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  1. EliteFinish

    Vendor 30% Off HRE FlowForm Wheels! Ceramic Coating Included!

    Their statement to me was that it shared fitment with a few different vehicles, and while it worked well for the Model 3, the fitment was a tad too aggressive unless the vehicle was lowered. Their new fitments look really nice when a vehicle is lowered, but still look great when a Model 3 is on...
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    Vendor 30% Off HRE FlowForm Wheels! Ceramic Coating Included!

    I have been discussing with HRE almost every day figuring out future strategies for the Tesla community, they are on board with the community, but with the FlowForm series of wheels, many wheels need to be made in the same size for the pricing model to be viable. Input like this helps us figure...
  3. EliteFinish

    Model Y is Coming! Delivery 5/19

    Make sure to check the bottom of the doors, inside the doors, and the rocker panels for defects or damage. Also common thing we've seen is where the rear 1/4 window ends inside the hatch, there has been epoxy/glue that is rather unsightly and still sticky. Sometimes the vehicle is damaged in...
  4. EliteFinish

    Paint Protection Film (PPF) & Ceramic Coating

    Applying a ceramic coating underneath PPF would not provide much benefit if any. Ceramic coatings have a high surface tension and therefore make things want to stick on their surface less. A ceramic should be applied on top of PPF if you're looking for the UV protection, hydro-phobics, and stain...
  5. EliteFinish

    Paint Protection Film (PPF) & Ceramic Coating

    Not wrapping the edges will still be something you see from a few feet back, maybe less so with certain colors but typically matte finish films are installed using an uncut film roll and installing custom to provide the most coverage and be visually pleasing. Some modification to pre-cut files...
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    Paint Protection Film (PPF) & Ceramic Coating

    I caution applying a ceramic yourself if you haven't at least polished a car before or have a strong understanding of the things that can go wrong. I know a lot of DIY detail enthusiasts have the confidence and knowledge of how to apply a sealant and the proper prep involved. However of lot of...
  7. EliteFinish

    Model Y headlights

    I second this. Seriously the more I drive a Model 3 at night, the more I realize other headlights aren't that great haha!
  8. EliteFinish

    Side window tint

    It's definitely the industry standard that SUVs have rear privacy glass. Model Y seems to be no exception. About 20% VLT on the rear windows of the Model Y I saw. Same as the MX
  9. EliteFinish

    Paint Protection Film (PPF) & Ceramic Coating

    My typical recommendation is to have at least the front bumper, headlights, foglights, mirrors, and the leading edge of the rear bumper (behind the rear tire) covered with PPF. These are the items that are vulnerable with almost anyone's driving habits. The hood and fenders are definitely high...
  10. EliteFinish

    Windshield durability

    There is a film that protects the windshield against chips. A few different brands but clearplex is a popular one. The downside is that it still gets chips etc. It's in the film instead of the windshield which is a huge win. However, the downside is that from real world experience, the film...
  11. EliteFinish

    Model Y headlights

    From everything we've seen, the turning feature is absent
  12. EliteFinish

    Delivery Process

    Make sure to check the bottom of the doors, inside the doors, and the rocker panels for defects or damage. Sometimes the vehicle is damaged in transport etc. Also if your vehicle has a front plate mount that (edit: is ) attached with double sided tape. Look around at the other vehicles. Do they...
  13. EliteFinish

    Vendor Teslanomics (Ben Sullins) Model 3 Protection Education

    You're very welcome! Hope you enjoyed it
  14. EliteFinish

    Vendor Crazy Customized Red Multi-Coat Model 3!

    This was completed at the late part of 2018/very early 2019 and although it's not modified with body kits etc, protecting/changing almost every aspect of the vehicle in some way isn't done very often in one go. Looking forward to the larger projects and I get excited every time something new or...
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    Vendor Crazy Customized Red Multi-Coat Model 3!

    Thanks for the interest, glad you guys enjoy this project, it was a lot of fun to make this dream Tesla for some great owners!
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    Vendor Crazy Customized Red Multi-Coat Model 3!

    Thank you for the kind words, glad you're happy and enjoyed the service we provide! Hope this message helps someone come in to create their dream Tesla!
  17. EliteFinish

    Vendor Crazy Customized Red Multi-Coat Model 3!

