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POLL: should I add stripes like this?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by syswei, Jun 19, 2016.

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Do you like or hate the black stripe?

  1. Like it - do it!

  2. Hate it - don't do it!

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  1. syswei

    syswei Member

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    tesla stripe final.png I'm thinking of adding black vinyl side stripes, which I've tried to simulate crudely using Microsoft Paint. BTW the original pic is someone else's car, I think I got it from this forum and saved it before taking delivery of my own red 70D.
     
  2. Todd Burch

    Todd Burch Electron Pilot

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    Stripes are for underpowered Honda Civics driven by 18-year-olds. This is an adult's car.

    Just my opinion :).
     
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  3. P85DPB

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    You'll most likely get answers from both sides...some yes and some no. I'd say go for it if you like it. I'm assuming its your car, enjoy it as you see fit...
     
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  4. syswei

    syswei Member

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    P85DPB, actually, it's my wife's car.

    Anyway, I appreciate the comments and the votes, folks...I'm surprised it has been overwhelmingly against.
     
  5. 2krazykats

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    You should totally do what makes you happy. Everyone is going to have their opinions but it's your opinion that should count above all since you're spending it for yourself and no one else, right?

    While I was looking for my S, I spent countless weeks on this site looking at customizing options and ran across something I had never heard of before - vinyl wraps for cars. It completely hooked me and I ended up getting a matte purple for my Tesla. Every day, I get compliments on it and it makes my Tesla that much more special now that I am seeing many more Teslas in my area. If you're looking to stand out or just be different, a wrap is the way to go and it's not permanent - change it anytime you feel like (and can afford it and the time away from your baby:)).

    Ultimately, do what makes you happy and enjoy your Tesla!
    The Official Vinyl Wrap Color Thread
     
  6. freeewilly

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    I think it will look okay if it is done professionally, it will look bad if it's a DIM (do-it-myself) job.
     
  7. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

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    If you like it, then do it.

    I would never do that. Aesthetics are subjective.
     
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  8. Max*

    Max* Autopilot != Autonomous

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    Who you calling an adult? :mad:
     
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  9. AMPd

    AMPd Active Member

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    Underpowered?
    With all due respect sir, those stickers and vinyls add significant horsepower to the vehicle.
    You're looking at an additional 100-150 horsepower from the KW suspension sticker alone.
     
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  10. cpa

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    This is just me talking--

    Enhancements like this sometimes are done subliminally to "stand out" from the crowd. I think this is pretty much human nature. Some of us are happy in the background, while others enjoy the popularity. Likely it is how we are wired.

    Personally, at this time driving a Tesla by itself stands out from the crowd. To me adding this striping would be gilding the lily.

    But if it what you want, hey, go for it!
     
  11. scottm

    scottm Active Member

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    You might be craving the darkened rocker panels of the pre-facelifted model S.

    Have a look at the side of S before the new nose came out.

    Maybe you can photoshop your stripe lower, to where it once was? A vinyl strip along there would be functional as well, keeping the paint chipping down from road debris and rocks kicked up from the front wheels.
     
  12. bobjustbob

    bobjustbob Elon Musk takes all my money

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    I wouldn't suggest anything short of a full plaid makeover.
     
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  13. syswei

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    Maybe I will! ;)

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  14. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    What is that? Gorilla Tape? :D
     
  15. Derek Kessler

    Derek Kessler Member

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    Do what you want.

    But no, you should not.
     

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