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Question, why is chrome delete so expensive?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by SlicedBr3ad, May 25, 2018.

  1. SlicedBr3ad

    SlicedBr3ad Member

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    base 3m tint = ~$350
    top of the line tint = ~$1000

    chrome delete = minimum $650 with multiple shops charging $800-1000. where is the $350 chrome delete for m3? are there kits i can get to install chrome delete myself?

    thanks for all the help.
     
  2. pkalhan

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    i was quoted $350. i guess it depends where you.
     
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  3. kev1n

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    because tesla owners are known to be wealthy individuals that know nothing about cars so shops charge up the ass
     
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    I had a high end shop with a very talented team do my S. I think they we're surprised at how much work to was to do well.
     
  5. SomeJoe7777

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    All depends on how you want it to look and how durable you want it to be. $1K for a top-end chrome delete isn't unreasonable, it's hard and painstaking work to do it right.

    Of course, you can get it done really cheaply, just don't be surprised when the guy pulls out a roll of masking tape and a can of black Krylon.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Brother, you're high class....
    One and done
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    I think I'm the only one that likes the chrome accents... I think it looks beautiful on my midnight silver :)
     
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    #10 Krash, May 26, 2018
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    Agreed. Mine is deleted because the car is black. Chrome on silver or midnight silver comes from the factory without accents. You could argue that matte black over chrome on silvers adds accent, but if you have tinted windows it blends in with them well.
     
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    Not a model 3, but it's midnight silver with chrome deleted. looks pretty good to me.

    [​IMG]
     
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  12. pkalhan

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    I agree 100%
     
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    I actually think that Model S looks unfinished with the chrome deleted. I am envious of their ride height though...

    Here is my 3 with the chrome intact and similar dark tint:

    IMG_20180514_190504.jpg
     
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    DC1EA625-DD11-4032-A2F3-7EF4803A83F8.jpeg Here’s my Midnight Silver 3 w/ chrome delete...
     
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  15. SlicedBr3ad

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    I'd say that tinting giant windows is a lot easier than the small chrome on the mirrors, or the door handles, and elsewhere.

    But Chrome Delete is still too expensive.
     
  17. Khan3

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    Love these rims! Are these the ones you got originally from Tesla or are these after market? I see they have the Tesla logo so I'm confused as I haven't seen this option
     
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    Those appear to be T-Sportline wheels.
     
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    Yep, t-sportlne 19” in matte black. I picked up OEM center caps directly from Tesla. I have had the same kind on my Model S for a couple of years now. Love them, they look great.
     
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    @shdooby did you ever consider get the OEM 19' and then getting them powder coated matte black? I am still deciding what I want to do with regards to wheels. I think for me, the 18s are the smart plan but I am really wanting/liking the 19" sport wheels and then just get them powder coated that way I do not have to worry about finding a place to swap them out and putting winter wheels on (my service center said they will not touch after market wheels). The T-Sportlines look sweet too, especially the matte black, but if I got the OEM 19s, I could save some money too. I don't know...still got some time to think about it.
     

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