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nonstandard colors

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by AustinPowers, Aug 31, 2012.

  1. AustinPowers

    AustinPowers Total Smeghead

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    Not standard colors?? That's the first ever mention I heard of this. What's that all about? I thought we knew all the colors that are supposed to be available. Even Elon didn't get a "not standard" color.
     
  2. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN 65513, Model 3: VIN 1913

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    #2 gg_got_a_tesla, Aug 31, 2012
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    Rob, I'll gladly work from home in Newark (right next to Fremont) on the 11th (or whichever date after) and have lunch/coffee with you after you pick up your Model S! :) That is if you have the time before you head back up I-880 towards Napa and are inclined to showing your new car to a fanboy!

    There was a brief window early on (back in March/April) when the first 6 or so SSLs had the $12k option to choose a true custom color outside of the sig-red/pearl-white/black/silver. Tesla was going to pull the car off the line, custom paint it and put it back. That undocumented option was done away with shortly after. As I recall, roblab had picked a shade of brown (apparently not the production brown).

    Rob's color might indeed be the BMW/Mini's Hot Chocolate Brown - here's the PPG paint app (search for Hot Chocolate in there): Paint It
     
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    Ah, thanks for the info. That fact must have passed me by.
    Otoh, I would have rather ordered the standard white and then have the car foil-wrapped in a custom color. Would have been much cheaper but still achieve the same effect, wouldn't it?
     
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    It's PPG code 926427, "Chocolate Brown Pearl". It looks a lot like the mini's brown, but I don't know it's the same: Could be. Not much red in it, more gold, but I can't tell with your "Paint It" site.

    There has been a lot of Tesla angst about the whole custom color thing. I have been told I was not to talk about it, as it seems to be embarrassing or worse. I love the color and glad I got it painted.

    As to which cars were painted with the robots and which were hand painted, I have been asked not to talk about it, DrDave. So when you say "That's not true", I am only going with what I was told, so I am probably wrong.
     
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    Trnsl8r S85 since 12/8/12, X90 since 12/20/16

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    I think Elon got exactly the color he wanted. Put another way: If Elon's most desired color was purple, purple would have been one of the standard colors... :)

    "It's good to be the king." - Mel Brooks
     
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    I would love to meet you and compare car colors - bring the mini if you've got it. And email me so I can keep you updated better as to last minute changes, and we can arrange. stelling at napanet dot net. I answer emails, but I don't always get through the new posts every day.
     
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    Trnsl8r S85 since 12/8/12, X90 since 12/20/16

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    Hope you guys have fun. Share pics, ok?
     
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    Yup, way back in this promotional video he wanted black.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrtXXrRa5OI&t=4m10s
     
  10. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN 65513, Model 3: VIN 1913

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    You bet!

    Thanks, Rob; I've emailed you - see you on the 11th!
     

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