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Wheels and Tint

Discussion in 'Model X' started by Justicepool, Jan 4, 2020.

  1. Justicepool

    Justicepool Member

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    Had the stock 20" wheels powder coated in gloss black. I love the look of the 22" wheels, but where I live they would not last long.

    Also had the windows tinted and the top 1/2 of the windshield tinted (mainly to see if it will help reduce heat this summer in the Texas sun).

    Next step will be a chrome delete of the window trim and door handles.

    Loving this Model X. One week old today and I'm just shy of 1,000 miles.


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    Nice!

    How's the look on that top 1/2 tint? I'm thinking doing the same for summer sun.
    Can you please post some picture as seen from inside the cabin? Thanks.
     
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  3. Justicepool

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    Sure, I'll get a picture from inside. I was a little worried the line where I had the tint stopped would be distracting, but its not at all. I am very pleased. I've had my last few vehicles windshields tinted 100%, but there is always a little distortion with the full windshield tinted, not much, but enough to know its there.
     
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  4. Justicepool

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  5. jkoya

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    Very nice !!
     
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    I just got my wife 2020 model X blue LR with 22" wheels. Took it to get clear bra and tint. They did the whole windshield. I asked about the ghosting issues. They said it was with 3M tint, but they only use Xpel tint for this windshield and for many customers and none have had the issue. So far, it has been fine with ours also.
     
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    Beautiful car and modes. I had got my front sides tinted, but was a little hesitant on the top. Also most tint shops do not recommend the top because of the electrical wire/cover that comes down to the mirror. Did your tint work around the electrical cover or did they remove any of the parts?

    I am also getting my stock 20's powder coated gloss black next week.
     
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  9. Justicepool

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    They worked around it, nothing was removed.
     
  10. Vitaman

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    Tint people who have a lot of X experience usually do the windshield. Some do 100% but most do 70%.
    50% is the max but that might be bothersome at night.
    Getting mine done tomorrow.with Xpel XR plus.
     
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    Thanks. I will look for one in Nor Cal.
     
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    Just curious, how much does the average shop charge to powdercoat wheels?
     
  13. Justicepool

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    I paid $600
     
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    I got a quote for $650.
     

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