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Old 05-29-17, 02:13 PM
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Looked over this thread and I'm curious what would it cost to do the entire RCF, including the windshield and rims? Also, what is the typical turnaround time?
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Looked over this thread and I'm curious what would it cost to do the entire RCF, including the windshield and rims? Also, what is the typical turnaround time?
This depends greatly on the current condition of the vehicle, how much paint correction work is required, which coating you're interested in, etc.

I would reach out to a reputable high end detailer in your area ( i may be able to recommend someone if you do not know of any) and set up a consultation to get a personal estimate done.
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There are 2 shops that I have in mind. In NY there are so many places that are not ethical and would easily rip people off. Was curious to have a general idea of cost. I'll get a couple estimates. Thanks.
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There are 2 shops that I have in mind. In NY there are so many places that are not ethical and would easily rip people off. Was curious to have a general idea of cost. I'll get a couple estimates. Thanks.
If it isn't too far out of your way, you could visit forum sponsor, and VERY well know and reputable detailers at Detailers Domain in NJ.
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Is the IS250 2014 Nebula grey considered soft paint?
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Is the IS250 2014 Nebula grey considered soft paint?
I would not consider that paint to be soft in my experience.

For Lexus, Obsidian Black is the real difficult color to live with. Most others are quite manageable in terms of maintaining them without issue and also correcting them relatively easily as needed.

My mercury metallic is quite hard actually.
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So no mention of wrapping cars yet on the thread - is that a totally different subject? I see more and more cars getting wrapped now, especially high end ones, and usually right after taking delivery. Was wondering what the advantages/disadvantages of a wrap are over these coatings.
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So no mention of wrapping cars yet on the thread - is that a totally different subject? I see more and more cars getting wrapped now, especially high end ones, and usually right after taking delivery. Was wondering what the advantages/disadvantages of a wrap are over these coatings.
It's a completely different subject. Are you referring to PPF (paint protection film) or vinyl wrap to change the color of the car?
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So no mention of wrapping cars yet on the thread - is that a totally different subject? I see more and more cars getting wrapped now, especially high end ones, and usually right after taking delivery. Was wondering what the advantages/disadvantages of a wrap are over these coatings.
The topic of PPF vs. Nano Coatings has been had before on the forum... not sure which threads.

They are two completely different products with different purposes and much different price points.

Nano coatings provide protection from the elements. There is no protection against abrasion or impact.

Paint protection film will provide protection against the elements, abrasion, and impacts. It is considerably thicker, considerably more durable, and considerably more expensive.

If you want to hit the car with the best of both worlds, many people are wrapping the entire car in paint protection film and then having a nano coating applied on top of the film.
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It was PPF. Just not familiar with it - saw it first on the nose of some cars, and now apparently people get their whole car wrapped. Was watching a YouTube video of a shop in Fremont that does a ton of Teslas. Made me wonder why.
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Yeah, Joseph Torbati is the Tesla King... they made a name for themselves with nano coatings on Teslas at first, but with the growing popularity of PPF, it is becoming a welcome pairing of products for new car owners.
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