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  1. Cascadian

    White Dash Strip -- what material is it?

    Thanks, Spacep0d! I love it. It may be OTT for some folks, but that's the beauty of the "blank canvas" of the white dash strip. You can do anything you want, limited only by your imagination. It could be something more "subdued" but still make a statement and give a lot of pleasure. :-) It's...
  2. Cascadian

    Painting Wood Strip possible?

    Well, it's been awhile since I posted this! I wound up having an artist paint a white strip that I swapped out for my less-than-exciting wood veneer one. See the photos of the end result in another thread I started asking about the material of the white dash strip: White Dash Strip -- what...
  3. Cascadian

    White Dash Strip Wrap Recommendation

    I asked the same question prior to having an artist paint my dash strip. :-) White Dash Strip -- what material is it?
  4. Cascadian

    White Interior Materials

    Wrongola! The white dash is painted aluminum. I found out because I wanted to have an artist paint on it so I could replace my wood veneer dash with it. Here's a link to the thread where I posted asking the same question... what material is it? The project turned out great. Just posted photos of...
  5. Cascadian

    White Dash Strip -- what material is it?

    Ask and you shall receive. :) Here are higher res pics. I love love love looking at my dash strip SO much now. :)
  6. Cascadian

    Best aftermarket dash strip to replace OEM wood (with pics...hopefully)

    I opted to have an artist whose work I love paint my dash strip! :) I never cared for the wood veneer one in my Model 3, and assumed that I'd get a carbon fiber wrap or something like that, but then decided that hey, we enjoy art in our homes -- why not in our cars? :) I had to order the white...
  7. Cascadian

    Long Term Interior Wrap

    It's in. I love it! :) What's really cool is that someone from our local Tesla Owners Facebook Group took me up on my offer for the "loaner" dash strip. He's going to have his Model Y white one painted and use my old veneer one in the meantime. I'll share his pics once that's done. I'd love to...
  8. Cascadian

    Long Term Interior Wrap

    White dash. Never cared for my wood veneer one, and when I saw the white version I immediately flashed on what a great "canvas" it could be. I commissioned a favorite artist to take on the project, and I love love love what Kay did... Kay O'Rourke – Painter & Assemblage Artist if you'd like to...
  9. Cascadian

    Long Term Interior Wrap

    I thought I’d be doing a wrap on my dash strip but decided on some original art instead. Have an appt. at the Service Center to swap out my wood veneer one for this instead. :-)
  10. Cascadian

    White Dash Strip -- what material is it?

    Hi, all! Well, it's been awhile since I posted about this. Thanks to the feedback I got, especially XLR82XS's info about the material of the dash strip, the journey is almost at an end -- I FINALLY HAVE MY NEW DASH STRIP! :) Ready to install... I have an appointment at the Portland Service...
  11. Cascadian

    Paint Protection - Got my car Autoflex'ed with the concept silver during the reveal + Aero colorede

    Sorry, didn't see this... haven't checked the thread in ages. I paid $2500. Still glad I did it... the silver looks amazing. :-) My latest project for my 3 is replacing the wood dash strip, which I never liked. Always thought that I'd get a carbon fiber wrap or something like that. But then I...
  12. Cascadian

    White Dash Strip -- what material is it?

    Thanks so much for the confirmation! I called my local service center a couple of days ago and left a message with the Parts department about wanting to order the white dash strip so that we can get started on this art project. Hope to get a call back on Monday so that I can order it and have it...
  13. Cascadian

    White Dash Strip -- what material is it?

    I really can't thank you enough! I've been seeking this information for ages, to no avail. You are DA BEST!! Thank you! :-)
  14. Cascadian

    White Dash Strip -- what material is it?

    Yes, thankfully, I've seen videos where the strip has been popped out fairly easily. However, the artist will need to have the piece to work on, probably for a number of weeks. I don't think I can drive my car if I send out my existing wood veneer strip! ;-P I need to order a white one for the...
  15. Cascadian

    White Dash Strip -- what material is it?

    Hi, all! I have the wood veneer dash strip on my Model 3 that I've been wanting to replace for a long time. Finally found an artist whose work I love enough to proceed with my idea of an art project! :) The plan is to buy a white dash strip and use that as the "canvas." In searching online, I've...
  16. Cascadian

    Model 3 Nature Pictures

    Yep. If you search the forums for Autoflex, you'll find other threads discussing it, including this one: Paint Protection - Autoflex M3 concept silver during the reveal + Colored Aero Wheels NY The video posted there (showing the AutoFlex process in a shop in NY) is what made me decide to try...
  17. Cascadian

    Model 3 Nature Pictures

    Thanks! I love it too. I had it Autoflexed so that it would look more like the silver at the Model 3 Reveal. The factory silver just didn't do it for me -- I guess not for that many others either, since it's no longer an option!
  18. Cascadian

    Model 3 Nature Pictures

    At the Beacon Rock State Park Marina, in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. :)
  19. Cascadian

    Painting Wood Strip possible?

