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New Shoes For The D

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Lifesgud2, Feb 23, 2015.

  1. Lifesgud2

    Lifesgud2 Member

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    Just picked up a D and decided to add wheels. stock wheels in 21 are great, however I just wanted to be a little different. Blacked out all chrome trim with the exception of mirrors as they took too long to complete at the time the car was being wrapped. The mirrors will be done next week. More pics to come
     

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  2. sickfox

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    love your set up! did you do gloss black on the windows trim?
     
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    Wrapping the mirror chrome could be a safety issue as well as a beauty enhancement. I get some mean glare off of the drivers mirror support in certain light situations. Matte black could help.
     
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    Wow, this is very well done. This is probably the best job of blacking certain chrome elements that I have seen.
     
  5. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    What did you do with the old wheels?
     
  6. Lifesgud2

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    great point.. I will take care of this asap

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    Thanks!!!

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    I am going to keep them in my garage as you never know when I will need them..:smile:
     
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    looks great, I like blacking out the chrome
     
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    Jean-Claude Local Vendor - Southeast

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    Looks awesome. I dig the white vinyl over the door handles. Very subtle and tasteful.
     
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    Beautiful car. Are those Vossen 22"? Have you considered painting it white all the way down?
     
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    Lookin good!
     
  11. Lifesgud2

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    Yes. Im going to do that and see how it looks..
     
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    Painting white to the bottom this week...
     
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    My first S was white and I loved it. Wrapped the nose cone and the handles. My handles did not look as good as yours so I ended up removing them. I also was going to paint the rockers and bottom panel. Got a quote from a tesla repair shop at $4k so passed on it. It will make your car look look low, lean, and mean. Post pics when you are finished.
     
  14. Law&Disorder

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    Lovely wheels. Though I'm more and more becoming a fan of going with silver aftermarket wheels for the D rather than trying to match the look of the OEM grey 21" turbines. It's a personal choice obviously, but IMHO, you just see more detail with a bright wheel and they better compliment the chrome accents if, like me, you are not going to go with a wrap.
     

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