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  1. M

    Good day to have a Tesla

    In the summer, whenever I go anywhere I expect to leave in 60-90 minutes, I always turn the AC on as soon as I park. I'm pretty sure the AC stays on for 60 minutes or so. And it can't be great for the tablet to be in a car which is 120 degrees. I'm sure there will be a software update with an...
  2. M

    Not getting paint protection film for your Model 3?

    I highly recommend front end PPF. Especially since you live in New England. Sandtrucks are brutal. Just my 2 cents.
  3. M

    Rear window film Model 3

    I believe the price was for everything, including the windshield. Maybe they do excellent work, but $2,200+ for window tint is just insane, IMHO.
  4. M

    Model 3 seats compared to new S seats

    Ummm, most folks think YOU are skinny.
  5. M

    So clean it hurts!

    6-7 hours? That's it??
  6. M

    What did you do protect your car from your kids..

    Car Seat Protector Premium Quality – Grey Durable Stylish Fabric - High Back for Maximum Security, Support & Protection https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01JGNQABO?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf
  7. M

    Vendor Open Source DIY Model 3 Console Wrap Template

    Just installed. Removed my RPM bought center console wrap and replaced it with your. Looks perfect.
  8. M

    Cost of a full PPF wrap?

    Probably $5k-ish. I did my front bumper, front fenders, headlights, hood, & side mirrors for $1,400.
  9. M

    PSA: Be careful with sunblock!

    I can't believe you let your family in your Model 3! Mistake #1.
  10. M

    Trunk and Trunk Organizers from RPM Tesla

    RPM is the worst. I'll never do business with that guy again.
  11. M

    Powder Coating Calipers

    Have you used this product? If so, how was your experience? Can you share some pictures?
  12. M

    Powder Coating Calipers

    I want to powder coat my brake calipers and was wondering how you guys go about doing it. I figured I'll take my Model 3 to my mechanic to remove the calipers, bleed the brakes, etc. Then I'll sent the calipers to a powder coat shop. Does anyone have alternatives to this very long process?
  13. M

    Thinking about ceramic coating my Model 3 myself the day I pickup, is this crazy?

    Not crazy at all. I did it.My Model 3's paint looks amazing and is super easy to clean. Also, I highly recommend coating the wheels with CarPro Delux. It is a ton of work, but I love my car so I actually didn't mind. I recommend watching some YouTube videos from Car Craft Auto Detailing. He...
  14. M

    PPF/Ceramic coating - Why?

    On a road trip to the Grand Canyon. An oncoming truck launched a huge rock at my baby. The PPF on my front bumper prevented a huge dent. I'm mostly certain if I remove the PPF the bumper will look untouched.
  15. M

    PPF/Ceramic coating - Why?

    I think you made a good choice. I have a white Model 3 and had the full front dome with PPF. IMO, getting at least the front bumper done is needed.
  16. M

    Rear seat protector

    This is what I bought. Car Seat Protector Premium Quality – Grey Durable Stylish Fabric - High Back for Maximum Security, Support & Protection https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01JGNQABO?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf $14 and it matches the color of the seats. It works well, but my family knows their is...
  17. M

    Vendor Tesla Model 3 | DIY Ceramic Coating

    The paint on my Model 3 was surprisingly really good. But I understand and agree with your overall point.
  18. M

    Vendor Tesla Model 3 | DIY Ceramic Coating

    I used CQuartz UK by CarPro. CarPro makes awesome products but they aren't cheap. I'm not sure who has the "best" coating. But CQuartz has a great rep and I'm very happy. I also highly recommend removing the wheels and putting a coating on them as well. It's a ton of work, but totally worth it.
  19. M

    Vendor Tesla Model 3 | DIY Ceramic Coating

    Claying & polishing is a HUGE amount of work. If your car is brand new and the paint looks good, there is really no good reason to clay and polish the car. But you will need to polish if you clay as claying will mare the paint. Wash the car. Use an contaminate remover such as IronX by CarPro...
  20. M

    Washing our new babies

    You should hand wash your baby weekly. And enjoy it. Think of it as extra alone time with your baby. Take pride in how good she looks because you did it.
  21. M

    PPF/Ceramic coating - Why?

    This is the most amazing car I've ever owned. I plan to own it forever and want it to look beautiful for as long as I can. When I turned in the lease on my Fiat 500e, I noticed the front bumper and hood were covered with Rick chips from the freeway. I never want my 3 to look like that so it was...
  22. M

    I'm covering my interior camera as soon as I get my 3.

    Start by deleting your Facebook account. Their biz model is to sell your data. They know EVERYTHING about you.
  23. M

    Not getting paint protection film for your Model 3?

    I used CQuartz UK. It was a lot of work but I loved it. If you are interested in learning how to do it I recommend watching "Car Craft Auto Detailing" videos on YouTube. Best on YouTube car detailer on YouTube, by a lot. IMO.
  24. M

    Got the word, my 3 is on the way!

    Congrats! It is an amazing car.
  25. M

    Leaked email - plans for 6000/wk by June

    Sorry, but they will not reach 6k/week by June. I love the crazy optimism, but please. Fyi, I'm not short. I'm long. And plan to buy more. I love Elon.
  26. M

    Not getting paint protection film for your Model 3?