    Thanks for your input, bpobill! :-) I do wish I had the white one, as I agree that it would probably be easier as a "canvas" for the artist to do his (or her) magic. I wonder if there are "seconds" available to purchase where a cosmetic defect could be painted over. Hmmm... Regarding the pros...
  20. Cascadian

    Painting Wood Strip possible?

    Happy New Year, Tesla family! Woohooo... the Roaring Twenties! :) So, I've wanted to replace the wood strip on my Model 3 dash since I got the car. Was going to probably do a carbon fiber wrap. I've now decided that I wanted to look into something artistic... but I haven't been able to find any...
  21. Cascadian

    Two tone Burgundy/Black Autoflex paint on Model3

    I'm so happy with my satin silver Autoflex (matte) BUT... had I seen these photos before I did my 3, I would have definitely chosen this. It's drop dead gorgeous! And yes, so close to the Signature Red which is the only red I would have been interested in, had it been available. Great job!
  22. Cascadian

    Members' Political Compass Scores

    I'm right next to Noam Chomsky. Cool. :-)
  23. Cascadian

    Installing two wall connectors in one garage?

    Thanks everyone, for your input. I so appreciate it! :-) Rockster, I think this info might have made a big difference, as I don't think the electrician would have done so without my sharing this comment with him. That's why I am grateful for a forum like this, to get good info about matters...
  24. Cascadian

    Installing two wall connectors in one garage?

    Hi, all! The electrician is coming tomorrow, Tuesday, and I'm wondering if there is anything we need to advise him on regarding installing two Tesla wall connectors for our his'n'hers Model 3s. Btw, WOOHOO! The referral award one arrived just in the nick of time. It looks GREAT, with Elon's...
  25. Cascadian

    Danger - Falling Rocks! I'll say!

    Here are a couple of local TV news video links: 'It's a miracle it wasn't worse': Boulder crashes through Camas man's car, escapes major injuries Large rock crashes into windshield of car on SR14 Sure am glad that this guy is okay! Btw, the videos don't show how beautiful this location is...
  26. Cascadian

    Paint Protection - Got my car Autoflex'ed with the concept silver during the reveal + Aero colorede

    Here's a pic I just took of the "overlap" in the trunk area. It's so great to be able to compare the factory paint with the Autoflex right beside it. :) I know that some folks prefer to also do more than I did, such as including the door jambs, etc., but it's not necessary, IMHO. Car looks...
  27. Cascadian

    Paint Protection - Got my car Autoflex'ed with the concept silver during the reveal + Aero colorede

    Well, according to the website of the guy who did mine, it's supposed to last 6+ years with "proper care". Now, Dear Hubby and I are keeping our beloved Model S for road trips, and it still looks amazing after 3 1/2 years. We got a complete clear wrap on that and it cost about twice as much as I...
  28. Cascadian

    Paint Protection - Got my car Autoflex'ed with the concept silver during the reveal + Aero colorede

    Okay, wow. It's been a long time since I first came across this thread and got the idea that I might want to try Autoflex on my 3 when it arrived. Well, after a lot of internal debate, I decided what the heck, I'll try it! The guy who worked on my new baby sent me photos along the way, and while...
  29. Cascadian

    Paint Protection - Got my car Autoflex'ed with the concept silver during the reveal + Aero colorede

    Well, dshen54, I've done it! Dropped off my brand new 3 and will be keeping my fingers crossed for the next several days that the AutoFlex works out as well for me as it seems to have for you. Will post photos later this week. :-)
  30. Cascadian

    plasti dip on dash wood panel

    Hmmm... interesting. I'm getting my 3 this week, and have already arranged for Autoflex next week, due to my being less than excited about the Silver Metallic vs. the drop dead gorgeous silver at the Model 3 reveal. Here's the thread I found when trying to decide what to do: Paint Protection -...
  31. Cascadian

    Paint Protection - Autoflex M3 concept silver during the reveal + Colored Aero Wheels NY

    Hi, dshen54! Any update? Most recent thoughts about the Autoflex? My 3 now has a delivery date so I need to firm up some decision-making. The Autoflex certified guy in my area says that glossy offers more protection than satin/matte and so now I'm hesitating a bit on the matte. But if I go...
  32. Cascadian

