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10 Ways to Customize Your Tesla Model Y

In Calabasas, Camarillo, Car Detailing, Car Exterior, Ceramic Coating, Ceramic Tint, Electric Cars, General, Interior Detail, Los Angeles, Malibu, Moorpark, Newbury Park, Paint Protection Film, Self-Driving Cars, Standard Tint, Tesla, Tesla Model 3, Tesla Model Y, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County, Westlake Village, Window Tint by The Ghost Shield Team6 Comments


1 – Self-Healing Stealth Paint Protection Film

Also Known as Model Y Paint Protection Film or “Model Y Wrap”.

This option allows you to turn the color of your vehicle to a satin finish and all while offering the best available protection to the paint! We use the Suntek Ultra brand of film, which offers a self-healing top coat for swirls and small scratches, hydrophobic qualities, UV protection, as well as a 10-year warranty.

It is the best option to get a matte or satin color for your vehicle. The film offers a more durable finish than a satin top coat would from the manufacturer or a vinyl wrap. Making washing the vehicle a much simpler task with the hydrophobic qualities it contains.

Another benefit of satin paint protection film is that a metallic paint will still show through the film. So a metallic white now becomes a satin metallic white.

Want to see Tesla’s Get Wrapped in Clear and Matte PPF? Check out our Paint Protection Film Page

2 – Vinyl Color Change

A vinyl color change wrap is the process of wrapping the exterior painted surfaces to another color. Vinyl is basically a large colored sticker. There are a multitude of different colors to choose from and in different finishes. Matte, satin, and gloss. Even “color flips”, which is a vinyl that changes color depending on the angle and the light.

One of the main benefits of vinyl is that it is removable. The main downside to vinyl wraps is that they are not made to last. With a well-maintained and garage kept vehicle a vinyl wrap can last years. But a poorly maintained vehicle, that is allowed to sit dirty, with water on it, bird droppings sitting for weeks, will go bad within a matter of months. Vinyl wraps are not for everyone.

Model Y Chrome Delete? Model Y Stripes? Model Y Full Car Vinyl? You have options! 

3 – Vinyl or Black Paint Protection Film Highlights

You can go with everything from a pinstripe, to stripes, to wrapping a single panel. There are many different ways that a vinyl wrap can change the look of your vehicle. Add your own personal flair to the car.

You can “two-tone” your vehicle, either by wrapping the top half of the car or by wrapping just the hood, roof, and trunk deck. You can wrap just the hood as well.

There are many different ways to stripe a car. You can have a single stripe, dual stripes, stripes with accent stripes, or even side stripes. The options are really just about limitless when it comes to what can be done.

4 – Change the Color of the Trim or Emblems

The Model Y already comes all blacked out. But maybe you want to change that trim to red or carbon fiber? It can be accomplished by either painting chrome parts or vinyl wrapping them. Not all parts can be painted and not all parts can be wrapped. Emblems tend to be painted, as vinyl will start to peel after a while.

The process will vary from vehicle to vehicle. Typically window trim moldings will need to be vinyl wrapped, as the trims cannot be removed from the vehicle without having to remove and reinstall some of the glass. Or bagging off the entire vehicle to shoot the parts with paint, which would be very time consuming and expensive.

It is a way to add a subtle or even dramatic change to the vehicle. When wrapping or painting almost any color can be achieved. Everything from color-changing to black to blue to orange. The choice is in the customer’s hands.

5 – Wheel Powder Coat


Changing the color of the rims can help to really change up the look of the vehicle. You can go for a subtle change like gloss or satin black, maybe matching a chrome delete. Or do something more drastic like adding a pop of color or matching the wheels to body color.

Powder coating is a durable finish to your wheels that is similar to their original coating. Painting would easily chip and become damaged from everyday wear and tear. You want to make sure that your wheels are getting powder coat.

Learn More about Wheel Powder Coat

6 – Interior Accessories

Two of the main things that can be done are to cover or paint the wood trim across the dashboard and to wrap the piano black center console. The wooden trim can really be painted or vinyl wrapped to just about any color. it is held in by plastic clips, but it really only needs to be removed if being painted.

The center console has additional options. You can use gloss paint protection film to preserve the look but still protect the gloss black surface. Satin paint protection film offers protection and a change in looks. You can also vinyl wrap the center console to change the color, finish, or texture of the center console.

