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Dual Color (body and roof)....Tacky or Cool?

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by RonnieKorbas, Apr 13, 2015.

  1. RonnieKorbas

    RonnieKorbas Member

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    I did this to one of my old BMWs, and it looked awesome.
    Pretty much giving, for example, my Black Tesla (no Pano) a Silver paint job, and leave the top black.

    It looks great on other cars, but would this be tacky because it would be like "pretending" you have a Pano roof??

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  2. Gizmotoy

    Gizmotoy Active Member

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    A black roof was actually a Tesla factory option until a few months ago. It'd just look like you had a factory order that went through before they discontinued the option.
     
  3. RonnieKorbas

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    No, I remember that. But that's kind of beside the point.
    I want to hear what your guys' opinion is on it.
    Does it look good, in your opinion. And would you say it's worth doing it on it?
     
  4. RDoc

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    Have you considered a two tone, say Salmon and Cream?

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    Perhaps more to the point, all the first year NSX's were two color:

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    My Dec 2013 Model S is silver with a black roof. I think it looks nice because the black blends in with the front and rear windows. I had no intention of trying to "pretend" to have a Pano roof. Didn't want one.
     
  6. RonnieKorbas

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    Nice. Do you have pictures??
     
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    depends on the colour, black roof looks great on lighter colour cars, like the white or the red, probably good on a light grey. But on a darker colour car it looks odd, so I wouldn't do it on a dark blue, dark green, or dark grey car.

    I'm wondering what people think of different colour rocker panels? I've seen a lot of pickup trucks recently with black or red body, but cream or gold rocker panels and wheel arches, I think it looks great on the trucks, I'm wondering if something similar would work well on a Tesla?
     
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    Same here, only with MC Red. Liked the look of the black roof. Never wanted, nor was I trying to appear as though I had, a pano.
     
  9. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    I don't think it would be tacky at all. And I have fabulous taste (according to me). But I do agree with green1. It might be best with a dark color to simply carry it through. One thing to think about is heat transfer. A black roof will heat the cabin more.
     
  10. JohnQ

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    Here's the MC Red with a black roof. Couldn't be happier that I opted for the black.
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