Ever since the conception of our very first XPEL Stealth wrapped Tesla Model S two years ago, we’ve been throwing around the term “Stealth Mode” as a quantifier for Stealth equipped cars that lack the bling factor. Much like the blue Model S from 2013, this 85 received a New Car Detail, Total Coverage XPEL paint protection package and a customized vinyl chrome delete using gloss Black Pearl, one of the newest wrap films available from Avery Dennison Graphic Solutions. To finish it off, we tinted the Tesla out with Spectra PhotoSync 45, our top tier window film from Prestige Film Technologies. Keep reading for more details about the installation & let us know what you think of the updated aesthetics in the comments!
Up front, the glossy nose cone is complemented by a refinished Black Pearl surround. The front “T” insignia is painted matte black for a closer match to the new flattened finish, and then capped with a die-cut Black Pearl vinyl face to tie it in nicely with the rest of the chrome delete.
The factory 19″ anthracite Cyclones work wonders for bringing a bit of gloss to the wheel wells, and the finish is a near perfect match to the vinyl used to mask the chrome components.
To complete the chrome delete package, we covered the clear corner markers in Black Pearl as well, wrapped the mirror stems, window trims, door handles, and more.
As with most XPEL Stealth wraps, body lines of the Model S really start to shine under the satin paint protection film. To us, “full matte” is a finish more reminiscent of a chalk board, and while matte films have their place, the end result tends to be far more muted than Stealth lets on. Where the fine contours of a vehicle could be otherwise overlooked with a cast matte film, the silky smooth finish of XPEL Stealth brings them to life. Given its transparent, pearlescent nature, XPEL Stealth allows for just enough glossy base coat to show through for a look that’s truly dynamic in broad daylight.
As with any Model S variant, a little chrome deletion can go a long way. For those who feel inclined to de-bling, picking the right wrap film to make the whole look flow becomes a bit of a challenge in itself. For this particular application, the client had selected Black Pearl, one of the latest films to come from our friends over at Avery Dennison. As far as we know, this is the first time Avery’s Black Pearl has been released into the wild, so we’re pretty excited to be the shop to debut it on one of Tesla Motors finest!
As it were, a Stealth Mode Model S just wouldn’t be complete without some custom cut “T” insignias on the wheel center caps.
Like we mentioned earlier, this Tesla also received Prestige Film Technologies PhotoSync 45 window tint for optimum VLT & added visual impact. We always recommend Spectra PhotoSync for tinting new vehicles, as it offers an unmatched range of protection from UV / IR rays with the help of a unique, solar activated coating. On top of the tech, it looks great paired with the updated trims & Stealth paint protection!
From the rear, it becomes ever more clear that there’s something distinctly different about this Model S compared to its factory finished friends. While the stock badging remains, it too has been painted matte black to match the new wrap. The lower chrome lip is also blacked out, and the branded trunk trim has been treated to a Black Pearl & matte black insert that’s similar to the P85 we wrapped up earlier in January.
All in all, we’re quite satisfied with the way our latest Stealth Mode Model S has turned out. The blue versions are beautiful in their own right, but there’s always something that’s more menacing about flat black!
Want to go full Stealth Mode or schedule a New Car Detail for your very own vehicle? Click here for more information about the XPEL Stealth paint protection package we offer, or shoot us an email with more info about what you’ve got in mind.