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4 weeks into production and color changed.

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by 4SUPER9, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. 4SUPER9

    4SUPER9 Active Member

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    I read here a while back that someone wanted to change his wheels after entering production and he was unsuccessful. I finalized my order on 6/21. Several days later I decided to change from 21" back to 19" wheels (so that I can worry less about curbs, potholes and could use chains on my ski trips if needed). They gladly accommodated me.

    A couple of days ago, 4 weeks after finalizing, I happened to be at the Century City mall to buy some gifts, when I just "happened" to stroll into the Tesla store. On display for the first time there, was a nice shiny blue MS. I was previously utterly convinced that white was my only consideration. I really fell in love with this blue one though. It seems so sophisticated and even sportier than my white. Maybe a little more of an aggressive look.

    I called my Tesla rep and asked if they could make the change from white to blue. He was very accommodating again, and asked me to give him a few hours and check my dashboard later. Yesterday morning, I logged in and saw that my blue MS is in production: "Sourcing parts." I am confident that my delivery time will be delayed, but that's okay. I have another 6 weeks on my other car lease anyway.
     
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    Congrats! I'm waiting, and haven't decided black or blue.
     
  3. HHHH

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    Sounds like you have a very good DS.
     
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    Don't beat yourself up over it!:smile:
     
  5. 4SUPER9

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    I am really happy with my choice. The blue is so much more aggressive than the white IMO.
    Here is a picture of it from Al & Eds in W. Hollywood with a color matched nose cone. I may go ahead and do this myself.

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    I think blacking out the chrome would look amazing on the blue, especially with the darker wheels. Even without the dark wheels, it's a vast improvement.
     
  7. ZestyChicken

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    Why does everyone hate chrome so much? I think a little chrome for accents is nice. I think Model S has just the right amount. Blacking it out makes it look kind of monotone.

    How do they do the blacking out anyway? Paint? That rubber stuff?
     
  8. HHHH

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    I don't mind the chrome in moderation either. I probably wouldn't do chrome wheels, but the little accents are a nice touch. I do understand people wanting to individualize their car or personalize it as well though.

    They typically wrap the chrome items or use a plasti-dip type product to change the color.
     
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    I don't really understand the disdain for chrome either. Though i have found the handles to be pretty hellishly hot when left baking in the summer sun for a few minutes... I wonder of the wraps make the handles more manageable in the heat...
     
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    That's a good point. I like the look of the chrome handles, but here in Vegas it gets to be 120+ degrees in the summer. Perhaps it's a good excuse to get them wrapped or else I'll just use a glove-like device to open the door.
     
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    There's no bad choice in the colors available, but I do like the metallic blue it seems to encompass the best of both worlds luxury yet sporty. I order the blue so Congratulations! On a personal note I'm a fan of chrome! But the above picture looks sharp!!!!
     
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    Wouldn't a "glove-like device" be... A glove? Lol. Is that an oven mitt in your pocket or are you just happy to see your MS?
     
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    I meant a cover for my hand, yes perhaps a glove, but other glove-like devices that could shield the heat would be the bottom of my shirt, etc. Funny lady lol.
     
  14. Colasec

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    I like the chrome. I think it gets the car that little bit of 'spark'. Then again, I prefer chrome over brushed nickel for things like bathroom faucets, too.

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    @Hussain, sorry but I couldn't resist!

    @Colasec I am with you, I like the contrast the small amount of chrome trim brings.
     
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    I like chrome too. Here's my other car just to prove it. This was before I re-chromed everything. It's now in a few hundred pieces awaiting reassembly.

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    Park sensors????
     
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    Love it!
     
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    Funny that you ask. I actually want them, but would have to install into those beautiful chrome bumpers. I installed a rear view camera instead. That feeds into a GPS/Stereo that his hidden under the dash.
     
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    I can't wait to see a photo of the Roadmaster and the Model S side-by-side (hint, hint).

    -- Ardie
     

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