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Model S owners who have blacked out chrome trim/handles/etc

Discussion in 'Model S' started by rory breaker, Aug 18, 2016.

  1. GRYGHST

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    I blacked mine out as well. They really should offer this from the factory. IMG_2249.JPG
     
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    Here's mine.
     

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    Looks great. What kind of wrap did you use? Anything other than wrapping out the chrome and swapping the wheels? What kind of wheels are they? Did you black out the headlights too?
     
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    Out of curiosity how much did people spend on chrome blackout?
     
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    I'm not sure how I stack up, but I believe I paid around $600 for material and labor. I blacked out all chrome including under the side mirrors and the handles which are both fairly challenging due to the shape and moving parts.
     
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    You did this yourself? What products did you use?
     
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    Deciding between blackout the mirrors vs. carbon fiber the mirrors and door handles, maybe bottom chrome. I wonder why car manufacturers use so much chrome.
     
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    Got mine done, those in the DMV I went to Kunza Wrap and Tint
     

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    I thought about cf too but the windows lend well to black or something not patterned
     
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    Has anyone tried Plastidip? I was tempted to try it.
     
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    I was thinking about it, but was advised against it. I am glad I wrapped it, I plati dipped the emblems, the tesla on the back, the front license plate cover and the screw bolts. The difference between the wrap and plasti dip is massive and the quality in wrap is far better. Plus enjoy getting the pasti dip off the handles if you ever take it off
     
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    Here is my pearl white with chrome delete but with some 3m hot rod red for a little "pop".

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    Am I the only one that went with paint? I didn't want seams, risk of lifting, and the potential for discoloration.

    How long did they tell you all these wraps would hold up?
     
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    I considered paint but at the time I wasn't sure how it'd look and wanted to be able to go back to stock. But now that I've had it for a while, I'm really happy with the look and I wouldn't mind making it permanent with paint. Did you do it yourself or did you have it done, if so, how much?

    As for how long the wrap will last, time will tell. I've had it for almost 2 years now and it's holding up very well. I was told that it would probably last about 5 years or so.
     
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    I have only done black vinyl on top of the car (I don't have glass sunroof)
    Glossy wrap around windows
    Glossy wrap on door handles
    Glossy wrap on the turn signals on sides
    Satin wrap on the bottom door sills

    For the front/rear, I haven't done them but I am feeling like I may just end up doing it now.

    I really wish pre face lift models came with painted side skirts. It bugs me to see unpainted plastic on a car of this price range.

    On a side note, I'm so glad I put the vinyl wrap on the roof. I almost NEVER park the car outside since it usually sits in my garage or my garage at work. I parked at a park once and it seems someone kicked a soccer ball and it skidded across the top of the car. It scratched the vinyl slightly but that's a lot better than scratching the actual paint!
     

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    Anyone do this on a white car?
     
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    @derekmw How is the wrap holding up on the side skirts? I was told that it wouldn't stick well there because of the texture. Maybe they just couldn't guarantee that it would hold up as well. I agree that it would look better body color.
     

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