    I highly recommend getting at least the front bump covered with PPF. (It's not too expensive)Even if you do a coating. Just my opinion. I got my full front end done with PPF. And did the coating myself.
  27. M

    Warning: San Diego Tint & PPF Shop

    I wish I had gone to Modern Image! They were on my short list. Like I said, I made a HUGE mistake trusting my Tesla to California Wraps. I just hope I can prevent others from the same mistake.
  28. M

    Warning: San Diego Tint & PPF Shop

    I need to warn everyone about the worst shop in San Diego. The shop is located in Vista and is called California Wraps. The owner quoted me $900 for Suntek tint to do the windshield, sun roof and all sides. And $1,600 for the front end Suntek clear bra; front bumper, hood, side mirrors and both...
  29. M

    Covering gloss black console with satin SunTek film

    Thanks so much for taking the time to post this! Very helpful.
  30. M

    wait for cheaper version?

    Not going to happen. Sorry.
  31. M

    Covering gloss black console with satin SunTek film

    RPM's solution seems like a great choice. I plan to get it this weekend or next. My Model 3 is currently in the shop for tint and PPF. I'm curious what your shop would charge for the center console? Have you asked for a price, uet?
  32. M

    wait for cheaper version?

    It is a really bad idea to assume you will have an opportunity to buy a $35k Model 3, with or without tax incentives.
  33. M

    Rear window film Model 3

    Looks great! How dark did you go? What is the name brand of the tint used?
  34. M

    Who's tinted their windows?

    I reached out to him as he has a good rep. I'm just not interested in the $1,300 he quoted for CeraLuxe tint. I'm truly happy for him (seriously) he has people to pay than kind of cash for window tint. Unfortunately, I'm not one of those people.
  35. M

    Rear window film Model 3

    I was quoted $2,200 + tax, by Extreme Autowerks. Just for tint. I congratulated them for being able to charge so much. Seriously, good for them!
  36. M

    Who's tinted their windows?

    I sent you a PM as I don't want to advertise for a company until I'm happy with the work. If guy i chose turns out to be a total maniac, I don't want others to give him business. ;)
  37. M

    Who's tinted their windows?

    Hey Boludo, I'm in C'bad and am getting my whole 3 tinted on Wednesday, including the windshield. I made the decision on the windshield tint based on the tablet. I figure if the tint can keep a little heat off the tablet it will be a good thing. I've heard of rainbow effects while using...
  38. M

    Tesla 3...look but don't touch...well maybe look...

    So, you're calling yourself an idiot? Nobody is begging for your money. Tesla has hundreds of thousands of reservations after you. You won't be missed. Don't get the car if you don't feel comfortable. This is very simple.
  39. M

    Fremont delivery - car refused

    Thanks so much for posting your experience. Super helpful.
  40. M

    Not getting paint protection film for your Model 3?

    I'm getting my 3 on Wednesday and will be applying 2 coats of CQUK, over the PPF. The product is about $70, but you will need to but additional products to prep the paint. I'm really looking for the the job and have watched enough youtube videos to make me feel comfortable. Coatings will not...
  41. M

    Rear window film Model 3

    Exactly. The shop needs 60" film, and it doesn't seem they want to order 60" film. I'm sure there are plenty of shops around who would.
  42. M

    Rear window film Model 3

    I've seen a Model 3 whose tint started at the end of the factory-installed tint. It looked good from the outside. But from the inside, I thought it looked horrible. Just my opinion. The owner didn't mind it at all.
  43. M

    Rear window film Model 3

    I hope I did not offend. I think it is just a matter of personal preference. Thanks for posting the pictures. I will be paying inflated SoCal pricing to get the car tinted and am very particular about how I want it to look. This seem would bug me. But I'm probably in the minority.
  44. M

    Rear window film Model 3

    Seems to me the installer is trying to justify his price. I've spoken to a few shops and have never heard of electronic concerns. I'm a bit taken back by the claim of your Model 3 being a unicorn. Lol. I suggest insisting on getting the back done with 1 piece of tint. IMO, it looks real bad...
  45. M

    Not getting paint protection film for your Model 3?

    I sent you a PM. I just don't want to advertise for a company until I'm a customer. I'll post results and company when the work is done.
  46. M

    Not getting paint protection film for your Model 3?

    I'm going to do the full front in Suntek PPF. When I turned in my last lease, there were tons of chips on the hood. I plan to keep my Model 3 for a LONG time. It is worth the money to me. This is a special car for me and I want it to look great for a long time. I will put a CarPro nano-coating...
  47. M

    Not getting paint protection film for your Model 3?

    That price is super high, and I live in San Diego. Where do you live?
  48. M

    California VINs: are you still waiting?

    Just got VIN 113xx around 9am, today. San Diego. White, sport. Configured 3/1.
  49. M

    VIN Assignment

    Just got VIN 113xx around 9am, today. San Diego. White, sport. Configured 3/1.
  50. M

    VIN Assignment

    Congrats! When did you configure?

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