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Detailing a Titanium 85D - Worth it!

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Fanatic1, Mar 1, 2016.

  1. Fanatic1

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    After hemming and hawing about spending some more money to protect my new toy, I decided that I would regret it if I didn't do something at least to protect the paint from fading. I did some research and on the advice from GasDoc, I messaged a very reputable Tesla detailer on Yelp in Northern California. He told me a great deal of info and answered my questions very promptly.

    I dropped it off and I waited a whole week for the detailing work I had Joe and his team at OCDetailing in Walnut Creek. It could have dropped it off so I didn't have to wait a whole week but my schedule was complicated that week. I just picked it up this past Saturday. Since I live on the Peninsula, he offered to drop it off at a mutual meeting point and he took Bart back to his shop. Great service. Something I didn't expect. It takes about an hour to get out to Walnut Creek for me.

    I have a titanium metallic 85D delivered at the end of November 2015 and lucked out that there were no nicks or dings yet after 3 months of driving. It has autopilot, air suspension which I use a lot especially when parking in public lots with those curbs, premium sound and interior so everything except for cold weather package or 3rd row seats.

    After speaking with Joe in person and looking at a couple of Teslas that were there for their follow up inspection and wash, I decided on the following items:

    I had them do Opticoat Pro outside covered with OptiCoat Plus, FlybyForte glass protection, Car Port Dlux on plastic trim, and Opti Guard on interior. They color corrected and polished everything first. This was followed by front surface Xpel Ultimate vinyl wrap and alloy rim gators. I decided against wrapping the entire car since it was going to be much more. They also installed the Blackvue 650GW-2CH dash cam for me so that it was hard wired so parking mode works. I have been reading about the DIY methods and was really hesitant about pulling out panels and feeding wires myself. Oh yeah, windows are tinted now. They even applied the EV stickers required for carpool or express lane use. I already had them on but luckily I had put them onto clear removable vinyl bumper stickers I had bought on advice from this forum. He just removed them and reapplied to the Xpel.
    They even covered the door handles with Xpel since they get scratched over time.

    I am really glad I did all this and would do it again but probably not wait that long. Car looks amazing. Here are a couple of photos I've taken. More to come.

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  2. msnow

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    Looks great!! I always thought you were supposed to put Xpel on first and then Opticoat on top, no?
     
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    That is what I did had done. Xpel first and then CQuartz. If you put the coating on first the film will not adhere is what I was told. The coatings are super slippery.
     
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    Nice job. I've seen a lot of work done out of ocdetailing, and it's great stuff.
     
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    what did it cost?
     
  6. Fanatic1

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    Good question. Makes sense. Let me double check.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    I PM'd you.
     
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    You are absolutely correct. I didn't ask about this initially since I presumed they would do it right. Yes. Color correction and polishing first. Then Xpel Ultimate and then Opticoat Pro everywhere on top of everything.
     
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    Excellent and it looks awesome!
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Odd question on this post, but do you have the standard coils? Just curious based on the picture . . .
     
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    #13 Fanatic1, Mar 2, 2016
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    Air suspension. Might have been up very high at the time. Curbs are high in the area so GPS may have upped the air suspension.
     
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    Needs 21" grey wheels.
     
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    Yeah!!!
     
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    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    There is simply nobody better than Joe and his team at OCD. As I have said here before, I will NEVER use anybody else. I'm glad you found him.

    Period.
     
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    Thanks! I'm glad I did too! GasDoc recommended him.
     
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    Hey Fanatic1,

    Your car looks great! I just bought a Titanium 75D 2 weeks ago. I live in Alamo, so Walnut Creek is right next door. Just curious what all this set you back? I'd like to do the same to my car.
    Thanks!
    Dave
     
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    Nice color. Damn shame they stopped it.
     
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    Sorry, Joe moved to Fremont but it was less than $3K if I remember correctly...
     

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