Autotalent
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   BMW M3 and BMW M4 Forum > BMW F80 M3 / F82 M4 Forum > Regional Forums > EUROPE (Continental)

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      08-31-2017, 04:02 AM   #1
Graves
Sicario
Graves's Avatar
Germany
770
Rep
887
Posts

Drives: 2018 M3 ZCP
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Bayern

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Ceramic Coating/Xpel paint protection (Grafenwhoer Germany)

I am not currently living in Germany yet but I will be in March of 2018. I will be taking delivery of my M3 at the same time and I am wanting to get it Ceramic Coated and Xpel Paint Protection Film on it. Is there anyone in the Grafenwhoer area that does this or in relatively close proximity? Thanks.
__________________
Ryan King
2018 M3 ZCP
Appreciate 0
      09-01-2017, 01:04 PM   #2
XPEL
Second Lieutenant
XPEL's Avatar
150
Rep
220
Posts

Drives: M3
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Texas

iTrader: (0)

Graves,

Congratulations on the delivery of your new M3. That mineral gray metallic is going to look amazing. To answer your question, we have many installers scattered all over Germany. Our closest installer to your location will be in Bamberg. If you would like to do some more research I have provided the locator link here. To ensure your M3 is protected, we recommend getting all the high impact areas covered like the full hood, full bumper, full fenders, mirrors, and the headlights. If you plan on tracking your car we recommend the rocker panels as well since those can get pretty beat up from the wide and sticky tires.

We hope this information is helpful. If you have any more questions, feel free to let us know.
Appreciate 1
Graves769.50

      09-01-2017, 01:12 PM   #3
Graves
Sicario
Graves's Avatar
Germany
770
Rep
887
Posts

Drives: 2018 M3 ZCP
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Bayern

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by XPEL View Post
Graves,

Congratulations on the delivery of your new M3. That mineral gray metallic is going to look amazing. To answer your question, we have many installers scattered all over Germany. Our closest installer to your location will be in Bamberg. If you would like to do some more research I have provided the locator link here. To ensure your M3 is protected, we recommend getting all the high impact areas covered like the full hood, full bumper, full fenders, mirrors, and the headlights. If you plan on tracking your car we recommend the rocker panels as well since those can get pretty beat up from the wide and sticky tires.

We hope this information is helpful. If you have any more questions, feel free to let us know.
Thanks for the response! I want the whole car covered and then I'm going to have it Ceramic coated. I found this place:

http://www.ts-folienmontage.de/tsfol...ile/index.html

Anyone else you recommend?
__________________
Ryan King
2018 M3 ZCP
Appreciate 0
      09-30-2017, 01:26 PM   #4
MSport_Jon
Lieutenant
United_States
66
Rep
469
Posts

Drives: X3 F25 LCI /// F80 M3 (SOLD)
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Bavaria, Germany

iTrader: (2)

You are going to have a hard time finding these services here in Germany. Especially in Bavaria. The one place i know deals with Installing clear protection solutions is Car Perform in Nurnburg. The folks there are friendly and are willing to help you. Had them do some PDR on my F80 and install clear protection i brought from BMW. They did a good job. They also sell their own but you can also bring your own. Please keep in mind that things in Germany like warranty, customer service and product availability is vastly different from the states. Also... try to make German friends as soon as possible. You will need them when the time comes...

Last edited by MSport_Jon; 10-06-2017 at 01:21 AM..
Appreciate 1
Graves769.50

      09-30-2017, 06:24 PM   #5
Graves
Sicario
Graves's Avatar
Germany
770
Rep
887
Posts

Drives: 2018 M3 ZCP
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Bayern

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by MSport_Jon View Post
You are going to have a hard time finding these services here in Germany. Especially in Bavaria. The one place i know deals with Installing clear protection solutions is Car Perform in Nurnburg. The folks there are friendly and are willing to help you. Had them do some PDR on my F80 and install clear protection i brought from BMW. They did a good job. They also sell their own but you can also bring your own. Please keep in mind that things is Germany like warranty, customer service and product availability is vastly different from the states. Also... try to make German friends as soon as possible. You will need them when the time comes...
Thanks for the info. I think I'm gonna fly a friend out there and have him do it. He said a ticket and material and labor is free.
__________________
Ryan King
2018 M3 ZCP
Appreciate 0
      10-04-2017, 03:44 AM   #6
MSport_Jon
Lieutenant
United_States
66
Rep
469
Posts

Drives: X3 F25 LCI /// F80 M3 (SOLD)
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Bavaria, Germany

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Graves View Post
Thanks for the info. I think I'm gonna fly a friend out there and have him do it. He said a ticket and material and labor is free.
Cant beat that... if you can go for it..! the ticket is about 500 to 800 bucks though SATO travel.
Appreciate 1
Graves769.50

