TESLA MODEL 3 Front End Paint Protection Film & Ceramic Coating

TESLA MODEL 3 Front End Paint Protection Film & Ceramic Coating


(gentle music) Hi guys, this is Oliver
from GVE Detailing. Another brand new Tesla
Model 3 just come in for paint protection
film and ceramic coating. It’s had wash process done. Clay bar decontamination,
and also Iron X iron removal. Now the car’s coming to
the main detailing bay. Now it’s gonna be having a
two-stage machine polish. (gentle music) So, this process now is
the snow foam process. So, this is designed to loosen dirt on the surface of the car, so
that way when it’s washed off, all the dirt and contaminants that are on the actual clear coat
itself will be removed, so then we come onto the next stage, there’ll be less dirt on
the car and therefore, less chance of dirt being transferred and scratched back onto the vehicle. So this next step after
that is cleaning the alloys. This is a non-acidic wheel cleaner. So it’s safe on all painted
chrome satin and matte finishes. Now the next step is
the two-bucket method. The science behind this is
that one is for the soapy clean water and the other
one is for the rinse, so for the dirty water. We’ve got grit guards on both so that all the dirty water
underneath is then trapped and not transferred back onto the paint. Final stage is the iron fallout remover. When it actually reacts
with any iron particles on the surface, you can see
there it starts bleeding purple so this way you can see
that it’s actually working and removing the iron
particles on the car, followed up by a final rinse
to remove any of the iron that’s reacted on the paint surface. (gentle music) Then the car is patted down
and dried with a very thick, soft microfiber drying towel. The front badge is being removed, then followed up by a
tar and glue remover, just to remove the residue left behind. Therefore, when they come to
PPF, they can put the panel on, then they can apply the badge
back on once it’s complete. (gentle music) And once they’ve completed that, then they start the clay bar process. This removes any surface contaminants. So when they come to machine
polishing the paintwork, no contaminants are transferred
onto the polishing pad, therefore resulting in any scratches or unnecessary swirl marks. (gentle music) Then once that’s finished it goes back to the wash bay for a final rinse. All the panel gaps are then
gone over with a soft brush to remove any polish residue, so it doesn’t get
transferred into the PPF, which can result in any
lifting of the film. Here we are masking up
and removing the indicator so that when it comes
to the plotting stage, we can actually tuck the PPF in behind it. Then when we put the indicator back on, you won’t see any visible
edges around it at all. Hi, I’m Vijay, part of
PPF team at GVE London. Today we’re gonna be cutting a left wing for a Model 3 Tesla using
XPEL Design Access Program. So at first what we’re gonna do is select the region being XPEL UK. Once we’ve selected make and
model, we open up the design, which is the front left wing. So I just need to do a few edits on that. We’re gonna delete the signal lamp hole, as we’ve removed it from the car. And we are gonna extend a few areas so they wrap around
that actual car itself. We’re gonna extend it by .3 mils. And all done, okay, so we’re ready to print and it’s gonna fit on a 30 inch film. The length is gonna be 60 inches,
so what we’re gonna do now is load the film onto the printer. First you wanna make
sure that it’s lined up before you start printing. We mark the start point and
then we need to roll out the length of that film
to make sure it doesn’t go too far to the left or the right. Okay we are ready to print, the film is loaded and here we go. (gentle music) Okay, the next step is to weed it, so we’ll take off all the excess film and then you just got the
pattern left for the car. They’re now prepping the
surface with alcohol solution. This helps the PPF adhere to
the surface easier and faster. (gentle music) This car came in for front end PPF, so the rest of the car from the wings back is having ceramic coating done. So now we are just prepping the car, giving the paintwork a final polish. Then we are applying
Gtechniq Crystal Serum Ultra which comes with a nine year warranty and that will help resist
scratches and swirl marks when you come to wash the vehicle. (gentle music) Hi guys, the car is now almost complete. PPF’s been done, ceramic
coating’s been done. Gerich is now just going over
the final touches of the car so he’s putting on the Tesla badges on the front and the back. The license plates to go on. Just gotta clean the
glass, vacuum the inside, do the final checks on the PPF as well. Once that’s done, then
the customer will come in, have a look and there we go. So yeah, doing the final
checks is very, very important, especially with the PPF as well because it does sometimes
have a small tendency to lift, but we double-check everything. Go over everything with
heat just to make sure, you know, it bonds properly. And then usually with the
PPF, part of our process is, within two to three weeks of installation, we require the car to come back. That’s just in case any
lifting on the edges of film, which, you know, sometimes does happen. So, that’s just to make sure
everything is sorted out. Yeah, it’s just the final
steps and then ready to go. (gentle music)

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