Iowa Area / Midwest Film / Protectant Installers

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thredge

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Hey everyone, I've been doing some looking into getting paint protection, and some chrome delete customization in the Iowa / Midwest area, in the future, but haven't been coming up with much. Ideally, it would be nice to get everything done in one place, but really doesn't look like there is a place around here that can do it all. I'm OK with a bit of a drive for good quality experienced work, but California or Florida are a bit far. :p Minneapolis might be OK. Chicago is a bit far, so would like something closer.

I found EM detailing that travels between Iowa & Minneapolis to do paint correction and ceramic coating. (but no film or wrap work)
http://em-detailing.com/

Found Tint Pros / Platinum Auto Wraps on St. Paul, MN, which it looks like they do most of that work, but use a SunTek PPF film that I hadn't heard of vs. xpel. Looks like they do the chrome delete too, but don't seem to mention it on their website.
https://www.tintprosmobile.com/

Saw David Honey's post about Chicago Auto Pros, that look like they did a great job of paint correction, film, and ceramic coating. Didn't see anything on a possible chrome delete though.
https://teslaownersonline.com/members/david-honey.11656/

Xpel lists a couple of places in the Des Moines area, but looking at them, one is kind of an aftermarket place that has more mainstream stuff vs. focus on car protection and detailing, and the other looks to be more of a used car dealer that also does aftermarket stuff.
http://www.xpel.com/clearbra_installers/listings/United_States/Iowa/Des_Moines

Any help or guidance would be great. The Minneapolis or Chicago places seem the most inspiring so far.

Thanks
 

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Following...
I have been doing some basic research as well and frustrated by lack of options in central Iowa.
 

thredge

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Tint Pros will be worth the trip. They worked on my car and countless other Model 3s and their work and follow up is second to none.
What services did you or others have done?

@crmatson do you know anything about those 2 xpel installers in DM since you are down that way?
 
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Having 3M PPF film and Opticoat Pro ceramic done at Dents & More on 84 in Port Byron, Illinois (just north of I-80, right across the Mississippi). They also offer 3M Color Stable window tint.

Great place, passionate owner, and well recommended by some members of the local classic car group.

It was also the only place in the Quad Cities I could find that did both PPF and ceramic, and they happened to be one of the most reasonable priced (as well as using quality products).
 
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Follow up post on Dent's & More on 84:

I could not be happier with the work Kevin has done. The PPF and Ceramic look great. A month after the Ceramic coating, I had a follow up appointment for him to check the work, and teach me proper techniques for washing the car to keep it looking great.

My Co-worker just got his Model 3's side windows tinted there as well. After seeing it, I'm strongly considering getting mine done.
 

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Follow up post on Dent's & More on 84:

I could not be happier with the work Kevin has done. The PPF and Ceramic look great. A month after the Ceramic coating, I had a follow up appointment for him to check the work, and teach me proper techniques for washing the car to keep it looking great.

My Co-worker just got his Model 3's side windows tinted there as well. After seeing it, I'm strongly considering getting mine done.
Definitely need to stop procrastinating and call them... would love to get both mine and my wife's car in there for some work.