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    Re: PPF...the good, the bad and the ugly?

    Quote Originally Posted by BudgetPlan1 View Post
    Not quite NE Ohio but planning to have Esoteric do it.
    Where are they?

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    Re: PPF...the good, the bad and the ugly?

    Rasky

    Ever see that helper hand they mount on a front door window when they replace windshieldsThey need to make a equivalent of that for all u solo installers installing film

    -alexa-tension more
    -alexa-shift left
    -alexa-dangit-rotate 15 degrees
    Lol. Give it a couple of years. I`m sure some kind Kickstarter will come
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    Re: PPF...the good, the bad and the ugly?

    Quote Originally Posted by Accumulator View Post
    Where are they?
    Outside of Columbus, New Albany, OH

    Esoteric Car Care
    9801 Karmar Ct.
    New Albany, Ohio 43054
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    Re: PPF...the good, the bad and the ugly?

    Here is some more info from Obessed Garage`s update on the ppf he had done at Esoteric. It is about half way through the video or so.

    Competition Ready Team 1929 Bentley
    1999 Silvermist Metallic Pontiac Grand Prix GT
    2002 Arctic White Chevy Camaro SS
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    Re: PPF...the good, the bad and the ugly?

    BP -

    You spurned my ever growing quest for wiki knowledge

    For those that wrap, what`s you take on headlights.
    Most are generally trimmed on the flat plane on lense

    I think wrapping the edges is a slightly cleaner look BUT
    - generally one uses thicker film for this area, and wrapping becomes not a option due to thickness
    - even if one was to use thinner and wrap, do you guys like to wrap because of the 2 bullets below
    - forward facing of vehicle. Catches alot of water, dirt, etc
    - sometimes wrapped edges open up a smigen over time Stuff may accumulate

    Let me hear it
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    Re: PPF...the good, the bad and the ugly?

    Quote Originally Posted by RaskyR1 View Post
    Seems like a lot of detailers now days keep their cards close as competition has exploded over the years, which I`m sure is the same for PPF and tint.

    I`m a dummy. To be honest, I never considered this ! Eh, back in it`s prime, we were a pretty open community.

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    Re: PPF...the good, the bad and the ugly?

    Quote Originally Posted by BudgetPlan1 View Post
    Outside of Columbus, New Albany, OH...
    Ah, OK. Thanks, that`s probably a bit farther than I`m after, but I appreciate the info anyhow and maybe they`ll be perfect for somebody else.

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    Re: PPF...the good, the bad and the ugly?

    Quote Originally Posted by Accumulator View Post
    Ah, OK. Thanks, that`s probably a bit farther than I`m after, but I appreciate the info anyhow and maybe they`ll be perfect for somebody else.
    Rehab Detailing in Bedford seems to be rather well thought of. No personal experiences though...

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    Re: PPF...the good, the bad and the ugly?

    Quote Originally Posted by BudgetPlan1 View Post
    Rehab Detailing in Bedford seems to be rather well thought of. No personal experiences though...
    Thanks, I`ll put that on the list and see if I run across any of their work (assuming I ever do get the Crown Vic out of mothballs...sheesh, I`m just not playing with the toys these days ).

    People in my Jag Club rave about various shops, but to be blunt about it.. I don`t actually know anybody IRL with my standards and whenever I see anybody`s work...well...you know.
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    Re: PPF...the good, the bad and the ugly?

    Quote Originally Posted by Accumulator View Post
    Thanks, I`ll put that on the list and see if I run across any of their work (assuming I ever do get the Crown Vic out of mothballs...sheesh, I`m just not playing with the toys these days ).

    People in my Jag Club rave about various shops, but to be blunt about it.. I don`t actually know anybody IRL with my standards and whenever I see anybody`s work...well...you know.
    FWIW, stopped in at Rehab in Bedford last week, talked with owner/head guy for a bit.

    Quite impressive, currently a small boutique location but they`re planning to move to new facility soon. Plus side is they`re gonna offer winter storage at new place, 30 spots, all cars on race ramps/flat stoppers w battery renders hooked up. Climate controlled, clean (it`ll be part of their studio) and Fall & Spring details included.

    CeramicPro shop but does other coatings as well. Felt good enough about em after talking/tour that I reserved storage spot for this winter.

    Also STEK ppf installers.

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    Re: PPF...the good, the bad and the ugly?

    BudgetPlan1- Ah, sounds like they`re just right for you!

    Post back if you see their work...the PPF I`d like done isn`t a challenging job by any means, but I`m still leery of trusting anybody.

    Not that I`ve touched the Crown Vic in ages
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    Re: PPF...the good, the bad and the ugly?

    Quote Originally Posted by mobiledynamics View Post
    BP -

    Treat the film like paint. Like any LSP, it will change the optics of it, so it really depends on your eyes on what is acceptable.
    Bearing the like paint statement, coat it like you would paint. It`s even more -porous- than CC IMO

    I would skip the stek. And or if you have access to Xpel and Suntek installers, hold all film on the same panel/plane.
    Optics wise, the Suntek will be the winner guaranteed. I don`t read much into the marketing materials of keywords as Hydrophobic, self healing, etc. BTW, LLumar and Suntek are owned by the same mother company, FWIW

    Mobiledynamics,

    Why do you say to skip Stek? I thought that Steks DYNOshield nano-glass top coat that is bonded to the film was state of the art. What do you consider to be the best PPF? How about window tint? On window tint I am looking for something that blocks heat not light. I understand that 3M has a new film that blocks heat but is clear.

    Thanks in advance for the info


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    Re: PPF...the good, the bad and the ugly?

    Wave Emoji - BP1 . She wrapped yet.

    Kajun - between stek and suntek, suntek IMO looks better on the same panel. I can`t recall if I posted the same info in this thread. The more clearer the film is, the film is generally thinner and harder. Xpel is thicker but also can take a bit more abuse due to this. It is not as good look as Sunktek...the tradeoffs where the merits of each film does. No right or wrong I suppose. Just what your eyes approve of.

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    Re: PPF...the good, the bad and the ugly?

    Rehab Porsche Wrap FWIW: https://youtu.be/J_6pdXHzX9g


    Quote Originally Posted by Accumulator View Post
    BudgetPlan1- Ah, sounds like they`re just right for you!

    Post back if you see their work...the PPF I`d like done isn`t a challenging job by any means, but I`m still leery of trusting anybody.

    Not that I`ve touched the Crown Vic in ages

 

 
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