact damage (aka dings),

Then which film (ppf) gives me the best protection these days? I don't see spikes, armor, or electroshock deterrence as available features of any of the leading ppfs - which makes me verklempt indeed (realizing that by their nature, ppfs will give better protection against scuffs and scrapes than dents, but figured I'd ask anyway).

The Opticoat has been great for optimizing maintenance, maintaining that like-new appearance, and for the reduction of rock chip damage - however, I didn't get it for, nor consider it to be a deterrent against more substantial impacts (blunt force trauma, if you will).

I have a feeling that regardless of whichever ppf choice, I may end up with one of those paintless dent removal specialists on retainer (now there's a group buy opportunity) if, for example, parking in Santa Monica or any similarly overrun bastion of humanity becomes a habit. In the end, these would be lovely places - with about half the people.
 
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TaoJones

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Not trying to point one person one way or another but Doug has agreed to chat about Group pricing.

Im going to get group pricing on the following: Let me know if we need to add any more scope.
- PPF (what coverage? Minimum to maximum?)
- Ceramic Coating (Modesta)
- Ceramic Tinting(All windows except Front Windshield)

This is a great starting list - I'd make the request for an optional windshield quote as well. The essentially clear tint on my windshields has significantly reduced glare. Just a datapoint, as some will undoubtedly be squeamish about perceived legality - an individual choice, that.

Also, if I recall correctly, Modesta takes a couple extra days to apply (seems to be the drug of choice for black cars, I've noticed). Maybe an option for a different coating that can be done in a day? Caveat being that the factor for success will be the paint *correction* before applying the protection, but that will likely vary from car to car.
 

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