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My new car is on the way just one problem it has no Starshield, anybody of know a good place for this in Tucson or Phoenix?

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Auto Trim Design & Sign 578-1790. Be sure the film finish is what you want. Once they used something kind of dry looking, but it detailed out o.k. At times they have used film from Sweet Daddy D that was supplied to them. It always laid out well and smoothly.
 

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What car did you order Lotusdds?
 

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Bob, thanks for the info, will check them out, also looking a Arizona C.A.R.S. does anyone know anything about them?

Addertooth, its a 2012 Evora S, transporter called this AM, will be here tomorrow, its motorsports green with a yellow stripe-1 of 1

can't wait
 

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dibs on a ride
 

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I know, this is an old thread, but I'm curious, how did your PPF (Paint Protection Film, i.e. Starshield) install work out? Which film was used? Who did the install? Are you happy with the results?

Anybody else in the Tucson area? Please let me know your comments?
I have an Elise in need of PPF.

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Very recently had film replaced on the Evora at The Specialists location near the Tucson Automall 4351 N Fairview Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705
Very good appearance and they added a strip down the back edge of each door where it can get chipped.
 

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Followup regarding PPF / starshield installers in Tucson area:

I visited both The Specialists (Wetmore Rd.) and Affordable Window Tinting (Grant Rd.) for quotes.

Spec $909
AWT $778
Both quotes cover the exact same area: front bumper, nose up to headlights, part of front fenders, mirrors, door sill (under doors), rocker panels (behind doors).

The Spec. uses Suntek PPF. The sales guys took a while to figure out what I wanted AFTER I specified paint protective film. I was unimpressed, although after ~15 minutes, they finally got me talking to Dave Weirsma. After that we had an understanding and sales eventually got back to me with a quote.


I decided to go with Gabriel at Affordable Window Tinting (AWT), :clap: and here's why:
They're a lot smaller than The Spec., but they've built and kept their reputation as a quality installer. Family owned. They've been around for more than 11 years doing window tinting (and similar film) installations since before 1994 when I had them do the windows on one of my vehicles.
When talking with me during the quote process, Gabriel went the extra mile to make sure that we both understood exactly what would be done.
AWT uses Xpel Ultimate PPF.
When he did the work, he also put some extra PPF on the rear edges of the doors as a little extra "bump" protection. (That's called lagniappe for those of you from around New Orleans)

It was also nice that AWT cost less for the same service and effectively the same product.

I've had this for over 2 months so far and (of course) it looks great.

Note for autocrossers: you might want to make sure the PPF is well waxed as the cone marks:eek: are a b!tc# to get off of PPF. (Rub very firmly, OK hard, with wet cloth and car wash soap) Posts I found on various forums verify this as known side effect of PPF.

Thanks to all who posted recommendations.:up:
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+1 for Affordable Window Tinting on Grant. I was just there today actually.

I've taken 3 of my cars there, all with excellent results. I've only had them do normal tint jobs so far but I'm getting ready to have them re-do the star shield on the Exige.

They did a full $5000 multi-colored crazy wrap job on my neighbors new GTR Black Series and it turned out awesome.
 
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