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Rebadge my model s

Discussion in 'Model S' started by sumitkgarg, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. sumitkgarg

    sumitkgarg Member

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    A couple of weeks ago, I took off the “75” and the “Model S” badges from the back of my car. However I don’t like it without the badges that much. Something feels “fake” :)

    Anyways... I want to put them back on and any tips on how to do that? I have the badges that I took off saved that I can reuse.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Tiger

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    You can buy these online, easy to attach, guaranteed fun!
     
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  4. Astraviel

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    You would need something like this:

    3M™ Super Strength Molding Tape | 3M United States

    Or you could buy new badges from the Tesla store and have them install it. I did that after I had my car wrapped with XPEL Stealth because I wanted to retain the Tesla T and battery size at the back. It cost me about $150 including tax and labour which is pretty damn expensive.
     
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    Can you take a picture and post it debadged? My plan was to debadge my new delivery next week. Thanks
     
  6. whitex

    whitex Well-Known Member

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    #6 whitex, Apr 17, 2018
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    I debadged all 4 of our Model S'es, here is a picture of 2 of them (2013 and 2015, 2018 looks the same except it has glass roof and different rims, not sure that affects the debadging look). Teslas1&2.png
     
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  7. Corsair

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    Mine was wrapped with STEK Dyno. Detailer was able to put the T back on but he didn't have the adhesives small enough to fit the rest. I actually prefer mine de-badged without the '100D'. A subtle indicator to those in the know that this car is wrapped.
     
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  8. Joelgjr

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    Thanks. Definitly debadging.
     
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  9. Navsarin

    Navsarin S100D Red Rocket

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    While your at it, order the P100D badge and no one will ever mess with you! All model trims are Indistinguishable from one another :)
     
  10. sumitkgarg

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    Except the red calipers :)
     
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    Navsarin S100D Red Rocket

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    #11 Navsarin, Apr 17, 2018
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    This was my 16’ 90D...Caliper painting is $250-300 with Tesla decals. Anything’s possible sir!

    Man I miss that one :(
     

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  12. sumitkgarg

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    Looks good.

    Btw - I heard that Tesla voids warranty on brakes (or maybe just calipers) if they’re painted. Shouldn’t be a big deal though...
     
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  13. Navsarin

    Navsarin S100D Red Rocket

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    Not true. I had mine serviced just fine and the techs commented how good the paint job was lol.
     
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  14. GatorGuy

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    That blue with the red calipers looks great.
     
  15. Doanster1

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    I traditionally debadge as well, but am on the fence with my P85D for some reason. Debating removing the Model S only, but the imbalance will prob bug me. Decisions, decisions...
     
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    Navsarin S100D Red Rocket

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    Thx. .Sadly it’s a discontinued ‘ocean blue’ which was offered for a brief period between 2015/2016...now replaced by a slightly darker deep metallic blue. I really miss that hue.

    Blue on pewter/grey turbines with red calipers are in my opinion one of the nicest looks for a Model S.
     
  17. whitex

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    #17 whitex, Apr 17, 2018
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    Put the "P8" on one side "5D" on the other and it will be symmetrical ;)
     
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  18. whitex

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    Not always, the two cars I posted above in comment #6 are S60 and P85D. As part of debadging I had Tesla delete the red calipers from my order (after verifying of course with the SC foreman that the brakes are identical all but color :)).

    PS> There is a way to tell the difference between these two, but it's very, very subtle and only if you know what the 2 choices are.
     
  19. Doanster1

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    Something about the red P and D really making think about leaving the badges despite my sleeper/clean look preference. How about blacking them out? Hmmmm.
     
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    I was at the SC when a guy picked up his blue P100D with red calipers and he had Tesla put on his old style 19" wheels (my favorite wheels to date too) - it looked amazing as the old 19" expose a lot more of the calipers.
     

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