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Paint shop recommendations in Toronto

Discussion in 'Canada' started by ArenMook, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. ArenMook

    ArenMook Member

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    I have to say I don't like any of the paint colors available for Teslas. I seem to only find the Signature Red color appealing, but it's not available anymore. As such, I'm thinking of repainting my Model S and am looking for paint shop recommendations in the greater Toronto area.

    I am attaching the image showing what I would like to do. Its current color is top one, and I want it to look like the pic on the bottom, complete with the subtle red to orange hue shifts.
    Would anyone happen to know a paint shop in the GTA that would be able to do that, and knows a rough estimate of how much this would run me?
     

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  2. Jgdixon

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    It would be far better to wrap the car. A full colour change would cost a fortune. Possibly also decrease the resell value.
    Search the forum for threads about that.
     
  3. ArenMook

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    Alright, that would certainly work as well. Any suggestions for shops in GTA that do that?
     
  4. Jgdixon

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    Not sure but Google 3M vehicle wraps and you will find some
     
  5. DSJ

    DSJ P85+ VIN 14652

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    Hey ArenMook, good to talk to you again! Are you dying in anticipation of the new ride? I know I am.

    I also wouldn't reco painting the vehicle. Wrapping is the way to go.

    I've already done all the pre-work on finding a good wrap installer. I've found http://www.restyleit.ca/ to be the best in the GTA - check out their projects to see some fantastic examples.

    I've been in touch with them a few times as I'm going to black out all of the chrome on my Model S. They quoted me $300-500 based on the work involved and were prompt and friendly in their responses to my questions.
     
  6. ArenMook

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    Hey DSJ! I am quite antsy and looking forward to it. Unfortunately I might have a business trip coming up right around the time of the delivery which would mean that I'd miss a part of my window. I've been trying to get in touch with Tesla without any luck. It seems getting through their phone # is impossible unless you're putting in a deposit. I've even left 4 messages and tried emailing, but a week later -- still nothing. Not a good sign.

    I'll give restyleit a call, thanks! I found one place that quoted around $4000 to wrap it (Graphiti | Designer Car Wraps | 3M Certified Installers).

    - - - Updated - - -

    ...of course now that I posted that, I got a call from Tesla within 5 minutes. Go figure!
     
  7. DSJ

    DSJ P85+ VIN 14652

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    Let me know if you have any problems scheduling a later pickup. I had to do the same thing as I'll be in South America on vacation during the first little part of my delivery window.

    I'm not sure who your product specialist is, but mine (her name is Gar) has been excellent and has worked to accommodate my delivery window conflict.
     
  8. ArenMook

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    All should be well for the pickup date on my end now. A Tesla employee from right here in Toronto got in touch with me and was able to answer all my questions. Apparently I'll be interfacing with him going forward anyhow.

    Just got my HPWC too, a full month ahead of the car. S#%! just got real!

    P.S. That restyleit place didn't return my emails.
     
  9. DSJ

    DSJ P85+ VIN 14652

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    You got your HPWC! Damn. Still waiting on mine! I did just order the all weather interior mats + all weather frunk and trunk mats though.

    They didn't answer your e-mails? Strange. I guess you'll go with Graphiti then!
     
  10. catnip

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    I will be receiving my Model S in red in Dec 2013. Honestly I didn't like any of the colours Tesla provided. I too think of having it shrink wrapped.
     
  11. 10west

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    Wrapping your Tesla will also protect your factory paint. When it comes time to remove it, the paint will be brand spankin new underneath. Make sure the shop you select uses the best quality materials like 3M 1080, comes in some cool matte finishes, I have wrapped many of these and the matte grey looks awesome.
     
  12. rogers08m3

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    I have actually, personally, used and paid for work from three wrapping businesses in the GTA; I have no affiliation whatsoever with any of them. I had my clear film on my tesla applied with advanced mobile group (marco), he may also do vinyl, I don't know, but if he does that would be my recommendation. I also had my grille vinyl wrapped by restyleit (before I found marco) and they did a great job. I used another company, mentioned in this thread on my non-dd before I found restyleit or amg and had issues, I wont name them publicly but id personally stick with restyleit or advanced mobile group.
     
  13. Jaff

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    I just spoke with Andre at Restyleit...they will be at the CIAS on the 600 level between the North & South buildings...going to check out their CF wrap for a few Roadster parts...
     

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