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Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by rsk12, Mar 30, 2018.

  1. rsk12

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    Here is a quote I got in Seattle area for chrome delete. Is this quote reasonable

    Matte Black ( 3M / Avery Dennison )
    Side View Mirrors Pair - $200.00
    All Door Handles (Full Wrap) - $200.00
    Front Bumper Grille Piece - $100.00
    Rear Hatch Piece - $200.00
    Rocker Panels Chrome Piece Pair - $100.00
    Side Window Surrounds - $650.00

    Thanks for your help
     
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    I did mine for far less, under $1,000.
     
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    few cans of plastidip + DIY, under $50
     
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    Auto-fold mirrors appear to scrape off the plastidip, no?
     
  6. dgentsch

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    Yes, this is why they usually paint it.

    That's what they did for mine.
     
  7. Acho

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    If you order all the listed options together they should give you good discount since the scrap will be minimized. I think 20-30% is reasonable
     
  8. bcamacho

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    I love the idea of chrome delete. However, if using vinyl, I would be concerned on the longevity. If there is any cracking down the road, removal would be tricky. Plastic dip seems like a good option due to its ease for removal. One option is to use both! Use vinyl only on the parts like the folding mirrors.
    I'm interested in this but I need to do more research.
     
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    A brand name vinyl should not crack and be easily removable for about 5 years
     
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    I paid $1200 for mine (deleted everything but the Tesla emblems) but I went to a very high-end shop and the work has a lifetime warranty. Not going to skimp on aftermarket work on a $50k car. There's also not a lot of places that do it here so pricing likely isn't as competitive here as it may be in other parts.
     
  11. Lifeinabox

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    Less than $1k is reasonable.
     
  12. Acho

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    #12 Acho, Mar 31, 2018
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    I was not talking if the price quoted by the OP is reasonable but that if you get the full package you should get good discount.

    Side windows surround for $650 is crazy expensive. They are easy to do and if you tailor the material smart there will be not much material involved
     
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    $1150 with Wu Wraps - Pre Facelift, $1050 - Post facelift.

    If you are up for a challenge, its about $110 in supples (3m satin tape + 3m cutting tape) and a whole days labor - DIY)
     
  14. IchDochNicht

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    I recently asked a local owner who had all the chrome blacked-out. He said he had it done in the Fremont, CA, area for about $700.
     

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