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Chrome delete on deep blue, questions/advice

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by mitchellh3, Apr 17, 2018.

  1. mitchellh3

    mitchellh3 Member

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    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!
     
  2. kev1n

    kev1n Active Member

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    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.
     
  3. DaddyP713

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    We had ours done with a dark gray vinyl to match the wheels. The T emblem was left silver.

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    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).
     
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    Do you have more pictures of your car?
     
  6. DaddyP713

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    20180401_161735.jpg 20180401_161541.jpg
     
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    I'd just go for satin black instead of matte black.
     
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  9. DaddyP713

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    Nothing but the best for my girl...
     
  10. mitchellh3

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    Thanks everyone for the input and especially the photos! I'm going to have a few calls with people around the LA area and see what they think...
     
  11. juju

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    +1 on satin black

    I think silver or blacked out T would look fine. I like the Tesla logo and am proud to drive one so I left mine chrome and deleted the rest. All personal preference!
     
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    I'm in the process of wrapping my chrome in gloss black. It's looking good so far.
     
  13. juju

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    What about red emblems? Might look nice with blue
     
  14. jelloslug

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    Here is a pic of the gloss black trim I'm working on:
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  15. mitchellh3

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    @jelloslug I would love if you'd be comfortable posting more photos, especially of the full car! (Front, side, back would be lovely). Thank you!!
     
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    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.
     
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    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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  18. jelloslug

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    That's all I have done so far. I have ordered more vinyl and I'm hoping that it will be here in time to work on it this weekend. When it's finished, I plan on posting more pics.
     
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    Not model S. But here is the red emblem.
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    I use plastidip + glossifier for red emblem.
     
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    Do you remove the emblem to spray it?
     

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