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Xpel, Suntek, or Equivalent PPF Survey (Part Deux)

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by ⚡️ELECTROMAN⚡️, Dec 11, 2016.

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Did you or are you going to have paint protection film installed?

  1. No, but I wish I had.

    2 vote(s)
    7.7%
  2. No, and I'm glad I didn't.

    5 vote(s)
    19.2%
  3. Yes, but I wish I hadn't

    3 vote(s)
    11.5%
  4. Yes, and I'm glad I did.

    16 vote(s)
    61.5%
  1. ⚡️ELECTROMAN⚡️

    ⚡️ELECTROMAN⚡️ Fritterer and waster of hours in an off hand wayer

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  2. ⚡️ELECTROMAN⚡️

    ⚡️ELECTROMAN⚡️ Fritterer and waster of hours in an off hand wayer

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    Darn I messed up my surveys. It should be viewable without voting. Now people trying to decide whether to install PPF or not can't see the results. Can the moderator fix this or delete the thread? Rookie move:rolleyes:
     
  3. houstonian

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    Can you edit your OP to modify the poll?

    FWIW I am planning on installing a clear bra (24" XPEL Ultimate film) on the entire hood, fenders, mirrors, door handles, and the complete front bumper - quote I've got for the DEN area came to $1,300 for this ($875 if I did a partial hood install).

    Had a clear bra on my old Acura, liked it, but it did start to degrade around the 8th year and with the partial hood install, it was very clear where the line was. When I weigh the pros vs. the cons I do a fair amount of driving (~20k / year) with a good portion of that on interstates in cold weather states so added protection against road sh#$it is a plus for me. Yellowing / degradation is also a concern but I'd rather deal with that issue than pitted leading edges. Finally, Xpel offers a 10 year warranty (I think? Guessing the others do as well?) so by year 8/9 I plan to be going over the bra closely to warranty out any fade, degradation, etc., which I see as helping to mitigate the clear bra aging risk.

    Anyways, my takeaway is the more interstate driving one does, the more likely the clear bra will protect the hood, bumper, fenders, etc. from damage. If you're driving in rural settings or cold weather climates, there's even more reason to consider it. The first stop after delivery for me is the clear bra installer.
     
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    I heard enough people have issues with sensors that I decided against. Not worth paying the money to have a safe car just to make it less safe.
     
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    I read through this thread: Sensor interactions with wraps such as Xpel?

    ...and based on it it does appear placing a layer of wrap over a camera (or camera housing) will distort the camera's ability to see and therefore impact the camera's functionality. But, if you're not doing a full body wrap, you should not be covering any cameras. Think the only cameras that would be wrapped in a full body setup would be the ones on the B pillars?

    See the quote below for where I pulled that info from.

     
  6. ⚡️ELECTROMAN⚡️

    ⚡️ELECTROMAN⚡️ Fritterer and waster of hours in an off hand wayer

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    Looks like the moderator fixed this for me. Thank you. At least it doesn't show that a vote needs to be casted to see the results on my screen. But I think I voted so I could see the results.
     
  7. tomas

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    I'm not sure what good this does, as it is not a statistical sample. The people who responded to this sort of thread seem to be people who got PPF.
     
  8. ⚡️ELECTROMAN⚡️

    ⚡️ELECTROMAN⚡️ Fritterer and waster of hours in an off hand wayer

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    Yeah it looks like it's going to be a big flop of a survey, but it was worth a try.
     
  9. tomas

    tomas Only partially psycho

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    not a flop at all. Tells you something... >90% of the people who got PPF are glad they did. That's important.
     
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