Exteriors

How many cameras does my Tesla have? How does Tesla paint compare to other manufacturers? Do I want to protect it with PPF or ceramic coating (or both?)? Do I want a Chrome Delete? What wheels and rims should you get? Do I want to wrap my car? In what colors do Teslas come in? What are some of the most popular Tesla exterior accessories (and why)? Here you can find answers to these and other questions about Tesla exteriors. Have a question? Can’t find the answer? Shoot us an email!

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Past Tesletter articles

[DIY] Chrome delete Tesla Model 3 (easy vinyl wrap)

If you are thinking about doing your own chrome delete for your M3 you can see how to do it here.

From issue #62

All you ever wanted to know about Paint Protection for your Tesla

This is a guest blog post by Truong-Thang Pham, a fellow Tesla owner and enthusiast from the Tesla Owners of East Bay Club. He is also the owner of ‘Savage Xpress’, a detail/wrap shop located in Milpitas, California. As a professional car detailer, he has come across many customers who want to take care of their vehicle’s paint but don’t know where to start or in what direction to go. In this article, he walks us through some paint protection options, its pros, and cons.

From issue #123

Colors update: Midnight silver is free and black increases its price

Good to see some variety in the free color:

  • White: Free
  • Midnight Silver: Free
  • Blue: $1,000
  • Black: $1,500
  • Red Multi-Coat: $2,000
From issue #189

Cybertruck 4 wheel steering in action

You have to pay attention, but you can see how the rear wheels move as well. Cool, cool!

From issue #211

Giga Berlin Paint Shop produces the first Model Ys in Mercury Silver Metallic and Deep Crimson Multicoat

When Tesla was planning Giga Berlin, Elon said that it will have the most advanced paint shop in the world, and a bit after we discovered that two exclusive colors will be available there. According to a report from Drive Tesla Canada, this week two Model Y Performances in Mercury Silver Metallic and Deep Crimson Multicoat were produced. It appears that these vehicles will be sent to the USA for validation.

From issue #226

Giveaway Alert: Win a SnapPlate for your Tesla

This week we’re partnering with our friends from EveryAmp to give away a SnapPlate for your Tesla. Install and remove SnapPlate- front license plate mount for your Tesla- in seconds. Available for all models. Check out our pinned tweet on Twitter to participate.

From issue #192

How is the paint in a brand new Model Y?

In this video, Out of Spec Detailing, takes a deep dive at the paint quality of a Model Y Performance built in Freemont. The verdict? Tesla is improving their paint quality!

From issue #240

Model 3 headlight old and new module comparison

Compared to the old Model 3 headlight module, the new one:

  • Has lenses that make light beam more focused
  • Is brighter
  • Can illuminate farther
From issue #136

New colors for cars Made in Germany

Elon said in the past that the paint shop in Giga Berlin was going to be the world’s most advanced paint shop. This week, Tesla added two new colors, exclusive to their Model Y Made in Germany cars: Quicksilver and Midnight Cherry Metallic. Both look gorgeous, especially the new red 😍😍😍.

From issue #239

New doors on Giga Berlin Model Y

Cloth-covered cup holders and the wood grain on the doors that we’ve seen in MIC Ys before.

From issue #210

Official list of upgrades for the new Model 3

This list of updates is coming directly from a Tesla sales rep. Check it out: a power liftgate, black trim (A.K.A. chrome delete), USB-C ports in the glovebox, and more.

From issue #134

Protect your car with Feynlab Ceramic Coating

[Sponsored] Made in the US, their products are available in 25+ countries, and they currently support over 150 installers in the US. Check them out (and request a free consultation).

From issue #235

Protect your Tesla with Feynlab

One of the things I regret the most about my Model S is not properly protecting its paint and seats when I first bought it.

Don’t do like me, and check out Feynlab. They offer a complete line of car kit and ceramic coaters for both do-it-yourselfers and professional detailers.

And have you heard about their world’s first self-healing coating?

Images by: Vehicle Enhancement Protection & Appearance (VEPA), official Feynlab installer, Pleasanton, CA

Learn more: Feynlab

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From issue #96

Take a look at the new power liftgate for the new Model 3 power trunk

Straight out of Tesla’s Fremont factory in California 😍

From issue #134

Tesla accessories deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2020

It’s that time of the year again and I feel we’ve been taking advantage of discounts all month but nothing can’t beat Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales so… One more year, we’ve partnered with a few brands that we love to bring you the best deals in Tesla accessories. Are you ready?

From issue #139

Tesla is considering changing the free color for Tesla vehicles

According to Elon in a reply to @28delayslater on Twitter, they’re not only considering changing the free color for Tesla vehicles- currently white- but they will also consider bringing the silver back!

From issue #184

Tesla launches its own car wrap service

Tesla has launched its own car wrap service through delivery centers starting with five cities in China. The official Tesla customer service Weibo account announced it last week.

From issue #124

Tesla Model Y owner shares how to camp on top of his car

The Kilowatts writes that electric vehicles are ideal for car-camping and even short overlanding trips. Looking at the data they shared, a night spent with Camp Mode active versus driving with The Rooftop Tent has approximately the same effect on battery power. So there you go, you can choose whatever option best fits your trip and preferences.

From issue #124

TeslaBros released new products

If you have a Model 3 you probably have heard about TeslaBros - if you haven’t, don’t worry, that’s why Tesletter exists 😉. Well, this week they just released their new doorhandle and door sill wrap. We follow TeslaBros on Twitter and can tell you that they have been working on their wrap for the door handle for weeks! These guys are really OCD and they haven’t stopped until they got what - at least looks like - the perfect wrap for the Model 3 handles.

We’ve contacted TeslaBros and got a discount coupon for our subscribers, enjoy!

  • Coupon: TesletterHandlesIt
  • Discount: 20% discount in the door handle and the door sill wraps
  • Valid until: May 28th.

Note: Tesletter is making no money whatsoever from this product.

See more: Handle wrap and Sill wrap

From issue #60