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Vendor Our exclusive Tesla Detail Studio is under construction - Follow the Process

Discussion in 'Florida' started by First Impression, May 22, 2018.

  1. First Impression

    First Impression Local Vendor - Florida

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    As we mentioned earlier in the year, we are opening a studio in Tampa that will be exclusively for Tesla vehicles. This new facility is located exactly 1 mile from the new Tesla service center in north Tampa. In this location we will be offering:
    • Window tinting
    • Auto detailing
    • Clear bra installation
    • Ceramic coating application
    • Blackvue dashcams installation
    • Wheel and tires upgrades
    • Suspension upgrades for Model 3
    • and a few other things that will protect and enhance the look and ride of your Tesla.
    Here are a few pictures of our new place as it is a blank canvas right now. Construction on the interior already started this week.

    We will be posting pictures of the progress as it takes place.

    We are working hard together with the subcontractors to have our studio completed by this summer.

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  2. Racerx22b

    Racerx22b @unplggdd on Instagram

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    Wow!!! Impressive. Congrats to you guys.

    I have a suggestion. Granted, this is coming from someone that will likely never patronize your business due to logistic reasons.

    Have a bay or area dedicated to "quick" maintenance washes that is an "on demand" service. Give the option for exterior only as well. This is my biggest complaint with auto detailers. It's such a process to get on the schedule of a good detailer for one off or non regularly scheduled washes. My only option for a spur of the moment wash is a drive thru (which I won't due) or some hack setup on the side of a gas station (which I obviously won't due either). There is no real solution for a quality wash that I can just hit up when I need it. The weather is so hit or miss in FL that I am strategic with my car washes. I try to wash them the first day of a good stretch of sunshine. With scheduled washes they show up rain or shine and then I feel like I have to preserve my car in the garage until the weather is good so the money spent on the wash is worth it. I feel bad cancelling on the detailer due to weather.

    For those of us that have PPF and ceramic coatings (or just want to preserve the current condition) I think we'd love a quick wash option by a place we trust and know will use the proper technique. It doesn't need to be a wheels off complete top to bottom super wash. Just a quick hit with a foam cannon, quality sponges, use clean water, clean the wheels, and a good dry with quality clean towels.

    Anyway, that is my .02.
     
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  3. First Impression

    First Impression Local Vendor - Florida

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    I appreciate your feedback Sir.

    We are actually planning on offering a maintenance detail service for those Teslas we have performed work on. Making it easier for customers to care for their car.
     
  4. First Impression

    First Impression Local Vendor - Florida

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    Framing is almost complete. A/C units being installed now

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    First Impression Local Vendor - Florida

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    Drywall is up and walls have been painted. Epoxy flooring will go next.
    The Tesla Studio Model 3 looking good in front of the shop.

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  6. First Impression

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    Progress is being made at the shop.
    Floors are being prepped for a beautiful combination of epoxy finishes

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    First Impression Local Vendor - Florida

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    Epoxy floors completed.
    Loving the burnt orange/copper metallic floor in the lobby.

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    We're now waiting on the inside garage doors and base boards to finish it up.
     
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  8. jbcarioca

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    When do you expect to open? I’m eager to see it!
     
  9. First Impression

    First Impression Local Vendor - Florida

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    We're hoping next month. Subcontractors are moving pretty slow
     
  10. Lawsteve

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    Please let me know when you are open. Need window tint on my P100d.
     
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  11. Xenoilphobe

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    love that floor!!!! Wish you where here in Northern Virginia
     
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  12. Richg

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    I just picked up my P85DL which Pete has taken care of since 2014. After the annual treatment and detailing, my car looks brand new.

    They do an outstanding job OVER THE YEARS to keep your Tesla looking brand new. Again, another happy customer for 4 years. Highly recommended to anyone wanting to preserve (actually enhance) the “new car” look.
     
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  13. First Impression

    First Impression Local Vendor - Florida

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    Thank you very much for the kind words Rich.
    It has been our pleasure to take care of your Tesla these 4yrs.
     
  14. Nycinpolk

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    Can you PM me I’m picking up a model 3 next month in Tampa and want to see pricing on some things.
     
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    First Impression Local Vendor - Florida

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    First Impression Local Vendor - Florida

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    So, we have been up and running for a couple of months now but we're still adding things to the studio.
    Floor mats, wall letters and storefront signs were added.

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    We are located less than a mile away from the new Tesla delivery center.

    Keep in mind we work exclusively by appointments. Call us today to schedule your new Tesla at our new Tampa facility.
    813.846.3891
     

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