Oftheheavens and my brother are both local EVOX owners to me. Having seen both of them, and countless others, the paint is better quality than I have seen on most OEMs recently. Less orange peel, and both look to be holding up great. No paint chips I've seen, and both have been owners for over a year. No he did not cover his entire evo. Typical full vinyl wraps run in the neighborhood of $3,000.I am considering the EVO X. I hear Mitsu uses cheap paint and there are many complaints of the paint chipping within the first year.
Can you verify this ? And did you cover the entire evo?
I've been searching around and $500 for a full vehicle using 3M Crystaline tint seems like a decent deal (assuming windshield as well). I've seen higher from some vendors outside of my locale during my search. I paid about $180 five years ago for good tint on my WRX, but it is not the Crystaline series from 3M. I've been looking at tint forums such as 'tintdude' and Huper comes up often too as a direct competitor to 3M. Huper apparently has interference issues though with GPS and cell phone signal due to the metallic makeup of the film. If you have some better information, I'm sure we're all open to hear and read about it.Sorry but as for paying $500 for your 3m tint that is crazy. Huper Optik is top of the line and that wouldn't even run $500 on a BRZ. Some very nice top quality tint would be anywhere from 200-$250 for a BRZ. That is unless that includes the clear protection film as well.
It's a relatively thin piece of clear vinyl. usually you can't see it. Sometimes, after a few years, the clear starts hazing over and looks more yellow (think just like headlights).does anyone have pictures of what this cover would look like on a vehicle? it is obvious you have a cover on?
Dealbreaker. I'll go with waxing, protecting the paint. After a few waxes the paint looks better than when you drove it off the lot and it's well protected.It's a relatively thin piece of clear vinyl. usually you can't see it. Sometimes, after a few years, the clear starts hazing over and looks more yellow (think just like headlights).
Well protected from rock chips, debris, and bugs with just wax? I doubt it. This film is thin but REALLY durable. It's like Invishield for the iPhone. Typically wont turn for 5+ years if quality film is used. 90% of the cars TVP deals with are 80k+ so you know it's gotta look damn good. No Ferrari or Lamborghini owner is gonna use this stuff if it turns yellow in a year.Dealbreaker. I'll go with waxing, protecting the paint. After a few waxes the paint looks better than when you drove it off the lot and it's well protected.