Very affordable and a life saver! Check Pricing for interior film for Model Y

7 – Ceramic Coat


Protect your Model Y paint on a Budget with Ceramic Coat.

Overtime exposure from the sun and elements starts to dull and fade the exterior paint. despite your best efforts to maintain your vehicles paint swirl marks, rock chips and stains still occur. wax adds some protection, shine, and gloss, but lasts only a few washes at best.

Learn the difference between Sealant and Ceramic Coat Here


Easier To Wash

The invisible hydrophobic layer created by a Ceramic Coating also means that contaminants come off easy.

Enhances Gloss

Make your paint job POP with a shine and gloss you can see yourself in. It’ll look even better than a fresh wax

Cleaner For Longer

Your car stays cleaner for a longer. The hydrophobic surface makes it more difficult for mud and dirt to bond with paint.

Long-Term Protection

After one application, your vehicle experiences all of the above benefits for up to 4 years.

Protects From UV Damage

Protect from Fading. A Ceramic Coating is UV resistant, meaning that your paint will be protected from wearing paint.

Resists Stains & Etching

The chemically resistant surface helps mitigate stains and etching caused by environmental contaminants like bird-droppings or bug-splatter.

Better than Wax! Premium Ceramic Coating for Cars

Ceramic Coating is 100 times thicker than traditional Wax! 
Chemicals are repelled instantaneously. Causing liquids to bead up and roll off the surface along with most dirt, grime, or mud.

Learn more about the Benefits of Ceramic Coat here

8 – Ceramic Tint



Protect your skin, interior and belongings with long lasting Ceramic Tint that pays for itself everyday. Especially with all the glass the comprises a Tesla! Learn more about the difference between ordinary and ceramic tint.

What Tint is legal in California for your Model Y?

Learn More about WHICH TINT IS RIGHT FOR YOU? We have a post about that!

9 – Model Y Smoked Lights

Model Y Smoked Headlights


Model Y Smoked Lights by Ghost Shield Film in Thousand Oaks



Model Y Smoked Lights by Ghost Shield Film in Thousand Oaks

10 – Brake Calipers

Brake calipers can be powder coated, similar to what is done to wheels, to change them to just about any color around. Or you can install a caliper cover over the top of them. Typically you will be more restricted in colors and designs. Some come with logos, or “Tesla” or “Model Y” written on them.

You will want to ensure that the company knows what they are doing when it comes to this process. There are two methods of powder coating the brake calipers. One is to bag off the entire car, thereby protecting it from overspray, and then coating the calipers.

Or the second method is to remove and bleed the lines of brake fluid and powder coat them off the vehicle. And then reinstalling the calipers.

With either option, you want to ensure that it is done properly so that your car is safe and protected. Especially when it comes to your brakes. There are many shops that will work on wheels, but not the calipers due to the liability.

We have wrapped and Customized over 1,000 Tesla’s with Paint Protection Film, Vinyl, Tint, Powder Coat, Ceramic Coat. From the Model S, Model X, Model 3 and what we expect to be many Tesla Model Y’s for years to come. We offer 10 year warranty on film and LIFETIME Warranty on Model Y Clear Bra.

We service Ventura County and Los Angeles County including Calabasas, Westlake Village, Agoura Hills, Thousand Oaks, Moorpark, Camarillo and Simi Valley.

Know someone with a Model 3?

Check out our other article on 9 ways to customize your model 3

Want to see amazing videos of Teslas, Lamborghinis, Porsche and Mclarens getting wrapped? Check out our YouTube channel.


  1. That’s good to know that powder coating is durable. I would want to name sure that anything that I do for my car lasts a long time, so that is a plus. I should take a look into getting something like that for my tires if I decide to customize my car.

  2. How can I get my Tesla model Y customized if I purchase it in Raleigh Durham, North Carolina?

    1. Author

      Hello Robert,
      We would recommend looking for local wrap and tint shops in your area that can help you out, via google or yelp. If you’re interested in paint protection film we would recommend Suntek or Stek’s websites to help you locate local installers in North Carolina. Both offer colored, gloss, and satin paint protection films!

    1. Author

      If you wanted to vinyl wrap to last them putting ppf or ceramic coating over top would make the vinyl wrap last longer. If you only plan on having the wrap on there for less than 2-3 years, the vehicle is garage kept, and kept clean then the wrap should be fine.

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