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Painted Nose Cone - Looks Great (IMO)

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by wormhole, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. wormhole

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    You asked, you receive. Just got back from the amazing guys at J&B Body Works. When I was leaving, Anthony (Joe is the owner, Anthony, his nephew is #2), suggested actually experimenting and swapping the paint, 'extending the look of the hood and accentuating the Tesla logo"...that might look good as well. IMO, this below should be the standard look, much better than all black. Took one pic with the license plate, one without, for those states that don't require a front plate.

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  2. juventuss

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    looks great
     
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    +1.
     
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    The swap Idea might look good too, but that does look pretty sweet as is.
     
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    I like it! Any concerns about stone chipping? Did you (or will you) put paint armor on it.
     
  6. wormhole

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    put back the paint armor on it.
     
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    Looks very neat!
     
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    Guys at J&B are great ... looks like they did a fine job.
     
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    This looks very good. Did J&B have to get paint from Tesla or were they able to use what they had on hand? Also if you don't mind me asking what did this cost to do?
     
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    Two good questions:

    1. J&B is THE certified Tesla body shop for the White Plains service center, in fact Joe (owner) knows Andrew (head of body work for Tesla) for a long time - so yes, they get paint directly from Tesla HOWEVER, what Joe told me, which is interesting, is that no two Tesla's are exactly alike. So you'd still have to bring your car in so they can 'match' the color. Each tesla color actually has more than one. Why? Ask Joe, apparently this is very common on higher end cars.
    2. I'm embarrassed to say Joe charged me $100 - no, that's not a typo.

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    Now I'm sorry I didn't think to ask about this when mine was in 6 weeks ago. I really like that look. Looks even better after knowing the price :biggrin:
     
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    any angle shots with rest of the car? Looks great!
     
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    I think it looks great as well. However, I think it may not look as nice on lighter colored cars like white and silver.
     
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    Agreed, fully concur.
    I think for the blue, green, brown, possibly the grey (color of mine) it will look great.
    I have seen photos of a multi-red nose cone, not quite the best look (in my opinion).
    Perhaps the Signature Red would also be a good candidate for a little make over.
     
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    I think it looks great. You should send the picture to TM and see if they can make this an option. The nose cone is probably the only thing I don't think too much of on the Tesla.
     
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    That's a deal!

    That looks fantastic, price certainly reasonable. I can't wait to find the Los Angeles authorized body shop so I can prices get it done!. Any further details?

    P.S. Love the license plate!
     
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    The base color code is the start of any color. Spray pressure and distance will change the color by allowing the metallic to settle at different depths. Also substrate and color under the paint will darken or lighten the color as the paint is semi-transparent. You could have a perfect color match, but ruin it by changing one variable. That's my $.02:tongue:
     
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    What other details would you like? Happy to disclose the entire process....thanks on the plate :smile:
     
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    Love it, wormhole! I had opted for a $100 vinyl wrap instead on that same section of the nose cone on my green; that price is a steal for such a good paint job.
     
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    Wrap looks great. I considered that too. Thinking of either doing that or powder coating all the chrome. I don't like chrome. To shiny and too many fingerprints.
     

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