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Vendor 2015 Black Model S - New Car Prep <---- Another Bad One

Discussion in 'Florida' started by First Impression, Jan 10, 2015.

  1. First Impression

    First Impression Local Vendor - Florida

    May 2, 2013
    Serving Tampa, Sarasota & Southwest Florida
    #1 First Impression, Jan 10, 2015
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2015
    This Model S came to our studio from Lakeland, FL. The car was roughly a week old. We installed 3M Crystalline all around including windshield and pano roof, the car also received a paint correction and application of Gtechniq Crystal Serum and EXOv2 on the paintwork. Wheels, leather, carpet and glass where also coated.

    Initial Inspection

    Lots of scratches, many of them superficial but a fair amount of deeper scratches were also present.
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    Not everyone who can hold a polisher can safely and properly correct the paintwork on a Tesla. The paint on Teslas is very soft and finicky to work with (specially black), this requires a skilled detailer to achieve the best results possible without sacrificing the integrity of the paint.
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    A 50/50 shot of what's being accomplish

    Done with Correction

    By removing the majority of the scratches on the vehicle we enhance the gloss and increase the clarity of the paint
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    Coating Wheels
    In order to properly clean, decontaminate and coat the wheels we remove them off the car, spray a deironizer to melt away all iron particles embedded on the surface of the wheel (when this reaction takes place the clear chemical turns purple as seen in the pictures below) leaving behind a clean suface for the coating to properly adhere to.
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    Finished MS
    Due to a tight schedule I was unable to take more after shots.
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    I hope you enjoyed this thread as much as I enjoy working on this cars.

    Feel free to message me or reply to this thread with any questions you might have.
  2. JRP3

    JRP3 Hyperactive Member

    Aug 20, 2007
    Central New York
    Nice work. From the looks of the before shots they must be washing these cars with sandpaper :cursing: :biggrin:
  3. CHGolferJim

    CHGolferJim Member

    Jan 28, 2014
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Were both these cars end-of-4Q rush jobs from Fremont?
  4. First Impression

    First Impression Local Vendor - Florida

    May 2, 2013
    Serving Tampa, Sarasota & Southwest Florida
    I have yet to see a decent black Tesla
  5. Roland

    Roland Member

    Jan 29, 2013
    Naples, FL

    Another great job. You are an artist.

    My S still looks great and is easy to hand wash after the work you did to it.


  6. MiloMike

    MiloMike Member

    Dec 7, 2014
    Apollo Beach, Florida
    At least the first posted black model S in this series was an end of 2014 delivery.

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