Tesla Model X
Our personal favorite car that we have ever worked on has been the Tesla Model X. It received Paint Correction and a 10-year Ceramic Coating. Once you take a look at the finished job, you can see what an absolute beast this vehicle is. It's unlike anything else we've worked on.
This vehicle was several years old when we serviced it and had more than 60k miles on it. The owners wanted to avoid PPF due to bad experiences in the past but wanted long term protection. We agreed that a Paint Correction and 10 Year Ceramic Coating were the best options for the Model X.
Since this vehicle is a bit older and more worn, it will require quite a bit more work to get ready for the Ceramic Coating. Cleaning the vehicle was a bit tougher than the rest as the bugs and dirt came were stuck on there. It took nearly two hours with bug remover and a lot of claying to get the vehicle completely clean. After that, it was prepped and ready for the Paint Correction and Ceramic Coating.
Even though like all Teslas, the paint is soft, it was a bit more worn out than the others. So first, a pass with a more aggressive pad and compound was necessary to perform the initial Paint Correction. This first phase leaves the paint very hazy and while scratches were completely removed, the paint does not POP after this step. To remove this haze, we go over the vehicle again with the light polishing pad and light polish to remove all swirls, trails, light defects and to make the paint shine and pop. After wiping off all residual polish, the only big step left was to apply the Ceramic Coating.
Now that the Paint Correction process is out of the way, we begin the Ceramic Coating step. The entire car was prepped with IGL Pre-coat to make sure there was absolutely nothing left on the paint. We gave the vehicle one coat of the base layer and two hours later gave it its topcoat. The Ceramic Coating process itself can be very time consuming if it is to be done correctly. An SUV this size can easily take 6+ hours from pre-coat to the final layer of the Ceramic Coating being wiped off. Any company able to do multiple layers of a Ceramic Coating in under 4 hours is either not waiting long enough between coats, not doing all the coats they say they are, or simply using inferior products.
After giving the owners the do's and don'ts of Ceramic Coatings, the car was ready for the photoshoot. Thanks to Paint Correction the car is now scratch-free and has a mirror finish. They also have UV protection, heat protection, scratch resistance, anti-fouling, and much more thanks to the 4-year Ceramic Coating.
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