Our Model S 85, fully wrapped, pictures from the process…

It looks like the BMW content on this blog might be lessening.  We have about four days until we have to make the decision.  So, more Tesla posts will probably be originating from this blog.

I originally wrote this post in the Teslamotorsclub.com site.  However, I figure I can be more visiual on my website.  The new post requesting the best method to protect the Model S got me thinking to update the TMC crew on the stuff we did to our Model S AFTER our weekend pickup from the Fremont Factory.

Here are pictures of my Model S that Moe Mistry at Glistening Perfection completely refreshed and wrapped the entire vehicle using XPEL Ultimate, applied Huper Optik window film to all glass surfaces, and finally applied a nano coating to the glass and paint to further protect everything.  We basically drove the car up to Sonoma, then down from the factory and drove straight to Glistening Perfection‘s studio in Orange County.

So the first few pictures are the condition that we brought the car to the guys at Glistening Perfection. And since Moe’s advice was to provide it to him as dirty as possible, we and drove it straight to his studio without anyone else having washed or detailed our Model S. He did a good job making it look better than new

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We did try to follow Moe’s advice to provide the Model S to him as dirty as possible, so…  I make no excuses for the condition of the vehicle after a nearly 700 mile trip from Fremont to Sonoma Valley and then South to home then to Orange County to where Glistening Perfection’s studio is located.

Here they are preparing for clear bra installation

They repair all rock chips prior to clear bra installation.  With a 700 mile trip previous to dropping it off, we only had two rock chips that we picked up on our drive.

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Once entire car is polished and clear coat is in perfect condition, they then begin the dis-assembly. This is where it gets to be nervous time for me when I hear that he is doing this to get the best wrap possible. (It’s to protect me from myself. As I’ve told a few of the folks during OC Tesla owners meetups, I find myself to be a shopping cart magnet).

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Here it is with the installation complete

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One of the things that attracted us to Moe of Glistening Perfection is that he is quite detail oriented. Such things as proper cataloging of what’s removed assures him that he doesn’t have spare parts when complete. He has become very well experienced in performing this level of work on Teslas and it’s procedures like this that sets his expert shop apart from others. We appreciated their work so much, that we had the same thing (whole car wrapped) done to my wife’s Signature Roadster (and that included taking out the factory protection… It’s ok, it’s five years old for that.)

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Here he is making sure that the car stays cool in Southern California summers. The windows are getting tinted and nano coating applied to exterior glass surfaces. Including a near clear tint to the windshield AND because I’m kinda redundant to the Pano Roof as well.

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He had new badges installed as he never re-uses the old ones. Besides, the old badges make for great conversation pieces on my office desk. Beside the chopped off Tesla Model S charging port that I got from TonyWilliams for the J1772 connector we use for either the Roadster or Active E.

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Like I’ve said before… We liked them so much, we had them do our Roadster as well… Perhaps I’ll write a blog post on this later. Either way. Thumbs Up!

And here’s the Model S in Black and White.

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If you have not had enough pictures, please visit the flickr stream.

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Dennis

rEVolutionary armed with a Tesla Model S S85 and a Tesla Roadster, when his wife let's him borrow it. Formerly driving a BMW Active E (2012-Feb to 2014-Feb). Dennis has been driving EVs since he found himself on the BMW Active E trials on February 2012. As a result of his involvement in the Active E program, he became Accidentally Environmental. Aside from this blog, he often tweets @dennis_p. When not driving, he can be found on the following Tesla/EV forums - teslamotorsclub.com, teslamotors.com, and model3ownersclub.com as AEdennis or on speakev.com as Dennis. In the interest of full disclosure, Dennis has an inherent bias toward electric vehicles and has an investment in and is LONG Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA).

One thought on “Our Model S 85, fully wrapped, pictures from the process…”

  1. A protective film is definitely a necessity with a vehicle like this. It can take wear and tear every day and accumulate scratches. A clear film can help prevent permanent damage done to your car.

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