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Picture Shows Carbon Fiber Front

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by JerryNycom, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. JerryNycom

    JerryNycom Member

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    Has anyone else ever noticed the picture of the front apron on the control screen is carbon fiber? I never noticed this before. Can anyone with an 85 confirm if the apron is carbon? Is this picture maybe only on the P85 cause when they originally had the P85 package it was supposed to include front and rear carbon fiber, than Tesla changed it before production.

    Here's a picture of mine....kind of fuzzy but its 100% carbon fiber....

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  2. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    In case you hadn't seen this before:
    Get Amped Tour: News from the Road | Blog | Tesla Motors

    Now that I've shared with you something that you might not have known...

    I now have a question that I don't know the answer to:
    This blog post was from July 12, 2012. Did performance Founders vehicles have the carbon fiber in these original locations?

    The historian in me is a little embarrassed that I don't know the answer to this question.
     
  3. dennis

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    Aftermarket solution:

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  4. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Workaround, not solution. Also that's a wrap right?

    And still didn't answer my question. :(
     
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    I have a wrap like Dennis above, looks Matte Black to me in the control panel...maybe just looks different b/c of screen pixel density IMO
     
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    Wormhole: Are there really wraps that shine like in the pic above by dennis? I love how the CB looks. Gotta have it but not willing to spend 5000 on a pure esthetical feature.

    Please reply

    thanks man
     
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    People mistake mine for the real thing all the time. All depends on quality of work.
     
  8. dennis

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    No, it's not a wrap. It's an overlay of CF cloth with multiple layers of resin sanded smooth and then clearcoated. In other words, the real thing.

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    I paid $2K for the CF overlay on the rear valence. I decided to not to the front because so little of it is visible.
     
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    Also noticed in that video that the rear chrome piece under diffuser is BLACK!
     
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    That looks like moire/antialiasing of the screen pixels, not carbon fiber.
     
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    I think no. Looks matte black to me, and what is chrome beneath it looks black gloss...look at 25:03

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    Here's another shot at 20:55, doesn't look carbon fiber to me.

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  14. JerryNycom

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    Did you look on your screen? Very obvious compared to black plastic under door...
     
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    This is standard on any car without the Tech Package (also the little chrome tipped fins below the headlights are black on non-tech cars), but I wouldn't think a Sig being delivered at the launch event would've been configured without the Tech Package.
     
  16. brianman

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    So this is a (yet another?)/n example of something the collector market might reasonably value a Founder vehicle above a Signature vehicle for. Interesting.

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    Correction: Founder's car, not Sig car, at the launch event in the video that michiganmodels linked.

    That said, I was under the impression that the entire Founder's set had the Tech package (just like the entire set of Signatures do) as well.
     

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