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Xpel full front + tint

Discussion in 'Model X' started by Enz295, Sep 19, 2017.

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  1. Enz295

    Enz295 Member

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    Got a quote for full front Xcpel film applied to my Model X at $2100
    Windshield + side front windows in 3M crystalline ceramic film: $750
    Sounds about right? What did you guys pay for the same thing?
     
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  2. kev1n

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    that looks like on the higher end.

    quotes i got for clear bra range from 1600-2000

    and wow really 750 for just front windshield and 2 front windows? sounds like a rip off
     
  3. Mokuzai

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    I had my Model S Xpel wrapped at Autoskinz in Valencia. They originally quoted $1,595 for full front...may be more for a Model X though. It's also more for the custom wrap where they cut their own pieces and wrap around the panels. Ended up wrapping a whole lot more, basically every painted surface except the A-C pillar and the trunk lid was custom wrapped for $4,000 total. I'm very happy with the results.

    Got my 3M Crystalline tint done there too. Got every window done except the roof. Windshield, small wedge windows forward of the front doors, all 4 doors, small windows behind rear doors and back window. 10 surfaces in all for I think $1,200.

    They also do seamless tint on the side windows there. Basically they tint a bit past the edge then carefully file down the tint to the very edge of the window so it doesn't look like there's a seam at all. Here's a pic of the edge work.
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    Not a perfect apples - apples cost comparison but hopefully gives you an idea.
     
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    I had full front xpel (pre-cut film) $1800, don't let them cut the film on your car.
    3M crystalline, $400 full windshield, $200 side front.

    BTW, I had 3M crystalline on my windshield and I hated it and got them removed back to factory. The reflection from the film and the tint (darkness) from the film rains the helicopter windshield openness feel for me.

    I ended up, tinting all of my other windows (including sunroof) with crystalline except for my windshield and it works out great in terms of heat rejection..
     
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    a bunch of folks on TMC have recommended & installed (including yours truly) photosync (lighest tint) on the windshield. we did it in hopes of reducing ghosting, & it seems to have reduced the effect by ~ 50%.
    wish I would have taken before and after pic's.
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  6. Enz295

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    What is the "ghosting" effect you are talking about?
     
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    Why Tesla's Model X Is Giving Some Drivers Double Vision

    All lights refracts at the angel of the window making it seem like you're seeing double vision. Ghost vision=double vision during night time driving.
     
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    yea there are several threads on it here. at 1st - tesla reps would just look at you dumb founded like they couldn't figure out what's wrong with you. Then as the dozens became hundred, and probably 1,000's now - they finall had to come out and admit it .... "sorry ... it's normal"
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    never thought i'd hear that word 'normal' thrown used anywhere near my direction.
    ;)
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    What is best window tint for model x windshield for heat reduction?
     
  11. kvelarde23

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    For Xpel full front protection, I got quotes ranging from $1400 to $2450 in SoCal areas. Feel free to PM me if you want to know the details. I will be getting mine installed next week.

    For window tint, I was looking to have the windshield done in one piece. There's not many shops that can do the job in one piece. Extreme Autowerks in Cerritos is one I'm considering to install Spectra PhotoSync, cost of $895.
     
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    I am getting mine installed Sat morning (23rd), right after I take delivery of my 100D.
    The installer did a 3M Crystaline install on my wife's i3, so I guess I'll give this job as well.
     
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    this question is like asking who's the greatest rock band, or who's the greatest fighter, etc. I don't necessarily know from Shinola who makes the best window tint. But as I understand it - XpeL is a type of ceramic tint film? after checking - one notes there are different manufacturers of ceramic types.
    before deciding on photosync, I found this video where an installer shows (via instrumentation) the amount of heat rejection difference of ceramic tint (on the Porsche) versus heat rejection of photo sync on the Nissan Leaf. Plenty of comparison videos on line.



    These are what sold us, as well as other tesla X owners. Still, like I said, I don't know Shinola between the differences - but it's working for us, and we definitely notice the difference in products by sitting in cars that have the different products.
    good luck on whichever product you choose!
     
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    I thought the ghosting was only on the early cars, is that still a thing.
     
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    We had the ghosting on our 2 Model Xs. The P90DL we took delivery back in Feb 2016 (sub 1k vin) and the ghosting was horrible. My significant other hated driving the car at night because it gave her a headache. When we got the car back after all the service issues, we had the windshield done with Photosync and the ghosting was nearly all gone. However, we had more problems with the falcon wings and other parts of the car that Tesla bought the car back from us. Got into our P100D in Jan 2017 and it still has the ghosting problems on the windshield. Same with this car we did Photosync and most of it went away. I highly rec this tint.
     
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    Lloyds is your X a first generation auto pilot or second,

    Are the cars being delivered now having this issue
     
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    Feb 2016 would necessarily be AP1.
    what's most intriguing to me is if Model X owners are able to cobble together a ½arsed solution for ghosting via photo sync, how is it that Tesla can't figure something out like this - their self ... afaik, all photosync is, is a polarizing-type film .... and if that's capable of helping ...
    imo, M3 is the cause .... all available resources are directed to its ramp-up.
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    Hopefully some can clarify , is ghosting still happening on new cars. Lloyds second car above is a Jan 2017 build and has it . Has it been fixed for new,production cars? I have vin 79xxx on order
    Thanks
     
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    My 2016 was ap1. 2017 is ap2
     
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    Tesla told me it's normal and sent a tech out to drive the car with me so I can point this out. Unfortunately the drive was during daytime so its not nearly as noticeable compared to night. Oncoming car's lights, traffic lights and even the tailights of cars ahead are annoying to look at.
     

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