Carbon Fiber Spoiler Appliqué for Tesla Model X
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Carbon Fiber Spoiler Appliqué for Tesla Model X

The wing-like spoiler is an beautiful design feature of the Tesla Model X. But for those Model X owners who want to differentiate their Model X from others, EVANNEX has developed a real carbon fiber spoiler appliqué that has been designed exclusively for Model X, installs easily, and provides a performance look that many owners prefer. Our real carbon fiber spoiler appliqué can be ordered in either a gloss or matte finish.

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Overview

Carbon Fiber is a strong, lightweight, high tech material that can be used to accent the exterior of your Model X. Our carbon fiber spoiler appliqué is perfect as a singular accent, or it can be used in conjunction with our A/B/C-Pillar carbon fiber appliqués for Model X. Depending on your aesthetic preference, you can get just the right amount of carbon fiber to accent your Model X vehicle exterior.

 

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Specification

The EVANNEX carbon fiber spoiler appliqué has been designed and fabricated to fit the unique curves of the Model X spoiler. It is fabricated using real carbon fiber, T-300 3K Torayca Carbon Fiber (2x2 twill), finished with a “domed” high-grade polyurethane coating specially formulated to be abrasion and wear resistant. Each appliqué is backed with an industrial grade permanent 3M adhesive to ensure a strong bond.

The spoiler appliqué follows the curved dimensions of the top surface of the Model X spoiler. The appliqué is approximately 2.7mm thick with a span of approximately 42.5 in. (1.08 m) and an overall depth (including curvature of approximately 10 in. (25 cm).

The thin profile of the spoiler appliqué, along with its domed finish ensures that it will have no appreciable impact on airflow over the Model X exterior and therefore, no appreciable effect on drag—one of the key factors that affects the range of the vehicle. There is no discernible increase in wind noise with the appliqués installed.

Each appliqué is backed with 3M 5849 adhesive, a 20-mil thick, medium-density, dark gray acrylic foam, with TX-1 and DS-4 adhesives on the liner and non-liner sides of the product, respectively.), widely used in automotive applications. The adhesive provides a permanent bond to the surface to which it is affixed. The overall cross section of the appliqué is shown below:

permanent adhesive bond to the surface accent-e carbon fiber exterior appliqué packages

The polyurethane resin surface has been exhaustively tested to ensure that it can stand-up to environmental conditions.

Installation. Installation of the spoiler appliqué is straightforward and can be performed as a do-it-yourself (DIY) project. However, for those Model X owners who are not DIY-oriented, the appliqué can be installed by any competent automotive installer. A detailed set of installation instructions is provided with each order. The appliqué can be cleaned using soap, water, and a soft, clean cloth. If you'd like to provide a lasting shine and protection, we recommend a hand-spray product called Wax-As-U-Dry produced by Eagle One (TM).

The spoiler appliqué is offered in gloss and matte finishes. The photo below provides a rough indication of the difference in the finishes. Overall, gloss "pops" and enhances the look of the carbon fiber; matte is more muted and provides an understated carbon fiber feel.

Tesla Model S gloss/matte carbon fiber finishes

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Installation

Our spoiler appliqué was designed for those Tesla Model X owners who would like to add easily-installed carbon fiber exterior customization for the Model X. Although care must be taken in any do-it-yourself (DIY) job, it can generally be installed by Model X owners themselves. For those owners who would prefer professional installation, any competent, automotive aftermarket custom shop can do the install quickly and easily. Complete installation instructions are provided for the spoiler appliqué and an installation video is also available below. Both should be carefully reviewed fully before installing procedure begins.

Installation Video

 

Installation Guide

 

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FAQ

How is the carbon fiber spoiler appliqué fabricated, and is it real carbon fiber?

The carbon fiber spoiler appliqué is real T-300 3K Torayca Carbon Fiber (2x2 twill). Our unique design and fabrication approach allows us to finish the carbon fiber with a high strength polyurethane coating in either a high gloss or matte finish. The coating is both sun and weather resistant. The coating is “domed” to provide an aesthetic edge finish and a dimensional feel. Each appliqué is then backed with 3M 5849 adhesive, providing a strong permanent bond to the automotive surface.

Can I order the spoiler appliqué in a different finish other than carbon fiber?

The spoiler appliqué is offered only in real carbon fiber in either a gloss or matte finish. No other color or finish options are available.

Do you recommend the gloss or matte finish?

The finish you choose is a matter of personal preference. We prefer the gloss finish. It tends to reflect light in a manner that really complements the Model X exterior. We've featured the gloss finish in most of our photos and video because we feel it better accentuates and enhances the beauty of the Model X. However, we recognize that some Model X owners may prefer a slightly more "muted" matte finish.The photo below provides a rough indication of the difference in the finishes. Overall, gloss "pops" and enhances the look of the carbon fiber; matte is more muted and provides an understated carbon fiber feel.

 

Tesla Model S carbon fiber gloss vs matte finishes

What is the difference between the materials you use and a carbon fiber "wrap" ?

