With new Teslas, we have seen brand new paint jobs already stained with water spots and etching. Bird droppings eat away at the paint immediately, leaving etching and surface damage. Not only is the paint soft and vulnerable to chemical attacks, the paint easily chips and is more susceptible to rock chip damage on the front bumpers and hood. However, Tesla still faces the challenges that car ownership has always faced-maintaining the painted surfaces.
We first recommend installing the Paint Protection Film on areas vulnerable to rock chips. If you are a commuter or a freeway driver, damage to the front bumper will be accelerated. There is no other product better suited to solving this problem. Second, for chemical attacks such as bird droppings, tree sap, or water spots, we highly encourage Ceramic Coatings. The coatings act like another clear coat on the car that’s design for the challenges faced by Tesla owners.
PPF is a clear, durable film that protects the paint from rock chips & road debris. It acts as a protective barrier between your paint job and rocks or bugs heading towards your car at 70MPH. When it collides, the film absorbs the impact. Originally designed for military application, is had been redesigned or cars.
We install XPEL ULTIMAE PLUS PPF. It’s perhaps the best film in the industry. The warranty ensures the film will not peel, bubble or discolor for 10 YEARS. If ever a customer has a warranty job the replacement is free, simple as that. What is DOESN’T cover, for example, is collision damage. The film is very durable, but it can’t withstand everything.
No, in fact, you can have the film removed at any time for any reason. However, the adhesive is strong enough to stay in place on the car for many years. It doesn’t damage the paint or cause discoloring from sun fading.
It will require the same normal washing, decontamination and waxing that the vehicle’s paint job should get. Most owners’ manuals show how to care for your car’s paint. We recommend keeping up on routine waxing at least every 6 months if not more. For easier maintenance, we HIGHLY recommend applying one of our ceramic coatings over the film for maximum protection.