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ACKK!!! Midnight silver or regular silver???

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by SoCalGuy, Apr 10, 2018.

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Silver or midnight silver (aka grey)?

  1. Regular silver

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  2. Midnight silver (metallic grey)

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    67.6%
  1. SoCalGuy

    SoCalGuy Active Member

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    So I've eliminated white and now I'm down to just this very difficult choice: regular silver or midnight silver (aka metallic grey). I'll be going with either the silver 19" wheels or the aftermarket silver turbine 20s from EV Direct

    Silver
    + Really shows the cars lines
    + Seems clean even when it's dirty
    + Minimizes the chrome
    - Kind of boring/common?
    - I already have a silver car

    Midnight silver
    + Looks classy/elegant
    + Makes silver wheels "pop"
    - A little darker than I'd like
    - Changes color - sometimes looks purplish
    - Car's lines less noticeable


    Anyone else make this choice? Would love your thoughts / rationale for picking one over the other (including your own decision). Thanks!
     
  2. drawfour

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    If I was choosing between the two, I'd take the Midnight Silver, hands down. However, my conflict is between the flashy red or the elegant Midnight Silver. I think I'm leaning red, but when I see that Midnight Silver, I think it looks really classy.
     
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  3. C141medic

    C141medic Active Member

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    Imho, midnight silver metallic is the most fun and versatile color out there. It has the “color changing” qualities dependent upon the lighting. Definitely getting this.
     
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  4. DR61

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    Silver - no question.
     
  5. Xminus6

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    Midnight Silver is an amazing color. Ironically I haven't owned one but it's my favorite of all the Tesla colors out there. Although the Pearl White we got on the 3 is pretty nice.
     
  6. novox77

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    OP : if you're set on silver wheels, I think the Midnight Silver will contrast nicely with them. I'm actually a huge silver fan; Most of the cars I've owned, including the ICE I just replaced with the Model 3, was silver. I chose MSM this time around and having no regrets. Honestly I was getting bored with silver, and Tesla's silver wasn't metallic enough for me. I really liked the silver they used on the 3 during the reveal:

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    Unfortunately this is not the production silver on the roads.
     
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  7. SoCalGuy

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    Yeah I was bummed about the alpha silver not making it to production too
     
  8. NikeWings

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    Silver.
    Looking purple even one time, is one time too many.
     
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  9. MarkinArch

    MarkinArch 1st S.A.TX Non Owner TM3 Delivery

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    I went back and forth on this one for a month or two. Finally decided on silver metallic for the following reasons:

    Nice contrast between paint color and dark glass roof.
    Shows lines and shadows better
    Matches wheels
    Easy to clean, doesn't look dirty
    Currently have a dark metallic car...and it can't stay clean
    Cooler in the summer here in Texas
    More "rare"

    I think a lot of people didn't like the production silver because of how interesting the reveal silver was. So it was a let down to many. I think the silver is starting to make a come back, though, especially in Texas.

    Good luck!
     
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  10. TaoJones

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    My first one was midnight silver (actually, it was steel grey which was then renamed midnight silver - not to be confused with the original dolphin grey). Loved it - flecks of blue under direct sunlight.

    Second car is the multi-coat pearlescent white.

    Big fan of the midnight silver. Not a fan as much of the silver, but a friend who just picked his up loves it. Potato, potatoe.
     
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    Jason S Model S Sig Perf (P85)

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    Model3 after rain rotated left.jpg
    XPEL wrapped (not full, but nearly so) with the aero covers off and no caps or lug nut covers.
     
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  13. SoCalGuy

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    I really liked one of the first MS metallic greys - I think it was the dolphin one that first came out. I wish they still had that color!
    tesla steel grey left vs orig dolphin grey right.jpg
     
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  14. D3xDt3Reaction

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    FWIW, we have a Midnight Silver S and it hides the Arizona dust surprisingly well.
     
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  15. boiler81

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    Color is certainly a personal preference thing, but my first M3 spotting in the wild was a Midnight Silver example, with aero wheels. Although I love the M3, this color doesn't really "stand out" especially on the gray overcast winter day, I spotted it. Perhaps with the silver sport wheels it would have popped more, but gray paint, gray wheels, gray asphalt, gray sky's = no wow factor for me.
     
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  16. T34ME

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    If you want to blend in and be part of the crowd, pick Midnight Silver which has been a popular choice.

    If you want to stand out in the crowd of model 3s, pick Silver which has been the least popular color.
     
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  17. lapolak

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    I say Midnight Silver over Silver. Rented a Midnight Silver Model 3 and it looked fantastic. I parked it next to a Silver Model 3; while the silver makes the car looked clean, the Midnight Silver looked classy and more interesting to me.

    I was deadest on Midnight Silver after seeing the blue... which is really more of a purple (disappointing).

    However, then I saw it in Red. There is just something about the BOLD red color. I've always had black or silver cars... and this time I think I'm going red.
     
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  18. xav-

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    I will let my car do the talking
     

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  19. dud3r9999

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    Loving my silver!
     

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  20. SoCalGuy

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    What made you choose silver?
     

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