    Thank you! We really try to achieve a high quality finish with that custom touch!
  18. EliteFinish

    Vendor 30% Off Flowform Wheels | Free Ceramic Coating

    FF10&FF11: 20x9ET35 front 20x10ET40 rear FF01: 20x9.5ET35 front 20x10ET45 rear
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    Vendor 30% Off Flowform Wheels | Free Ceramic Coating

    To clarify: Model 3 Fitment includes: FF01 performance and non-performance. No spacer is required. FF10 performance and non-performance FF11 performance and non-performance
  20. EliteFinish

    Vendor 30% Off Flowform Wheels | Free Ceramic Coating

    Right? Changing up the wheels on a Tesla makes such a big difference visually.
  21. EliteFinish

    Vendor 30% Off Flowform Wheels | Free Ceramic Coating

    Hi Everyone! Happy wheel Wednesday, and a special one this time! HRE has announced their 25% off holiday sale on FlowForm wheel style FF01, FF15, and FF04! Elite Finish is offering an additional 5% Savings on top of that! Any wheels purchased from Elite Finish also include a ceramic coating...
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    Vendor 30% Off HRE FlowForm Wheels! Free Ceramic Coating

    Hi Everyone! Happy wheel Wednesday, and a special one this time! HRE has announced their 25% off holiday sale on FlowForm wheel style FF01, FF15, and FF04! Elite Finish is offering an additional 5% Savings on top of that! Any wheels purchased from Elite Finish also include a ceramic coating...
  23. EliteFinish

    Vendor Doug Demuro - Here's Why the Tesla Model 3 Performance Is the Best Tesla Yet

    Nice to see traditional car enthusiasts loving the Model 3 so much!
  24. EliteFinish

    Vendor 30% Off HRE FlowForm Wheels! Ceramic Coating Included!

    That is correct. FF01 in 20" For the Model 3, more options for the Model S currently.
  25. EliteFinish

    Vendor 30% Off HRE FlowForm Wheels! Ceramic Coating Included!

    Yes HRE does have the FlowForm made in 18" applications, currently the Model 3 fitment is a 20" at $1975 a set with the sale
  26. EliteFinish

    Vendor 30% Off HRE FlowForm Wheels! Ceramic Coating Included!

    SUMMER SALE Protect your wheels with CQuartz Ceramic Coating through Elite Finish HRE FF01, FF04 and FF15 on sale this month with prices starting at $1725 a SET! (18") Contact us to get some new shoes for summer! Mention or Present Code: TMCSUMMER Valid from July 1st 2019 to July 31st...
  27. EliteFinish

    Vendor 30% Off HRE Flowform Wheels, Ceramic Coating Included!

    SUMMER SALE Protect your wheels with CQuartz Ceramic Coating through Elite Finish HRE FF01, FF04 and FF15 on sale this month with prices starting at $1725 a SET! (18") Contact us to get some new shoes for summer! Mention or Present Code: TMCSUMMER Valid from July 1st 2019 to July 31st...
  28. EliteFinish

    Vendor Tesla Model S HRE Wheels WITH TIRES for a STEAL!

    !!!SOLD!!! We have 1 set of HRE Flowform Wheels FF04 in 21" for the Tesla Model S that were used for a photo shoot and can be yours for significant savings! Wheels are finished in Tarmac (Satin Black) MO 21x9 ET30 Front MO 21x10 ET40 Rear With Tires (Continental Sport Contact 6 255/35/21...
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    Vendor HRE Flowform Wheels WITH TIRES for a STEAL!

    !!!SOLD!!! We have 1 set of HRE Flowform Wheels FF04 in 21" for the Tesla Model S that were used for a photo shoot and can be yours for significant savings! Wheels are finished in Tarmac (Satin Black) MO 21x9 ET30 Front MO 21x10 ET40 Rear With Tires (Continental Sport Contact 6 255/35/21...
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    Delivery checklist

    Something to check is inside the door jams, where the forward bottom corner of the rear door and the rearward bottom corner of the front door meet. Sometimes when mounting the doors, the bottom corners scratch and dig into the top of the rocker panel and the only 100% fix is a repaint.
  31. EliteFinish

    Model 3 Scratches All Over And What Tesla's Tech Said

    I think this is the reason Tesla has chosen to switch the standard color to white, the paint itself is no more durable or high quality than the black, but people are less likely to see damage like this on a black car. I've seen Model 3s delivered in this kind of shape, usually not but you'd be...
  32. EliteFinish

    Favorite Waterless Wash?

