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Matte Black Photoshops

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by McHoffa, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. McHoffa

    McHoffa Member

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    I thought I'd take a crack at photoshopping matte black onto the Model 3 with all black trim and windows. Shopping matte black is harder than I thought it would be!

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  2. Pando

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    Bring out some shadows, increase contrast - looking good!
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  3. McHoffa

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    Now on my secondary monitor it looks like it did on my main monitor. Should have checked that first.
     
  4. Tiberius

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    I'm curious to see how many people go for this (assuming it actually becomes an option). Matte black will always look good on certain things but like carbon-fiber-wrapped-everything before it, I think it is a fad that is on the way out.

    It makes sense on a mean muscle car or something like that but it doesn't fit the luxury/commuter vibe the 3 is going for at all, IMO.
     
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  5. S'toon

    S'toon Knows where his towel is

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    Seen a few matte cars here during couple months, a Merc and a BMW. Wasn't impressed, if it's a fad (I do agree that it is) it's one that I don't understand at all.
     
  7. McHoffa

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    I actually prefer the matte look in other colors, but I'd rather go for a wrap for that than matte paint. On certain cars, I love the matte black look. I'm thinking this car isn't one of them though.
     
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    I will probably like it until I see the price
     
  9. eisbock

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    And the 15-page paint care guide that comes with it.
     
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  10. Jason Bourne

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    Are other matte colors as difficult to care for as matte black is? Does it matter if the matte is a wrap or if it's paint?
     
  11. Chewy3

    Chewy3 If MacGvyer had a beard

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    Matte isn't that hard to care for. Just soap and water, no polish, no wax. I used to have matte black stripes on gloss black BMW - the stripes were the easiest part to keep clean and maintain (much less likely to scratch as well)
     
  12. eisbock

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    Interesting. Everything else on the ol' internets points to the exact opposite of what you're saying. Very hard to clean properly without damaging, much more susceptible to the elements, scratches, etc. All in all an absolute nightmare that isn't worth it.
     
  13. Chewy3

    Chewy3 If MacGvyer had a beard

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    Its near impossible to correct a defect in matte - yes. A person can't buff out a scratch on a matte finish, but if its a vinyl wrap, its as easy as replacing the vinyl on that panel.
     
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  14. eisbock

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    Oh, well if you're talking about a wrap then it's no biggie. If you're talking about paint, then it's a pain in the ass.
     
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    I've seen a matte black Model S in my area, and I think it is an ugly color. I don't see the appeal of it.
     
  16. JeffK

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    I believe the matte black model saves time spray painting your car and potentially getting spray paint in your mullet. This leaves you free to fix that water heater on the front lawn or get your cousin-wife to film you jumping off the roof.
     
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  17. Red Sage

    Red Sage The Cybernetic Samurai

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    "Here, hold my beer..."
     
  18. Kira

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    I admit that the matte black sure looked snazzy at the Model 3 reveal. But I've since seen a few cars around town with that type of paint. And well.... they started to remind me of something I couldn't quite put my finger on until today. ;)


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    0 to 60 in less than 4 seconds sounds like a mean muscle car to me. Just saying.
     
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  20. Tiberius

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    Then you don't really follow the traditional definition of muscle car.
     

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