All About Tesla Model 3 Car Wrap You Should Know

The Tesla Model 3 is widely recognized as a cutting-edge electric vehicle, renowned for its sleek design and impressive efficiency. Many people can’t wait to modify their vehicle when they get the new car, and one of the most popular exterior modifications is car wrap.

Wrapping your Model 3 with vinyl is an exciting way to express your personal style while protecting the vehicle’s original paint. Unlike traditional paint jobs, vinyl wraps offer a cost-effective and flexible solution for transforming the appearance of your Tesla.

Types of Wraps for Tesla Model 3

The vinyl wraps are thin, adhesive films that can be easily applied to the surface of your car. These wraps cover the vehicle's paint and perfectly conform to its curves and contours, creating a fresh look. Moreover, they are conveniently removable, making them an ideal choice for those who wish to change their vehicle's appearance without any permanent alterations.

When it comes to customizing your Model 3, Yeswrap Tesla vinyl wraps offer a wide array of options to suit your personal style and preferences. Here are the different types of vinyl wraps you can choose from, each providing a unique look and feel for your vehicle.

Matte Vinyl Wraps

Tesla model 3 matte car wrap

Matte car wraps are perfect for those who prefer a matte and understated appearance with a non-reflective surface that gives the vehicle a stealthy and aggressive look. Matte vinyl, regardless of color, makes Tesla cars look great, making it a popular choice for many Tesla owners.

Gloss Vinyl Wraps

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Gloss vinyl films are designed to mimic the appearance of a traditional paint job with a high-shine, reflective finish. Gloss wraps enhance the natural lines and curves of the Tesla Model 3, providing a sleek and shiny look on the road.

Satin Vinyl Wraps

Satin vinyl wraps offer a finish that sits between matte and gloss, providing a subtle sheen to your Model 3 that is elegant and eye-catching. Satin wraps are ideal for car owners who want a bit of shine without the full gloss finish effect.

Metallic Vinyl Wraps

tesla model 3 metallic car wrap

Metallic wraps are a great choice if you're looking for a shiny finish with a bit of an extra tiny metallic flakes sparkle effect. It gives the Model 3 a unique and luxurious appearance.

Carbon Fiber Vinyl Wraps

tesla model 3 carbon fiber car wrap

Carbon fiber wraps replicate the appearance of real carbon fiber, giving your Tesla a high-tech, performance-oriented look. They are popularly used to wrap on vehicle hoods and mirrors to emphasize the sporty.

Chrome Vinyl Wraps

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Chrome vinyl wraps provide a mirror-like, highly reflective finish that is sure to turn heads. These wraps are bold and flashy, especially gold mirror vinyl makes you stand out on the road.

Custom Printed Vinyl Wraps

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For those who want a truly unique look, custom-printed vinyl wraps are the best choice. You can select any design, anime pattern, or movie graphic you desire to cover on your Model 3, such as Deadpool, Demon Slayer, or Pokemon.

Color Shift (Chameleon) Vinyl Wraps

tesla model 3 Color shift chameleon wraps

Color shift or chameleon wraps will change color depending on the angle of the light and viewing perspective. These car wraps create a dynamic effect, making your Tesla eye-catching with its constantly shifting hues.

Pearlescent Vinyl Wraps

tesla model 3 Pearlescent Vinyl Wraps

Pearlescent wraps give your car a shimmering, pearl-like appearance with a lustrous and iridescent finish that reflects light in a soft, multi-toned effect, adding depth and richness to its overall look.

Gradient vinyl wraps

tesla model 3 gradient car wrap

For Tesla Model 3 owners, this is an exceptional choice as it offers unique two-tone color transitions and gradient wraps that create a visually stunning and personalized appearance, elevating the overall aesthetic appeal of your vehicle.

Cost of Wrapping a Tesla Model 3

The cost of wrapping a Tesla Model 3 can vary depending on several factors, such as the type of wrap you use, the skill level and the location of the installation specialist.

On average, the cost of a full wrap for a Tesla Model 3 can range from $3,500 to $5,000. Compared to a high-quality paint job, which can cost $6,000 to $8,000 or more, wraps are often more affordable and quicker to apply. It also protects your Tesla's original paint from scratches, chips, and UV damage, helping to preserve its resale value. 

The cost of a wrap is an investment in both the appearance and protection of your Tesla Model 3. By choosing Yeswrap vinyl wrap, you can ensure that your car will have a stunning and unique look for years to come.

If you are not sure how much vinyl you should buy for your model 3, check out our article.

