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Wrapped the car painted the rims

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by cohast10475, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. cohast10475

    cohast10475 Member

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    I didn't want to paint the car in case I didn't like it and also I hear the car loses value so I did a 3M black satin wrap, I didn't want to change the ride of the car or spend $4,000 on new rims and tires so I just had my rims painted, I tinted all but the front window and now I'm just waiting for Tesla to price the center console and my upgrades will be complete. I've had a lot of cars in my lifetime (47 yrs old) but nothing as badass and eye catching as this, I love this car!!!
     

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  2. rlang59

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    What did the full wrap run you if you don't mind my asking?
     
  3. cohast10475

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    I paid $2300 for the wrap, $791 to have the rims painted.
     
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    Interesting.

    Would love to see 21" on it.
     
  5. Paul Carter

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    :love: That's hot!
     
  6. rlang59

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    Cool. I'll have to keep something like this in mind if I get tired of the color of mine.
     
  7. AmpedRealtor

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    All that matters is if you like it, but in my opinion you've severely cheapened the look of your beautiful Model S. All that's missing is a wing on the back.
     
  8. gaswalla

    gaswalla P4201/85/airsusp/pano/19i

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    I agree, but all that matters is that you love it and that you do have a very unique car now.
     
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    +1. If Elon saw this he'd say you should have bought something else. Sorry dude but you ruined your car. I wonder how many people are going to see your car as their first Tesla and be unimpressed.
     
  10. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Looks great. Do you happen to have the kind or name of the paint they used for the rims? Thanks.
     
  11. SamGarber

    SamGarber S85 "Whale Shark"

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    Classic example of perfection being in the eyes of the beholder. Several varied responses to the wrap/paint. I am sure from a value perspective that will likely be the case also. May make the car more valuable to the right buyer.
     
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    Exactly. It makes it one of a kind and that's always worth some $$$ to someone. Personally I like the glossy look, but I can see the value in something like this to the right person. It certainly makes it look unique.
     
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    I really doubt Elon would say anything like that. Everyone's tastes vary, some times by quite a bit.

    I for example would never buy a Brown Model S. I personally really dislike it, but that does not mean someone else does not love it to death.

    I like what he's done, even if I would probably not do it myself.
     
  14. rlang59

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    #14 rlang59, Sep 18, 2013
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    Agreed, personally I don't like the matte look but some people do. Besides if he ever besides to sell it he can just have the wrap pulled off and he is back to stock!
     
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    Our differences make us interesting! I would hate a world where we all liked the same things. I don't really dig the matte finishes myself, but I can appreciate the fact that wraps are a great option to try different things out without being fully committed to it forever. Even though I like shiny, this definitely looks badass to me. I'm starting to come around to the matte...
     
  16. cohast10475

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    Sorry I don't, I picked the rim color out of a book of Greys and my main concern was no powder coating, I believe it's a metallic grey with red flakes. I had an idea of what I wanted but its hard to tell from those little sample cards.

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    I wasn't a fan of the matte black as well which is why I got black satin which is less maintenance and has a little more of a sheen to it. The reason I did the wrap was one it protects the paint and two when I decide to remove it I'll have a brand new paint job straight from the factory waiting for me. I appreciate all the opinions from the people who like it and those who hate it, the reason they make different colors is because we all have different taste, I for one hate red cars and never understood why they would ever paint a car green but to each his or her own. So far the reaction I've gotten from those who have seen the car in person has been all positive, in fact I was asked if I could hurry and move my car at the Ford dealership when we dropped the Raptor off to be serviced because everyone who worked there and the customers all came outside to see what it was. I had at least 20 people standing around the car telling me how awesome it looked, Oh and instead of making the car look cheap as some of you said....lol I was told by several people it looks extremely expensive. Only a few of the people had actually heard of a Tesla and none had ever seen one, I told them about Elon and the chance to test drive one they all seemed very intrigued the ford salesman not so much.
     
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    Love it!!!!! :biggrin:
     
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    MoeMistry Local Vendor - SoCal

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    No more swirls!!! That should make your life easier when maintaining the exterior. Enjoy it; life's short and don't worry if some people don't care for it. All that matters is you smiling and enjoying your Model S
     
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    Was never a fan of the matte stuff. Did it on my Mercedes G and it was horrible to clean. The fingerprints and oilys from the road was so tough to clean that I didn't even like taking the car out. When the stuff started discoloring, that was the last straw for me. I sold the car.
     
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    I was thinking of full wrap for the car. Whats the average life of the 3M? Any concerns with yellowing, peeling, etc.? How easy is it to take off?
     

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