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Xpel Stealth wrap on 2018 Model S solid black

Discussion in 'Model S' started by f3honda4me, Apr 19, 2018.

  1. f3honda4me

    f3honda4me Member

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    Got my car back today and so here are the pics! Xpel stealth gives a matte look.

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  2. dgentsch

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    Looks great :cool:
     
  3. f3honda4me

    f3honda4me Member

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    The front license plate removal was a pain my installer said lol. The screws are some crazy proprietary type. Tesla is installing a front plate bracket on all cars now it seems. Fortunately once he got it off there was just double sided tape and now it looks far cleaner.
     
  4. Park2670

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    I really like that look.
     
  5. cmal

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    Looks great. What's that white stuff on the ground behind the car?
     
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  6. Trebek1762

    Trebek1762 Let's play jeopardy

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    Where'd you get it done? How many days did they keep it?

    Are you going to put the front plate back on that you're in WI?
     
  7. f3honda4me

    f3honda4me Member

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    LOL my friend in Cali asked the same thing.
     
  8. SSonnentag

    SSonnentag Rocket Scientist

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    Two thumbs up. I'd give it more, but I only have two. ;)
     
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  9. f3honda4me

    f3honda4me Member

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    CMG detailing in cedarburg WI. Took 8 days. They had to redo a few spots. They do custom cut fitment not factory template. Came out great. Only seam is the lip of the trunk and you can’t see it unless you look close. Even then it will blend in more as it cures/dries.

    I am not putting the front plate back on. It totally ruins that beautiful front end. In my experience police in WI only pull over young punks in Hondas and Fords for no front plate. :p
     
  10. Astraviel

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    Just wanted to clarify XPEL Stealth gives a satin look. Matte lacks any kind of shine.
     
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  11. f3honda4me

    f3honda4me Member

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    Correct I used the wrong term.
     
  12. bahusky

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    Sweet look. I just picked up my brand spanking new 2018 Model S yesterday. How much does this service cost?
     
  13. J.J.

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    Looks great.

    Does it swirl or mar if washed incorrectly or does it always maintain and impeccable finish. Have you run it through a brush wash to see if it swirls. I enjoy a clean car and, as a previous auto detailed, can't stomach the site of extensive swirling on black car. If I could use my local brush wash without damaging my pain, I would have this applied promptly.
     
  14. Jan Fiala

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    BTW, I covered with Stealth even the ultrasound sensors. Working without any issues. Give it a try as well.
     
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  15. croman

    croman Active Member

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    It's a wrap not a wax or finish. It shouldn't be harmed by gentle cleaning with soft cloth automatic washes. XPEL Ultimate will self heal. I don't believe that Stealth has the same ability but it is resilient.
     
  16. croman

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    I think Tesla considers that to deviate from owner instruction and sometimes fights warranty work (unfairly).
     
  17. jessedh

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    I have xpel stealth and take it through a car wash every once in a while. Stealth has the same self healing as ultimate and actually hides scratches or swirls better.

     
  18. Zooomer

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    what did it cost?
     
  19. Pentium2004

    Pentium2004 Former Vendor

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    I can supply the pre cut film for whoever wants to try to install themselves. It'll save a few thousand dollars.
     

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