2023 BMW X5 M40i + SunTek PPF

In Automotive Paint Protection Film, Southern Stylez News Category by Ethan WallerLeave a Comment

BMW has long been marketed as “The Ultimate Driving Machine,” and that name is very well deserved. However, the last thing you want on your vehicle of any brand or model is unsightly rock chips and nicks. SunTek PPF (Paint Protection Film) is exactly what is sounds like, a clear film which is applied to your paint to help protect it.

This client contacted us to inquire about protecting his new ’23 BMW X5. Our shop has 3 common packages; however they can always be customized. After some discussion, the client opted for our Partial Front End Package. This package includes; partial hood, partial fenders and front bumper coverage. A partial front end package is an excellent choice for you if you wish to protect the most vulnerable areas of your vehicle while still remaining budget conscious.

How Do We Prep For Your PPF Installation?

As with all of our SunTek Paint Protection Film installs, the vehicle received our signature prep prior to film application which is detailed below.

  • PH neutral cleaning supplies.
  • 2 bucket wash system with grit guards.
  • Chemical iron decontamination.
  • Mechanical clay bar.
  • Panel prep solution on all panels and edges.
  • All nooks and crannies blown out with high pressure air to remove hidden debris.

PPF Perfection?

Perfection. Can you receive it with any PPF installation? The short and sweet answer is unfortunately, no. Perfection simply doesn’t exist in any film installation; from any installer or shop. Due to variables out of an installers control, a few minor pieces of debris or other installation flaws should be expected when heading into any PPF install. However; having a qualified installer, whom knows the film they’re working with will make all the difference. Our attention to detail is par-none; however we prefer being realist and this is discussed with all of our clients. If you’ve viewed our recent projects page you can also see that we are not afraid to take up close photos and hide nothing. We aren’t 100% perfect, film and vehicles aren’t 100% perfect. Nonetheless we are overly detail oriented which in turn provides you with the absolute best film installation possible.

Wrapped Edges vs. Non Wrapped Edges

Wrapped edges vs. non-wrapped edges are a hot topic in PPF discussions. Ultimately which edges to wrap or not to wrap should be left to the discretion of your installer. The last thing anyone wants is to have an amazing installation but end up with failed edges later. Not all edges can be nor should be wrapped from a longevity standpoint. If this is a concern of yours, we invite you to schedule an in-person consultation with us to discuss. We aim for your project to look amazing for years to come.

Pictures Speak 1,000 Words…..

One thing you will notice about our shop is that we are not afraid to take up-close and personal photos of our work. We strongly believe that photos truly speak 1,000 words and we love showing off the quality we put into our installs.

If you would like more information about this BMW X5 M40i or the the SunTek Ultra Clear Bra we used on this project or any of the other products or services we offer, click HERE. If you have questions about automotive window tint, paint protection film or would like a quote or to schedule an appointment, contact us by calling (910) 742-0579 or email us at info@southernstyleztinting.com. We service the entire greater Wilmington, North Carolina area and look forward to serving you!

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