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Tesla Paint Protection Film

We have been installing paint protection film on vehicles in the Tampa area since 2000. We work with Tesla forums members and have protected hundreds of Tesla’s.

Most popular options for Tesla owners (summary):

Paint Protection Film: Full Front, Lights, Mirrors, Rockers, Luggage
Window Tint: Ceramic IR in 30% with 70% on windshield.
Ceramic Coating: Polish with Crystal Serum Ultra and EXO as a 2nd layer.

Below are detailed descriptions of our most popular options for Tesla owners.

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Paint Protection Film – Tesla

Paint Protection Film

Paint Protection Film is designed to stop rock chips, love bugs, and any road debris from damaging the paint of the vehicle.

Since the Model S came out in 2012 we have learned a lot about the Tesla customer and the most common packages they purchase with Auto Paint Guard. Tesla paint is very soft and can scratch easily. For this reason, about 30% of our customers choose to have the entire car covered in paint protection film. This allows for easier washing and complete peace of mind while driving and parking car in parking lots. Below are some popular options by model.

Model S: Most Tesla S owners go with our highway package which includes, full front, lights, mirrors, lower rockers, behind rear wheels, luggage and pillars.
Model 3: The Model 3 customer usually goes with full front with lights, mirrors and luggage kit. They also always opt for the interior protection to help protect the black piano material from scratching.
Model X: Customers that purchase the Model X either do full front with lights and mirrors or the entire vehicle. They typically want entire vehicle to help protect the doors from opening into something.
Model Y: Very similar to the Model 3 customer, usually full front with interior pieces is are most popular option.

Tesla Paint Protection Film in Tampa Florida - Auto Paint Guard
Tesla Paint Protection Film Packages in Tampa Florida - Standard Front - Auto Paint Guard

Standard Package offers partial front protection.

- Full Bumper
- Half Fenders
- Half Hood
- Mirrors

Tesla Paint Protection Film Packages in Tampa Florida - Full Front - Auto Paint Guard

Full Front Package offers fullfront protection.

- Full Bumper
- Full Fenders
- Full Hood
- Mirrors

Tesla Paint Protection Film Packages in Tampa Florida - Highway - Auto Paint Guard

Highway Package offers extended front protection as well as rocker and rear protection.

- Full Front
- Rockers
- Full Rear Bumper

Tesla Paint Protection Film Packages in Tampa Florida - Full Car - Auto Paint Guard

Full Car Package is the ultimate in car protection. A great way to protect your investment to the fullest!

Paint Protection Film Brands We Carry


Most paint protection films come with a 5-10 year warranty. We typically recommend bringing the vehicle back in 4.5-5 years for an inspection of the film. Depending on use of car and how much sun exposure the film will have dictates on how long the film should stay on your car. If the car was driven hard and in the sun a lot we will recommend removing the film and replacing under warranty. If replacement is recommended, we will charge a removal fee, however the replacement will be covered under warranty.

Window Tint Options

We are currently stocking Suntek and 3M window films. We have most film shades which include 5%, 18%, 35%, 50%, 70%, 80% and 90%. 5% being Limo and 90% being a clear film. All legal shade films come with a lifetime warranty. Florida’s legal limit is 15% in the back half and 30% on the two front windows.

The Tesla customer seems to always wants the best window tint available. The two most popular brands are 3M Crystalline and Xpel Prime Plus. Both films have the highest solar rejection and infrared heat blockers. The shade 30-40% is the most common for a clean look that shows off the interior. For the customer that is seeking a little privacy generally goes with 20%.

Standard Film – 38%+ TSER, 99% UV rejection – Call for pricing
Ceramic Film – 51%+ TSER, 99% UV rejection – Call for pricing
Crystalline Film – 60%+ TSER, 97% IR and 99% UV – Call for pricing

Xpel Prime Plus XR – 60%+ TSER, 98% IR and 99% UV – Call for pricing

Windshield in Clear only – Call for pricing
TSER – (Total Solar Energy Rejected)
IR – (Infrared Rejection) Infrared light is primarily responsible for the heat you feel when driving.

Paint Correction – Ceramic Coatings

For the customer who is seeking perfect paint and high gloss with ease of maintenance, this process is for you. 

For Tesla owners, since the paint from the factory has a lot of swirls and sanding marks, this is very popular option if you want high shine and easier maintenance. The coatings can be applied to paint, film, glass and wheels.

We take the time to remove all swirls, sanding marks and other factory blemishes. This will bring out the depth in your paint. The next step is to use a ceramic coating which will give your paint more shine, higher gloss, and makes the paint hydrophobic and lastly will eliminate waxing up to 7 years.

We carry multiple brands of ceramic coatings. Our favorite is Gtechniq Crystal Serum.

Current Pricing:
Light Polish with Crystal Serum – $1400.00
Two-Step with Crystal Serum – $1800.00
Crystal Serum applied to paint protection film on full front only – $250.00
Crystal Serum applied to paint protection film on entire car – $800.00

Installation Times

½ Front – paint protection film – 3-4 hours.
Full Front – paint protection film – Entire day.
Entire car wrap – 2-3 days.
Window tint – 3 hours on average. Can be installed while PPF is being installed.
Paint Correction with ceramic coatings – 1.5 days.