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Hi Guys,

 

I am new to Suntek painting protection film and I am planning to get the Suntek protection film for my new GLK 250 (white). I live in Alberta, Canada and you guys may know that it is super cold in here.

 

Right now I have a few important questions and hopefully you nice people can help me answer:

 

1.How many types of film does Suntek have? I went to the official website and it shows PPF C (coated) and PPF M (matte). What is the difference? I have called many local 3M stores and most receptionists have no idea what type of film they use....Some store even mentioned Suntek Ultimate ... Online, I also saw people mentioned Suntek CXP. Can someone please explain all these films to me since my brain is exploding?

 

2. One of the best quotations I got from these 3M stores is the following: 24'' hood, fenders, lights, mirrors, bumper and A pillar for $580 (CAD). I forgot to ask them which type of Suntek do they use even though they may not want to tell me. Is this a fair price? I checked Ebay and the cost for films seem not to be that expensive... By my calculation, the installation fee is over 300 bucks..

 

Anyone who share their information and idea will be appreciated.

 

I love you guys:).

 

Thanks.

 

 

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Hi Guys,

 

I am new to Suntek painting protection film and I am planning to get the Suntek protection film for my new GLK 250 (white). I live in Alberta, Canada and you guys may know that it is super cold in here.

 

Right now I have a few important questions and hopefully you nice people can help me answer:

 

1.How many types of film does Suntek have? I went to the official website and it shows PPF C (coated) and PPF M (matte). What is the difference? I have called many local 3M stores and most receptionists have no idea what type of film they use....Some store even mentioned Suntek Ultimate ... Online, I also saw people mentioned Suntek CXP. Can someone please explain all these films to me since my brain is exploding?

 

2. One of the best quotations I got from these 3M stores is the following: 24'' hood, fenders, lights, mirrors, bumper and A pillar for $580 (CAD). I forgot to ask them which type of Suntek do they use even though they may not want to tell me. Is this a fair price? I checked Ebay and the cost for films seem not to be that expensive... By my calculation, the installation fee is over 300 bucks..

 

Anyone who share their information and idea will be appreciated.

 

I love you guys:).

 

Thanks.

 
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I think Your confusing paint protection films and window films. Sun-Tek is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Eastman CHEMICAL . I will let You know if it's still one of the best paint protection films on the market, after this weekend when I install it on my FABULOUS new Ram 1500.  :cool

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I think Your confusing paint protection films and window films. Sun-Tek is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Eastman Kodak (Llumar)

Their paint protection film USED to be among the best in the industry. Now, they have changed the adhesive. I'll let You know if it's still one of the best paint protection films on the market, after this weekend when I install it on my FABULOUS new Ram 1500.  :cool

Hi Booms, thank you so much for your reply. So are you familiar with all the types of Suntek? Like I said, 580 for all those parts. Expensive??

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From what I understand, and I might be wrong, but from my understanding was that Eastman acquired suntek because of the PPF. Not so much to change the suntek line,but help incorporate the technology into the llumar line of PPF. Again, I could be wrong. :dunno

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I think Your confusing paint protection films and window films. Sun-Tek is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Eastman Kodak (Llumar)

Their paint protection film USED to be among the best in the industry. Now, they have changed the adhesive. I'll let You know if it's still one of the best paint protection films on the market, after this weekend when I install it on my FABULOUS new Ram 1500.  :cool

Correction, it is Eastman Chemical Co., which was spun off from Eastman Kodak back around 1993-94. Kodak filed bankruptcy (I think), Eastman Chemical is a very wealthy company and it's stock is favored by many fund managers. 

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Pacific has pretty much nailed it regarding the Suntek.

As far as buying kits off line, you get no warranty you have no clue how the kit fits or even whet film you might be buying as many films don't have anything printed on their backing sheet. The installer also has his running costs to take out of that '300 bucks'. Insurance, equipment, advertising, stock, premises, power etc not to mention the work he has put in learning his trade, reserching the various films and pattern suppliers or designing his own patterns. Suddenly 300 bucks doesn't sound so much does it.

Steve.

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Hi Guys,

 

I am new to Suntek painting protection film and I am planning to get the Suntek protection film for my new GLK 250 (white). I live in Alberta, Canada and you guys may know that it is super cold in here.

 

Right now I have a few important questions and hopefully you nice people can help me answer:

 

1.How many types of film does Suntek have? I went to the official website and it shows PPF C (coated) and PPF M (matte). What is the difference? I have called many local 3M stores and most receptionists have no idea what type of film they use....Some store even mentioned Suntek Ultimate ... Online, I also saw people mentioned Suntek CXP. Can someone please explain all these films to me since my brain is exploding?

 

2. One of the best quotations I got from these 3M stores is the following: 24'' hood, fenders, lights, mirrors, bumper and A pillar for $580 (CAD). I forgot to ask them which type of Suntek do they use even though they may not want to tell me. Is this a fair price? I checked Ebay and the cost for films seem not to be that expensive... By my calculation, the installation fee is over 300 bucks..

 

Anyone who share their information and idea will be appreciated.

 

I love you guys:).

 

Thanks.

Hello Gameinn,

 

I wouldn't base everything entirely on cost, research the best product and do your research on a reputable business.  If you read through the Horror stories forum you may find that a lot of consumers realize you get what you pay for in the end. Most of the time its that case. We live in Alberta and the cost to install ppf film on the entire front end for 580cad seems slightly too good to be true. I would be more concerned with the quality of installation. Anyone can purchase a good product. But even a good product needs a good installer. I would have to be desperate or starving to do a paint protection on that vehicle for that cost. Many shops open around Edmonton and Calgary every year and the ones that are starving for business end up shutting down over the cold months due to bad installations and and bad reputation. At that point you wont have anyone to complain to once they are gone. If you had any further questions feel free to pm me. :thumb ​

 

Cheers

 

 

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