Paint Protection Film Installation – Project Tacoma Introduction

Wrapping things up (shameful pun intended)

I have met my match and more watching the attention to detail here. It’s all in the details as they say.
We tried getting the pro camera to pick up the slight line in the film and no luck. Factory LED lights were an option on this 2020 Tacoma and we really like them. As shown, the tint on the protection film almost goes away when the lights are on.
Here’s the back edge of the hood and how the product is cut to contour the corner without lifting.
Final minor polish on the film as the guys were wrapping up. We followed up a couple of days later with a ceramic coating to protect the film and paint.

Project Tundra has served as an inspiration for our Tacoma.  While we might not follow all of its steps there are a lot of lessons to learn from that project. We’re excited to dip our toes into the world of 4×4 parts.  Until next time Happy Motoring.




  1. Psshhh, a year of training. I did this with no training! Did I mention, after I finished, I peeled it off and paid someone to install it correctly? Love this product, but would never attempt it on something I wanted to look good myself.

    1. Completely understood. A buddy of mine tried it himself when he saw the price. Bought $500 worth of material to cover his entire Tacoma for a color change and protection against Arizona pin stripes. I think the comment was ‘haha, yeah…there was a lot of trial and error.’ It was a full day in their shop for this install just to do the front 1/3rd with mostly two guys and up to five that knew what they were doing.

      I tried tinting my garage windows once and out of eight windows I think 2 of them looked decent.

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