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Vendor Tesla Model S Signature Corrected and Re-Coated

Discussion in 'Florida' started by First Impression, Jul 17, 2014.

  1. First Impression

    First Impression Local Vendor - Florida

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    #1 First Impression, Jul 17, 2014
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    This Signature Model S came to the studio Opti-Coat Pro removal, a paint correction, and Opti-Coat Pro re-application. The previous detailer who coated the car did so without correcting the surface.

    I had fun working on this car even though it was a little of a challenge :wink:. Hope you enjoy the photos and the video as well.

    Condition of the MS at arrival
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    50/50 shot
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    Hard at work..I love working on Teslas
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    Paintwork after polishing has been completed
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    This makes everything worth it
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    Yes, I'm happy to charge your MS as a courtesy while we work on it.
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    If you have any comments, questions or just want to learn more on how to properly care for your Tesla, please don't hesitate to contact me. I'm not a Tesla owner but I do share your passion for this amazing cars.

    Regards, Pete
     
  2. NOLA_Mike

    NOLA_Mike Grouchy

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    Looks great Pete. Love looking at this.

    Mike
     
  3. flashflood

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    Beautiful work! Bummer you're not based in CA.

    I see in your signature that you do several different kinds of coating. Everyone has an opinion on this, but since you actually do this for a living, I'd love to know what yours is. If it were your Model S, and you had to choose, what would you go with? (Including within-brand, e.g. Modesta BC-03 vs. BC-05.)
     
  4. kvietor

    kvietor Model S VIN 168

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    Hey, I recognize that car!:love: Nice work Pete and thanks.
     
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    Btrflyl8e Supporting Member

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    Who could ever get tired of looking at a shiny Tesla? Nice work!
     
  6. First Impression

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    #6 First Impression, Jul 17, 2014
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    Thank you Mike :cool:

    I work with 7 different coatings for many reasons. Longevity, protection, gloss, etc. Also to give my clients choices. Not everyone has the same budget and or needs.
    If I had a Model S I would do Gtechniq Crystal Serum layered with 2 coats of Gtechniq EXOv2..It's a very good coating, the protection is exellent and it makes the maintenance of the car extremely easy down here in FL.
    I recommend a coating to my clients based on climate, driving conditions, etc. Modesta is a very good coating as well..The BC03 is a scratch resistant coating while the BC05 is a glass coating that provides a high gloss and very good hydrophobic properties. They should go together to give you the best protection and finish. One layer of BC03 followed by a layer of BC05.

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    It was truly my pleasure Sir
     
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    Good to know -- thanks!
     
  8. NOLA_Mike

    NOLA_Mike Grouchy

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    Pete,

    What's your recipe for the paint correction (specifically, what did you use on this car)?

    Mike
     
  9. Larry Chanin

    Larry Chanin President, Florida Tesla Enthusiasts

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    Hey Klaus,

    You were in Sarasota and didn't look us up?

    Regards,

    Larry
     
  10. Madartist

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    Beautiful work, as always, Pete! Hmmm... That sig looks familiar. Where have I seen it before...?
     
  11. First Impression

    First Impression Local Vendor - Florida

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    Thank you buddy...let me know where you've seen the sig before :wink:

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    Mike,

    In the craft of paint correction there is no ONE FITS ALL recipe..every car, every Tesla is different, many factors play a role on achieving the right finish in a safe and responsible manner without sacrificing the integrity of the clearcoat. Temperature, humidity and paint softness (to mention a few) will make a difference on how and what products will be used on a car. If you want a DIY product to work on your Tesla I recommend Meguiar's M205..this is a great polish and pretty safe to use.

    On this car in particular, due to the severity of many scratches I had to do a 2 step correction..Step one I used Meguiar's M205 with a Meguiars Microfiber Finishing Pad followed by CarPro Reflect with a Lake Country Hydro Tech Crimson Pad.
     
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    Roughly what does a paint correction as this cost?
     
  13. First Impression

    First Impression Local Vendor - Florida

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    paint correction prices varies on the condition of the paintwork and level of perfection desired by the customer
     

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