9 Ways to Customize Your Tesla Model 3

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Satin Paint Protection Film

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.

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.

Vinyl 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 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.

Chrome Delete

Chrome deletes can range from coloring the window trim or from coloring all the chrome on the vehicle. 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.

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.

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.

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.

Seat Customization

If you’re interested in a change that costs a bit more money you can take your Tesla Model 3 into an automotive reupholster shop to have the seat colors changed. Offering a more unique interior option to your vehicle.

When you go with this option you will want to ensure that the company is reputable and go in to see their work in person. Check to see what brands of material they use and do some research on how those materials hold up.

With most shops, the sky’s the limit in color choices. Not just the color of the seats, but also in the stitching. You could even change the material to cloth if you really wanted to. Or to natural leather, instead of the synthetic that Tesla offers.

Steering Wheels

The steering wheel is another option for changing up the interior look of the vehicle. Although it does void the factory warranty, so do this one at your own risk. And it is advised to have a professional do the installation.

There are several aftermarket options available from a different color to different finishes, such as carbon fiber. This would be one of the more subtle changes you could make to the vehicle’s interior.

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 3” 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.

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