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I will pass on a normal vehicle wrap that covers up the raw steel but I would entertain wrapping my entire CT in STEALTH (matte finish) XPEL paint protection film. This would be a great DIY project because of the flat steel panels. I would just have to find a local XPEL dealer who would be willing to sell me a roll at a slight markup😁

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Model S wrapped in XPEL Stealth PPF
 
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Dam. That looks pretty good
 

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I mentioned it as someone said it would not last (the vinyl).

I like the stainless steel look, but if they did a clear satin finish, I might consider that.

Maybe they make it in color, but I am not sure (since it was originally designed to protect glass, stuff people want to see through).

How to get it on a flat surface is lots of water and a VERY clean surface and hands.
 

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We had XPEL applied to the front end, including the headlight lenses, of my spouses new car about 2-years ago. After 32k miles (80% freeway driving) the front end still looks brand new. It's a pretty amazing urethane based protective film that has self-healing properties.

All PPF films have a thickness of around 8 mils. Here is how the XPEL film layers break down in thickness...

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It’s nice and works pretty well. But it does scratch pretty easily. So handle with care.
 

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If it clear then what is the point? It’s a stainless steel body. What am I missing?
You could use a satin clear... or deep gloss clear to give the truck different texture looks.
 

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We had XPEL applied to the front end, including the headlight lenses, of my spouses new car about 2-years ago. After 32k miles (80% freeway driving) the front end still looks brand new. It's a pretty amazing urethane based protective film that has self-healing properties.

All PPF films have a thickness of around 8 mils. Here is how the XPEL film layers break down in thickness...

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We had our Model Y fully wrapped in Xpel... Hope is that is lasts a bunch of years at which point, we can remove it and have basically a new-looking vehicle still.
 

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A full wrap is the ultimate in paint protection! We placed our Y order in November but cancelled it so Tesla can work out the paint, fit and finish new assembly line kinks. I also wanted to wait for any new announcements on Battery Day. We will probably reorder next May or June. It will be white, white interior and 20" Induction alloys.
 

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A full wrap is the ultimate in paint protection! We placed our Y order in November but cancelled it so Tesla can work out the paint and fit and finish new assembly line kinks. Will probably reorder next May or June. Ordered white, white interior and 20" Induction alloys.
We only had one small paint issue which Tesla fixed promptly. We ordered on 4/20 this year and picked it up 6/20. Great car. you'll kick yourself for waiting. (maybe)
 

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I was thinking about the problems getting vinyl onto flat glass at the office without bubbles. It was a nightmare. I don’t know how professionals do it but I sure wouldn’t do it myself. I’ve been asking questions about wraps out of curiosity but I am more than happy with just the stainless.
It's all about the dirt. Get one spec of dust under the film and instant bubble.
 

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It's all about the dirt. Get one spec of dust under the film and instant bubble.
Put a mixture of dish soap and water on the surface and the film is moveable as you squeegee the water out from under the film moves to cover flat.. drys in place.
 

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A gentleman on you tube wrapped his Tesla. Can’t remember if it was a 3 or Y. Never did it before and did a great job for $700. The CT would be much easier with all the flat panels. I will be leaving mine raw. But who knows I can’t leave things alone.
 

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