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The Tesla is the darling of the automotive world today and more and more people are choosing to drive one. As a result, many people have wondered whether traditional methods of car protection, such as Paint Protection Film, are necessary on Tesla. In this article we will present our view from two perspectives: effectiveness of use and economic costs.
Paint condition without PPF
All of little stones, bits of grit and random things can get kicked up by the vehicle in front and pinged at your car and it’s unavoidable that some will hit the paint work and chip little bits of paint off, normally leaving an unsightly black mark instead of paint. If left, these marks can rust if they happen on a metal panel.
The problem is exacerbated by two things. First of all, there is more traffic on the roads than ever before. Secondly, modern cars (post 2000) tend to have fully painted/colour coded front, ends leaving a wider potential landing zone for these aforementioned missiles.
PPF against paint damage
So if you don’t want to have the front end of your car peppered with chips by the time it has done 50,000 miles, you can have it resprayed, but that will cost around £1000 in the UK for a bonnet and bumper partial respray, and you run the risk of the paint not matching, or being a poor finish. Besides, you have to spend the first 50,000 miles looking at the ever-increasing range of pimples on your car.
Another option is PPF or Paint Protection Film - this clear, highly robust plastic film covers your car's paintwork and adds a physical barrier to the paint, meaning that most stones will just bounce off and won't be able to chip through the paint underneath.
If someone does key your car, even if they do scratch the Paint Protection Film, your paintwork is likely to be fine. That’s the other benefit – if you do manage to damage the film, then individual panels can be peeled off and replaced by the professional PPF installers.
Economic cost of Tesla's PPF
PPF on whole panels such as bonnets (hoods) and bumpers needs to be installed by a professional.
UPPF's PPF can give your Tesla a quality installation service by our PPF installer. They can professionally cut the PPF to suit your Tesla model and apply the film to the entire vehicle.
But if you're a total DIY enthusiast, and you all have the option of trying out the film yourself at small elements to cover headlights, lower sills and doors, and even the boot (trunk) lip where you load objects.
Tesla sell small kits that help protect vulnerable areas such as the Model 3 rear sill/rocker panel (which gets horribly chipped up), but you’ll ideally need to apply it before it gets chipped. So if you’re picking up a car, best to get it ordered ahead of collection. Tesla includes PPF in this area from the factory on Model Y, but it’s still Model 3 that gets worse affected.
So when you are still not satisfied with the level of protection your Tesla has, choose a product from UPPF to provide adequate protection. We will give you attentive service, sincere advice and a 10-year product validity period.