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    VA/MD/DC Collective bargaining/group buy for paint armor/wrap

    I'm expecting my MS in April, and plan to get the car wrapped in Xpel or 3M. I thought I'd start a thread to see if there are other owners in the metro DC area that would be interested in collective bargaining or a group-buy for this. There must be cost savings an installer can realize by doing multiple cars of the same type at the same time. If no, I'm sure they would be willing to provide a discount just based on obtaining a large amount of business in one transaction.

    Any interest? I'm willing to do a fair amount of the leg work, unless someone here already has a good relationship with a professional shop.
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    I would be interested, thanks. I have not finalized yet, but need to do so in the next couple weeks for a March/April projected delivery. The last couple of cars I had done, I used a mobile service and they charged me like $500 for bumper, 1/3 hood, 1/3 fenders, mirrors. I honestly don't recall the product or the service, unfortunately, but could probably find out.

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    I'd be interested. I should have mine at the end of March.

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    @andrewket, @tegibso: I was able to find the company I used on my last 3 cars. I'm not supposed to give out their name here (you can figure out why), but can PM you with it. I did speak w/ the owner this morning and he is definitely able to work with us on a group discount; he just doesn't want to give the discount up front as he's had bad experiences with not everybody showing up for the work and already giving the discount to those that did. Their product is 3M Scotchgard and Ventureshield as well as Xpel Ultimate if you're doing a full hood. He didn't think the Avery Nanoguard looked as good on the Model S's he's done. I will email him my info and will contact you guys w/ what I get from him.

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    What is the longevity of these wraps? How much weight do they add to the car?
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    Quote Originally Posted by carrerascott View Post
    What is the longevity of these wraps? How much weight do they add to the car?
    My experience is that after about 4 years, the wraps start to cloud up, and don't look so good. At that point, you either just live with it, or you get the car re-wrapped. In many cases, before the film begins to cloud up, a fender bender precipitates a re-wrap anyway (my wife, not me).

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    I am interested, with a delivery timeframe of Mar-Apr. I plan to go with the Expel product so count me if that is what you are going for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dockt View Post
    @andrewket, @tegibso: I was able to find the company I used on my last 3 cars. I'm not supposed to give out their name here (you can figure out why), but can PM you with it. I did speak w/ the owner this morning and he is definitely able to work with us on a group discount; he just doesn't want to give the discount up front as he's had bad experiences with not everybody showing up for the work and already giving the discount to those that did. Their product is 3M Scotchgard and Ventureshield as well as Xpel Ultimate if you're doing a full hood. He didn't think the Avery Nanoguard looked as good on the Model S's he's done. I will email him my info and will contact you guys w/ what I get from him.
    If you want to PM me the info that's fine, or you can take the lead and negotiate for us since you have that relationship. To counter the shop owner's concern about making a deal and then not having everyone follow through, one solution is that he take a deposit (10%?) from each of us before he begins work on the 1st car. Or something along those lines. You'll have to tell us which shop it is before we commit, though. People need the opportunity to check out their work, reputation, location, warranty, etc.

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    good idea on the deposits, Andrew. I'll pm you. btw, that's shaping up to be a mighty fine stable of cars you'll have .

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    Quote Originally Posted by dockt View Post
    good idea on the deposits, Andrew. I'll pm you. btw, that's shaping up to be a mighty fine stable of cars you'll have .
    Hm, I don't have a much of a stable here. Where are you seeing this? My current ride is a BMW 335is Convertible. The other cars in my "stable" are quite boring. Darn kids.


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