How To Wrap Tesla Model 3 | DIY Tutorial

The installation process of a vinyl wrap on a Tesla Model 3 requires precision, patience, and the right tools. While it's possible to do it yourself,  we are always recommended to hire a professional to get the job done.  Here’s a step-by-step guide to the wrapping process.

Preparation

Clean the Car: Thoroughly wash your Model 3 to remove any dirt, dust, and debris. Use a clay bar to remove contaminants from the paint surface. Ensure the car is completely dry before proceeding.

Remove Obstacles: Remove any parts that might hinder the wrap application, such as side mirrors, door handles, and trim pieces. This allows for a smoother wrap installation.

Inspect the Surface: Check the car’s surface for scratches, dents, or rust. Address any imperfections before applying the wrap, as they can affect the final appearance.

Car Wrap Tools

  • Vinyl wrap film
  • Squeegee
  • Heat gun or hairdryer
  • Precision knife
  • Measuring tape
  • Microfiber cloths
  • Masking tape

Application

Measure and Cut the Vinyl: Measure the length of your car to determine the amount of vinyl needed. Cut the vinyl film into manageable pieces, allowing extra material for adjustments.

Position the Vinyl: Peel off a small section of the backing paper and position the vinyl on the car. Use masking tape to hold the vinyl in place if necessary. Align the vinyl correctly before proceeding.

Apply the Vinyl: Slowly peel off the backing paper while applying the vinyl to the car's surface. Use a squeegee to smooth out the vinyl and remove air bubbles. Start from the center and work your way outwards to avoid trapping air.

Use Heat for Curves: For complex curves and edges, use a heat gun or hairdryer to make the vinyl more pliable. Gently stretch the vinyl over these areas, using the squeegee to press it into place. Be careful not to overheat or overstretch the vinyl.

Trim Excess Vinyl: Once the vinyl is applied, use a precision knife to trim the excess material. Make sure to leave a small margin around the edges to allow for wrapping around the panels and tucking into seams.

Tuck and Seal: Tuck the edges of the vinyl into the seams and gaps of the car using the squeegee or a similar tool. Apply heat to ensure the vinyl adheres securely and seals properly.

Post-Installation

Reattach Parts: Reattach any parts that were removed, such as side mirrors, door handles, and trim pieces. Ensure everything is properly aligned and secured.

Final Inspection: Inspect the entire vehicle for any air bubbles, wrinkles, or imperfections. Use the heat gun and squeegee to address any issues. Smooth out any remaining bubbles by pressing them out gently.

Allow the Wrap to Set: Let the wrap cure for at least 24 hours. Avoid washing the car or exposing it to harsh conditions during this period to ensure the adhesive sets properly.

Maintenance Tips

Regular Cleaning: Please regularly clean the wrapped Tesla Model 3 using mild soap and water. It is advisable to avoid abrasive cleaners or brushes, as well as automatic car washing machines that may damage the vinyl. Use a low-pressure hose to wash the car due to high-pressure washes can potentially lift the edges of the wrap or cause it to peel.

Protect from UV Rays: Whenever possible, park the car in shaded areas or use a car cover to protect the wrap from prolonged exposure to direct sunlight, which can cause fading over time.

The Best Color Vinyl Wrap for Tesla Model 3

Choosing the best color vinyl wrap for your Tesla Model 3 depends on your personal style, preferences, and the statement you want to make with your vehicle. Here are some popular and striking options to you:

Matte Black

  • Style: Sleek, modern, and sophisticated
  • Advantages: Reduces glare, easy to maintain, and provides a stealthy look
  • Ideal For: Those who prefer a subtle yet impactful aesthetic
matte black tesla model 3

Metallic Blue

  • Style: Bold, vibrant, and eye-catching
  • Advantages: Reflects light beautifully, offers a premium look
  • Ideal For: Drivers who want their Tesla to stand out with a striking color
metallic blue tesla model 3

Color Shift (Volcano Gray)

  • Style: Dynamic, futuristic, and attention-grabbing
  • Advantages: Changes color with viewing angle and lighting, unique and trendy
  • Ideal For: Those who want a constantly changing and mesmerizing look
tesla model 3 color shift Volcano Gray Vinyl Wrap

Metallic Silver

  • Style: Luxurious, sleek, and high-tech
  • Advantages: Shimmering finish, reflects light beautifully, premium feel
  • Ideal For: Those who want a classic yet high-end look
tesla model 3 liquid Metallic Silver car wrap

A vinyl wrap is a cost-effective, innovative method of customizing and protecting your Model 3's exterior without the need for a costly paint job. Yeswrap's wrap for Tesla Model 3 comes in a variety of colors, finishes, and textures, allowing you to personalize your vehicles in ways that were previously only possible through expensive and time-consuming paintwork.

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