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Midnight Silver... Family Fail

Discussion in 'Model 3: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by xcat, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. xcat

    xcat Member

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    Had set my eyes on the midnight silver color. Have not seen one yet in the wild. Last night wife and son claim to have seen it and in the sunlight claim the color looked more baby bluish and forbid me from getting that option.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. brkaus

    brkaus Well-Known Member

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    I've never seen baby blue in it. But it does look very different in different lighting.
     
  3. Derek Kessler

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    WTF baby blue? I you sure they weren't looking at a silver metallic and how it reflects the sky? I've had a midnight silver metallic S for a year and it has never under any circumstance looked baby blue.

    Picking up some blue hues on a particularly brilliant day? Sure. But straight up looking light blue? Never.
     
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  4. outie

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    No way midnight silver is remotely close to baby blue. It’s a very dark color.
     
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  5. maximumblue

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    If it was baby blue i would buy it
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  6. Derek Kessler

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    But baby blue is definitely not maximum blue...
     
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  7. The Lorax

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    If I had to choose between Midnight Silver Metalic and your family, I’d choose Midight Silver Metalic. Just sayin. :)
     
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  8. Sprandt23

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    In the right light, I've seen my Midnight Silver Metalic S look almost dark navy blue (see my pic @ left - sunset in the Petrified Forest in AZ)....but never light blue. Sometimes I do see a hint of purple though too.
     
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  9. Subhuman

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    Sounds to me like they saw a Model S that was the old Dolphin grey.
     
  10. outdoors

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    Baby blue?:confused:

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    Even in sun 20180405_170815.jpg
     
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  12. TaoJones

    TaoJones Beyond Driven

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    I was very happy with the steel grey (renamed midnight silver - not to be confused with the original Tesla dolphin grey, which I preferred most of all). The steel grey (now midnight silver) does indeed have flecks of blue in that metallic although I've not heard it referred to as baby blue.

    Midnight silver remains my favorite now-available colour, with kudos to the green and titanium/champagne colour that was short-lived. I never understood the need for 2 blacks and 2 whites, and always thought the cargo van white cars looked like panda bears given all of the black and silver trim and taillight red that comes with.

    So why did I end up with the pearlescent white for the second chariot? It's actually an interesting color when clean and shiny and in direct light - as well as at night - go figure. Plus the blues just aren't the right shades for me - the original Tesla blue nor the more medium current variant.

    Maybe someday... Wasn't the new paint shack supposed to support 16 colours? Heh.
     

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