      10-04-2017, 04:47 AM   #7
Graves
Sicario
Graves's Avatar
Germany
770
Rep
887
Posts

Drives: 2018 M3 ZCP
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Bayern

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by MSport_Jon View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Graves View Post
Thanks for the info. I think I'm gonna fly a friend out there and have him do it. He said a ticket and material and labor is free.
Cant beat that... if you can go for it..! the ticket is about 500 to 800 bucks though SATO travel.
Yeah, I?ll see what happens.
__________________
Ryan King
2018 M3 ZCP
Appreciate 0
      11-10-2017, 09:48 AM   #8
joooiiiiii
Second Lieutenant
joooiiiiii's Avatar
Germany
229
Rep
257
Posts

Drives: 2018 BMW M3 ZCP
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Baden Wurttemburg

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Graves View Post
Yeah, I?ll see what happens.
Did you end up finding a spot for ceramic coating in Germany? I cannot find anything on Google at all--doesn't help I don't understand German language that great.
Appreciate 1
Graves769.50

      11-12-2017, 10:15 PM   #9
Graves
Sicario
Graves's Avatar
Germany
770
Rep
887
Posts

Drives: 2018 M3 ZCP
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Bayern

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by joooiiiiii View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Graves View Post
Yeah, I?ll see what happens.
Did you end up finding a spot for ceramic coating in Germany? I cannot find anything on Google at all--doesn't help I don't understand German language that great.
I have not found a spot. I am just going to wait till I get there and see what I can find. If not, I have a friend that does it and I will just fly him out and he can do it in my garage.
__________________
Ryan King
2018 M3 ZCP
Appreciate 0
      11-13-2017, 09:59 AM   #10
joooiiiiii
Second Lieutenant
joooiiiiii's Avatar
Germany
229
Rep
257
Posts

Drives: 2018 BMW M3 ZCP
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Baden Wurttemburg

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Graves View Post
I have not found a spot. I am just going to wait till I get there and see what I can find. If not, I have a friend that does it and I will just fly him out and he can do it in my garage.
I bookmarked this spot--will probably give them a visit when my F80 gets here in a few weeks. It's all the way here in Stuttgart but it's not that bad of a drive. I used to live in Vilseck in 2006 and made trips to Stuttgart a lot from there.

https://www.fuenfer-autopflege.de/%C3%BCber-uns/

I use Google Chrome and it translates everything for me.
Appreciate 0
      03-07-2018, 12:50 PM   #11
chriszach1
CHRISZACH1
Germany
28
Rep
55
Posts

Drives: 06 325i, 18 F80
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Ramstein Germany

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2018 BMW M3  [0.00]
2006 BMW 325i  [0.00]
Ceramic Coating

If you do get it done, let us know what you think. I live in Germany also (Ramstein area) and I want to do the same thing to my M3 once it gets delivered. I just signed all the paperwork today so it will be a while. Congrats on the M3 and moving to Germany!
Appreciate 1
      04-14-2018, 01:28 AM   #12
joooiiiiii
Second Lieutenant
joooiiiiii's Avatar
Germany
229
Rep
257
Posts

Drives: 2018 BMW M3 ZCP
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Baden Wurttemburg

iTrader: (0)

Just got some paint correction/detail work done and Ceramic coating put on at Fuenfer Autopflege in Weissach (close to Stuttgart or Leonburg). It's a small shop with only 4 employees, but it looks amazing--I'll send photos today hopefully since it should be sunnier out today.

650 euros for ceramic coat on car,
150 for an hour of polish/detail work, and
80 for wheels done in ceramic coating.
Cost was 880 euros total.

If you possess VAT exemption forms--they take this as well.
Appreciate 1
Graves769.50

      04-14-2018, 03:57 PM   #13
Graves
Sicario
Graves's Avatar
Germany
770
Rep
887
Posts

Drives: 2018 M3 ZCP
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Bayern

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by joooiiiiii View Post
Just got some paint correction/detail work done and Ceramic coating put on at Fuenfer Autopflege in Weissach (close to Stuttgart or Leonburg). It's a small shop with only 4 employees, but it looks amazing--I'll send photos today hopefully since it should be sunnier out today.

650 euros for ceramic coat on car,
150 for an hour of polish/detail work, and
80 for wheels done in ceramic coating.
Cost was 880 euros total.

