Tesla Model 3 Gets Paint Correction, Wrap, Tints & More – Video

Tesla Model 3


OCDetailing’s time with this red Tesla Model 3 has come to an end, so let’s hope the obsessive detailing firm that’s been bringing us tons of Model 3 videos acquires a new one soon.

Tesla Model 3

This video presents to us a Model 3 being wrapped with clear protection film after receiving full paint correction.

Then, it’s on to applying a coating over the film before tinting all the glass, including the roof.

Video description:

Tesla Model 3 – Epic Paint Protection – Suntek Ultra PPF and CQuartz Finest Reserve

Full Paint Correction
3M Crystalline Tint (Including Huge Rear Windshield)
Suntek Ultra Paint Protection Film (PPF) Clear Bra
CQuartz Finest Reserve Coating

3M Crystalline:
Front Windshield – 70%
Front Two Windows – 40%
Back Two Windows – 20%
Rear Windshield – 40%
Pano-Roof – 70%

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21 Comments on "Tesla Model 3 Gets Paint Correction, Wrap, Tints & More – Video"

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I find it hard to believe that a brand new car from a tesla factory needs a paint correction. Tesla is known for their high quality piano finish and beautiful paint. What would need corrected? Am i wrong here or does paint correction means something else. I plead ignorance here so any explanation would help. Thanks

Speaking as a “reformed” personal detailer, this type of business feeds on OCD and anal type personalities while others just want to go overboard on their new purchase. New car dealers love to sell similar folks those paint protection and interior sealant packages.

I’m 100% certain that whatever car you bring in, from any car maker, and they will do the same service.

Among the hardcore paint fanatics, removing every last sign of something called “orange peal” is an obsession, until the paint is as smooth as glass. Literally.

All paint applied by spray has some amount of surface texture. On any car you can see how much is there by taking a florescent inspection light and checking the surface from an angle and see how slight it may be. Most of the time it is hard to see under normal lighting conditions unless you get the angle and the lighting just right and get close to the paint.

Companies like this can remove whatever orange peal is present by removing the high points with a buffer. This will slightly thin your paint job (the clear coat). Then they build up a protective layer with something like OPTI-COAT.

The end result is a show car quality paint job with a mirror reflection.

It is almost a fetish among fans of paint you can see your reflection in.

Buffing won’t remove orange peel…only “color sanding” actually does that. You basically sand the texture flat with progressively finer sandpapers. The first one is course enough to know the texture flat. The second and third are really to just to flatten the scratches left by the previous paper.

You then buff the paint to bring back the gloss. It’s a little scary the first time you take that sandpaper to a freshly painted surface, but it’s not rocket science. It is a cr*pload of work though.

I doubt, however, they actually removed the orange peel on this car. Instead, I’m sure their “paint correction” consisted of removing any embedded debris and buffing any micro scratches and swirls out. Basically, you want the surface to be as pristine as possible before you put the wrap on it and “seal it” all in there.

It does look sweet, but every wrapped car I’ve seen in person always has a bit of that “this is paint under a layer of plastic” look about it to me. It may be really pretty plastic, but…

cab — thanks for the details! I never knew it took so much more work.

I’d love to see the aero-wheel covers painted in the same beautiful red.

Ask and ye shall receive.


OCDetailing has taken a page out of the Tesla Elon Musk book of how to cleverly market your business through social media.

Three weeks ago only a few Tesla owners leaving near the Fremont Tesla factory had ever heard of OCDetailing. Today many Tesla owners and most Model 3 reservation holders are familiar with OCDetailing…brilliant!

Well it’s like the 20th ‘article’ involving them and this one freakin car. I suppose if you are the only one on the internet with video you get some attention though. Clever getting around the NDA. Since it isn’t their car, they didn’t sign one! And the owner is staying very quiet. Wonder if Tesla has people trying to hunt down and silence this owner.

@Tom said: “…Wonder if Tesla has people trying to hunt down and silence this owner.”

Perhaps these OCDetailing videos are Tesla’s idea?

Perhaps serves as proof-of-life videos that Tesla Model 3 production is alive?

They did it! To prove they’ve produced at least one Model 3. That the owner wants to change.

With all of the articles on these guys you’d think by now the price of wrapping your Model 3 would have been mentioned!

(⌐■_■) Trollnonymous

I want one my TM3 with Blue Thermochromic Paint Pigment….lol


when it get’s hot, it goes from dark to a lighter color.

How much does this stuff cost? And how long does it last?

I have this strange idea from somewhere that the main advantage with a wrap is that you can remove it again. But how much does that cost..?

It’s cool to new different I guess. But it tends to cost to be cool as well.

(⌐■_■) Trollnonymous

Isn’t it like a condom for the car?
Protect it from the undesirables and scuffs then when you sell it used you can pull it off?

I went to a Tesla dealership in Richmond Virginia last weekend and was given the recommendation of a company that does similar work. To put clear wrap on just the Front of the car to the front doors is $1700… To do the whole car is about $4300… Then the company next-door will put a ceramic coating on it for you or about $500. The shop they had a black Tesla model S white Tesla model S A 2017 Corvette and then a Range Rover

It seems very strange that an owner would go through so much effort and cost for what is SUPPOSED TO BE a mass produced, economy priced car. Could it be that insiders know that will never be the case? Seems pretty stupid to spend so much effort on a car that will be worth half it’s value in a year (if hundreds of thousands are produced as promised).

People deck out their car all the time. I am willing to bet there are a ton of Impalas with more spent on upgrades than it cost when it was new.

Looks like a wrap runs at least $3k. Seems like a lot to just protect it I have to say. How much would it be to repaint it!?! Better get Maaco!! 🙂

Well, I leave those plastic wrap on all my electric appliance too. They come from the factory “wrapped”. 🙂

I’m a firm believer in protective film (not a vinyl wrap). I had Xpel installed on a Lexus front bumper and part of the hood. For nine years up until I sold it, it was easy to keep clean, had no rock chips or scratches. I’m getting my Model 3 with front bumper, full hood and front fenders done with Xpel.

This may be interesting to some folks, but in my eyes is not EV-related.
Last night, I saw in German TV that Kreisel in Austria has a 55 kWh battery replacement at the same weight for the eGolf with 400.000 km warranty (http://www.kreiselelectric.com/projekte/electric-golf/).
I would have expected to learn those valuable informations here instead of that painting rubbish.