In late 2018, the RIVIAN R1T and the R1S were announced and pre-orders began. The RIVIAN R1T was to be the first true purpose-built off-road EV to hit the market. On a mission to start delivering before the Cybertruck, RIVIAN delivered and more and more units are delivering here every day. The RIVIAN R1T boasts up to 11,000lbs towing capacity, 0-60 in 3 seconds and an AWD drive train.
This particular customer is based out of Eastern, PA. His vehicle was delivered to him via flatbed truck, directly from the DC RIVIAN Location. This customer contacted us in consideration regarding installing full body paint protection film – expressing interest in a full-body MATTE ppf. We would install our Ceramic Pro KAVACA MATTE.
I offered to drive down to meet the client on the delivery date of his vehicle to help him through the inspection process AND also show this client what a full-body MATTE paint protection film install would look like in a very similar color.
These are my findings.
Some of the most common issues we find are as follows:
- Peeling factory paint protection film
- Interior wood trim damage
- Scratch on wheel
- Incomplete powder coating on calipers
- Weird interior trim alignment
This blemish appeared on one of the quarter panels and it appears to be a tool mark from pulling the trim away in this area. You can also see the very low-quality unwrapped rocker paint protection film.
A minor surface blemish on this rear wheel. Likely from during loading and unloading of the straps during towing.
Here you can see the stock paint protection film which is unwrapped on the rear storage quarters. These are a very common impact point from “kick up” debris from the front wheels. You can see the unwrapped edge is dirty and peeling with less than 12 miles on the car.
Both interior rear lower door trims have weird alignment issues. This could likely be fixed by lifting up the gasket and inserting some foam material to straight it out but none the less, after waiting for 4 years for this EV – I would be pouring over it.
This is on the interior wood panel in the dashboard. This appears to be either a seam from where the panel was joined together or it is a tool mark. It could likely be wet sanded out but will need to verify with RIVIAN if that’s possible.
This RIVIAN R1T will be a great candidate for our Ceramic Pro Ceramic Coatings or Paint Protection Film.
If you are considering purchasing or have already ordered a RIVIAN R1T or R1S and want us to assist you in the inspection process of your EV – we are happy to do so for our clients. Let us know when your delivery date is and we can set up a time to meet you at the dealership.
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Why Ceramic Pro Pottstown?
When you work with Ceramic Pro Pottstown, you are dealing with the shop that is going to be doing the work. That means that you don’t need to worry about the work being outsourced to a low-quality vendor. That means we are going to be installing exactly what you need to protect your new vehicle and keep it looking new using our plotter and custom paint protection film patterns.
We stand behind the products we install by providing a clear-cut, robust warranty program and setting very clear expectations of what you can expect from an install with us. Be wary of shops who talk about the products other shops are using. If they are selling you on feature sets, stay far away.
TOP TIER CUSTOMER SERVICE
We strive to provide the best possible customer service experience. From start to finish we follow our solution-oriented service selection process, communicating with you throughout the job and post job competition. Customer service does not stop at the front door.
I take the process for each and every vehicle that we work on very seriously. I am truly humbled and honored to be allowed to work with my client’s prized possessions and am extremely grateful to be able to provide these services. To be selected for this service
Our Window Films, Paint Protection Films, and Ceramic Coatings are for TRAINED PROFESSIONAL USE ONLY. They require specific training to apply correctly and are of extremely high quality. I stand behind each of our installations and after quite literally testing all of the different products on the market – we know Ceramic Pro IS a product you can count on. I invite you to come and see for yourself.
I pride myself on providing education to all of our clients about what a quality PPF installation looks like. There are plenty of shops in the area that will take your money, sell you product features and immediately talk trash about other shops’ products. (Highly advise you walk away from those shops) I will be the only one to give it to you straight – feature sets between products are similar and so is the quality. What matters long-term is the installation technique used.
Our technicians follow standard operating procedures so that they know exactly what to do with every vehicle that comes through my shop. This allows our crew to focus on always enhancing their skillset and being dedicated to providing you with a quality installation and top-tier service.
Your new Tesla deserves the best protection and we know that Paint Protection Film is not something you want to take lightly. It’s important for us too! That’s why our team will do everything in their power to make sure this job is done correctly. You should choose a shop that chooses high quality over speed when applying Paint Protection Film on your Tesla.
SERVICE AND BEYOND
I take the time to educate our clients on exactly how to care for their vehicle after having window film, paint protection film or a ceramic coating installed. I have taken the time to create professional quality instructional videos and written guides for each of my clients so that they know exactly how to handle their vehicle.
My team & I love what we do. We are an extremely privledged team of dedicated people that love this industry. We live, eat and breath this life and we live and die by every single car that comes through our shop. I’m not afraid to say that our crew is some of if not THE BEST at what they do. We are educators in our industry and we breath the knowledge we seek and teach in to every single car.
MEET GABE FLETCHER
-Gabe Fletcher – Owner Operatore of Ceramic Pro Pottstown @ Total Detailing possesses a massive passion for everything automotive. Since starting his business in 2020, has grown at a rate never before seen in this industry. Featured on CeramicPro.com as a featured detailer, has show cased the business growth with UrAble’s URSTORY and recently featured in PPF Magazine in his first debute in industry publication with his article titled “Peer Beyond The Polisher”. Gabe is a certified Ceramic Pro Ceramic Coating, & KAVACA Paint Protection Film Installer. His eye for quality is unmatched in the market he and his shop serve. Gabe also operates a consulting agency DETAILING GROWTH that provides training and business consulting services for detailing and film shops across the country. Gabe is also a partner in a training academy named The Detailing Workshop NORTHEAST which provides industry leading training services for detailers and newer business operators. Gabe chooses to lead our industry from the front, blazing his own path. This passion bleeds down into the shop, customer service experience and team members.