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Love this thread. Saw a Matte FR GRN R1T today on dark wheels, in the shade, it almost looked black.
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Updated pic of my Matte Forest Green with the Matte Bronze @Atomic Wheels AW09s wearing some Nokian Outpost nAT’s at 275/60R20 wheels look even better in person Thanks again @Atomic Wheels
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Some sharp looking rigs on here!!!

Here is my 2023 Limestone R1S with Hexis Bodyfence matte PPF. I installed the PPF myself... I bought a bulk roll for $950 so while I saved a boatload of money, its not a perfectly flawless job. I think you would be hard-pressed to see any of my mistakes unless you get your face within inches of it in the right spots though (some deep corners). I don't regret saving 8-9k but wrapping with PPF is not for the faint of heart. I had vinyl wrapped a few cars but PPF is MUCH harder. I ended up disassembling more of the car as I gained confidence, which helps a lot. I can always re-wrap a single panel if it gets issues too.

If anyone wants to attempt this themselves, I'm happy to share my advice. I went with Hexis due to the price. XPEL was double for the same size roll. I also wrapped it outdoors in my driveway so not an ideal setup, but I got the wrap on before any dings or scratches so now I feel very protected.

I'm jealous of the other user that installed the satin Thundercloud! I was super tempted to do this exact color (to match my turbo NA miata) myself and wrapping with Vinyl is a breeze compared to the PPF. The bulk roll of vinyl wrap would probably run about $600.

I'm tempted to black out my trim, bumper lowers and wheels but I'm kind of digging the technocar vibe that the brights give. I've also left all of my badges off and am enjoying the "what the hell is that thing?" comments. Tempting to put a Ford logo on the back for more confusion haha.

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With Rivian now offering a Matte PPF on certain vehicles Im wondering if they would offer that application as a purchase option. I think if my memory serves me that the advertised value they place on the vehicles they are selling with the matte PPF is $5000. That seems to be a very good price for a full wrap. Anyone have any thoughts on Rivian selling Wraps as an option?
 

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With Rivian now offering a Matte PPF on certain vehicles Im wondering if they would offer that application as a purchase option. I think if my memory serves me that the advertised value they place on the vehicles they are selling with the matte PPF is $5000. That seems to be a very good price for a full wrap. Anyone have any thoughts on Rivian selling Wraps as an option?
I asked my guide about this and he said its unlikely they will build the car with it per request.
 

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I just bought a 2024 R1T Quad El Cap Granite with the Stealth Wrap from the April push for pre-price increase owners to take delivery. Essentially got everything i have on my launch edition R1T (except Meridien stereo) and got the Xpel stealth wrap thrown in. Below is a picture when i picked it up on Saturday in Atlanta. The wrap looks great.

Unfortunately, i think when they did the wrap, they did something while installing that caused several gaskets to fail or be misaligned. Plus, the panel above the light bar on both sides of the car "flexes" when pushed in so there's apparently something missing to hold it in place. Reason i found it is that there is some gaps between the hood and gaskets around the hood and fender. The 'factory installed' wrap is one that they do not remove any body parts to complete, but somehow it appears some issues came up during the wrap install. Completely missed at pickup, but been assured they can fix it. Just have to drive 5 hrs down and 5 hours back next Monday to drop it off, then repeat when it's fixed! I do love this truck, and i knew the service center location nightmare, so I'm willing to put up with some degree of inconvenience so long as they take care of the issues.

The full body wrap is not completely wrapped around the panels like some shops do, but it's pretty darn close and i think it looks great.

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I pickup my wrapped R1T in Atlanta next week and am bringing it back to NC as well. I'm interested if this is a common problem and plan to look over the vehicle closely on pickup.

If you have any specific tips on what to check for please let me know.

Also, Go Hokies!


