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NO MORE CHROME! Blue & Satin Black Tesla Model S

Discussion in 'Tesla Parts for Sale' started by A-E, May 2, 2013.

  1. A-E

    A-E Vendor

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    I would like to share with you a recent transformation that we did for a customer.
    No more chrome or textured black plastic.
    All the exterior chrome pieces and lower rear deffuser have been wrapped in 3M satin black film. All the factory lower body trim pieces have been painted Tesla blue body color including the nose cone.


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  2. Teslawisher

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    Love the color and the blacked out chrome! Still unsure about the nose cone. I still haven't found an option here that I completely like.

    What is that spot on the left rear, directly behind the rear tire?
     
  3. kunal

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    Looks like mine, except I had mine wrapped in a satin xpel film so the blue is also satin.

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  4. Soflason

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    @A-E - another stunning transformation, just beautiful.

    @Kunal - one of the coolest Model S photos I've seen - looks like a professional in-studio shot for an ad!
     
  5. hvb

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    Wow! Where did you get your wrap done?
     
  6. kunal

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    @hvb - Northwest Auto Salon in Lynnwood. Talk to Blake, he's the best in the area. I wouldn't trust anyone else with my cars (he's done my Ferrari and done many other exotics including Lambos and a Koenigsegg).

    @Soflason - Thanks, Northwest Auto Salon has a place in their shop to take photos. I'm still waiting on a few more, they said they also did a video.
     
  7. DrTaras

    DrTaras R254->R725->S1364-->X769

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    Both these cars are amazing! 'Growing' the Tesla pie by showing what else can be done! Way to go guys!
    And to think, there was a post on 'my' TMC thread where they said, "BUT I can't see how you can get a depth of color and nuance from a thin film"
     
  8. Soflason

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    @Kunal - pls post more pix and video when you get a chance, very, very cool indeed.

    @DrT - your Model S metamorphosis by A-E, " the Tesla the Hun" is still the most amazing transformation I've seen to date, that two-toned beast with the scorpion-style wheels has the most sting on TMC! The big question is: will "the Hun" be making a cameo appearance at TESLIVE?
     
  9. GSP

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    Very nice. The parking sensors look just like factory installed as well.

    GSP
     
  10. kunal

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    @DrTaras so my car doesn't have a thin film and it isn't a typical film wrap. My wrap is actually an 8mm thick clear wrap on top of the standard Tesla blue, basically it is a very thick paint protection film. The film has a 10 year warranty and supposedly has self healing properties.

    @Sosflason I'll try to get some more pics.
     
  11. stevezzzz

    stevezzzz R;SigS;P85D;SigX

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    @kunal: 8mm!! Really?
     
  12. 4sevens.com

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    What brand/kind of material?
     
  13. deonb

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    That can't be. The seems would be completely rounded with an 8mm wrap, and you'd lose most of the lines on the car. Perhaps it's 8 mils instead?

    8 mils would still be thick for a wrap - wraps are generally 6 mils.

    To put things into perspective, 8mm is 315 mils...
     
  14. kunal

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    Sorry deonb is right, I wrote that at 5:20 this morning and meant to write mils. The material is by a company called Xpel. And I actually believe it is more than 8mils.
     
  15. joshuaeven

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    lolz.
     
  16. dailydriver

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    I love the A-E treatment in the original post with the stock blue paint, but I really love this one! Beautiful pic.
     
  17. DrTaras

    DrTaras R254->R725->S1364-->X769

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    Many thanx for the kudos which of course go much to A-E! I like the description of the "scorpion".
    Regarding TesLive... my people are talking to their people ;-)
     
  18. flodrab

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    I like the chrome black-out look, too, but added a few red accents to go with the red brake calipers ... also wrapped my mirror bodies in carbon fiber, and think it would look good on your car ... (Attention entrepreneurs: I've gotten a lot of compliments about the CF wrap ... I bet if somebody made them out of real CF, they'd sell well ... I'll buy the first set)

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  19. Username

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    I'm sure Elon is not impressed. I'm not either.
    Spoils the look of the car with custom configs such as these.
    But hey, who am I to complain?
    If that's what you want, go for it!
    However, it doesn't look like a Tesla. It wasn't supposed to look like this.
     

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