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Just finished my chrome delete and window tint!

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Kpsnow, May 29, 2018.

  1. Kpsnow

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    I decided to pick up some vinyl wrapping skills via YouTube and wrap all of my chrome. It took me about 25 hours and approximately $100 in vinyl, but I absolutely love the look. 35% ceramic tint was done locally in northern Virginia. I totally support anyone in their effort to do the vinyl themselves as long as they are willing to learn a few specific techniques and take their time. I have many tips on how to wrap tricky handles and mirrors if anyone is interested! This week, I'll be installing 20mm spacers front and rear. IMG_2081.jpg IMG_2013.jpg IMG_2053.jpg IMG_2062.jpg

    Enjoy!
     
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    Wow! Looks great!! You did an amazing job. Can you share how you wrap the folding mirrors and the rear tailique?

    Thanks
     
  3. Kpsnow

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    I also wrapped the piano black trim in carbon fiber. This took some pretty serious deconstruction of the interior. IMG_1521.jpg IMG_1517.jpg IMG_1510.jpg
     
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    Giddy up!! I love this can u share some URL's and stuff to start the process?
     
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    Beyond spectacular looking !
     
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    Wow, that looks excellent, well done! Would love to see some notes on the process, I have been thinking about wrapping my piano interior in carbon as well, but nervous since I have never done anything like it before. What was your experience level before this project?
     
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    My experience with vinyl was very limited. I wrapped a pair of bookshelf speakers a few months back, and thats all. As for general handiness and comfort taking the car apart, I've had quite a few project cars in the past and the idea of diving in didn't phase me. Ill make a walk around video tomorrow describing tips I have for wrapping the individual parts. I wish I had documented the process real time, but you know, hindsight.

    A few helpful videos in the meantime:

    Taking the mirror apart:


    Deconstructing interior:



    Popping off arm rest:


    General wrapping tutorials:


    Watch this guy's channel. Hours of it. I cannot stress how important it is to understand the basics of vinyl wrapping before starting.
     
  8. Kpsnow

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    Here are a few pictures I took before the wrap.
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  9. gaswalla

    gaswalla P4201/85/airsusp/pano/19i

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    Damn... You are a great photographer
     
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    omg I just want to eat that red. It looks delicious.
     
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    Looks sick! Can I ask what brand/type vinyl you went with?
     
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    +1

    I'm looking to do this as well. Would love to know exactly the products you used for the whole process.
     
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    Awesome. Well done.
     
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    Forgot to ask, what month/year is your build? When did they stop the dash Alcantara?
     
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    looks good, great DIY
     
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    Thanks guys!!

    The carbon is from Vivvid and has the best texture and shine I've seen:
    ViVVid Carbon

    The gloss black is from Avery:
    Avery Gloss Black

    I also used a gloss black from ViVVid but would not recommend. Its thicker than Avery and the air release texture is more pronounced once the vinyl is stuck down.

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  17. Kpsnow

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    This is a April 2016 90D. I don't know when they stopped the alcantara, but I absolutely love mine!
     
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  18. Damien Sandow

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    Where did you get your tint done in NoVA? I am currently in the market. :D
     
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    More info and after photos of the interior.
     
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    Man, that looks GREAT!! 25 hours, goodness! How much material did you get?
     

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