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Tesla Model S | Opti-Coat

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This Tesla came to us with just over 8000 miles and very extensive paint defects. The owner had heard about the benefits of Opti-Coat on the Tesla forums and sought out an installer in his area. When he called, I set up a time to inspect the car and found extensive scratches and swirl defects in the paint. After outlining the benefits of paint correction prior to application of a coating product, the owner was ready for me to dial this beauty in and then lock it down with Opti-Coat.



The decontamination process required a foam soak, 2-bucket wash, clay, iron neutralization and tar removal.



The correction process required some heavy artillery to level the clear coat down to a mirror like shine. Multiple levels of paint correction were used over the course of a few days. Paint thickness readings were healthy and right around 200, dropping closer to 100 the lower you went on the car.



The car received another decontamination foam soak, hand wash, and IPA wipedown prior to Optimum Pro Coatings being applied to painted surfaces, plastics and glass.


The pictures really tell the story, so let’s get to them!



Upon arrival, general grime along with a nice bird bomb on the hood. Love the license plate though!


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IMG_2857.jpg by First City Auto Spa, on Flickr



Wheels and arches looking quite nasty


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IMG_2862.jpg by First City Auto Spa, on Flickr



Not anymore!


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IMG_2872.jpg by First City Auto Spa, on Flickr



Can’t forget the door jambs and underneath the “frunk”


Before


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IMG_2866.jpg by First City Auto Spa, on Flickr




Dirt being transferred to the towel


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IMG_2867.jpg by First City Auto Spa, on Flickr




After


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IMG_2868.jpg by First City Auto Spa, on Flickr




Here you can see the sheen of the tar removal product working on the paint.


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IMG_2883.jpg by First City Auto Spa, on Flickr




Now that it is squeaky clean, we can begin the paint correction process. To really grasp the prevalence of the defects I was up against, imagine about 25% more defects than you see in these pictures. That is what I was seeing, but the camera didn’t capture things accurately.



Close up on the hood


before


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IMG_2900.jpg by First City Auto Spa, on Flickr



after


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IMG_2903.jpg by First City Auto Spa, on Flickr



Long shot of the driver side of the hood edge


before


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IMG_2911.jpg by First City Auto Spa, on Flickr



After (Bit of a scratch remnant remained)


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IMG_2913.jpg by First City Auto Spa, on Flickr



Driver front quarter, particularly deep cluster of scratches. Wetsanding was required to remedy this problem.



Before


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IMG_2915.jpg by First City Auto Spa, on Flickr



After (not yet refined, just a tiny fraction of one of the scratches remained. No need to go after it and risk a strike through)


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IMG_2918.jpg by First City Auto Spa, on Flickr



50/50: Big difference made on the front plastic piece


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IMG_2921.jpg by First City Auto Spa, on Flickr




Bit of work done on the passenger door


Before


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IMG_2927.jpg by First City Auto Spa, on Flickr



After


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IMG_2928.jpg by First City Auto Spa, on Flickr



Door Pull


Before


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IMG_2929.jpg by First City Auto Spa, on Flickr



After


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IMG_2930.jpg by First City Auto Spa, on Flickr




Passenger rear door 50/50


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IMG_2932.jpg by First City Auto Spa, on Flickr



Lower section corrected


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IMG_2933.jpg by First City Auto Spa, on Flickr




Couldn’t resist- underside of side mirror with some grime remaining


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IMG_2936.jpg by First City Auto Spa, on Flickr



After some TLC


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IMG_2937.jpg by First City Auto Spa, on Flickr




This is a “no-charge factory freebie” courtesy of Tesla


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IMG_2938.jpg by First City Auto Spa, on Flickr



After correction


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IMG_2939.jpg by First City Auto Spa, on Flickr



Plastic on the roof line


Before


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IMG_2940.jpg by First City Auto Spa, on Flickr



After


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IMG_2941.jpg by First City Auto Spa, on Flickr




Taillights needed attention too


Before


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IMG_2942.jpg by First City Auto Spa, on Flickr



After


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IMG_2943.jpg by First City Auto Spa, on Flickr




The best part of the day! Time to coat!


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IMG_2948.jpg by First City Auto Spa, on Flickr




Starting to get “that Opti-Coat look”


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IMG_2951.jpg by First City Auto Spa, on Flickr



And after curing overnight, we pulled it out into the dingy, overcast morning. No matter, the car was still amazingly glossy! Thank you for taking the time to review my work. Questions and comments are welcome.


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IMG_2980.jpg by First City Auto Spa, on Flickr



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IMG_2978.jpg by First City Auto Spa, on Flickr



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IMG_2963.jpg by First City Auto Spa, on Flickr




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IMG_2960.jpg by First City Auto Spa, on Flickr


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Schedule your new Tesla Model S for our Basic Opti Coat Pro application priced at 1250 between Dec 22th til Jan 31st and I will coat the wheels at no extra charge a 200 value

 

Our Basic Opti Coat Pro Application includes:

- Hand wash with the 2 step bucket system

- 2 step intensive paintwork decontamination

- Carefully dried using warm air and microfiber towels

- Door jambs wiped

- Single step paint correction

- Application of Opti Coat Pro on paintwork and wheels

- Vacuum interior

- Complete interior wipe down

- Windows cleaned

 

Schedule with Us today at 813846-3891

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