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CF the door handles?

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by ChargedUp, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. ChargedUp

    ChargedUp Member

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    Somewhere on some post someone mentioned they were going to CF their door handles. What does that mean?
     
  2. Mark Petersen

    Mark Petersen Model S EU P71

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    it mean some c... dude, want to put carbon fiber film on the door handles

    no if i'm going to put CF on my "S" it has to be on the roof, maybe on the frunk
     
  3. artsci

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    I don't like the idea of making them look like carbon fiber when they aren't.
     
  4. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    I think a dark metallic option (almost black) with the same material replacing the Chrome and matching wheels would be a popular option if they ever add that. Maybe they could make that an option on the performance model.
     
  5. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    What it means is finding an appropriately sized and shaped carbon fiber strip, puttingsome adhesive on the back of it, and attaching it to the surface of the door handles.

    Kind of like tha blacked out door handles that someone posted.
     
  6. EarlyAdopter

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    No need to add adhesive even - there a bazillion options for aftermarket vinyl wrap (stickers, basically) in every color, texture, and material imaginable, including carbon fiber and metallic options.

    Here's one place, for example:
    Vinyl Wrap Films | Carbon Fiber Vinyl | Wood Grain Vinyl

    While it's easy to go way overboard into tacky territory here, a subtle wrap of say darker material can be a great option for people who want to de-chrome their cars (chrome looking tacky to some).
     
  7. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    A good example is the bottom chrome below the doors. There was a lot of talk about changing the color of that piece, so that the doors don't look misaligned.
     

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