Paint Armor

Paint Armor

I just got my Model S Signature, and it doesn't appear to have the paint armor...has anyone else seen that happen? Or is the paint armor impossible to see?

jerry3 | November 24, 2012

The paint armour is easy to see because it only covers half the hood. Call Tesla.

Schlermie | November 24, 2012

If you look closely, you should be able to see a seam across the middle of the hood and across the front fenders to the top of the wheel wells. I've heard of at least one other delivery where they neglected to add the paint armor even though it was ordered, and I heard of another delivery where they didn't order paint armor, but it was installed anyway.

suegie | November 24, 2012

sounds like they may have gotten some cars switched upon transport. i need to go look at the VIN and see if what i ordered is what i got...there is no seam...i have that film on my current car (Camry Hybrid) and it is quite obvious up close. oh well...early adopters, fast production, goes with the territory...they will have to deal with this!

BYT | November 24, 2012

I am looking for a full cover body armor for my Pearl White Model S

Michael23 | November 24, 2012

Don't recommend any armor for white. It can yellow over time and is really only noticeable in that color.

nickjhowe | November 24, 2012

@BYT - not sure I'm going to do the entire car, but I'm looking at body armour for my Pearl White too. Didn't want the factory armour because of the place they chose to put the lines. I'm definitely going to do the entire hood, mirrors and front.

ruprecht111 | November 24, 2012

I ordered the paint armor for my red signature, and it w clearly stated on the MVPA. How ever the window sticker did not have the paint armor on it. I did not notice until after I had paid the DS. When I brought it up to the DS when I did not see the paint armor on the car, he offered after market product, but I told him I would rather have a refund of the $950 plus tax. I am still waiting for the refund check. Moral - check the paperwork carefully. It is easy to get caught up in the excitement of the moment of getting a very great car.

BYT | November 24, 2012

@nickjhowe, I was thinking like you too, but then I thought about those dings at the mall or grocery store, or the rocks on the highways and the bird craps and tree sap and thought, why not just cover the whole darn thing and protect it for a tiny bit more?

DouglasR | November 24, 2012

@nickhowe, I was also thinking of getting an after market armor for my pearl white. What do you think of the argument that the product yellows over time?

BYT | November 24, 2012

@DouglasR, I also have this exact question/issue so I pinged an installer who has been doing this for 10 years to show me examples of light color cars he did a long time ago.

Robert22 | November 24, 2012

I've had the 3M product (Autobond) on my S-class Benz since 2001 with no yellowing. I've also had to remove a few sections after bumper scuffs chewed them up, and again, no yellowing after careful examination of the removed pieces. I've been extremely impressed with the product. I was told that 3M has even refined the product since then. I don't know the current brand name. One thing to consider, however, is the skill of the technician. Ask who does the best work. There is always one guy who is the artist.