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Nose cone should be painted

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by NET, May 24, 2013.

  1. NET

    NET New Member

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    This should be an option when you buy the car. I think it would look much better. tesla copy.jpg
     
  2. hvb

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    No offense, but I don't like that at all - neither the color nor matching the nose come to the body. I'm not a huge fan of the plastic nose, but attempts to hide it just seem to accentuate it even more. The only solution I've ever liked is wrapping it in carbon fiber.
     
  3. sp4rk

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    I am far more interested in WHAT you used to wrap it with. It is a wrap right?

    What product?

    I had a wrapping shop use Avery products and the color turned awful ... red turned into plum ... but I got nowhere near the gloss you have achieved!

    So what is your secret?
     
  4. Bearman

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    I think it looks good and besides options are always good :smile:
     
  5. jak

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    No offense, but I do love this look, color and all. Beautiful... whether it was paint or a wrap!
     
  6. ipdamages

    ipdamages Roadster Sports 835 & 972

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    Why not just create an aftermarket grill to replace the nose cone?
     
  7. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    Thread title should be "There should be an option to paint the nose". I don't agree it should be painted -- looks tacky IMO (maybe it's just that color). All for offering the option to those who like the look though (even if I'm not sure it's a worthwhile thing for Tesla to do).
     
  8. gaswalla

    gaswalla P4201/85/airsusp/pano/19i

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    I am not personally a fan of coloring the nose... but, choices are good, people like to personalize their stuff, so if it sells more cars, why not
     
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    I think it's wapped with Photoshop.

     
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    Wow. That is a truly awful color. It will hide bird poop well though.
     
  11. brianstorms

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    I'd rather see the ugly Tesla logo gone. Frankly the whole nose cone is ugly. I'd rather there be no nose cone at all, just a smooth seamless front. The whole angry-scowling-face look of the Model S's front end is kinda off-putting. Leave that to the BMWs, and the big blingy badges to the Mercedes. I'm sure my opinion won't be shared with most TMC'ers, but that's my take.
     
  12. artsci

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    To each his own taste. Not for me.
     
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  14. Mr X

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    that should be the first showcase on a segment: How To Ruin A Model S


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  15. fiksegts

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    uh... no!


    maybe wrap it in CF like the matte rear spoiler...
     
  16. joshuaeven

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    I like it. I wouldn't necessarily pick that color, but the color-matched front 'grill' I like.
     
  17. RNG

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    Personally I am not thrilled with Teslas treatment of the front. In Colorado one is supposed to have front plates and I hate getting tickets. So including our front plates, here are two ideas that I came up with. 2. Carries through the graphics of the Colo plates. We haven't done anything yet, but your comments are welcomed.

    RNG

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  18. gaswalla

    gaswalla P4201/85/airsusp/pano/19i

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    that color will work well with any poop.. not just bird poop
     
  19. TI Sailor

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    @RNG
    I really like #1, especially with the white/black contrast. What would you do with other colors? #2 - Not for me but to each his own.
     
  20. SCW-Greg

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    If I had a white Model S, I'd white out the nose cone in a heartbeat. The black nose cone was one of the driving forces in me getting a black Model S. White was my second choice, and I would have wrapped it in white had that been my car.
     

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