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To de-chrome or not to de-chrome

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by GasDoc, Mar 12, 2014.

  1. GasDoc

    GasDoc Member

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    I have an appointment tomorrow at Vinyl Styles in San Carlos, CA to de-chrome my Model S and put a carbon fiber wrap on the nosecone.

    Now having some second thougths about looking "tricked out"

    Do people think that dechroming in flat brushed black gives the car an understated look?

    Thoughts?
     
  2. darthvdr

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    I actually like the chrome on the MS as it gives off a nice accent especially at night.
     
  3. GasDoc

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    Not the reply I was expecting given your online name :smile:
     
  4. Jau24

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    like most things....a matter of personal preference. I had Lyle do my chrome with the brushed metal black. I wasn't planning on doing the nose cone, but after you showed me a picture of it wrapped in carbon, I jumped on board. Really glad now that I did too. With the number of MS's in the Bay area growing, your car will definitely stand out more. I've gotten a ton of comments....none being negative. (then again, must people I know won't hate on your 100k car)
     
  5. lloyds

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    I say do it! Nice to change things up once in a while.
     
  6. kevincwelch

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    I wasn't put off by the chrome originally. I'm still not, but after I got the gunmetal Rial Luganos, I definitely like the darker look with my blue paint. I purchased some Plastidip spray, and when the weather warms up, I am going to "black out" my chrome. If I like the look, I am going to get the chrome professionally "blacked out." I'm also going to Plastidip my stock 19" wheels to see if I would like a darker powder coating.

    Hey, for less than $10, you can get Plastidip and experiment.
     
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    Obviously it's all about personal preference. Some folks are completely against chrome on general principle and tolerate none at all. That being said, my opinion is that the chrome that comes with the car is not too much and adds nice accents to the lines and play of light off the car. I don't care for the completely de-chromed look. After all, you're a doctor, not a drug dealer.
     
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    He gives narcotics to people all the time... :p
     
  9. Caloncho

    Caloncho LongerTelomeres?

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    lol
     
  10. NJ Plugin

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    I dechromed to a matte black, and I love it, and get tons of complements. I also did the whole body in a matte wrap on my green, which I am sure most of the complements are for. But I personally do not like the chrome on the dark colors.

    (link to a thread with pictures is in my signature)
     
  11. GasDoc

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    The deed is done. I'm traveling but I'll upload better pics when I get home. yra9uraq.jpg vepubymy.jpg my4yjyde.jpg
     
  12. NJ Plugin

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    Nicely done Gasdoc.

    It is hard to tell (there is reflection/glare on the picture), did you have the wide stripe above the rear license plate covered?
     
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    I'm having mine done. I also have blue. Did they remove the door handles to do yours?
     
  14. Jau24

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    had mine done at the same spot. No need to remove the handles.
     
  15. GasDoc

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    Chrome strip above rear license plate was wrapped in gunmetal black as well. The letters still show nicely.

    I'm thinking about vinyl red letters but afraid the look might be "too much"
     
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    #16 jlucero, Sep 18, 2015
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  17. AlanSqB

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    Looks terrific jlucero. What did you do with the rear? Debadging?
     
  18. 46&2

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    Hmm, that is the front, isn't it?
     
  19. jlucero

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    yea i did debadge the rear

    tesla (4).jpg
     
  20. rnguy001

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    Love the chrome delete - Old pic but I still love the way it turned out.

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