    Dipped again! This time Deep Sea Blue + Blueberry Juice in Autoflex Satin

    Hank! You're on a Road Trip? Does that include the Pacific Northwest? :-)
  33. Cascadian

    Paint Protection - Got my car Autoflex'ed with the concept silver during the reveal + Aero colorede

    Hank, you had something similar done a couple of years ago, right? How does it look now? I'm seriously considering doing AutoFlex now that I've seen this thread, although I had planned on probably opting for XPEL satin, or "stealth", to try to get closer to the look of the silver of the...
  34. Cascadian

    Paint Protection - Autoflex M3 concept silver during the reveal + Colored Aero Wheels NY

    Yep. This. Closest to the feeling I got when I first laid eyes on the pre-production silver 3 at the reveal. Could you please post more photos, in differing lights? I'm sure I'm not the only one who would be most grateful! :-)
  35. Cascadian

    Silver Metallic is the most rare color (1/3 of next most rare)

    Well, now I'm intrigued... anyone here have experience with "peelable paint"? AutoFlex? Check this out: Paint Protection - Got my car Autoflex'ed with the concept silver during the reveal + Aero colorede OMIGAWD... I want that. However, what are the ramifications? XPEL Stealth (satin wrap)...
  36. Cascadian

    Silver Metallic is the most rare color (1/3 of next most rare)

    The silver at the unveiling was stunning... but seeing a silver 3 in person recently was just "nice". I was planning on getting a wrap anyway (did it for our Pearl White Model S and the car is still pristine after 3+ years) but now I'm trying to figure out what will make it look most like the...
  37. Cascadian

    Veganism/Leather etc. out of Market Action

    Long-time vegan here, and a huge fan of Dr. Michael Greger, who, contrary to the claim made above, does NOT "cherry pick" evidence from scientific studies. NutritionFacts.org is where I always send folks who may have questions on nutrition. See for yourself how objective and thorough he is. The...
  38. Cascadian

    Sudbury here we come

    Was anyone there playing Slag Heap Love? :-) One of my all-time favorites -- set in Sudbury! Slag Heap Love John Millard and the Polka Dogs. Da Best. :-)
  39. Cascadian

    Falcon Heavy - 7&8 Reuse - Elon's Roadster Demo - LC-39A

    Future headline to avoid: ISS Astronaut on Space Walk Hit by Car
  40. Cascadian

    Supercharger - Arlington, WA

    We just got back from a great road trip to Vancouver Island (Nanaimo Supercharger, YAY! :-) via the Anacortes-Sidney ferry and stopped at Burlington on the way to and Arlington on the way back. I have a problem with casinos because of the smoke... just can't be around it. I was not going to come...
  41. Cascadian

    Supercharger - Centralia, WA

    Pretty cool! Just left there. 20 stalls. Wow! Btw, we were in Nanaimo, B. C. last Friday. Long road trips involving ferries are FUN!
  42. Cascadian

    Anyone else regret not getting the X instead?

    We got our Model S in 2015, complete with the "Executive Seats" in the back. Yes, only two passengers can fit back there instead of three, and the seat doesn't fold down. However, that was our choice, and indeed, we haven't regretted it, as our backseat passengers find them really comfortable...
  43. Cascadian

    Guesses on "token of appreciation" for line waiters tweeted by Elon Musk

    What I would like more than anything is to be able to get the Model 3 in Signature Red. Not interested in any other red (our model S is a bee-yoo-ti-ful pearl white) but that Signature Red... wow... saw it on a Model S at a Supercharger once and wow... just wow. And I'd happily pay the extra...
  44. Cascadian

    Pleather for all...

    For those who have Netflix, I notice that they now have available "What the Health" -- and I highly recommend it to everyone who's following the "side discussion" here. What the Health | Netflix
  45. Cascadian

    Pleather for all...

    Hi, Jeff! I sent you a PM, hoping to engage in a good discussion with you without further veering this thread off-track. In the meantime, here's a photo of some non-factory-farmed friends of mine. :-)
  46. Cascadian

    Pleather for all...

    This gal cares about the suffering of animals. I choose compassion over cruelty, and I daresay if more of the meat eaters here knew what was actually involved in factory farming, they'd perhaps consider participating in Meatless Mondays, at the very least. Dear Hubby isn't vegan, but is happy to...
  47. Cascadian

    Pleather for all...

  48. Cascadian

    Model 3 RC sightings

    LOL! Kudos to the very clever Tesla employee who obviously staged that interior shot with a can of Fuze Iced Tea! I love it! LOL

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