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Phase 3 done and I'm a happy camper

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by rnguy001, Jun 18, 2015.

  1. rnguy001

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    Phase 1 was fresh off the assembly line: Jaeger looked like this:

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    Phase 2: Chrome deletion, Xpel Ultimate, Opticoat Pro +, and had the wheels treated. Now he looked like this: Loved it but couldn't wait for the tint.

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    Phase 3: Photosync on all windows and I'm really loving how it came out. Had a vision for the car that started when I ordered it 2 months ago, and this is how I wanted it. Lot of helpful insight out there and thanks EarlyAdopter for the hints.

    (needs a wash though..)

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  2. Firewired

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    Is that Photosync 55?
     
  3. rnguy001

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    45 everywhere except the windshield which is 75
     
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    Love the steel gray with black trim, black wheels, and red calipers. Makes me think of a sleek battlemech. Looks great!
     
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    19's look awesome in black! Painted - that's not the same stuff as on the chrome is it?
     
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    Sweet! You did Xpel Ultimate with Opticoat Pro + on top? It looks great!
     
  7. Ingineer

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    How did you do the chrome delete and how did you treat the wheels?
     
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    That is a good looking car. You have great taste!

    How did you tint the tail lights? Was it spray or film? Inside or out?
     
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    Excellent job! I second the questions about the exact color / finish / process for the rims and how you handled the tail lights.
     
  10. rnguy001

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    Hi everyone - thanks for the love!

    1. Tint is Spectra Photosync 75 windshield, 45 everywhere else
    2. Chrome deletion was done by Raail application - think Plasti-Dip but much better, since Raail is made especially for cars. Super Durable and very tough. Economical, removable, replaceable, and can come in a variety of colors. Anything chrome was Raail'd to become black.
    3. Wheels - also Raail coating. Black. The red Tesla logo stickers were placed afterwards into the caps for a bit of pop. Thought about doing Powdercoating, but this was cheaper and IMO suited my needs. Powder coating is definitely more permanent though.
    4. The door handles are covered with 3M Carbon Fiber-like vinyl appliqués. Easy to find online.
    5. The tail lights were done by covering them with Gunsmoke color Laminex film. (tint)
    6. We also did the sides (beneath the doors), as well as the entire rear diffuser in black Raail. They were grey before that. Raail is also protective so that was an added bonus since these were areas where it was common to get a lot of chips and rock dings.
    7. Xpel Ultimate on the hood/mirrors/and a little bit on each side. Opticoat Pro+ was put on the entire car afterwards. Yes, on TOP of the Xpel.

    I think that's about it.. Planning on getting a winter tire/wheel set up. Probably go with the Tsportsline matte blacks/turbine look.

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    Film on the outside, Steph

     
  11. Ingineer

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    Hi - I had Elite Luxury Detailing do it for me. we also considered wrapping the chrome, but this was much less arduous and cheaper..
     
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    So did the pieces have to be removed to paint/dip in Raail, or can it be applied in place?
     
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    applied in place, Steph
     
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    Dare I ask how much all of this cost?
     

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