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GP Automotive Renewal Service: Falcon5's Tesla Model S - Lots of photos!!

Discussion in 'General - Sponsored' started by MoeMistry, Nov 27, 2014.

  1. MoeMistry

    MoeMistry Local Vendor - SoCal

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    #1 MoeMistry, Nov 27, 2014
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    Again, we've had the pleasure of preparing a Tesla Model S, GP style. Our typical process starts with our proprietary Automotive Renewal System. ARS is a process that has taken over two decades to perfect and is dynamic. It addresses the vehicle's needs based on ITS condition. So, no two vehicles will ever have the same exact renewal service. We're not a cookie-cutter shop, we view our work as art and expression of whom we are.

    This MS went through a Phase 2 Renewal Service, due to the amount of imperfections in the paint finish, we had to perform an advanced paint correction. Finally, we applied a cutting-edge Nano coating to protect the paint surface.

    The clear film, Paint Armour, from the factory was removed. Our PPF service was performed. And finally, we applied Huper Optik window film to all glass surfaces.

    This job took about three days from start to finish and we hope you enjoy looking through a project we absolutely loved doing. Sit back, grab some snacks, and enjoy the ride!


    Factory-applied PPF. Notice all the exposed edges. This allows for wax, dirt, etc. to get trapped on exposed adhesive edge. Over time, clear film will have to be trimmed, and eventually removed for aesthetic reasons


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    Removal of Paint Armour. This process is a bit nerve-racking. Whenever removing pre-existing clear film, you always run the risk of possibly removing the paint underneath the film. Sometimes, it can take us a few hours to do this process

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    For a seamless install, we always remove as much as possible to allow for the film to be tucked in past the edges of body panels. This requires a lot of labor, but more importantly, a skilled technician

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    Preparation is the key to a proper installation. Every inch of the paint is painstakingly examined and imperfections are removed. Any paint chips are filled. Even though our clients may never see what's underneath the film, to us, we know imperfections are there. The goal here is simple: freeze the perfect paint condition in time. The clear film will eventually be removed, and when that time arrives, the paint underneath will be preserved and in pristine condition

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    Installation begins. We perform a custom/semi-custom installation. Some panels, headlights and fenders, are better and more precise using computer-cut patterns. What's unique about our installation is, the patterns are extended on edges allowing us to still perform a seamless installation, without making cuts on the vehicle. Other areas, hood, mirrors or bumpers, are often custom. We literally roll out the film and hand trim every area. This requires years of experience and a surgeon's nerves of steel

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    Re-assembly. Goal is to put everything back to factory condition and not have any spare parts ;)

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    Final Result

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    Tinting glass is definitely an art form. We use a unique NanoCeramic window film called Huper Optik. We've opted for this brand for clarity and amazing performance. It's tint for those that want heat rejection, but not the tint "look". This Model S had Ceramic 60 applied to all windows. We make all our patterns by hand and not use any computers

    We prefer to remove door panels as this gives the installer ample access to apply the film to the outermost edges of the glass. This also allows us to clean excess water without letting it go behind the doors and into areas sensitive to water. As you can see, all parts, screws, and bolts are properly catalogued.

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    Phase 2/Nano

    A few wheels were curbed. We can repair them on-site

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    Paint decontaminated using clay, then dried

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    Wheels dismounted for repair

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    Project Complete

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  2. mspohr

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    This reminds me of the people who put clear plactic slipcovers on their sofas to protect the fabric... It just seems tacky to me.
     
  3. MoeMistry

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    #3 MoeMistry, Nov 27, 2014
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    Consider it insurance policy for those not wanting rock chips, swirl marks, and shopping cart scuffs at local Costco ;)
     
  4. techmaven

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    Actually, with the right PPF, you can hardly see it, so hardly the same thing.
     
  5. bonnie

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    I'd put it more along the lines of deciding to recover your furniture with kid-proof fabric that looks just like the old fabric, but can take spills and grubby hands and wipe clean without a trace. Looks the same as new & keeps looking like new, while protecting. (Pardon the analogy, but just sent out two chairs for reupholstery, due to three large dogs sneaking up on them one too many times... new fabric is indestructible.)

    While plastic slipcovers just look ... tacky.
     
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    Please explain how this multi-coat red Model S has a Signature side badge.
     
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    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Most likely the owner would have to explain that.
     
  8. MoeMistry

    MoeMistry Local Vendor - SoCal

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    Falcon5, a member on this forum, was one of the 1000 that actually got a Signature Model S...this in fact is a Sig Red.
     
  9. SigS905

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    This is my Signature Model S. Paid extra for the burgundy red.

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    Saved me at least $1000 when someone door dinged me and Moe fixed for a small amount. No painting required. Well worth the money we spent to protect the car.
     
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    Looks like this is the second time that the plastic coating has been applied as the first coat appears damaged in the original pictures and there are were some odd seams that were obviously problems. Don't know the costs but other forum posts have said about $5000 for plastic coating. When the plastic gets damaged, you still have to pay to fix the plastic. Not much different than re-painting.
     
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    My error. For some reason the pictures make it appear to be a brighter red as opposed to the burgundy red on the Signatures. That's why I thought it was MC red.
     
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    Tesla did a poor job on the original clear coat that they offered with the car. Was unhappy with the work, but left it on. Had some front end work done and the repair shop did an even worse job than Tesla. Had to either remove it or replace it. Without the protective wrap the car would have had to be fixed, prepped and painted. Took Moe a few hours to fix it and a small fee. Otherwise it would have cost upwards of $2000 and taken two days or more.
     
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    Great work Moe!
     
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    +1 Great job Moe, I also need to bring my car in for it's one year service..
     
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    Thanks Dennis!!

    Sounds great. I'll shoot you an email and we'll get you on the schedule
     
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    I think this is just a choice just like anything else you decide to do with the car. Count me as one of those who hates door dings, rock chips, scratches or scuffs on the paint and having to live with it vs. repainting or replace/repair as well. Having had other cars which needed body work with paint, color matching can be hit or miss sometimes with lighter metallic colors so I would much rather replace any damaged xpel piece vs repainting an entire panel of the car, costs aside. Anyways great job Moe, I always enjoy seeing the behind the scenes work.
     
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    Moe is the real deal! I'm a big fan of his work. this is $$$ well spent! love the attention to detail.
     
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    Thanks for kind words. It's nice to know you're protected should anything like this happen. Glad you did the full coverage on your MS.

    A little birdie told me you got your P85D already...when is she coming to the asylum ;) We're all looking forward to the project
     

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