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The mods have started...cosmetic trim first !

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Ting Louie, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. Ting Louie

    Ting Louie Member

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    I never loved the glossy nose of the Model S... reminds me of a wet puppy nose so I did some cosmetic mods

    Gloss black window trim
    Gloss black mirror cap (blends better into the tinted windows)
    Left the mirror struts and door handles in chrome

    Matte black on the nose cone

    Gloss red Tesla "T's" front and rear

    Debadged the rear badges

    5% ceramic tint in the rear
    30% on the front windows
    80% on the windshield

    Next up.... RIMS !

    Probably doing to black out the chrome strakes in the front brake ducts as well.....

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  2. efusco

    efusco Moderator - Model S & X forums

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    What matters is that you love it...but to me, esp. on the white car, that red T looks like Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer.
     
  3. SuperCoug

    SuperCoug Model S Res #7734

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    Yep, I totally agree.
     
  4. Ting Louie

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    well duh I like it, i did it....plus reindeer are brown....

    I'm also going to paint the brake caliper red once I get new rims

     
  5. efusco

    efusco Moderator - Model S & X forums

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    As I said, if you like it, more power to you and that's all that matters. My point about the white car wasn't that reindeer are brown (they're brown and white actually), but that the red really stands out due to the contrast of colors...on a red car it would look sharp, I think, since it would match.
     
  6. Jeff Andrews

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    How did you do the matte and gloss black trims?
     
  7. AnOutsider

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    Agreed. Do like the mirrors though. I'd been hoping some aftermarket group would do CF-wrapped mirror caps
     
  8. mnx

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    Just thinking out loud here, I wonder what it would look like to black wrap the part between the roof and the doors. (A pillar and back). Since it's between the dark windows and dark roof, it looks a little out of place to me. Might think about it for my white S... (Perhaps I should have just gotten a black S, and blacked out everything.....)
     
  9. Ting Louie

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    MNX,

    I thought about it.... however b/c of the way the rear glass curves and the trunk lid, there isn't a logical place to end it, so the rear will look kinda funny

    let me know if you do it, i'd love to see pics


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    3M vinyl wrap

     

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