Tesla Model Y Production Set to Begin 2020- How to Protect Your Paint When You Get One

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People have started spotting Model Y’s being road tested out in the wild. A good sign that Tesla is gearing up to start production on the Model Y in the coming months. Allegedly consumers will start receiving their orders in the summer of 2020. Having worked on hundreds of Tesla’s over years, from the original Roadster to the latest Model …

UV Damage and How to Prevent it

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UV damage can show in various ways on your vehicle. From fading the paint color to causing the clear coat to crack and peel off. Overtime UV rays weaken the clear coat causing damage that can only be repaired by re-coating or re-painting the vehicle. If your paint fades you might be able to restore it with a full detail. …

Protecting Your 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette Stingray

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Chevy has finally announced its long-anticipated new mid-engine Corvette. And whether you get it in Long Beach Red or Rapid Blue you will want to keep it looking fresh off the showroom for years to come. First Editions Will Become Collectors Cars The first generation mid-engine C8 will become one vehicle that you will want to hold onto for a …

Repainted Vehicles and Paint Protection Film

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How long after painting should you wait before installing paint protection film? Typically you should wait 30 days after a vehicle has been repainted before having paint protection film reinstalled. Whether or not the panel is baked, you should still give the paint time to “air out”. You want to give the paint time to release the solvents from the …

Bulk Installations

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What is a bulk installation? A bulk installation is a clear bra install done by using a large sheet of material instead of a pre-cut kit piece. Bulk installations take much longer to install as everything must be hand trimmed. Most installation companies will only do bulk installations when there is no kit available or by customer request. Bulk installations …

9 Ways to Customize Your Tesla Model 3

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Satin Paint Protection Film This option allows you to turn the color of your vehicle to a satin finish and all while offering the best available protection to the paint! We use the Suntek Ultra brand of film, which offers a self-healing top coat for swirls and small scratches, hydrophobic qualities, UV protection, as well as a 10-year warranty. It …

Keep Your New Car Looking Like New- Routine Maintenance Guide

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 Having your car washed and waxed at regular intervals saves you from having to spend money on extensive detailing at a later time. But let’s be honest, no one wants to wash their car weekly. Black cars and red cars specifically should be waxed often because over time they can easily oxidize and take on dull grey and pink colors respectively. Usually …

Window Tinting

What Tint is Right For You?

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Standard Tint vs. Ceramic Tint Standard tint was designed to change the look of a vehicle. At Ghost Shield Film we use the Suntek High-Performance series of window tint. Standard Performance tint is a hybrid metalized automotive tint, with time-proven construction. This film contains a reflective quality that can be seen from a vehicle’s exterior, along with solar benefits.  The …

Paint Sealant vs Ceramic Coatings

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What is paint sealant? Paint sealant can mean several things, depending on who you ask – but at the most basic level, it is a synthetic product designed to protect a car’s surface while providing a mirror-like shine. Because a sealant is chemically engineered to bond to the surface, it will last much longer than a traditional wax while providing …

All About Water Spots

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Etching isn’t caused by water spots alone—insect remains, bird droppings and acid rain can all etch your finish as well. So how exactly does an etch occur? We’re going to get into the science of it here, using the water spot as an example. From mineral deposit to stain When a water spot first dries on your finish, it leaves …