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Model 3 - Hood Wrap Badge Removal

Oneleven

New Member
Apr 3, 2016
1
0
Ottawa, Canada
Hey Everyone,

I am picking up my Model 3 next week and am looking at getting the front end wrapped in Xpel Ultimate Film. One installer has told me that he would like to remove the front T badge from the hood to as it will give a cleaner install. I understand from the Xpel web page that the placement of the badge cutout in the template is not perfect.

I am looking to see if anyone else has removed the front badge to install the hood wrap and if you did, how did you put it back on or where did you buy a new one.

Thanks!
 

corpomonkey

Member
Apr 1, 2016
23
9
CT
I was looking into getting the front part of the car wrapped and the installer told me that he prefers to remove the badge, apply the wrap on the hood, and then buy a new emblem from the Tesla service center and install the new one. He said reusing the old one might not turn out well since it gets bent a little during removal.

I was quoted $2200 for front fenders, hood, bumper, and front of 2 side view mirrors. All with Xpel Ultimate.
 

RedT3

Member
Mar 13, 2018
13
41
Virginia
I just got a full expel ultimate car wrap for 3900. The car is badgeless now. We are waiting for 2 weeks for everything settle before they install new T badges. We have an optiom to switch color on badge but we chose OEM since I have a red car
 

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shrike

Member
Sep 11, 2017
42
38
Austin TX
I got a full frontal SunTek wrap and the installer removed the front badge. He'll install a new one when he can get it, but was told they are on backorder.

Still debating putting the badge back on, since it's a clean look without it.

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kev1n

Active Member
Nov 17, 2016
1,337
961
SF Bay Area
usually the installer would cut out their own template and put it back on(i have heard from these installers that the emblem is never in the same spot from factory, few of my friends that wrapped their model 3 chose not to put the emblem back on for a different look
 

Skione65

Active Member
May 5, 2016
1,567
816
Kentucky
I just got a full expel ultimate car wrap for 3900. The car is badgeless now. We are waiting for 2 weeks for everything settle before they install new T badges. We have an optiom to switch color on badge but we chose OEM since I have a red car

@RedT3,

OMG that’s Gorgeous!!! Looks absolutely Incredible! They did a great job. Love it.

Ski
 

tv4184

Member
Nov 15, 2018
41
18
Spring, TX
Ugh this was an oversight by me when I had my PPF done. Should have remembered to ask them to do it especially since I asked them to do the edges.
 

JeffK

Well-Known Member
Apr 27, 2016
6,997
6,930
Indianapolis
Hey Everyone,

I am picking up my Model 3 next week and am looking at getting the front end wrapped in Xpel Ultimate Film. One installer has told me that he would like to remove the front T badge from the hood to as it will give a cleaner install. I understand from the Xpel web page that the placement of the badge cutout in the template is not perfect.

I am looking to see if anyone else has removed the front badge to install the hood wrap and if you did, how did you put it back on or where did you buy a new one.

Thanks!
My installer removed the badge, applied 3M tape to the back of it and reapplied it after the wrap... Looks like new.
 

SeanM

Member
Oct 2, 2018
168
55
Fairfax, VA
A real professional installer knows how to re-install these emblems. The installer who wrapped the hood of my Model-3 removed the emblem with a fishing wire, put the vinyl over the hood and re-installed the emblem on, the placement is exact position as before.
 

Pato

Member
Oct 8, 2017
12
2
Seattle
Has anyone purchased a new hood emblem from Tesla. What did they charge?

I purchased a new “T” for my wrapped front end from my local SC. They were initially out of stock (sept) but got more in a few days later. I think it was $25.
 

reheat

Member
Aug 30, 2018
174
158
USA
$25, you can also look up the part number on the parts catalog. I kinda like the look of the front without the badge, so I'm running badge less right now.
 

Mobile Ranger

Member
Dec 18, 2018
56
190
Earth
You can always measure the emblem placement and take notes before removal, then make your own template using painters tape with your measurements for install.

Fishing wire works well and use a heat gun on the low setting for easier removal. Rubbing alcohol and micro fiber towels can get the residue off without damaging the paint.
 

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