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Chrome delete is failing me

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by kingtizzy007, Jul 31, 2020 at 8:12 PM.

  1. kingtizzy007

    kingtizzy007 Megatron

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    My CD on both sides are coming off during steady rain events. The shop that did the work has stellar reviews and owner seemingly does good work but this is the 2nd time it’s happened since it was first put on back in April. Not sure whether to just give up and rip it all off and request a refund if that’s even an option or what. Sigh
     

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  2. P3dStealth

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    Weird. My self install is holding strong. Do you have ceramic coating?
     
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    I've had a DIY ceramic coating since 2 years ago. Since my chrome had a cloudy appearance, chrome delete was a no-brainer. I installed it last May, so more than 2 months.
     
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    My installer did my chrome delete a year ago and still holding up. However due to Tesla misplaced panels on the door it rubs and the corner rubs off. However the majority of the chrome delete is still strong and surviving. You should request for redo or refund at that point
     
  5. kingtizzy007

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    I do not, no.
     
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    Shop owner wants to give it one more go but if that fails, I think I’m going to do just that and ask for a refund.
     
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    I’ve had my diy chrome delete on for almost a year. Been through rain/snow and holding up great. My car is even ceramic coated and didn’t do anything special before applying it.
     
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  8. kingtizzy007

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    He’s going to replace the Avery film with 3M and see if that fixes the issue. Apparently quality between the two are pretty close so will just have to try it and see what happens.
     
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  9. Perscitus

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    Options:

    -have it liquid wrapped
    -buy and install the made-in-Chine snap on black replacement trim (eBay, Amazon, etc.) fit is meh but it wont peel up like that
    -accept and embrace the chrome!
    -add moarh chrome everywhere (see Nissan Murano, Chevy Impala, Toyota Camry, Honda Jazz and old Mercedes/BMW owners)
     
  10. Edduh

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    Mine was wrapped 3M and my friends are all 3M. All are perfect still a year later. You should be good with 3M !
     
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    For what it’s worth I used the Kenriko kit which I believe was Avery.
     
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    Try Plasti Dip?

    Like others have mentioned, try a different brand name
     
  13. kingtizzy007

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    Embrace the chrome huh?! Ugh but I might have no other option in the end.
     
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    I certainly hope so because this is really aggravating me.
     
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    I did some research on Plasti dip but I’m not sure how it might stand up over time especially with the FL sun baking it when not home and garage kept.
     
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    Plastidip is old tech, skip it.

    Look at a place that can do Sprayshield or Autoflex, Autoflex Express.
     
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    Intresting point. I don't know either ... hmm
     
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    Interesting that it's the same areas on both sides of the trim that aren't adhering. Is it even sticky underneath the vinyl? Have them use 3M and see if that makes a difference, but both are top quality. My entire car is wrapped in Avery film and my chrome delete is 3M and none of it is coming off. Chrome delete is also 9 months strong
     
  19. kingtizzy007

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    It is really odd that it is only happening on that top trim on each side and yes it was sticky underneath and I just stuck it back on.
     
  20. kingtizzy007

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    Ok thanks. Shop Owner did mention looking at other alternatives if the 3M film also fails to stick so I imagine what you mention here is something he may see as an option.
     

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