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Custom Paint

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by vfx, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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    #1 vfx, Feb 21, 2009
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    Doug's recent group photos of Tesla's lined up at the MP store brings to mind the cars that have for whatever reason, have gone for custom paint.

    First a review of Tesla's stock colors

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    vfx Well-Known Member

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    Martin's car was the first
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    vfx Well-Known Member

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    Arguably this light green car gets the most attention of the custom paintjobs.

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    vfx Well-Known Member

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    Black with red stripes

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    #5 vfx, Feb 21, 2009
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    real?
     
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    There is no front license plate on Martin's car. Is that optional in California?
     
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    Not optional to my knowledge. Some people get away with putting it in the front of their windshield but I think California law requires a securely mounted front license plate.
     
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    No, that's a picture of F12. I think it was Laurent that photoshopped in the gray stripes.
     
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    I took this photo a few weeks ago:

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    At first, I thought that gray hardtop might be a replacement for Martin's since the colors appear the same. However, the stripe pattern doesn't match.
     
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    #10 vfx, Feb 21, 2009
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    That's what I thought, though a sign in the window often means a customer car, right? Ill wait for him to confirm.

    I keep hearing that stripes are popular but I guess this does not count.
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    By the way, front plates are absolutely required in CA.
     
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    #11 doug, Feb 21, 2009
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    Wait for him to confirm what? That he did it, or that it's a photoshop? There's no question of the latter. As to the former, see here and here.




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    Not custom but nearly scarce enough to be.

    Signature Green.

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    Usually looks black.
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    This color was only available to the first 100 buyers (+27 founders)

    I wonder how many were made?
     
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    I can confirm that it's a Photoshop job :biggrin:
    I played around with stripes last year but abandoned the idea.

    Ha ha ha ha ha !!
    Sorry :rolleyes:
     
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    Talked to this guy at the Model S premier.

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    This is a paint color he came up with years ago with Carrol Shelby. It's been on many of his classic cars over the years. He lives near the Rock Store so he can be seen driving with other classic car owners in the SM mountains.
     
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    From Top Marques Show Monaco - April 2009
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    First shots (by Doug) of Black Bird Highway's Prism Green.
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    It's a special Lotus color that has a flip feature green to blue depending on the viewing angle and the light angle.
     
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    BBH's car inside. You really see it here.

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    #18 TEG, Apr 29, 2009
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    That prismatic paint is "alive"... You need to walk past it to appreciate the chameleon effect.


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    More appreciation of BB's paint.
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