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    Model S VIN P01536 Robert.Boston's Avatar
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    Nice to see the nosecone wrap. What product did you use there?

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    Am I correct in thinking that the color of the car has changed slightly with the full wrap?
    I am having mine wrapped next week I think ... but they're using Avery or 3m wrap.
    Perhaps this is better film?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert.Boston View Post
    Nice to see the nosecone wrap. What product did you use there?
    The shinny black plastic nosecone was the only styling cue I didn't like. The rest is spot-on to my taste. I used some matt grey car wrap film and then I overlaid it with clear matt paint protection film. I figured I could always peal it off if I didn't like it. So far... I like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sp4rk View Post
    Am I correct in thinking that the color of the car has changed slightly with the full wrap?
    I am having mine wrapped next week I think ... but they're using Avery or 3m wrap.
    Perhaps this is better film?
    Red on black! Hey.. why hold back? I really can't see the clear film on my car at all. Saw a matt yellow wrapped 911 today. That was different.
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    How do you like the trash can? How did you mount it? Just realized now that there is no trash bin in the car! Got a newborn son so I know that there will be trash eventually!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidWexler View Post
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    I made the following modifications to my production S which I took delivery of mid December 2012:


    Full paint armor including door sills Self Healing Paint Protection Film - XPEL ULTIMATE Paint Protection Film as I found the clear coat kind of soft
    Runflat tires BridgestonePotenza RE960AS Pole Position RFT
    Window Tint 3M Crystalline, sides 50%, rear 40%
    Handheld Halon Fire Extinguisher truck mounted http://www.safecraft.com/products.ph...at=motorsports
    Custom wrapped nosecone matt grey film
    Carpool lane sticker
    small one only applied using paint protection film - removable
    Radar detector mounted above rearview mirror New Escort Solo S3 Cordless radar detector temp until I install a built-in system
    Trash can Mounted below display http://www.oxo.com/p-797-stainless-s...il-holder.aspx
    Cargo Net
    Upgraded floor mats
    Rear badge centered S, no Model
    Curb feelers now removed
    Vanity Plate

    I'm enjoying the car tremendously, and as you can see having fun with the upgrades too. See ya down the road.

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    Your car looks absolutely amazing!
    nice decision to take of the curb feelers 😉

    Did you check out the AlloyGator.com product that aaronw posted? Really subtle (and kinda ingenious!).

    Cant wait to get my ride tinted after seeing these pics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by qphan79 View Post
    How do you like the trash can? How did you mount it? Just realized now that there is no trash bin in the car! Got a newborn son so I know that there will be trash eventually!
    One of my pet peeves is that cars don't come with trash receptacle of any kind. Don't automotive designers live in their cars like the rest of us? So when I took delivery of my S with it's opportunity space between the front seats, I took the opportunity to installed a nice small stainless steel trash can using a few velcro pads. It's not really a trash can, but a utensil dish drainer I picked up at Bad Bath & Beyond, but it works and look pretty cool too. http://www.oxo.com/p-797-stainless-s...il-holder.aspx (I removed the center divider inside the can)

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    Quote Originally Posted by fizzazle View Post
    Your car looks absolutely amazing!

    Thanks... having fun. TM did all the heavy lifting with great design and advanced engineering.... I'm just fooling around with a few small details.

    nice decision to take off the curb feelers

    After hitting the curb twice, I played around with the curb feelers, but they were a no-go. Wheels are repaired now.


    Did you check out the AlloyGator.com product that aaronw posted? Really subtle (and kinda ingenious!).

    I just ordered these alloy wheel protectors and will install them tomorrow.
    They looked simplier to install then the gators. I think I'll give them a go. GOBADGES RIMBLADES

    Cant wait to get my ride tinted after seeing these pics!
    Have fun.
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    Lighting mods to date. Links explain step-by-step how to do it yourself:

    Upgraded frunk lighting
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    Upgraded trunk lighting
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    Replaced license plate lights with LEDs

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    Though I can't compete with all these beautiful and practical Model S modifications, I just completed putting on my identification "Badge"

    What do you think? $20.

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    [QUOTE=roblab;538056]Though I can't compete with all these beautiful and practical Model S modifications, I just completed putting on my identification "Badge"

    What do you think? $20.

    Love it. What did you use to do this?

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