It’s hard to find a more hyped company than Tesla. Their self-driving and battery technology is outpacing traditional automakers.
The Model 3 styling is iconic and clean. You can make the appearance even more minimalistic by removing the chrome accents.
Chrome Delete Wrap
Any visible chrome trim pieces are wrapped in gloss black. At the front we covered the Tesla emblem on the hood. Then we moved over to the side cameras and wrapped the chrome housing.
Next we tackled the door handles. The flush design of these actually makes it easier to wrap than a traditional exposed handle.
Then we covered the full chrome window trim that surrounds the side windows. Black window trim used to be the “low-end option” on new vehicles, but it’s had a role reversal is recent years. Now the sporty high-end trims are using black or color-matched window trim.
We finished the chrome removal with a wrap on the rear emblem to match the front.
Powder Coated Wheels
We began by transforming the factory wheels. The process begins by bringing them back to unfinished metal with abrasive blasting. This removes any surface contamination and cosmetic damage they may already have. Once we have a clean slate the powder coating can be applied. For this Model 3 we chose gloss black to match the rest of the sedan.
The 19-inch sport wheels are not available in black so these are truly unique. The factory set already comes with a black center cap, so we didn’t even have to touch it.
The beauty of powder coating your wheels is it’s a perfect reset point for the vehicle. Any cosmetic wheel damage is repaired in the process. If you ever curb your Tesla we recommend powder coating. It’s an opportunity to get them repaired AND change the color while you’re at it.