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Blue vs Flat Black

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by mrtian97, Apr 1, 2017.

  1. mrtian97

    mrtian97 Member

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    One day left to confirmation of my Model S order, one last decision I am on the fence is for the exterior color, between flat black vs Blue.

    Is flat black tend to show swirl mark more compare to the blue?

    thanks
     
  2. MIT_S60

    MIT_S60 Member

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    The service center washed my Flat Black car when it was in for the first of it's post delivery QA fixes, and they got swirl marks all over. However, I recall a recent post that the blue is prone to swirl marks as well.
     
  3. Indpowr

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    Flat black? I did not know nor do I see that as an exterior option...
     
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    ⚡️ELECTROMAN⚡️ Fritterer and waster of hours in an off hand wayer

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    The solid black just looks so much better than the blue, even if it is a little swirly.
     
  5. Indpowr

    Indpowr Member

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    Black. Slight paint correction and Opti will fix all swirls and protect it. Looks sick finished.

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  6. peach beaver

    peach beaver New Member

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    Sick. I see you have a 'Vette too. Any thoughts on the '05 vs. the '14-'17? The latest Z06 is a close second in dope factor behind a Tesla.
     
  7. Pinot.Noir

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    When you say flat black, are you talking about a wrap? If so get the blue so you can switch back if wanted. I'm a huge fan of the blue...its really a personal choice. I highly recommend Xpel and either CQuartz Finest or Opticoat.
     
  8. ⚡️ELECTROMAN⚡️

    ⚡️ELECTROMAN⚡️ Fritterer and waster of hours in an off hand wayer

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    He means solid black. Blue is very popular now. I find it very unempresive and it's probably my least favorite car color. Obviously beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so get whatever color you like the most. If you like black and don't want to see swirls I think an Xpel wrap is a must. Might be the same issue with the blue, but I don't know from personal experience.
     

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