The Ultimate Guide of Tesla Car Wrap

The Tesla factory only provides 5 default colors (White, Black, Silver, Blue, and Red), while car wraps offer various glossy, matte, chrome, and metallic finishes, color options, and even gradient colors or customized graphic vinyl wrap.

Whether you're tired of Tesla’s original paint colors or want to make your car something different, getting your vehicle wrapped is the best solution. The Tesla car wrap is a vinyl film wrapped around the vehicle; it can protect it from scrapes and change its entire hue, and it allows you to customize your car to become what appearance you want and make your vehicle personal to you. 

Wrap Or Paint Your Tesla?

If you need to change the color of your Tesla, you can wrap it or paint it. The main difference between a wrap and paint is that paint is a complete overhaul of your car's color, while vinyl wrap changes the car's color without breaking the color of the original paint. As we all know, there are pros and cons to everything, so deciding to wrap or paint your Tesla depends on your budget and preferences.


Cost may be a primary factor in your decision on wrapping or painting. Prices for wrap or paint vary from shop to shop, region to region, labor costs, vehicle size, etc. On average, you'd pay between $5,500 and $10,000 for professional painting services that include sanding, rust removal, and painting in California. A car wrap is a cost-effective solution to change the color of your Tesla vehicle. A professional wrap may cost between $3,000 and $6,000, and when buying from Yeswrap, you can buy a roll of high-quality vinyl film for as low as $449! Go to a professional wrap shop and spend 600 to 1000 dollars on labor costs for you to wrap, which still saves you a lot of costs.


How long a paint job or car wrap lasts depends on the quality of the material and daily maintenance. Generally speaking, a professional painting can last for decades, while a professional wrap job lasts 3 to 5 years. If properly maintained, it typically lasts up to 7 years ( In the fourth and fifth years, the vinyl wrap’s color and shine will slowly begin to fade).


A paint job doesn't have much flexibility for options, and there are only involves one or two colors (a two-toned look). Car wraps are highly flexible as you can use multiple colors (such as color shift vinyl film designed to change color with the light), patterns, and various finishes like matte, satin, gloss, chrome, and carbon fiber for a highly customized aesthetic appearance. 

It's hard to say which is better, but clearly, the vinyl film has more advantages. Vinyl wraps can protect the original paint from UV rays, scratches, and minor abrasions, and without damaging the underlying paint, they help maintain the car's resale value, as wraps are removable.

How Much Vinyl Wrap To Wrap A Tesla?

There is a simple computational formula to help you know how much vinyl your Tesla will need. First, measure the length of your car and multiply by 3, and finally, add an extra 5 to 15 feet for spares and errors.

The following Model 3 example should help:

  • The Tesla Model 3 is approximately 185 inches in length.
  • 185 inches x 3 = 46 feet. 

Here is a handy guide to help you estimate how many vinyl wraps you might need for your Tesla:

Tesla Model 3: 49 feet.

Tesla Model S: 59 feet. 

Tesla Model X and Y: 69 to 79 feet.

Tesla Cybertruck: 89 to 99 feet.

See our article for more on how to get accurate vinyl films to wrap your vehicle.

How Much Does It Cost To Wrap A Tesla?

The cost to wrap a Tesla varies between $3,000 To $6,000. Here are some factors that affect the price:

  1. The size of the car model. Model 3 is a compact sedan, which requires fewer vinyl films than Model Y/X.
  2. A full or partial wrap. If you just need to wrap a hood or side panels to add a contrasting color and make a statement. The fewer vinyl wraps to use, the lower the cost.
  3. Professional wrap or DIY. Even though professional wrapping can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars, we still highly advise getting your car wrapped by hiring an experienced professional or a car wrap shop to wrap it correctly. However, if you have the experience and know how to wrap the vehicle, it is significant that you save thousands of cost!
  4. The style of vinyl film. Vinyl wraps offer a more comprehensive array of options than paint, available in different colors and finishes to make your Tesla eye-catching. Here are standard vinyl wraps at Yeswrap.

Gloss Vinyl Wrap

tesla glossy car wrap

It provides a glossy, sleek finish that will give your Tesla a shiny and polished appearance like the original paint, especially the high-gloss white color, crystal gray, and Ferrari red vinyl.

Matte Vinyl Wrap

tesla matte car wrap

The surface of matte vinyl film looks dull rather than shiny, with a non-reflective finish and a slightly rougher feel. This rough surface absorbs light, creating a unique look and mystery to the vehicle.

Metallic Vinyl Wrap

tesla metallic car wrap

The metallic wrap is the best vinyl wrap if you're looking for a shiny surface with a metal-like finish. It gives Tesla Model 3/Y/X/S a unique sparkle metallic feeling in the sun's reflection.

Chrome Vinyl Wrap

tesla mirror car wrap

A chrome vehicle wrap will give your Tesla the most stunning visual; a mirror-like surface transforms it into moving mirror.

Carbon Fiber Vinyl Wrap

tesla carbon fiber car wrap

Carbon fiber car wrap is especially for sports and speed enthusiasts; it gives your Tesla a high-tech and performance appearance. It’s the perfect way to add a sporty touch to your vehicle!

Customized Vinyl Wrap

tesla customized car wrap

If you want to make your Tesla unique, the customized graphics car vinyl wraps are ideal for living out your wildest dreams. 

Tesla Wrap Ideas

The most common colors for the Tesla seen at road is black, white, red and blue. In your mind, what color is the best color for Tesla? Don't have an idea? Browse through the creative, innovative colors below!

Model 3 wrapped in yellow matte metallic color

model 3 wrapped on yellow matte metallic vinyl wrap

Model 3 wrapped in pink matte metallic color

Model Y wrapped in silver matte metallic color

tesla model y silver matte metallic car wrap

Model Y wrapped in color shift Matte white gold color

Tesla model  y white shift gold car wraps

Model 3 wrapped in Gloss Gray Purple color

Model 3 wrapped in Silver Chrome color

Model 3 wrapped in Chameleon Black Red color

tesla model y black red car wrap

Model 3 wrapped in Matte Black color

Model 3 wrapped in Iridescent Black color


Model 3 wrapped in Resident Evil vinyl wrap

Model 3 personalized Resident Evil vinyl wrap

Model Y wrapped in Black and Gold Customized wrap


Model Y wrapped in Black and Pink Gradient wrap

Have you seen an attractive and unique wrapping Tesla around the street, and does that inspire you to upgrade yours? We are proud to provide high-quality yet cost-effective vinyl wraps that help you transform your Tesla into your dream results. 

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