The “T” badge on every Tesla vehicle is a symbol of the transformational nature of the automobile. The “T” represents a remarkable blend of aesthetics, performance, tech innovations, and zero emissions. And, for that reason, many Tesla owners want it to stand out. The EVANNEX® Tesla “T” Accent gives your “T” badge a flash of red, making it stand out from the crowd. It is available for all Tesla vehicles and each order includes both a front and rear “T”.
Every Tesla owner is proud of the fact that they own one of the world's most innovative cars. Most also want to support the Tesla brand, and the Tesla “T” badge on the front and back of your Tesla identifies the brand nicely. We developed a simple accent that makes the Tesla “T” pop.
Both front and rear accents are provided as a set, allowing you to accent either the back T or the front T or both in red vinyl. It’s easily installed with no tools, and can be removed in the future if you decide to return to the original OEM chrome T.
The photos that follow show the Tesla “T” Accent for Model 3, Model S and Model X, respectively. The front “T” is shown in the left column and the rear T is shown in the right column.
The EVANNEX Tesla “T” Accent is made using 3M vinyl film, well-repected in the industry and designed and fabricated for strength, fade resistance, and long life. 3M vinyl films use specially designed adhesives that allow repeated surface placement and removal. Both can be heated gently using a heat gun or hair dryer to increase pliability and adhesion.
The shapes of the Tesla "T" were captured and basic surface parameters were fed into our CAD system for refinement. The finished shapes are then cut using a CNC vinyl cutter using software that enables translation of our CAD drawing to the vinyl. All shapes are accurate to within 0.5 mm.
Why do I need a Tesla "T" Accent?
Stated simply, to change the look of your Tesla “T” badge and make it unique.
Is the Tesla "T" Accent difficult to install?
No, installation is straightforward. But patience and a steady hand are required. Vinyl can be applied and removed a number of times as you install, so a small alignment mistake can be remedied with little difficulty?
I can still see chrome along the very edge of the "T". Is that the way the Tesla T accent was designed?
Yes. We decided to cover only the top surface of the Tesla T badge. That means that there is a flash of chrome along the edges of the badge.
Are special tools required?
No, although a spray bottle containing a water/alcohol mix to ensure proper cleaning and surface preparation, and a hair drier to help remove any wrinkles and make the vinyl more pliable are recommended.
Can I order the front "T" or the rear “T” individually?
The Tesla "T" accents are sold as a set and cannot be ordered individually.
Do I need to cut or trim the vinyl?
No. The Tesla “T” Accent has been designed to fit without any requirement for cutting or trimming. However, if you pull a little too hard during installation, it is possible to stretch the relatively thin elements of the "T." If that happens, you can choose to trim the ends using an razor knife or scissors.
Does the Tesla “T” Accent wrap around the sides of the Tesla “T” badge?
No. The Tesla “T” Accent sits on the top surface of the “T” badge. The sides of the badge remain uncovered providing a flash of chrome at certain angles that we feel is a nice aesthetic look.
Do you provide instructions for applying the vinyl kits?
We have developed detailed step-by-step written instructions for Tesla “T” Accent. In addition, EVANNEX provides a detailed installation video for each vinyl kit. Finally, we provide both video and written generic guidelines for installing vinyl.
Is surface prep complicated?
Not al all. The surface should be cleaned with a 60% water / 40 % isopropyl alcohol mix applied using a lint free cloth or paper towel. The objective is to remove all dust, dirt, and greasy residue before vinyl installation commences.
Can I remove the vinyl if I decide to go back to the OEM surface finish?
Absolutely. Vinyl can be removed at any time.
What is the projected life of a vinyl?
Exterior vinyl should have a useful life of between 3 and 5 years.
Will the vinyl fade with time?
In general, vinyl is impervious to sun damge and will not fade or otherwise discolor.
Will rain, snow or car washing damage the vinyl?
Can the vinyl be scratched or otherwise damaged during regular use?
In general, vinyl is remarkably strong and resilent. However, if a sharp or abrasive object comes into hard contact with the vinyl, it can be scratched or torn, but that’s true of just about any surface.
If I decide to remove the vinyl after some period of time, can I re-install it again at a later date?
No. Once the vinyl has set on the surface (requiring about 24 hours), the adhesion becomes stronger and more permanent. It can still be removed without difficulty, but removal will stretch and potentially tear the vinyl. It cannot be reused.
How long does it take to receive my order?
You can expect delivery between 1 to 2 weeks from the day you place your order.
Does Tesla “T” Accents ship internationally?
Yes, we ship internationally using FedEx International. Please be certain to refer to our specific policies and requirements for international orders before you purchase.
The following Installation video is presented for Tesla Model 3. An identical approach is used for Model S and Model X.
Installation Instructions for Tesla T - All Models
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