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Paint Protection - Autoflex M3 concept silver during the reveal + Colored Aero Wheels NY

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by dshen54, Aug 18, 2018.

  1. dshen54

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    Took a lot of time deciding weather I wanted xpel again on my new tesla vs auto-flex and weighing the pros and cons, I went with auto-flex this time and was deeply impressed.

    I really liked the silver from the Tesla reveal and finally got the color match just like the concept silver they did.

    Here's a video of my car getting autoflexed by PRODIPPER in NYC in a Satin/Matte carbon-sterling silver.



    Matches the concept silver perfectly and just wanted to share with ya'll

    Before and after pictures below,
    AUTOFLEX TESLA - Google Drive

    Just wanted to share. If y'all have any questions about anything let me know !
     

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  2. e-FTW

    e-FTW New electron smell

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    Looks pretty awesome. Cost? Maintenance?
     
  3. JPUConn

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    Looks great! How big is the contrast to the door jambs when you open the door?
     
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    Looks awesome!! Amazing video too! I've been looking for good plastidip, proline, and autoflex shops locally. If I can find a solid shop with a great price on autoflex, I'll probably do that over vinyl wrap.
     
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    There's barely is contrast but not in a bad way. It looks super nice because its silky smooth on the inside.

    Are you in NY ?
     
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    Yep. This. Closest to the feeling I got when I first laid eyes on the pre-production silver 3 at the reveal. Could you please post more photos, in differing lights? I'm sure I'm not the only one who would be most grateful! :)
     
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    @Cascadian

    Sure no problem, I can take a video for you tomorrow so you can see it better of how the angles hit it and the sparkles of the pearls :)

    I won't have the comparison pictures because those were the only ones I took, but i can definitely take plenty of pictures as it is now.

    One thing i noticed is that it looks super cool at night/low light too, has this weird reflection to it.

    Check back tomorrow for vid / photos
     
  8. Cascadian

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    Hi, dshen54!

    Any update? Most recent thoughts about the Autoflex? My 3 now has a delivery date so I need to firm up some decision-making. The Autoflex certified guy in my area says that glossy offers more protection than satin/matte and so now I'm hesitating a bit on the matte. But if I go glossy, then I'm not going to have my wish of the car looking more like the silver prototype at the reveal. Sigh...

    Decisions, decisions....
     
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    Deeply apologize I got caught up in work. I have the video but forgot to post it however im out of state at this moment.

    My car is a satin-matte mix and then a clear thin autoflex ontop.

    Glossy will ruin the look so do not go with glossy, it will be like the standard oem paint.
     
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    Just wondering if there were any noticable affects to any of the car sensors with Autoflex? Did you just spray over the sensors with coatings of Autoflex?
     
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    Yes, wondering the same thing. Have you noticed any problems with Autopilot or parking sensors? Thanks!
     
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    Nope nothing wrong at all, it uses ultrasonic so thin paint wouldn't affect it as much.
     
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    Looks great! Got me thinking now.
     
  14. Matte_3

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    its a spray on clear bra?
     
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    It's a PPF spray .
     

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