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New Factory Custom Painted Model S !

Discussion in 'Model S' started by 3Z3VH, Jun 21, 2014.

  1. 3Z3VH

    3Z3VH Member

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    Was at the Denver Service Center and saw a new from-the-factory custom-painted model S awaiting delivery. It's Purple !

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  2. ecarfan

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    Wow.

    So are you saying that Model S got a custom paint job done at the Fremont factory? I did not know Tesla was doing that.
     
  3. 3Z3VH

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    Not tat the Fremont factory... they send the panels "in white" (meaning with no paint) off to be painted elsewhere, then when they receive the painted panels, they assemble the car.
     
  4. ecarfan

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    I wonder how much Tesla charges for the "special handling" they have to give those body panels. Of course the outside paint shop charges would be in addition to Teslas charges. Added up, that is likely a very costly paint job.
     
  5. Jeeps17

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    #5 Jeeps17, Jun 21, 2014
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    It is quite possible that you just saw George R.R. Martin's (the author of Game of Thrones) new Model S !!

    He teased it on his blog here.

    Valar Dohaeris (or should that be Valar ModeliS) :biggrin:
     
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  6. 3Z3VH

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    When I casually inquired about it a year ago (when I bought my Model S) they said the two that had been done before cost $15,000 extra, plus whatever the cost of the paint/labor from the paint shop was... so basically more than $15,000 depending on what sort of paint job you want done.
     
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    After waiting nearly two years Barney the Dinosaur finally took delivery of his new Model S
     
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    #8 benemac, Jun 21, 2014
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    Probably cheaper to get it wrapped after purchase with a new color. They do incredible work these days. I think I heard a quote for $4800.
     
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    They have a rack, like a trailer that they put the panels on, en masse, and send to the paint place. The entire job cost me a little over $10K two years ago. I can't imagine that it has gone up 30% to 50% in that time.

    Doing repaint costs about the same, but repaint misses some spots, like inside the door joint at the hinge, etc. etc. I guess repaint somehow lowers the value, while "factory" paint, even tho painted at a nearby paint shop off Tesla property, increases the value. Donut matter. I had to have something other than black, white, grey or red when the sigs first came out, and I traded the P for Chocolate pearl. Twas worth it.
     
  10. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Yep, that's his car.
     
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    Better purple than pink! Believe me. :biggrin:
     
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    I saw an all-orange Model S a couple months back that was obviously wrapped (the nosecone was wrapped too...). Other than the nosecone, I thought it looked really good (my dad had an orange VW square back and my neighbors had an orange Suburban when I was a kid, so I guess I have soft spot for orange cars...)
     
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    I sort of like the idea of wrapping the car. You'd feel like you have a new car even if it's pretty old. I have an 18yr old Honda Del Sol that looks brand new. But it could stand a new paint job. A wrap would be fun. But I wouldn't go orange. :)
     
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    That was my first reaction, but on second take my wife thinks this is more like Grimace.
     
  15. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    But, why are the wheels different?!
     
  16. ggr

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    Some might disagree. Too dark for SoCal.
     
  17. Jeeps17

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    I wondered how long ggr would take to chime in on that comment ! :smile:
     
  18. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    That's George R.R. Martin's car (Game of Thrones). Not Barney's.
     
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    i feel like having eggplants for breakfast...
     
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    Someone did a Roadster in purple too:
    custom%2520eggplant.jpg

    ( anyone know where that Roadster is now? )
     

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