If you possess VAT exemption forms--they take this as well.
Awesome! Need to find a place that does PPF.
__________________
Ryan King
2018 M3 ZCP
Appreciate 0
      05-15-2018, 08:54 AM   #14
Graves
Sicario
Graves's Avatar
Germany
770
Rep
887
Posts

Drives: 2018 M3 ZCP
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Bayern

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Anyone know of any other places?
__________________
Ryan King
2018 M3 ZCP
Appreciate 0
      05-15-2018, 12:47 PM   #15
Rikx1M
MSgt (ret)
Rikx1M's Avatar
Germany
418
Rep
2,056
Posts

Drives: VO 1M #739/740
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Where the car was born

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by Graves View Post
Anyone know of any other places?
Just about any German place that does Folien like http://www.german-cartec.de/willkommen/

There's also places like Autosalon in Kaiserslautern or what about the place in Bamberg that Xpel talked about?
__________________
Appreciate 0
      05-15-2018, 12:52 PM   #16
Rikx1M
MSgt (ret)
Rikx1M's Avatar
Germany
418
Rep
2,056
Posts

Drives: VO 1M #739/740
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Where the car was born

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by XPEL View Post
To ensure your M3 is protected, we recommend getting all the high impact areas covered like the full hood, full bumper, full fenders, mirrors, and the headlights. If you plan on tracking your car we recommend the rocker panels as well since those can get pretty beat up from the wide and sticky tires.
Agree with ^^^, especially entire front end and rear quarters.... I have to say XPEL that the Ultimate stuff you sold me in 2012 has really held up well and I'm sure the front of my ///M will look brand new when I change out the film...thanks for making a great product!
__________________
Appreciate 1
Graves769.50

      05-16-2018, 10:57 AM   #17
Graves
Sicario
Graves's Avatar
Germany
770
Rep
887
Posts

Drives: 2018 M3 ZCP
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Bayern

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rikx1M View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by XPEL View Post
To ensure your M3 is protected, we recommend getting all the high impact areas covered like the full hood, full bumper, full fenders, mirrors, and the headlights. If you plan on tracking your car we recommend the rocker panels as well since those can get pretty beat up from the wide and sticky tires.
Agree with ^^^, especially entire front end and rear quarters.... I have to say XPEL that the Ultimate stuff you sold me in 2012 has really held up well and I'm sure the front of my ///M will look brand new when I change out the film...thanks for making a great product!
I plan on doing it I just need to find a place that does Expel and Ceramic Coating.
__________________
Ryan King
2018 M3 ZCP
Appreciate 0
      05-16-2018, 12:59 PM   #18
Rikx1M
MSgt (ret)
Rikx1M's Avatar
Germany
418
Rep
2,056
Posts

Drives: VO 1M #739/740
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Where the car was born

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by Graves View Post
I plan on doing it I just need to find a place that does Expel and Ceramic Coating.
If you are on FB, we have a closed group for M drivers...or find us at M Flight website ( https://www.mflight.org/ ) and there you can ask admin to join, then talk to the guys who know all the spots for getting this stuff done...
__________________
Appreciate 1
Graves769.50

      05-16-2018, 02:28 PM   #19
Graves
Sicario
Graves's Avatar
Germany
770
Rep
887
Posts

Drives: 2018 M3 ZCP
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Bayern

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rikx1M View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Graves View Post
I plan on doing it I just need to find a place that does Expel and Ceramic Coating.
If you are on FB, we have a closed group for M drivers...or find us at M Flight website ( https://www.mflight.org/ ) and there you can ask admin to join, then talk to the guys who know all the spots for getting this stuff done...
Registered! Thanks man.
__________________
Ryan King
2018 M3 ZCP
Appreciate 0
      06-09-2018, 11:33 AM   #20
Graves
Sicario
Graves's Avatar
Germany
770
Rep
887
Posts

Drives: 2018 M3 ZCP
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Bayern

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Found a great shop to do the work if anyone else who is in the Grafenwhoer area is interested. Retired military and he comes very highly recommended. Just PM for details.
__________________
Ryan King
2018 M3 ZCP
Appreciate 0
      06-15-2018, 08:04 AM   #21
Graves
Sicario
Graves's Avatar
Germany
770
Rep
887
Posts

Drives: 2018 M3 ZCP
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Bayern

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Here's the gentleman I have been speaking with. He comes very highly recommended.
Attached Images
 
__________________
Ryan King
2018 M3 ZCP
Appreciate 1
      04-14-2019, 10:12 AM   #22
Graves
Sicario
Graves's Avatar
Germany
770
Rep
887
Posts

Drives: 2018 M3 ZCP
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Bayern

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Finally getting PPF and Ceramic Coating. Best shop in Germany. Rapido!
Attached Images
    
__________________
Ryan King
2018 M3 ZCP
Appreciate 1
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:39 PM.




f80post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST