Miami: XPEL wrap, tinting, caliper paint review

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  1. ev_satish

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    Hey all, 1st post and reposting my review I also posted on TMC to share here :)

    After waiting 2+ years, finally got my Model 3 AWD in metallic silver and white interior a couple of weeks ago!

    From browsing TMC, M3OC forums, and youtube I was really interested in PPF, tinting, ceramic coating, and painted calipers. It is not easy to find a 1-stop shop that does all of this work, so searched a bit and visited a few places before finding Miami Auto Spa. Miami is a bit out of the way for me as I live ~35 miles north in Fort Lauderdale. After visiting the shop and seeing the work first hand of other Teslas in progress, friendly staff/owner, and fair pricing I was sold and scheduled time for the project (plan for ~2-3 days depending on level of work performed).

    I personally chose the following:
    3M crystalline tint on all windows: 20% side & rear windshield (one piece), 70% front windshield, 40% front roof
    XPEL Stealth full wrap
    Gyeon ceramic coating
    Red painted calipers

    Missed not having my new car for a couple of days while the work was in progress, but was totally worth it after seeing the results!

    Miami Auto Spa was easy to coordinate with email and was very responsive to my questions and provided a fair price. All in my cost was ~$5,500 and super happy with the results! I'm going back in tomorrow for my 1-week follow-up check to ensure everything is good and allow the team to inspect/fix any issues found.

    Anyhow, just wanted to share my experience and recommend the great work from Miami Auto Spa, feel free to reach out to Chris if you are interested: Chris@miamiautospa.com

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    Looking good, I absolutely love XPEL Stealth on the silver. I may have gone with that if I could afford the full XPEL Stealth wrap at the time.

    Stealth silver with tinted windows look good.
     
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    That came out great!! Do you by chance have a breakdown of cost by what work you had done? I am especially interested in painting the calipers. Thanks!!
     
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    Stealth wrap is pretty cool!
     
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    Yeah its best to reach out to Chris for individual items. For me, since I got a lot of items done at once as a package and there is overlap in prep for some items, I am sure some cost savings were included. But roughly here was my breakdown:
    Tint: $595
    XPEL: $3,900
    Ceramic coating: $395
    Caliper painting: $295
    + 5% savings by paying by check/cash vs credit card
     
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    Good question! Well when I was finally able to configure my car, AWD was an option and I chose it for the added performance, flexibility for road trips, and suspect it may help with lots of rain in Florida during the summer season (I have never had AWD before so not sure how accurate I am in regards to rain traction).
     
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    I was wondering how the red calipers would look with the standard wheels. Looks great!

    Up where I live just the XPEL stealth alone would cost more than the total price you paid for. You got a great deal!
     
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    Sawgrass Mall? ;)

    Car looks really nice! Congrats... I am waiting for my Silver Metallic AWD. I am scheduled for pickup this Wednesday in Coral Gables. I'm in Miami so thanks for the information on Miami Auto Spa. They are only about 10 minutes from me so I'll keep them in mind.

    As far as AWD vehicles here in Miami I much prefer them. I've had a couple cars with Audi all-wheel drive system, as well as a few Subarus.

    I noticed you don't have the hubs covered. Did you get the Tesla hub cap and nut covers?
     
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    Thanks!!
     
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    Yes! I had to order the center cap & lug nut covers as the Dania beach center didn't have any stock on my delivery date. I should hopefully get next week to complete the look!

    Awesome, good luck with you delivery next week :) And agreed, really liking the AWD so far.
     
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