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Discussion in 'Model X' started by IRDoc, Jul 7, 2018.

  1. IRDoc

    IRDoc Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2018
    So awaiting my MX (ordered first week of June) and have been reading posts about wrapping the car. I’ll be honest, I’m not sure what wrapping entails/means. Does it just protect the paint? Does it alter the exterior color? I ordered mine in deep blue metallic. Appreciate any information.

    BTW i live in Chicagoland area so any referrals would be great as well.
  2. P85_DA

    P85_DA Supporting Member

    Apr 25, 2015
    PPF(paint protection film) protects front from rock chips etc well as any road contaminants that may splatter on the front can alter the color depending on type of film ..most folks opt for clear film which makes your paint look shinier but not as noticeably different than unwrapped portions ..there is a matte type film which will change appearance of paint to a “flat” matte paint type look ...generally if u do a matte film you would do the whole car ..folks typically do the front half ..hood ,fenders, bumper , mirrors as good compromise for cost /protection ...costs for this ~$1200-1800 ..major PPF brands u will hear about are Xpel, Suntek , STEK , Clearguard ....congrats on new car !
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  3. tpham07

    tpham07 Active Member

    Mar 21, 2017
    Baton Rouge
    Basically what was said above. There are different kinds of wrap, but the most popular ones are the clear ones. It basically form a physical protective barrier around your paint to keep it looking brand new for years to come. If you dont' care about that kind of thing then don't waste money on a wrap.

    I got a wrap because im lazy and don't like to wax my car, and also because im OCD about rock chips.
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  4. dlsspy

    dlsspy Member

    Jan 9, 2018
    San Jose, CA
    I had mine done matte and it's super nice. In addition to being a look I really like, stuff just falls off of it. I parked under some tree that dropped some sticky junk onto the hood. My wife grabbed a paper towel and some water and just wiped it off. Not much sticks to these things (which is a mild problem with my CA HOV decal).

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  5. Anzir

    Anzir Supporting Member

    Nov 9, 2012
    Central Florida
    I like the look of your de-chroming. Looks great!


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