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Minor Modification

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by DrComputer, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. DrComputer

    DrComputer Member

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    I did a minor modification today. Here are the before and after pics. Can you tell what I did? It's very subtle.
     

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    #2 Discoducky, Nov 22, 2012
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    On a quick look it seems like the "T" is black on the wheels. But I'm still looking.
     
  3. contaygious

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    The T looks good! Would like to see the blacked out chrome stein to match now ;)
     
  4. artsci

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    Nice idea, but I plan to take it one step further: Tape over the T, paint the whole cap in Tesla red, remove the tape, and end up with T logo in silver on a Tesla red background, just like on the Tesla Motors web site and this one. Would be even more striking and boost the brand even more.
     
  5. Ceilidh

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    I like the change. How did you do it / what did you use?

    Cheers.
     
  6. Orthonos

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    Looks great. I second the question of how you did it :)
     
  7. DrComputer

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    You guys figured it out. It's actually not black but Signature Red to match the car. When I was at the LA service center yesterday getting my StarShield on my hood replaced I was talking to the guys over there to see if they had any touch up paint. They said that there happened to be a Signature Red car at the body shop down the street getting painted to do a minor accident. They called the shop for me and got a small bottle of paint for me to try coloring in the wheel caps. Here's a close up shot. Not perfect but it looks fine from a few feet away. 2012-11-22 07.54.32.jpg
     
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    Noooooooo!! Well, I guess it was bound to happen. I wonder when we'll start seeing pics of wrecked Model S's? :scared:
     
  9. Ceilidh

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    Is it easy to remove the badge cap on the wheel? I don't know what the real name is for that part of the wheel you had to pop off with the Tesla emblem on it.

    I had was thinking of doing it with black-out chrome spray to highlight the Tesla badge on the wheels in the same way--just the emblem, nothing else. I'd have to mask the rest of it with frisket or something to do that though.

    Either way, nice job.

    Cheers
     
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    Sorry,
    nice idea, very nice car and nice picture...bad paint job!:tongue:
     
  11. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Sorry to hear you voided your warranty, DrComputer. :rolleyes:
     
  12. spatterso911

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    Nice idea. Wish they came that way from the factory with a nice powdercoating, enamel or ceramic finish, though.
     
  13. kevincwelch

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    How would masking the Tesla T work, painting it and using a sealant compare?

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