We are extremely fortunate to have so many Tesla Model 3’s enter our state of the art detailing studio.
This one has definitely topped the charts for the Model 3 receiving most work! Not only are we applying ‘Full Body’ PPF to this, we are also applying ceramic coatings, removing wheels, interior vinyl, window tints, alloy rim edge protection, mud guards and tinted headlights!
Quite an in depth write up this time with lots of images, showing you more behind the scenes of the process. Here are some dirty images when the car arrived, only 1.5 weeks old! Keep a look out for the scratch running all the way down the side of the car. This was caused by a bush… luckily we machine polished this out prior to PPF installation. This won’t happen anymore now it’s protected.
Heres the scratch which ran down the entire passenger side of the vehicle. Our finger mark to show it wasn’t just in the dirt, it had marked the lacquer.
All of this dirt is currently sat on un-protected paintwork and lacquer. Eating into the top coat, tar and fall out will be embedding itself into the paintwork making it extremely difficult to clean and maintain. If there was a coating underneath this dirt like Gtechniq, a snow foam and rinse would mean the dirt flies off as there is a hydrophobic barrier between the lacquer and dirt.
Glass is also important to clean and protect, all the tree sap and fall out sits on top of this and will etch into the glass in the sun. Its important to clean and coat the glass in a sealant, which is part of our Gtechniq Optional Protection Bundle for £175 with any service. Glass, leather, fabrics, wheels, exhausts, engine bay all gets protected.
Next up, our signature 22 stage de-contamination clean. Safely soaking the dirt and removing from the vehicle with pH neutral cleaners, prior to contact washing.
Once the vehicle is pre-rinsed, we then clean the car with a wash mitt and 2 bucket method. Panel by Panel, ensuring no grit is carried around the paintwork during this process.
The car was then pulled inside the studio and machine polished, prior to PPF application. Unfortunately we didn’t get any images of this!!
Whilst machine polishing was happening, we pre-cut every single panel with our Paint Protection Film, ready to apply panels to the Tesla Model 3.
Some PPF Installation images…
The windows were tinted. Here are some before images of the glass. This isn’t an optional extra at factory for the Model 3, so is becoming an ever popular option here at Reep Yorkshire.
Next up, was transforming the interior gloss blacks to match the factory wooden dashboard effect.
Gloss black centre console before.
Mid-installation, using pre-cut vinyl patterns in a special wood effect.
Centre console complete!
Every detail counts. Our client also wanted wording on his door buttons. Here they are before with just a line… not clear for his passengers.
After… subtle details.
Wooden effect was then applied to other gloss blacks throughout the vehicle as per clients request.
Rear of centre console vents. Silver plastic before.
Matching the wooden theme for the rear passengers.
All these vinyl pieces are pre-cut!
Don’t think we forgot about the steering wheel! Here it is before, black plastic.
Wooden effect to match centre console and dashboard added to the steering wheel.
Wooden vinyl looking good!
Next up, is installing the clients Alloy wheel protection which he purchased and we installed. Ultimate piece of mind!
Tinted headlights next up, a very subtle change but legal and protected. Here they are before.
Finishing touches throughout the vehicle before handover.
Finished! Scroll to the end of the images to see the full in depth bullet points of what this vehicle has received and contact us if you would like a quotation for any, if not all services carried out for your Tesla!
This vehicle received:
- Full De-contamination clean
- New Car Single Stage Machine Polish
- Additional scratch removal down passenger side
- Gtechniq HALO PPF Ceramic Coating
- Wheels removed and ceramic coated
- Gtechniq optional bundle protection. Protecting additional interior and exterior surfaces.
Self Healing Paint Protection Film (PPF):
- Full Body PPF Kit, protecting every single painted surface
- All door shuts protected
- x2 satin silver Tesla Model 3 plaques in door shut protected
- All windows tinted
- Alloy wheel rim edge protection installed
- Tinted headlight PPF
- Wood effect vinyl installed to all gloss blacks
- Mud flaps installed to each corner
- ‘Door Open’ stickers installed to each door opening button
- Centre console touchpad screen PPF
Interested in Protecting Your Investment?
If you’re interested in having your beloved pride and joy protected, speak with our team at our Harrogate studio today. We can provide Paint Protection systems for any car. It doesn’t matter if this is a Fiat or Ferrari, our luxury car care protection products will protect your pride and joy. Included in this is a Ceramic Sealant from Gtechniq, Wax protection from Swissvax, and a self-healing film from LLumar. We can project manage anything, from wheel refurbs, window tinting to bodyshop repairs. Logistics made easy. Protect Your Investment today and Call us on 01423 860022, use the contact form below or email us for a personalised quote at email@example.com.