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Can you get one without the chrome?

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by LMS007, Jun 28, 2015.

  1. LMS007

    LMS007 New Member

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    I can't stand the amount of chrome on cars these days. Is there any trim options that delete it, or have it painted out on the model s?
     
  2. Mr X

    Mr X Future Owner

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    The chrome looks great, especially the window trim. But you can get it wrapped aftermarket, no way to get a Tesla without any chrome.
     
  3. FLDarren

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    You could just rip off the chrome accent pieces when you receive your car. That would be an easy way to get rid of the chrome. :wink:
     
  4. Dennis87

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    Get it wrapped, first thing I did when i received the car :) agree that the chrome don't look good. Chrome was nice when the year was 1950 :p

    Tesla should have a option without chrome like Mercedes shadow line.
     
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    There is a very detailed youtube video about Plastidipping the chrome, which is like spray painting it. People seem to be happy with that product.
     
  6. benjiejr

    benjiejr Technogeekextraordinaire

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    FWIW, here's a video of mine wrapped and dipped... I also wish there was a non-chrome option.

    [video]https://youtu.be/VUfIApxpIw4[/video]
     
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    Or, dip the trim as well...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWS9-lTfd30

    Dip is less permanent than vinyl wrap, but also less costly. You can relatively easily go back and change the color any time you want, to completely change the personality of the car.
     
  8. LMS007

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    Cool thanks guys,. Maybe in the future they will have a sport trim w/o the chrome. My other two cars both have sport trim almost no chrome and I think they look great. Looking forward to the next gen model S (and hoping I can afford it, lol). I'm really a huge fan of Tesla and the direction this company is going.
     
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    Since I am from the '50s I love the chrome. Each to his own.
     
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    Me 2
     
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    You can get Model S without the chrome diffuser and chrome exterior accents (in the front of the car by the fog lights) if you don't opt for the Premium Interior and Lighting package. I didn't know this until I went into a Tesla store and spotted a vehicle on display with a blacked out diffuser where the chrome should be. I asked the Product Specialist and he explained that the car was not equipped with the premium interior package and said I had a good eye :biggrin:.

    You can verify this by going into the design studio on the Tesla website. Show the view where the back of the car is showing and then select the premium interior package. You'll see that the diffuser (the long piece under the rear bumper that turns into fins under the car which assists in aerodynamics) turns from black (I think it's plastic) to chrome. Same goes with the front view, look closely at the 2 horizontal parts that are right next to the fog and cornering lights. Door handles are still chrome without the premium interior pack.
     
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    I can confirm that. I didn't get the premium package for my 70D and it has glossy black instead of chrome accents which IMO looks 100% better. I was about to plastidip mine until I saw it was already black.

    Before the got rid of the Tech Package those chrome accents was what distinguish the cars from having the tech package. They could have just call it a chrome package and let us choose if we wanted it.
     
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    Can someone take a few close up shots of the black chrome/black gloss louvers.
     
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    I don't have Premium Interior package on my p85d but I still have all the exterior chrome.
     
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    I prefer the blackout as well. Especially on a black car. I special ordered my 2010 BMW AH7 to have blackout trim. Just the door handles are trimmed in chrome everything else high gloss black. I would have ordered my S85D that way if it had been an option. Will stick with the chrome for now any way. Pics of both of these cars from 8 days ago. BTW that top pic of my 2010 BMW AH7 has 135k miles on her. Passed it along to my SO for her daily 6 mile commute.

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