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Founder Edition Model X visited us. [shots inside]

XPEL

Vendor
Mar 13, 2013
316
306
San Antonio, Texas
We had the honor to work on an brand new Black Tesla Model X Founder Edition over the past week or so.

The following was installed at our XPEL Austin shop:

XPEL ULTIMATE paint protection film:
Full hood, full front fenders, front bumper, side mirrors, full doors, rocker panels, a-pillars, rear quarters and rear lift gate. Nearly every painted surface was protected with our XPEL ULTIMATE pre-cut kits. Our pre-cut kits allow for wrapped edges, so where possible the kit was wrapped.

XPEL ULTIMATE has a 10-year warranty that covers, yellowing, staining, cracking, blistering and delaminating.

Now for the best part!

A finished complete shot outside of our shop, the new Model X looks great!
1XPELAUSTIN%20Tesla%20Model%20X%20a-1.jpg

Here the installer is in the process of installing XPEL ULTIMATE on the front bumper
XPELAUSTIN%20Tesla%20Model%20X-8.jpg

A frontal view of the installation process on the front bumper of the Model X
XPELAUSTIN%20Tesla%20Model%20X-7.jpg

The front Bumper has XPEL ULTIMATE applied now
XPELAUSTIN%20Tesla%20Model%20X-6.jpg

A better view of the front end that is in the process of having XPEL ULTIMATE installed
XPELAUSTIN%20Tesla%20Model%20X-5.jpg

Installer is in the process of installing XPEL ULTIMATE on the fender of this Founder Edition Model X. You can see the film partially installed on the right of the picture
XPELAUSTIN%20Tesla%20Model%20X-3.jpg

A better picture of the full fender with ULTIMATE film on it, ready for the installer to squeegee it down
XPELAUSTIN%20Tesla%20Model%20X-1.jpg

A forward facing view of the film being installed
XPELAUSTIN%20Tesla%20Model%20X-2.jpg

The installer is installing the pre-cut kit made for the door of the Model X
XPELAUSTIN%20Tesla%20Model%20X-4.jpg

A finished photo of the Model X in the garage before moving it outside we check for any defects or imperfections
XPELAUSTIN%20Tesla%20Model%20X-9.jpg

A finished picture of the beautiful Model X outside our shop at XPEL Austin
XPELAUSTIN%20Tesla%20Model%20X-11.jpg

Another angle of the Model X in front of our shop at XPEL Austin
XPELAUSTIN%20Tesla%20Model%20X-14.jpg

Front facing view of the Model X in front of our shop at XPEL Austin
XPELAUSTIN%20Tesla%20Model%20X-12.jpg
 

highedu

Member
Dec 1, 2012
669
60
East Bay Area, CA
Woukd you also be able to wrap the glossy seat backs to protect from scuffing from children sitting in the rear?

We had the honor to work on an brand new Black Tesla Model X Founder Edition over the past week or so.

The following was installed at our XPEL Austin shop:

XPEL ULTIMATE paint protection film:
Full hood, full front fenders, front bumper, side mirrors, full doors, rocker panels, a-pillars, rear quarters and rear lift gate. Nearly every painted surface was protected with our XPEL ULTIMATE pre-cut kits. Our pre-cut kits allow for wrapped edges, so where possible the kit was wrapped.

XPEL ULTIMATE has a 10-year warranty that covers, yellowing, staining, cracking, blistering and delaminating.

Now for the best part!

A finished complete shot outside of our shop, the new Model X looks great!
1XPELAUSTIN%20Tesla%20Model%20X%20a-1.jpg

Here the installer is in the process of installing XPEL ULTIMATE on the front bumper
XPELAUSTIN%20Tesla%20Model%20X-8.jpg

A frontal view of the installation process on the front bumper of the Model X
XPELAUSTIN%20Tesla%20Model%20X-7.jpg

The front Bumper has XPEL ULTIMATE applied now
XPELAUSTIN%20Tesla%20Model%20X-6.jpg

A better view of the front end that is in the process of having XPEL ULTIMATE installed
XPELAUSTIN%20Tesla%20Model%20X-5.jpg

Installer is in the process of installing XPEL ULTIMATE on the fender of this Founder Edition Model X. You can see the film partially installed on the right of the picture
XPELAUSTIN%20Tesla%20Model%20X-3.jpg

A better picture of the full fender with ULTIMATE film on it, ready for the installer to squeegee it down
XPELAUSTIN%20Tesla%20Model%20X-1.jpg

A forward facing view of the film being installed
XPELAUSTIN%20Tesla%20Model%20X-2.jpg

The installer is installing the pre-cut kit made for the door of the Model X
XPELAUSTIN%20Tesla%20Model%20X-4.jpg

A finished photo of the Model X in the garage before moving it outside we check for any defects or imperfections
XPELAUSTIN%20Tesla%20Model%20X-9.jpg

A finished picture of the beautiful Model X outside our shop at XPEL Austin
XPELAUSTIN%20Tesla%20Model%20X-11.jpg

Another angle of the Model X in front of our shop at XPEL Austin
XPELAUSTIN%20Tesla%20Model%20X-14.jpg

Front facing view of the Model X in front of our shop at XPEL Austin
XPELAUSTIN%20Tesla%20Model%20X-12.jpg
 

XPEL

Vendor
Mar 13, 2013
316
306
San Antonio, Texas
Woukd you also be able to wrap the glossy seat backs to protect from scuffing from children sitting in the rear?

Looks great!

I'd also like to hear your take on wrapping the seat backs.

Thanks!

Thanks! We are in the process of getting the patterns for the seat backs, we only had so much time with this specific Model X. It is in the works though

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Just curious...Is the color of this Model X solid black or obsidian black?

Its a founders edition, but other than that I did not look. I will see if we have the information
 

eHeyMan

Member
Sep 29, 2015
15
5
WA
Thanks for posting the pictures. I'm considering having Ultimate XPEL done on mine. I'm also thinking of using the Stealth XPEL film on the shiny seat backs to prevent scratches and scuffing there. Is there a recommended period of time you need to wait after taking delivery of the factory car, for gassing to take place (before applying the XPEL film)? Do you recommend the Service Center not wax and buff the car before having the film applied?
 

Vizir

Member
Aug 1, 2014
201
28
OK
How much did it cost to do this job? Was it a complete protection, as in, were all external panels protected, or only specific ones?
 

XPEL

Vendor
Mar 13, 2013
316
306
San Antonio, Texas
Thanks for posting the pictures. I'm considering having Ultimate XPEL done on mine. I'm also thinking of using the Stealth XPEL film on the shiny seat backs to prevent scratches and scuffing there. Is there a recommended period of time you need to wait after taking delivery of the factory car, for gassing to take place (before applying the XPEL film)? Do you recommend the Service Center not wax and buff the car before having the film applied?

No problem! STEALTH does look amazing, so that is an option. There should be no outgassing from a OEM manufacturer as they bake there paint. The cars should be ready to go from Tesla, Porsche, etc. Before installation the installer has to clay bar and remove any contaminants on the paint, so yes if they can avoid the "dealer prep" as in waxing and buffing. Either way the installer will have to do a full wipe down and clay to ensure the paint is clean and ready for clear bra installation.

How much did it cost to do this job? Was it a complete protection, as in, were all external panels protected, or only specific ones?

Yes, complete protection, every painted panel (and the headlights) had XPEL ULTIMATE applied on the exterior. The only area's not protected would be the glass. Pricing varies on area, skill and market. Full wraps are typically between 4-8k depending on the vehicle. Your best best is to call a local installer and find a installer and price that works in your budget. To find an installer click: XPEL LOCATOR
 

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