Teslas are unique electric vehicles. They have class and style, but as of now, they only come in the colors of solid black, red, deep blue metallic, pearl white, and silver metallic.
Most of us want more options than these five colors. Who wouldn’t want a more personalized style for their car?
Some people may want to change the color of the Tesla, and some may wish to protect the paint of their Tesla. Or perhaps you want both! There are so many options to choose from.
Table of Contents
- Wrapping a Tesla Model 3, S, X, or Y – Your Options
- Partial Tesla Wrap or Full Tesla Wrap?
- Can I Save Money By Doing the Wrap Myself?
- Will a Vinyl Wrap or PPF Void My Tesla Warranty?
- Will Vinyl Destroy Tesla Exterior Paint?
- How Much Does It Cost to Wrap a Tesla? Model 3, X, Y, or S?
Wrapping a Tesla Model 3, S, X, or Y – Your Options
There are many factors to consider when deciding to wrap, and it helps to know what you are getting into so you can request suitable customizations.
Here are the options, and below I will show you how they all add up.
Vinyl comes from brands like 3M (makers of Post-It Notes), Avery (maker of self-adhesive labels), and others.
Vinyl wraps are great for personalizing a car by changing some or all of the car’s color. You can customize a wrap to advertise a business or to raise awareness for a cause.
Vinyl wrap is typically flexible, made of PVC, and is about half as thick as PPF. Vinyl comes in various colors and has an adhesive backing to help it adhere to the vehicle, and it will come off without damaging the car’s paint.
Vinyl can wrap your vehicle and last five years or more, depending on how well the owner takes care of it.
PPF is a paint protection film wrap serving a very different purpose from a vinyl wrap.
PPF is usually invisible and used to protect the paint on the car. This film can protect your vehicle from water marks, rock chips, fading, and scratches (to name just a few).
Partial Tesla Wrap or Full Tesla Wrap?
Whether you decide on PPF or Vinyl, you must determine how much of the car you want to wrap.
Some Tesla owners want only the bra of the car to have a wrap. It is a great and safe way to keep rock chips from happening, along with many other issues.
Some Tesla owners may opt to have the full hood wrapped. A full hood wrap is a great way to protect the car’s value and personalize it in any way you desire.
A full-body wrap is excellent if you want a color change, custom branding, or more. Some wrap shops offer interior wraps.
Can I Save Money By Doing the Wrap Myself?
Well, of course, that is an option. But be realistic about what this takes.
Many people online will show you how they did a DIY wrap job on their Tesla. They use products like this.
If you don’t have experience with these projects, consider having a professional do it.
Will a Vinyl Wrap or PPF Void My Tesla Warranty?
In my research, the answer is no. However, always consult your car dealer to find out for sure. It may just be me, but you would think that protecting the paint could only be a good idea.
Will Vinyl Destroy Tesla Exterior Paint?
When done correctly, the wrap will come right off, and your paint will look just as it did before wrapping.
How Much Does It Cost to Wrap a Tesla? Model 3, X, Y, or S?
Now that you know about the factors, we can talk about money.
The price range for wraps is so varied. Naturally, we can only give you an approximate quote, but we can give you a basic idea of what you may be spending. Most of these prices are from the WrapJax website.
Whether you have a Tesla Model S, X, Y, or 3, it will cost you between $2,000 and $10,000. It all just depends on your choices.
Tesla Model S
WrapJax will do a partial wrap (like the bra) starting at $799 for a Model S. This will get your partial hood, mirrors, top of your rear bumper, and door edges wrapped.
According to their website, a full-color change wrap starts at $4,255. Then if you want things like rocker panels wrapped you can add $453 to the cost. There are other options for add-ons as well.
Tesla Model 3
A Tesla Model 3 could cost up to $10,000 if you go for all the bells and whistles. Primo jobs include interior wrapping, trim, windows, and every other detail you can imagine.
What this $10,000 won’t do for you is protect against the aging of any exterior plastics on the Tesla Model 3. However, you can ask about doing PPF and color change together.
WrapJax lists a price of $5,600 for a full-body wrap in a gloss color. If you want your Tesla to have just the full hood, fenders, front bumper, headlights, mirrors, door edged, and the top of the back bumper it will start at $1,999.
Tesla Model X
A full body wrap for the Model X tends to cost around $7,000 these days.
For example, the top tier wrap for Tesla Model X at Wrap Jax will cost $6,700 and then you can add on items like rocker panels.
Naturally, if you decide on a specialty wrap like chrome, the price goes up from this base price of $6,700.
Tesla Model Y
If you are looking for a simple full-body vinyl wrap for the Tesla Model Y, you are likely looking at around $5,000 to $6,000. If you choose to have a ceramic coating done over that wrap it will cost between $850 and $1200.
Keep in mind that the cost will go up if you have additional features of your car wrapped. Having the dash in a wrap to protect it or change the coloring is just one feature that would add cost. An interior kit starts at $119 at WrapJax.
As you can imagine, the options for wrapping are so vast. It can add up quickly, but if you like personalization or want to promote your wrap, it can be an excellent investment!