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Carbon Fiber Spoiler - twill or plain weave? Matt or shiny?

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by pete8314, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. pete8314

    pete8314 Vendor

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    I think the spoiler is a 3k twill weave, but wanted to make sure. I vaguely recall that they were a matt finish, but in the summer changed to a gloss finish? Is this true, or was I just imagining things?

    Here's a pic of twill vs. plain weave:

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  2. Gizmotoy

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    They changed from gloss to matte (current cars get matte). The CF interior is twill, and from what I recall the spoiler is as well. You'll need someone to confirm, though.
     
  3. nrcooled

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    Here is a picture of my 1st gen CF spoiler. Gloss finish with the tighter weave. The 2nd gens have a wider weave if I remember correctly from my loaner.

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  4. leonari

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    Glossy spoiler goes much better with the shiny paint job of the model s
     
  5. pete8314

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    Thanks guys.
     
  6. bkenchan

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    Yes, it is twill for both.

     

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