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Have anyone painted the car down? (bumpers, arches, skirts etc.)

Discussion in 'Model X: Interior & Exterior' started by OlavX90D, Aug 24, 2016.

  1. OlavX90D

    OlavX90D Member

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    I have ordered a obsidian black X 90D, but want to paint all the plastic on the car. I think it looks cleaner and lower painted down.

    I have seen some pictures of cars where the bumpers, skirts and wheels-arches have been painted.

    Anyone know if I have to demount all parts before getting them painted? I know the result will be better if I do..

    And does anyone know how to remove all the exterior plastic on the Model X?
     
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    Are you painting it yourself? I would have the body shop who is painting to remove the plastic parts for cleaning, priming, and painting
     
  4. OlavX90D

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    I have checked with several bodyshops, but no-one will remove it becouse they are afraid to break something
     
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    Quite easy. Great car to work on. Buy a pack of those button rivets
     
  6. OlavX90D

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    Do you have a DIY instruction on how to remove it?
     
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    This seems mildly dangerous … in my research, it looks like the black-plastic skirts on the FWDs are actually *capacitive* sensors (unlike the rest of the sensors on the body, they don't need 1. pressure, nor 2. proximity, to activate; just a light touch from any body-part, for instance). Doesn't that mean you'd need a conductive paint / mix-in to maintain sensitivity?
     
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    No. It is intuitive. The button rivets are for reassembly. The plastic wheel well trim comes off first. Then the fuzzy wheel well liners, and then you can see everything
     
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  9. OlavX90D

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    Thanks! Do you know where to buy the button rivets? Have you done it yourself, and maybe taken som pictures?..
     
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    Get any part you need from the Telsa service center including the rivets. part prices are reasonable. No pics. I had an incident with a pile of gravel left in the road. The car is a pleasure to work on.
     
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    one thing i heard is that the sensors are tricky to paint and work correctly. Once you know the issue you will be ok
     
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    Have you heard it from people who actually have painted the MX down, or is it rumors?..
     
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    Take it to a reputation paint shop and they will do it for you. I have mine done at EVS motors when I got the MX and I think it takes about 3 weeks for them to removed all the trims, sand it down to make the surface smoother, painted them, and installed them all back. It gives the car a monochromatic look.
     
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    Looks great!! Can't find any paintshops in Norway that will remove the trim. Probably becouse they don't know how..
     
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    What's the purpose of not painting them body color? The model S doesn't have those unpainted side skirts.
     
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    It should have bean an option, like on other Cars, but Tesla is like we know not like any other car...
     
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    Interested to see how this looks on Midnight Silver. Anyone? I will be taking delivery of the P100D in a few weeks.
     
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    Just look at the car in the dark ;)
     
  20. Tsportline

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    It's not rocket science to remove the lower trims from a Model X, however as @JamesG said, you will need to order button rivets from Tesla. Many of the clips/rivets are a tad fragile and somewhat meant as a 1x install at the time of production. No matter how careful we have been some of the clips just break.

    We've painted many lowers, rockers and diffusers on the X.

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