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Forum: IS - Second Generation 08-04-14, 06:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,003
Posted By PTmobile
3M is a film you want to avoid. Suntek and Xpel...

3M is a film you want to avoid. Suntek and Xpel Ultimate are the two best films out. Both are self healing and MUCH smoother than 3M. We do wrap entire cars but for most people it is overkill. I...
Forum: Automotive Care & Detailing 08-04-14, 06:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 871
Posted By PTmobile
Film will not affect the light output in any way...

Film will not affect the light output in any way nor will it cause heat buildup. I have installed thousands of light kits without any issues what so ever. Film will protect the clear coat on the...
Forum: IS F 06-05-14, 05:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,714
Posted By PTmobile
I recently ran into a customer that had used this...

I recently ran into a customer that had used this product. IT looked very textured and also milky looking. Evidently when it gets wet it clouds it up and becomes VERY noticeable. Also it was very...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 05-16-14, 06:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,558
Posted By PTmobile
Although I agree with some of what you said one...

Although I agree with some of what you said one thing really stuck out to me that I couldn't disagree with more. Today's paints and clear coats actually are very soft due to all the environmental...
Forum: LS430 03-13-14, 06:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 363
Posted By PTmobile
I would save yourself a LOT of time and have the...

I would save yourself a LOT of time and have the shop do it. I have been installing film for 12 years and there is one thing I will not do; remove 3M film from a car. The adhesive is entirely too...
Forum: IS F 02-26-14, 06:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 866
Posted By PTmobile
You will want to remove the vinyl. If not you...

You will want to remove the vinyl. If not you will see the film through the vinyl... as in you will see the line where the film stops and it will make an indention through the vinyl. The ideal way to...
Forum: IS F 02-26-14, 06:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,829
Posted By PTmobile
Lexus uses 3M. You can lightly buff them out but...

Lexus uses 3M. You can lightly buff them out but they will not self heal. The only two self healing films out now are Suntek and Xpel Ultimate.

As far as the bubbles getting better it all depends...
Forum: LS460, LS460L and LS600h 02-19-14, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 648
Posted By PTmobile
We install both Suntek and Xpel Ultimate. Suntek...

We install both Suntek and Xpel Ultimate. Suntek is smoother than Xpel and the self healing capabilities are better INHO... but both films are excellent. Weve been installing both films now for a...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 02-17-14, 08:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,410
Posted By PTmobile
Sorry but vinyl and polyurethane film are...

Sorry but vinyl and polyurethane film are completely different. I have installed both and but now specialize in clear bras. I would never consider a vinyl installer an expert and I am amazed that he...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 02-17-14, 08:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,051
Posted By PTmobile
Avery Nano Fusion used to be the smoothest film...

Avery Nano Fusion used to be the smoothest film out. About a year and a half ago they had manufacturing issues and stopped producing it for 9 months. Since it has come back out it just isn't the same...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 02-14-14, 02:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,410
Posted By PTmobile
That's crazy. Not sure why they would say that....

That's crazy. Not sure why they would say that. We install film on cars all the time that have been driven. Film will actually smooth over most small chips as long as they aren't all the way through...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 02-12-14, 06:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,796
Posted By PTmobile
Wow, didn't see this but what a reply. I am not...

Wow, didn't see this but what a reply. I am not going to waste my time replying to all of that but I will say that getting paint protection film on your vehicle is not providing a band aid. In fact...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 02-12-14, 06:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,051
Posted By PTmobile
It isn't self healing. I installed Ventureshield...

It isn't self healing. I installed Ventureshield for 8 years before coming back to Texas. The film doesn't hold up well here to bugs... and we get a lot of them in the spring and summer. If it was...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 02-07-14, 05:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,051
Posted By PTmobile
They were the first to come out with film, BUT,...

They were the first to come out with film, BUT, they haven't improved their film for as long as I can remember. With that said later this year they are supposed to come out with their own self...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 02-06-14, 05:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,051
Posted By PTmobile
Suntek and Xpel Ultimate are both MUCH smoother...

Suntek and Xpel Ultimate are both MUCH smoother films (3M has a lot of orange peel) and both films are self healing. So bug etchings and light scratches will heal themselves when the car is parked in...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 02-05-14, 06:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,051
Posted By PTmobile
$429 for the hood, fenders, and mirrors is very...

$429 for the hood, fenders, and mirrors is very high. Your better off getting a local shop to do it. You will get a better product for a lower price. Most of the Lexus vehicles I see get those areas...
Forum: ES350 and ES300h (2013+) 01-30-14, 06:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,051
Posted By PTmobile
3M is a lower level film. Suntek and Xpel...

3M is a lower level film. Suntek and Xpel Ultimate are the best two films on the market BY FAR. They are self healing and MUCH smoother than 3M. 3M may have originally developed PPF but they have...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 01-22-14, 04:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,405
Posted By PTmobile
Interesting. Self healing film has been out about...

Interesting. Self healing film has been out about two years and so far it has held up well on my test vehicle... which averages 40,000 miles a year of usage and only ever sees the brush at the car...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 01-21-14, 05:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,405
Posted By PTmobile
Sorry. I didn't see you mention anything about...

Sorry. I didn't see you mention anything about which films self HEAL... not sure what self leveling means since it is not a term used in the PPF industry. And over time the film continues to heal...
Forum: North Texas Lexus Club 01-13-14, 05:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 668
Posted By PTmobile
They are still using Ventureshield Ultra... so...

They are still using Ventureshield Ultra... so their product is not one of the better films around. In fact it doesn't hold up well to bug etchings and scratches... which is why the other installers...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 01-13-14, 05:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,545
Posted By PTmobile
Unfortunately Japan has some of the strictest...

Unfortunately Japan has some of the strictest environmental laws in the world... so their paint is incredibly soft. A clear bra is definitely the way to go. Also go with a self healing film such as...
Forum: IS F 01-13-14, 05:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,004
Posted By PTmobile
As a minimum you should at least do the leading...

As a minimum you should at least do the leading 18" of the hood/fenders, full bumper, lights, (the film prevents oxidation), mirrors, door cups, and the top of the rear bumper. Go with a good film...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 12-05-13, 12:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,405
Posted By PTmobile
great information but want to add something you...

great information but want to add something you are missing. With paint protection film there are two films out that are self healing; Suntek and Xpel Ultimate. Swirl marks will self heal when the...
Forum: GX - Second Generation 11-30-13, 05:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,150
Posted By PTmobile
It is actually a clear bra. 3M is one line of...

It is actually a clear bra. 3M is one line of films out there... and one of the lower end films. Go with either Suntek or Xpel Ultimate as they are self healing and much smoother than 3M. As far as...
Forum: IS - Third Generation 11-04-13, 06:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,578
Posted By PTmobile
Actually you have something in Houston that is...

Actually you have something in Houston that is much worse than rock chips, love bugs. They will destroy the paint on your car very quickly... and they are rampant down there. Also Katy/Houston is...
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