We at Detailed Designs Auto Spa were proud to have another Tesla Model S visit us for a paint protection film (known as clear bra) installation and Modesta BC-04 application recently. While a lot of our Tesla Model S clients visit us from the Atlanta area, this one joined us from Athens, GA. -which made it the second Tesla Model S to come to us from Athens, GA.
The owner of this Tesla Model S was originally looking for Modesta BC-04 and considered layering Modesta BC-05 on top of it. Coupled with extensive clear bra coverage on the front end, this Tesla MS would be better protected from rock chips and easier to maintain with the long term in mind. After multiple conversations, the owner started to lean towards even more extensive clear bra coverage. She was wanting full coverage on the hood, front fenders, front bumper, rear bumper, all 4 doors, rear fenders as well as the side view mirrors. Basically, the only areas not covered by clear bra was the roof and rear hatch. At this point I suggested her husband and her save some money by only having Modesta BC-04 installed. While BC-05 on top of BC-04 would look amazing. Having such extensive clear bra coverage as well as keeping value per dollar spent reasonable meant that I didn’t see quite as much value layering multiple coatings over such extensive clear bra coverage. We discussed the subject and she agreed.
The big question would be the absolute condition of the paint when it arrived. A number of weeks ago, Tesla implemented the use of a waiver for new Tesla Model S owners who wish for their service center/delivery center detailer to not touch the cars. After working with Tesla on a mutual client’s repair, I was confidant that this waiver was in place for a reason that was structured around protecting their new Tesla owners. The waiver, in short, stated that if the new owner chose to forego allowing the Tesla authorized detailers to work on the car, the owner is releasing Tesla from liability associated with the cosmetics of the car. No doubt there was a catalyst for this. But the shame is that it’s not impossible for authorized detailers to make mistakes and cause new damage that would drive up the cost for owners who wanted perfect paint prior to having a coating applied. After a long discussion with the owner and exploring her options, we both felt it was in her best interest to allow their detail shop to do what they are paid to do and then we will address whatever comes. This way if there was any damage, she could have the assurance that she wouldn’t be up the river without a paddle.
The day the car arrived, the owner and her husband drove it straight to our shop. We inspected the car as quickly as we could given their tight schedule to get back on the road.
After washing the car we got to give her the good news that we did not see anything that typical prep work would not address. This meant they were able to keep $1.2k+ in their pocket. This was money they were willing to spend should the paint merit it. We at Detailed Designs Auto Spa love being able to save clients money. This is one of the reasons people bring their cars to us. We have a reputation for not up selling or looking for excuses for clients to spend their money.
The end game was us performing the following services:
Clear Bra Paint Protection Film Installation on:
Full hood, full front fenders, front bumper, side mirrors, all 4 doors, rear fenders and full rear bumper. (with a specific request to wrap all possible edges)
And then all prep work for a coating application and installation of Modesta BC-04 as well as Opti-Glass Pro for all exterior glass surfaces. (the inside of all of the door shuts and hatch were coated as well)
Please enjoy some of the photographs that we took through the project.
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Detailed Designs Auto Spa continues to offer the pinnacle of auto detailing, paint protection film installation, paint correction and automotive paint coating systems to Atlanta, GA. and all of the southeast. We are the only authorized Modesta coatings installer in Georgia. No other shop has our variety of quality coating systems, paint protection film installation, extensive paint correction services and full-time shop’s level of service all under the same roof and with an industry expert as the lead on all projects.
By Jean-Claude Corcoran