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Glossy Yellow Wrap Completed

wk057

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Feb 23, 2014
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So, I don't really publicize it much, but my fiance got herself a pearl white Model S P85 shortly after I got my blue. Long story short, after seeing the front of mine after 20k miles, we decided to go with some kind of protection for the paint on hers. We initially went with the 3M clear wrap on the whole car. Didn't work out all that well. Was functional, but the white no longer really popped the way it did without it.

We decided to back track and just do a full wrap on hers to a color that better suited her. Settled on 3M Glossy Bright Yellow.

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Finally all done. The local shop did a pretty good job on it. We haven't decided on if the handles should stay yellow or back to chrome, but they're yellow for now.

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I decided to do the re-badging myself and did that this evening since I could use my Model S as a template. I got it to the same spot within a couple of mm.

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Very happy with it and the great job done by the folks over at GTM Signs (GTM Wraps) in Deptford, NJ. They put in quite a bit of effort on this and got it done right. I'd recommend them for anyone looking to get something similar done. Just be sure to mention the yellow Tesla when you go. :)

I'll post some more pics when I get daylight to take some more good ones.
 
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FLDarren

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Apr 19, 2014
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Wow! Very impressed. I don't like wraps but your's looks stunning. I think its the glossiness that I find appealing. I don't think it would've looked good at all in matte.
 
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wk057

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Feb 23, 2014
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Hickory, NC, USA
Wow! Very impressed. I don't like wraps but your's looks stunning. I think its the glossiness that I find appealing. I don't think it would've looked good at all in matte.

I personally don't understand matte color change wraps on cars... unless I want a car that looks like it has primer on it... which I don't. I don't find matte appealing on cars at all. Yet to see one that I like.
 
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FLDarren

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I personally don't understand matte color change wraps on cars... unless I want a car that looks like it has primer on it... which I don't. I don't find matte appealing on cars at all. Yet to see one that I like.

Exactly! A while back I saw a Camry in matte black. I couldn't tell if it was a wrap, plasti dip or primer. Either way, it looked like it came from the junkyard.
 
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FreeOfPge

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May 12, 2013
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Sweeeeet! IMO, the handles should be black or chrome, though the yellow looks good too, it's just a bit much for me. Your wife's car looks awesome!
 

EarlyAdopter

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Jun 24, 2012
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Redmond, WA
Wow, that looks great!

I vote chrome or black for the door handles, to either match the window trim or the wheels. A little contrast there in the door panel would be good. Plus, the handles are such a visual style piece why hide them?
 

kevincwelch

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May 13, 2012
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The wrap is nicely done. Should fit right in when it transforms.

I do think the blue MS when wrapped with Xpel Stealth looks great. Other than that, the only matte colored cars I have liked are the lambos.
 

jkliu47

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Apr 30, 2013
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Not having wrapped a car before - pardon my question:

How far does the wrap go on the car. IOW is the car's original paint visible anywhere? (Like in door jambs, under the hood, under the carpeting)
 

JakeP

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Apr 27, 2012
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This is gorgeous, wonderful job! Personally I would keep the chrome handles, they would look great with the yellow. And I definitely agree that you should paint the calipers yellow!
 

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