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FINALLY: Midnight silver MX with full Xpel Stealth Wrap!!!

Discussion in 'Model X: Interior & Exterior' started by rjdoc74, May 27, 2017.

  1. rjdoc74

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    Picked her up today. I can not believe how much better the car looks. Turnaround time was 3 days. I was grinning ear to ear the whole way back from the shop. I can not recommend enough TRANSHINE DETAILING in Whittier. Bill and Jesus were AMAZING: so accommodating and patient. Best customer service I've had from anyone in a long time. Full wrap runs from 5K to 6K depending on what extras you get. Here are the contact details: [email protected] or call (562) 693-5619 They are located at 15130 E. Whittier Boulevard, Whittier, CA 90603

    Sorry for low quality images, TMC has crazy picture size restrictions.
     

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    Few more higher quality images.
     

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    Excellent, thanks for posting! I saw the X this color in Erik and David's video from Denver and thought it looked a lot better than it does on the Tesla website! Might change my mind from Blue... now I can't decide between white and black interior! How do you like the white look?
     
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    Love the white, but go with black. I am getting 3rd seat replaced because of seat tearing. But I have old perforated ultra white seats.
     
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    I have heard the old ones are 'weaker', but that makes sense with the perf. I'm still trying to get a sense of: Are newer leather seats of better construction or not (thicker leather, less wrinking/sagging. Jury is still out based on the last deliveries we've seen here. Perhaps the EOQ ones will help give some more info!

    Dark grey of the midnight silver is definitely a good look!
     
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    Looks great, and you were that one guy who actually posted pictures! As obvious as that would be. Jokes aside I noticed you painted you had your calipers painted, how much did you pay for that?

    I was quoted 600, seemed too much to me.
     
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    Yeah, maybe it's a few vodkas in me to today, but I am not getting the joke (that guy?). In any case, powdercoat and calipers was $1200.
     
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    A lot of the time people post about cool modifications, and post one bad picture or nothing at all. Nice to see you didn't follow suit.

    Do you no\t know how much the cost of just the calipers are?
     
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    Calipers and powdercoat $1200.
     
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    #10 Haxster, May 27, 2017
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    With the "wings" up, the front view kinda looks like the Batmobile. Nice!

    Have you considered doing some "chrome delete?"
     
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    #11 NikeWings, May 27, 2017
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    :cool:
    That looks terrific! Love that color in matte!
    I saw a black matte at the SvC last week and up close its stunning like yours. Hope to see you driving around our town so I can flash you a peace sign! :cool:

    Edit - yah stealth sorry, still love it!!
     
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  12. Tsportline

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    nice Stealth wrap.
     
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  13. rjdoc74

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    Yeah, I have a bunch of plastidip and I've watched the videos. Will do it sometime soon.
     
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    A lot of the chrome can be wrapped.
     
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    Praise Jesus (and Bill), that looks amazing.
     
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    Wow! That looks gorgeous
     
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    I honestly can't believe how great it looks. I live in LA and there are more teslas here than civics. Now I can actually see people noticing the car.

    One quick question @XPEL- what's the maintenance? Can I do regular car washes or hand washes only? My installer said nothing special needed, just spray polish every once in a while.
     
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    Wow! That looks great!
     
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    Probably a stupid question - but, you had a factory silver metallic color and then applied xpel stealth? I thought that was to protect factory matte finishes. Did your installer use pre-cut pieces or coat and then cut? Is that xpel stealth different from xpel clear bra. Also, did you apply any Gtechniq Crystal Serum? The look is awesome - I want to replicate that in the A.
     
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    Hi All. I have a midnight wrap and some comments to share.

    The gorgeous work was done by Tim at Adonis Detail in San Diego. As many here have posted, he's fantastic. 6 stars.

    The side-by-sides offer a comparison for those considering a wrap. I think Midnight Silver looks great in stealth.

    I was on the fence about wrapping. No longer. I drive and park with more confidence and no longer fear my kids going into the garage unsupervised.

    I like my glossy seatbacks but had them wrapped in clear. If you have glossy and kids with feet, it's a must.

    RPM Tesla provided the carbon fiber sticker for the one rear chrome piece I did. I installed it (very easy).

    I didn't delete anything else b/c I'm too old to pull it off and it's not my style anyway. This is a family car, which is why I have 7 seats and selected the 100D. I don't need to go fast, but 300 miles is great (actually, 305!). The wrap is for protection, not attention, but it does grab some and I certainly don't mind.

    I have a black CA plate (no pic) and I think it's worth the $50 for a black or grey car. I'm probably done messing with the exterior for now. No tint needed. Might buy a cubby though.

    I went with an unusual badge setup to get some customization and simplify the rear. Curious what people think about my choice here. I still could swap the red D for silver. The blank rears are nice, but I'm not a 60 pretending to be a P100D (or a P100D trying to avoid races?). The other pic shows why some customization is nice. It's not unusual to find myself surrounded by Tesla family members here in San Diego.

    -Dinosaver

     
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