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I dipped my Model S

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by FLDarren, Apr 30, 2015.

  1. FLDarren

    FLDarren Member

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    After months of research, planning and color testing I finally decided to paint my Model S metallic burnt copper. I kept this to myself and never told my local Tesla buddies. Their reactions were priceless when I arrived last (intentionally) to Quaker Steak and Lube's Thursday night car show. Jaws definitely dropped. Thoughts? IMG_4520.JPG IMG_4516.JPG IMG_4519.JPG IMG_4514.JPG IMG_4528.JPG IMG_4530.JPG IMG_4529.JPG IMG_4541.JPG IMG_4540.JPG IMG_4558.JPG IMG_4557.JPG IMG_4555.JPG IMG_4553.JPG IMG_4728.JPG IMG_4735.JPG IMG_4733.JPG
     

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  2. ModelX

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    Beautiful!
     
  3. Krugerrand

    Krugerrand Active Member

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    Just another example of the car looking great in any color.
     
  4. James Anders

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    Pretty color!

    Did you paint the jambs and other parts not normally seen.

    Also, from the photos the paint looks very orange peely. Is this before buffing out?
     
  5. FLDarren

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    Now I have to find a good color to paint my calipers. Suggestions?

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    I haven't done any of the jambs. I don't know if I will. If I do, it won't be anytime soon. This took a lot of my time. Need a short break. :smile: It still needs a little work. I just couldn't leave my fellow Tesla friends in the dark anymore. It was too big a secret. Hard to keep this news bottled up.
     
  6. rocketdallas

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    Wow! A great looking color!
     
  7. Liz G

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    That is really close to the color I fantasize about painting my car. Aston Martin Madagascar Orange.
     
  8. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Fabulous looking, Darren! Btrflyl8e can now report sightings of you much more often!

    Did you strip the factory paint job first? Or, painted over?
     
  9. ra-san

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    It's a beautiful color. Reminds me of VFX's roadster and my FX45. Would have loved to have been able to order my P85D in that color. Considered a wrap but couldn't find any that actually looked right anywhere close to that color.
    Grats on the payoff to all the hard work.
     
  10. Tampaukfan

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    You plasti-dipped the car, correct? Since you didnt take anything apart or sand the car down I dont see how paint would stick.
    Cool color, wish Tesla offered it!
     
  11. Btrflyl8e

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    #11 Btrflyl8e, May 1, 2015
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    lol, that is my blue one parked next to his. Since I live down the street, I was the only one in on the Big Secret, and got video of our buddies' reactions when he drove up to join us last night. It really looks incredible.

    Video to be posted in a bit, need to do some editing.
     
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    Also didnt paint the door jams, hope is plasti-dip
     
  13. LoL Rick

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    Let the record show that I guessed it before actually seeing the car or being told exactly what he did. Just sayin.
     
  14. bp1000

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    Bonkers colour i love it!

    These cars are game changers, they should come with colour options to match for the brave amongst us.
     
  15. artsci

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    Amazing!! And an incredible job. I love how the color changes in varying light. And the front and rear lighted Ts top it off:)
     
  16. JakeP

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    What kind of tease is this? I want to see pics of the final product, with the tape off!!!
     
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    #17 Btrflyl8e, May 1, 2015
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    Then you'll love this. Sorry for the poor quality, phones suck. Thanks to Great Dane and LoLRick for their starring roles! Oh yeah, and FLDarren, of course!

    [video]https://youtu.be/mE-0SoXct8E[/video]
     
  18. LoL Rick

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    I was going to say the quality was fine, I'm perfectly happy with being a bit blurry. But oh yeah, the car is the star of the show and it would have been nice to have a bit better resolution for that. Darren will most certainly post more pics and videos now that the cat is out of the bag. Brrflyl8e - thanks for editing and posting the video.

    Darren - the car looks amazing!
     
  19. NigelM

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    Awesome color, I haven't seen it in person but it must look incredible in the Florida sun!
     
  20. Gizmotoy

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    Love the color. Did you add a texture to it? I know "orange peel" is pretty common on repainted car, but this looks a couple steps more substantial than that (for example, in the night shot of the rear car, look at the light around the M in Model S).

    Really pretty, though.
     

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