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Unfortunately, i think when they did the wrap, they did something while installing that caused several gaskets to fail or be misaligned. Plus, the panel above the light bar on both sides of the car "flexes" when pushed in so there's apparently something missing to hold it in place. Reason i found it is that there is some gaps between the hood and gaskets around the hood and fender. The 'factory installed' wrap is one that they do not remove any body parts to complete, but somehow it appears some issues came up during the wrap install. Completely missed at pickup, but been assured they can fix it. Just have to drive 5 hrs down and 5 hours back next Monday to drop it off, then repeat when it's fixed! I do love this truck, and i knew the service center location nightmare, so I'm willing to put up with some degree of inconvenience so long as they take care of the issues.
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I pickup my wrapped R1T in Atlanta next week and am bringing it back to NC as well. I'm interested if this is a common problem and plan to look over the vehicle closely on pickup.

If you have any specific tips on what to check for please let me know.

Also, Go Hokies!

Biggest tip i can give is don't be in a hurry to leave just to beat Atlanta traffic! That was my excuse and it cost me a 10 hour drive day yesterday there and back to drop off the new R1T to get the body panel issues fixed and the windshield gasket fixed. (Plus another 10 hr roundtrip later to pick it back up, but God i love this truck!!)

Watch for the gaskets to make sure when they were putting the wrap on they didn't somehow push in a gasket where it wasn't supposed to be, or they didn't pull out a gasket to wrap in behind. These factory wraps don't wrap around the edges. For instance, the doors are wrapped from front edge to the rear of the door and around the edge where the door closes. The front edge is within 1mm of the edge so as not to affect the look of the paint. To me, can't really notice, but I'm not as demanding as others who prefer to have the wrapped edges all around. For me, it was included in the April 'free stealth' so I'm fine with it not being fully wrapped.

What color did you get. I'm sure you know the trails to go on around Western NC. Would love to learn where you go as i'm looking for some trails to try this summer.
 

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The appointment is at 12:45 so I hope to get on the road by 2 at the latest. That should hopefully get us in front of the rush out hustle. Thanks for the tips to lookout for. Would rather avoid trips back to ATL if I can. Crossing fingers for the service center rumors in Greenville, SC.

I went with the Forest Green with the offroad package. I would have liked the dark wheels, but took the wrap over the wheels. Will post pictures here next week!

I actually don't know many trails here yet. We just hit 2 years in WNC and I haven't brought the Scout out of a 5 year hibernation in VA yet. I was going to give https://www.onxmaps.com/ a try. Looks like it has quite a few in this area that should be worth a jaunt.

Biggest tip i can give is don't be in a hurry to leave just to beat Atlanta traffic! That was my excuse and it cost me a 10 hour drive day yesterday there and back to drop off the new R1T to get the body panel issues fixed and the windshield gasket fixed. (Plus another 10 hr roundtrip later to pick it back up, but God i love this truck!!)

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What color did you get. I'm sure you know the trails to go on around Western NC. Would love to learn where you go as i'm looking for some trails to try this summer.
 
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Had my pick up today, and even got the reduced pricing they announced today. My lease payment went down by $60 a month and I’ll get about $500 back from what I originally paid at “signing”. Did have a mini panic attack as I was getting ready this morning got an email that my pickup was canceled, new VIN assigned, texted guide, then got another email that my appt was re-scheduled for today but an hour earlier. Then got another email saying I had to re-sign purchase summery agreement again. I did it really quick without looking it over too much, seemed the same as before. Still no text back from my guide I turned to the forum and saw posts about the reduced pricing. Right about the. Guide texted me back explaining that I would be getting a better deal. The pickup went super smooth as did my drive 80 miles home from Portland. I’m so happy with the matte look I stopped by a RAN bank of chargers to try them out. (Truck was at 82% for pickup) it started out fast but because it was over 80% all ready it slowed down and I spent about 50 minutes there charging to 99%. There was another gloss green AT version charging at same time. 3 guys came out to it from the mall and we had a little chat. Nice guys, they were on a road trip from Utah I think. Super happy I made this purchase.
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