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shive
07-21-2013, 09:59 AM
Hi guys,

I'm expecting my MS next month and was looking for recommendations for a place to do a full wrap and window tint on the vehicle. I live in Southern California and had seen a few posts about a place is West Hollywood, but I live a bit inland and would prefer something closer...then again, if the service and results are good elsewhere, I would be willing to make the trip.

Thanks and looking forward to really joining the group!

simplesolar
07-21-2013, 10:16 AM
welcome to the club! I just had my photosync tint done at Extreme autowerks in Cerritos. There were 5 other teslas there when I took my car in so they know the car really well. They also do full wrap as well. Their number is 562-449-3464.

Quacker
07-21-2013, 10:46 AM
Endless autosalon is in mira loma and they have really good prices, try there

Hussain
07-21-2013, 10:51 AM
There is only 1 place you should go. It's called Premier Protective Films and its in Fremont, not too far from the factory. Take factory delivery and drive there first. Tell them Hussain sent you. They're the only ones worthy of touching the car, IMO.

shive
07-21-2013, 11:10 AM
Thanks for the quick responses! As much as I would love to take factory delivery and drive it down...the reality of my schedule and life with little kids makes that impossible. As far as the material they used for the wrap, was it 3m? What degree of tint did you guys go for?

Thanks for the warm welcome and look forward to being a avid participant in this group...

Hussain
07-21-2013, 11:19 AM
The hardest color practically invisible

yearofthedragon
07-21-2013, 04:29 PM
Hi guys,

I'm expecting my MS next month and was looking for recommendations for a place to do a full wrap and window tint on the vehicle. I live in Southern California and had seen a few posts about a place is West Hollywood, but I live a bit inland and would prefer something closer...then again, if the service and results are good elsewhere, I would be willing to make the trip.

Thanks and looking forward to really joining the group!

Al&Eds in West Hollywood has 5-6 Model S in their shop at any given time. They'll probably get you a loaner car for the time your car is down.

bonehead
07-21-2013, 10:21 PM
I recommend Rolotech in Anaheim. Dave does great work.

http://www.rolotech.net/index.php/jobs-done/tesla

GasDoc
07-21-2013, 10:28 PM
I'll second the recommendation for Premiere. After examining a variety of work at Teslive, I'm going there tomorrow to have my second model S protected. Pricey to the point of being painful, but worth it.

towman26
07-21-2013, 10:53 PM
Just wondering why you would wrap it? I know here in south Fla wraps don't hold up at all. I fact we were looking into doing it on one of my tow trucks but the shops that are considered the best around said that 3m doesn't warranty complete wraps. They said the hood, roof & trunk areas, or in our case, basically anything facing up towards the sun won't hold up and is not covered against fading cracking or shrinking.

garcilamd
07-22-2013, 05:56 AM
Just wondering why you would wrap it? I know here in south Fla wraps don't hold up at all. I fact we were looking into doing it on one of my tow trucks but the shops that are considered the best around said that 3m doesn't warranty complete wraps. They said the hood, roof & trunk areas, or in our case, basically anything facing up towards the sun won't hold up and is not covered against fading cracking or shrinking.

I'm in Miami and I did it to protect the paint. The cost of a partial clear "paint armor" was a few hundred less than a full wrap with color change so I went with the full wrap. In my case, the car is stored in a garage mostly and only parked in the sun a few days a week. There are a ton of wrapped cars in South Florida though. Granted these are also probably garage-stored as most of the ones I see are high end luxury brands.

julioalonso
07-22-2013, 07:03 AM
I just moved to Miami and as I am about to place my order for a blue 85, I am a bit worried about the impact of weather conditions on the car. My house does not have a garage, so it would have to be expose to the sun (or raind or winds) most of the time. Would you recommend paint amor? An outdoor car cover?

shive
07-23-2013, 02:21 PM
For me it's my OCD nature....it's the same reason I wrap my phone as well. I have another vehicle (an Audi q7) covered and on a few occasions it has covered any door dings and chips. 3M will replace the film and also cover the repair underneath. I would just like to find a place that does teslas often in the southern CA area (and also does tints)...

NigelM
08-01-2013, 07:55 AM
I recommend Rolotech in Anaheim. Dave does great work.

http://www.rolotech.net/index.php/jobs-done/tesla

Even if he did a good job for you he also unfortunately tried spamming the forum with a fake recommendation for himself.
:rolleyes:

pnlyee
08-02-2013, 01:15 PM
I had mine completely wrapped with Xpel Ultimate and windows tinted with 3M Crystalline by Protective Film Solutions (www.protectivefilmsolutions.com (http://www.protectivefilmsolutions.com)) in Santa Ana, CA. According to Ryan, the owner, I was the 37th Model S they had wrapped (either partial or complete).

I have been very happy with the wrap. When the car was at the Telsa Costa Mesa Service Center for a software upgrade, I noticed the wrap made the car significantly more shiny than all the other cars there including those the had just been prepped for delivery. The wrap makes a ten-minute hand wash on the driveway look like a professional waxing with the extreme gloss.

shive
08-03-2013, 11:52 AM
I had mine completely wrapped with Xpel Ultimate and windows tinted with 3M Crystalline by Protective Film Solutions (www.protectivefilmsolutions.com (http://www.protectivefilmsolutions.com)) in Santa Ana, CA. According to Ryan, the owner, I was the 37th Model S they had wrapped (either partial or complete).

I have been very happy with the wrap. When the car was at the Telsa Costa Mesa Service Center for a software upgrade, I noticed the wrap made the car significantly more shiny than all the other cars there including those the had just been prepped for delivery. The wrap makes a ten-minute hand wash on the driveway look like a professional waxing with the extreme gloss.



Mind if I ask, how much did this cost you? Also, what amount did you have tinted and did you tint the pano roof? Pics would be appreciated if you have any...

Thx!

I may go with them as they are so close to the Costa Mesa center

pnlyee
08-03-2013, 02:05 PM
My reply did not work. So here is my second attempt.

I had all windows (including windshield and pano roof) tinted to minimize the UV. I have CR90 on the windshield, CR70 on the pano roof, driver's window, and passenger's window, CR40 on everything else in back. All tinting is within legal limits according to Ryan @ Protective Film Solutions. All painted and black surfaces were wrapped. List price was $5700 for everything. Got 10% discount for mentioning their post on teslamotors.com forum. Perhaps a little on the pricey side but worth it given the workmanship and quality of materials. Pics below.

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shive
08-04-2013, 08:53 AM
wow looks fantastic...thanks for the information and the pics!

jbruce
11-30-2013, 03:29 PM
I'm looking for a shop in LA or Orange County to wrap all the chrome trim on my new Model S black. Any recommendations?

lloyds
12-02-2013, 01:56 PM
There's a LONG LONG THREAD about tints here: http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthread.php/11032-Model-S-Window-Tinting/page52

I personally chose Photosync and will do so for my incoming 2nd P85+. I was up in ski country this past weekend and noticed that my current MS's interior (with Photosync) stays warmer for longer compared to my friend's 5 Series. This is good because it was only 20 degrees and I needed to pre-heat the car / battery (about 15 minutes before taking off) for a long haul back home. Was doing 320Wh compared to 435Wh the day before and I did not preheat the car / battery. So I'm sure Photosync helped in helping with interior thermal retention because the difference is quite drastic compared to what others are reporting at about 15% difference in similar type weather.

MoeMistry
12-02-2013, 05:40 PM
For me it's my OCD nature....it's the same reason I wrap my phone as well. I have another vehicle (an Audi q7) covered and on a few occasions it has covered any door dings and chips. 3M will replace the film and also cover the repair underneath. I would just like to find a place that does teslas often in the southern CA area (and also does tints)...

Let us know if we can be of service. We're in Aliso Viejo..

http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthread.php/22295-GP-Automotive-Renewal-Service-Clear-Film-Phase2-HuperOptik-Tint-Tesla-Model-S-P85

capt601
12-02-2013, 09:31 PM
I'm looking for a shop in LA or Orange County to wrap all the chrome trim on my new Model S black. Any recommendations?

Highly recommend Moe at Glistening Perfection. Works on all high end cars and has become the OC tesla expert for any detailing needs.

MoeMistry
12-02-2013, 10:26 PM
Highly recommend Moe at Glistening Perfection. Works on all high end cars and has become the OC tesla expert for any detailing needs.

Thanks Mark. Dennis's Model S and Roadster were finally completed last month and turned out amazing. Thanks for the referral :)

I'm going to put together an intimate tech session with our tesla clients this month to show them how to properly wash and maintain their Teslas. You in town to join us?

capt601
12-02-2013, 11:08 PM
Thanks Mark. Dennis's Model S and Roadster were finally completed last month and turned out amazing. Thanks for the referral :)

I'm going to put together an intimate tech session with our tesla clients this month to show them how to properly wash and maintain their Teslas. You in town to join us?

Should be. Out of town over the new few weeks but after that planning on being home.

TylerCA
12-03-2013, 08:58 AM
I had mine completely wrapped with Xpel Ultimate and windows tinted with 3M Crystalline by Protective Film Solutions (www.protectivefilmsolutions.com (http://www.protectivefilmsolutions.com)) in Santa Ana, CA. According to Ryan, the owner, I was the 37th Model S they had wrapped (either partial or complete).

I have been very happy with the wrap. When the car was at the Telsa Costa Mesa Service Center for a software upgrade, I noticed the wrap made the car significantly more shiny than all the other cars there including those the had just been prepped for delivery. The wrap makes a ten-minute hand wash on the driveway look like a professional waxing with the extreme gloss.

Perhaps it was a bad day for them, but I've purchased a car that was done by them and it was quite awful. I had the dealer remove it. Rather run bare paint than to see that stuff from 10 feet away.

MoeMistry
12-03-2013, 07:08 PM
Perhaps it was a bad day for them, but I've purchased a car that was done by them and it was quite awful. I had the dealer remove it. Rather run bare paint than to see that stuff from 10 feet away.

If you're still interested, we'd love the opportunity to do a proper PPF install. I promise you won't be disappointed

TylerCA
12-04-2013, 08:45 AM
If you're still interested, we'd love the opportunity to do a proper PPF install. I promise you won't be disappointed

umm, no thanks.

jbruce
12-04-2013, 08:05 PM
Let us know if we can be of service. We're in Aliso Viejo..

http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthread.php/22295-GP-Automotive-Renewal-Service-Clear-Film-Phase2-HuperOptik-Tint-Tesla-Model-S-P85

Do you guys wrap the chrome trim to be black? If so, PM me a price.

Thanks.