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Old 02-06-2017, 06:15 PM
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That's what I figured. I'm been searching and can't find a Suntec installer in my area. Everyone uses XPEL and one guy uses a new film called STEK Dino shield which no one else seams to have heard of. This particular installer tends to do most of the high end cars locally and is 30% more expensive than everyone else. They say STEK is better than all of them but the lack of any outside information makes me wonder if they have some exclusive and are just getting higher profit margins?
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Old 02-06-2017, 07:56 PM
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Xpel vs. 3M Pro

I have had Xpel on my 2010 458 Italia for 6 years now since it was new. I did some research on the latest films about 6 months ago with the intention to replace the old film in the near future. Most films last about 5-7 years although mine is still holding up quite well. The latest 3M Pro film is very impressive and I have seen it at the installer's shop during a demo. The self-healing property seems to be better than that of Xpel Utimate. Both clarity and reflectivity are slightly better as well. That's likely what I will go with in the coming months.
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Old 02-08-2017, 06:07 PM
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Reading this thread over again it looks to me like SunTek is getting the best response. And from personal experience it's the better of the two.

As for 3M? Thick ugly and yellowing film. No thanks.
Suntek importer is in another state. Also they don't have any recommended installers ( trained ) in my state
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Old 04-21-2017, 01:18 AM
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Any comments on Opti coat PPF
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Old 04-21-2017, 06:45 AM
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Finally found a Suntek shop with the help of suntek corporate. I just bought a new tesla that I'm picking up today and I'm going to give it a try and have him do suntek full wrap (as I'm getting a black and I want to protect from swirls). I can then compare with the xpel head to head so when my B Fuji 488 spider comes in in June I can decide
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Old 04-21-2017, 11:11 PM
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It 3m films on my 458 and Maserati on front and fenders, price was $1.800 each on Foreign Cars Italia in North Carolina. It was well worth it!! Protection is key, when dealing with the paint work on these cars...
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Old 04-22-2017, 01:09 AM
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Chose any of them. They all look like plastic wrap, especially over metallic paint in sunlight.

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Old 04-22-2017, 05:16 AM
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Finally found a Suntek shop with the help of suntek corporate. I just bought a new tesla that I'm picking up today and I'm going to give it a try and have him do suntek full wrap (as I'm getting a black and I want to protect from swirls). I can then compare with the xpel head to head so when my B Fuji 488 spider comes in in June I can decide
You will be happy with Suntek....I tried the others in the past and currently have Suntek on my 488....undetectable if applied correctly.
Make sure they use the second generation version of Suntek ( I forget what it's called ) which is an improvement over the first gen and has a longer warranty.
In addition, I had C-Quartz Finest applied by one of only a handful of C-Quartz Certified Installers.

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Old 04-22-2017, 06:12 AM
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I just had mine done in Xpel, the new self healing one, then they applied two coats of CQUARTZ . The car looks incredible, it seems to have brought out the richness of the paint. The color looks deeper. I am very happy with the results, the installer is one of the best which makes a difference.
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Old 04-22-2017, 08:30 AM
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I just had mine done in Xpel, the new self healing one, then they applied two coats of CQUARTZ . The car looks incredible, it seems to have brought out the richness of the paint. The color looks deeper. I am very happy with the results, the installer is one of the best which makes a difference.
I am having the same done to my new 488 Spider. After doing a lot of research on the films it seems the quality of the installer is much more important than the film itself.
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Chose any of them. They all look like plastic wrap, especially over metallic paint in sunlight.
Lol. Not IMO but much better than a bunch of rock chips but of course I drive he hell out of my cars. No garage queens here.
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So I got my new black metallic tesla P100d back yesterday from getting full body Suntek and optocoat pro done. I did the whole car as it's black and wil be a DD that I use a car wash for weakly and I hate swirls. After using 3m initially and XPEL ultimate on nearly every car I've had in the past 5 years including my last 488, I can say without question Suntek is the best looking. The shine and clarity is beyond belief and there is zero orange peal. It also has a 10 year warranty (not that I've ever kept a car that long). I figured it was good to take a chance with my tesla with this but it paid off. No question my incoming Bianco Fuji 488 Spider will Be getting Suntek.
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Old 05-02-2017, 09:33 AM
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Agree, I only use the Suntek PPF. Never tried the 3M, but have used XPEL, and although these are all generally good products, the Suntek is my choice and will be going forward as well.




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Old 05-02-2017, 12:50 PM
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Old 05-02-2017, 01:06 PM
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my car's paint protection film was done at the dealer in SF and was clear armor. I have expel on my GT3 and I can't really tell the difference.
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Old 05-03-2017, 05:35 PM
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So I got my new black metallic tesla P100d back yesterday from getting full body Suntek and optocoat pro done. I did the whole car as it's black and wil be a DD that I use a car wash for weakly and I hate swirls. After using 3m initially and XPEL ultimate on nearly every car I've had in the past 5 years including my last 488, I can say without question Suntek is the best looking. The shine and clarity is beyond belief and there is zero orange peal. It also has a 10 year warranty (not that I've ever kept a car that long). I figured it was good to take a chance with my tesla with this but it paid off. No question my incoming Bianco Fuji 488 Spider will Be getting Suntek.
If you don't mind me asking what did they quote you for the whole car Tesla Suntek? Any quote for the 488 whole car Suntek?
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Old 05-03-2017, 10:09 PM
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Full paint correction, Suntek, ceramic window tint and opticoat pro ran me $6200. He said my spider will be tougher and more time intensive so it will be around 8k
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Interesting comparison here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUPC1YVa5uk

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Interesting comparison here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUPC1YVa5uk

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Video from 2014, bit dated, technology within the brands have gotten much better
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Video from 2014, bit dated, technology within the brands have gotten much better
Has it? Let's see the video test of the most recent technology

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