A ‘wrap’ is a very thin vinyl material that is printed with a pattern that looks like carbon fiber. The wrap can be adhered to a surface and provides a simulated, faux-carbon fiber look. But it is not real carbon fiber. A wrap is flat and has no dimensional feel and relatively little visual depth. In general, wraps are installed by professionals. EVANNEX’s appliqués are fabricated with real carbon fiber, finished with a high strength polyurethane coating in either a high gloss or matte finish. The coating for all appliqués is “domed” to provide an aesthetic edge finish and a dimensional feel. The coating for the molded side mirror piece has a straight edge.

Does the carbon fiber spoiler appliqué cover the entire spoiler?

No. The carbon fiber spoiler appliqué is placed on the top surface of the spoiler. Please note: the edges and underside of the Model X spoiler will show the original factory paint color. See image below.

 

Can I install this product myself?

Yes. We’ve designed the spoiler appliqué for do-it-yourself (DIY) installation. In fact, the only tools you might need are a soft cloth, some masking tape, and a cleaning solution of alcohol and distilled water (readily available at any large pharmacy). We provide you with a detailed installation video and written instructions for each piece. However, if you’re just not a DIY person, the spoiler appliqué can be installed by any competent aftermarket automotive installer.

Is it possible to slide the spoiler appliqué into place as I position it on the Model X?

In general, the answer is no. The industrial adhesive that we use on the appliqué creates a very strong and permanent bond. The way to position an appliqué is to adhere it only on its edge. That will create a very small contact surface for you to remove it and reposition, if necessary. However, once the appliqué is pressed into place, it is not intended be removed or repositioned. For that reason, you must very carefully align the piece before you adhere it. Please refer to the installation instructions and video for more.

Will the carbon fiber spoiler appliqué create an obstruction for the rear LED brake light display that is embedded in the Model X spoiler?

No, the spoiler appliqué is placed on the top surface of the spoiler and will not obstruct the brake light display.

Will the carbon fiber spoiler appliqué impede the movement of the spoiler on Model X performance vehicles that have a retractable spoiler?

No, the spoiler appliqué is placed on the top surface of the spoiler and will not obstruct the up and down movement of the Model X spoiler (on those versions of Model X with retractable spoilers).

Can you provide a bit more detail about installation?

See 'Installation' tab for more details. Complete installation instructions, video, and guidelines are also provided with each package; please carefully follow the instructions (and install video) provided to ensure proper installation.

Can I remove the spoiler appliqué once it is installed?

In order to ensure that the appliqués will not separate from the automotive surfaces as your car is being driven, they have been designed for permanent installation. It is possible, however, to remove an appliqué by heating it with a hair dryer and slowly peeling it off. However, the appliqué will likely be stretched or torn if it is removed, and some adhesive residue may be left on the surface. The residue can be peeled off and the surface cleaned with acetone. It is possible (but unlikely) that the surface might be slightly marred as a result. Therefore, each appliqué should be viewed as a permanent installation. Additional removal instructions are appended to the installation instructions.

How should I clean the spoiler appliqué?

Soap, water, and a soft, clean cloth should do the trick. If you'd like to provide a lasting shine and protection, we recommend a hand-spray product called Wax-As-U-Dry produced by Eagle One (TM).

Will the addition of carbon fiber spoiler appliqué affect the aerodynamics of the Model X and thereby impact the Model X performance and range?

The spoiler appliqué rise from the surface by less than 2.7mm. We’ll admit that we haven’t done wind tunnel tests or computer-based simulations, but because of the low profile of the spoiler appliqué, any affect on aerodynamics of range would be virtually undetectable.

Will the addition of spoiler appliqué increase wind noise?

No. The thin profile and tight fit become part of the vehicle surface and will not create any discernible wind nose.

How long does it take to receive my carbon fiber spoiler appliqué order?

The delivery time frame for Nose cone appliqués is between 2 and 4 weeks (for U.S. orders) from the day you place your order, depending on the number of orders in the production queue.

Does the  spoiler appliqué ship to International destinations?

Yes, spoiler appliqués ship internationally using FedEx International. For more information, check out our Shipping and Fulfillment page.

What If I decide I do not like the spoiler appliqué and wish to return it?

BEFORE you install the spoiler appliqué, be sure to assess the look. You can do this using masking tape to attach a spoiler appliqué (without removing the red adhesive backing). If you want to do a more complete assessment, you can use double sided masking tape placed directly over the red adhesive backing of the appliqués piece. DO NOT remove the adhesive backing tape until you are satisfied that the look works for you. As long as you have not removed the adhesive backing on any piece, the spoiler appliqué may be returned for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. The spoiler appliqué piece cannot be reused once the adhesive backing is removed, and the backing cannot be replaced properly once it is pulled off. For that reason, a spoiler appliqué cannot be returned for a refund if the adhesive backing is removed.

Return Policy for Nose cone Appliqués

Once the red adhesive backing has been removed from a spoiler appliqué, the product can no longer be returned for credit or exchange. The reason for this is that the nose cone appliqués piece and the package cannot be reused or resold once the adhesive backing has been removed.

Therefore, please be certain that you’re satisfied with the look and style of your spoiler appliqué BEFORE you remove the red adhesive backing tape. You can accomplish this using masking tape to temporarily hold the piece in place or, if you want an even more realistic preview, you can use double-sided masking tape to temporarily affix the appliqué to assess the look and style. Stated as succinctly as possible, once you remove the red adhesive backing from the appliqués, it's yours—no returns and no credit can be offered.

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