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Chrome delete on deep blue, questions/advice

mitchellh3

Member
Nov 18, 2016
162
259
Los Angeles, CA
Hello,

I have a 2017 Model S in Deep Blue w/ a White Interior and I'm thinking about getting it chrome deleted and some other work.

My question is: does anyone have advice of how to do this and have it look good?

Other question: Do you think the T on the front/back should remain chrome? I feel like T in matte black would look odd against the paint surrounding it but not sure. In some non-blue chrome delete photos I do see that some opt to keep the front one chrome at least (can't see the back in the photos but assume its the same).

I'm also considering getting my stock 19" wheels powdercoated to black to match the chrome delete, but probably not matte. I'm not a huge fan of matte (but like the look of the standard 3M used for chrome delete).

Any other work you recommend?

Getting the itch to change the aesthetics a bit!
 

kev1n

Active Member
Nov 17, 2016
1,331
922
SF Bay Area
I would personally leave the T's chrome. it gives it a bit of contrast.

leave the wheels silver or go aftermarket.

the blue already makes the car look dark, if you completely black out everything else. it just makes the car less attractive in my opinion.
 

DaddyP713

Member
Mar 25, 2017
153
165
Georgia, USA
We had ours done with a dark gray vinyl to match the wheels. The T emblem was left silver.

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Doanster1

Active Member
Feb 14, 2018
1,035
558
Oregon
Agree with @kev1n... black everything else out, but leave the Ts chrome. That’s what I’ve always done and am in the process of doing now. Nosecone is almost finished. Window trim will take a little more time (I’m doing it myself so am experimenting and re-doing if I’m not happy with the results).
 

sargeom

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Mar 22, 2018
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17
Redondo Beach, CA
thinking of doing this on my S. original metallic blue. most likely satin black. do you paint or wrap the rear applique? I hear paint is the way to go since you can't wrap the sides of the TESLA letters.
 

dgentsch

Member
Oct 9, 2017
24
43
Switzerland
They painted mine and they did the side mirrors as well (folding them may tear the wrap). Also, they told me not to go for gloss vinyl because it shows a ton of scratches.
 
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