Tesla Paint Protection | Why Is Paint Protection Important?

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Tesla Paint Protection | Model S Paint Protection Film

The sad reality is that every time you hit the road with your Tesla, you’re putting your car’s paint at risk. More than likely, you’re not just putting it at risk, you’re seriously damaging it. Tesla makes some amazing cars with some industry leading features. But Tesla’s paint is known for being thin and therefore easy to damage; that’s why Tesla paint protection is very important for Tesla owners! With this new Tesla Model S we had in the shop, the owner wanted to drive his car with full confidence that it is protected for every mile he travels.

Tesla Model S PPF Cost

The 2022 Tesla Model S

We see a whole lot of Teslas come through our shop, but part of me always gets extra excited whenever I see a Model S come through. There’s something about it’s sleek appearance that really strikes a cord with me. Offering two styles (the base model and the Plaid), the Model S can see upwards of 412 miles of driving range and 1020-hp if you opt for the Plaid. The Plaid, with its yoke-style steering wheel and 1020-hp, comes in at over $30,000 more than the base model’s price of $106,440 at $137,440. Both the base and Plaid are AWD. The base model sees a 3.1s 0-60 while the Plaid sees a 1.99s 0-60. While the base model will see up to 412 miles of travel, the Plaid will only get around 390 miles.

The interior of the vehicle is Tesla through-and-through. There’s something very distinct about the iconic look of the Tesla screen with all of controls integrated on it (we discussed this in our walkaround of a Model X which you can watch here). The minimalist cabin of Teslas really is something that’s very unique to sit in and experience. While it may be too minimalist or not luxurious enough for some, the understated nature of it will certainly appeal to many.

Pop open the trunk to reveal a very impressive 26-cubic-feet of storage! If you’ll need a bit more storage than that, the Model S has got you covered. There’s a front-trunk (or “frunk”) for use as well!

All in all, the Model S provides a very refined and practical look that is impressively understated yet still possessing the eye-catching Tesla charm.

Tesla Model S paint protection

Why Tesla Paint Protection Film?

As we stated earlier, Teslas do have a tendency to come out of the factory with some thin paint. This means driving behind trucks, parking under trees, driving in traffic, driving in the rain, and other basic (and often necessary) driving practices will pose a massive risk to your car’s exterior. Paint Protection Film (a clear, protective polyurethane film) is virtually invisible to they eye and will help guard your car against rock chips, road debris, tree sap, bird droppings, acid etching, as well as scratches and swirls that can ruin your clear coat.

XPEL Ultimate Plus PPF

Nathan’s Detailing is proud to offer XPEL Ultimate Plus paint protection film. XPEL is an industry leader in the realm of paint protection film. Their state of the art manufacturing techniques result in the most durable protective film available for purchase. We will make you confident and your Tesla’s exterior protected.

Not only is XPEL Ultimate Plus PPF incredibly durable, but it also possess great shine and self healing qualities. These self healing qualities mean that, when placed in direct heat (i.e. the sun, a heat gun), the film will actually heal itself of scratches and swirls giving your car a fresh, new look. And you don’t even have to lift a finger!

Tesla paint protection

XPEL Ultimate Plus paint protection film is laser-measured for incredibly precise panel fitment for hundreds of thousands of vehicle models, whether domestic or foreign. Here at Nathan’s, our PPF technicians use an in-house plotter to turn those measurements into exact-fitment cuts, ensuring that not only will your vehicle be fully protected, but the fitment of the film will look factory.

In sum, this Tesla was treated with the best paint protection film with self-healing qualities, unmatched shine, and impressive protection all while being practically invisible to the eye!

To learn more about Tesla PPF, click here!

Why Ceramic Coating?

Paint protection film does an amazing job of protecting your car’s exterior. This customer went the extra mile with their Model S to get the full protection package with ceramic coating. Ceramic coating will not only provide extra protection to the car’s glass, plastic, paint, and wheels but will also provide an incredible, gorgeous shine in addition to providing the owner with the easiest car washing experience they’ve ever had! That’s right, ceramic coating has hydrophobic qualities, meaning that it’s much, much harder for road debris to stick to the surface of the car. This means less time needs to spent washing and waxing your ride; spend more time driving it!

XPEL Fusion Plus Ceramic Coating

Tesla paint protection

XPEL Fusion Plus ceramic coating bonds at the molecular level to protect your car’s surface from UV rays, environmental contaminants, as well as bug acid etching. Fusion Plus will help to guard your car’s paint against minor scratches and swirls. Ceramic coating is “hydrophobic.” This means that Fusion Plus will repel water, mud, dirt, and other grime from the road making for the easiest, most efficient car washing experience you’ve ever had!

To learn more about Tesla ceramic coating, click here!

Tesla Model S Paint Protection | Final Thoughts

In summary, the Tesla Model S is an impressive beast of an EV that is legitimately redefining how people think of electric vehicles. With a sharp, minimalist interior, solid cargo space, and an impressive (and record breaking) 0-60, this is a vehicle that is definitely worth protecting. Fortunately, that’s what this owner did! With the XPEL Ultimate Plus PPF this car will stay protected from rock chips, UV rays, bird droppings, and other road/environmental debris. Furthermore, with Fusion Plus ceramic coating, the vehicle will keep its shine and repel water, mud, dirt, and other road grime for the easiest car washing experience ever!




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