    Safe on PPF, ceramic, tint, glass, dash, seats, screens, wheels. The lot!
  33. EliteFinish

    Favorite Waterless Wash?

    Glad you're enjoying it! Thanks for the love
  34. EliteFinish

    Plastic Covered Rockers.

    Yeah the first gen Model S had plastic rockers (got chewed up but fairly inexpensive to replace) but now the Model S and 3 have the painted rockers, which one could argue is "more premium" but also might be the case of "one less part to make/install" Glad to see the Model Y hopefully takes...
  35. EliteFinish

    In the wild

    From this photo the load floor looks fairly high (which is fine since it's an SUV but something to think about) but I think it might be that rear diffuser piece making it seem further front the ground. -Kevin
  36. EliteFinish

    Xpel Wrapping and Removing Side Cameras

    We remove those side cameras for install on every M3/MS/MX that receives a front end package (meaning the full fenders get PPF). Have not had an issue once. Estimate 2000+ vehicles. The process is fairly straightforward, and for the most invisible install possible we recommend removing them to...
  37. EliteFinish

    Do ceramic coatings have a reliable bond with paint protection film (PPF)?

    Coating is applied on PPF on a regular basis through professional installers and DIYers alike. While it is true that some coatings aren't meant for or ideal for PPF application, there are multiple coatings DESIGNED for PPF. XPEL recently launched Fusion Plus and after applying it on my personal...
  38. EliteFinish

    Rockers look sandblasted

    Unfortunately this is a common occurrence and is not a paint defect, but a reality of driving a Model 3. First gen Model S has plastic rocker panels and although it might not be seen as "premium" it certainly was effective and inexpensive to replace down the road when they inevitably get sand...
  39. EliteFinish

    Request: 3M Crystalline Pics w/ White Interior

    Perfect combo on a white interior. This is my vote! 70% Windshield, 40% sides and rear -Kevin
  40. EliteFinish

    Thinking about tint, concerned about visibility

    My personal Vehicle has 70% Windshield, 50% sides and rear. (black interior) The 50% is very light and have no problems seeing at nightime. I forget that I have tint on my windshield other than the fact that Crystalline blocks so much heat and I notice it in my cabin temps. Sometimes I wish went...
  41. EliteFinish

    For those of you with a ceramic coating...

    A big thank you to people in the community who educate fellow owners from their experience! While we apply CQuartz and PPF as the significant portion of our business, I can't tell you how many times a day I get calls from people who want ceramic coating for rock chip protection because some shop...
  42. EliteFinish

    PPF on White Model 3 - Questions

    @Amp3d Your concern is definitely valid. PPF yellowing is definitely still a thing, but usually on lower grade films that have not innovated since a couple years ago. PPF has come a long way in the last 3-5 years, even in the last year it has improved! Thankfully high quality films don't seem to...
  43. EliteFinish

    Paint protection: PPF or Ceramic or both?

    Like @RDubya has shown, a lot of people aren't thinking about these rocker panels on the Model 3. My recommendation is to protect the front bumper & lights with PPF at a minimum. Rock chips on that plastic front bumper are inevitable. Next would be the protecting the rocker panels since the...
  44. EliteFinish

    Tiny rock chips in windshield. Ceramic it??

    I can say that ceramic will not fill chips and sand pitting on a windshield, but I agree with @TintWorldSantaClara that first you repair/replace your windshield, protect it with ExoShield, Clearplex or a similar product installed by a reputable shop. These products will not stop visual damage...
  45. EliteFinish

    Vendor Teslanomics (Ben Sullins) Model 3 Protection Education

    Hi Everyone! Just wanted to share our video with Ben Sullins (Teslanomics) if you haven't seen it yet, we run through factory defects, wash damage, and protectants like ceramic coatings. This video was made in April of last year, but this video is still relevant for your Model 3, and really any...

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