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Ugly Wood Trim Strip

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Hotlobstah, Jun 19, 2017.

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Do you like the light colored wood strip trim?

  1. Yes

    38.9%
  2. No

    34.6%
  3. Indifferent

    26.5%
  1. Hotlobstah

    Hotlobstah Member

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    I'm a Model S owner and love everything about my car and have no complaints whatsoever about Tesla or my awesome car.

    I'm a very early 3 reservationist and won't have many configuration options which is fine. I'm excited about the Model 3 and know it will be an amazing, game changing vehicle. With that said, I'd like to take a poll regarding that light colored(probably a $1 part) trim piece.

    I love the look of the Model 3, I want rear wheel drive, would prob choose black interior anyhow, solid roof is cool etc. but dang that light colored wood strip trim piece wheel is so bugly:eek:. What do other reservationists think about that wood trim?
     
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  2. Ultim8Fury

    Ultim8Fury Member

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    I will be wrapping/painting or covering it in some way. If the only option is wood. It just doesn't seem to blend in like it belongs. The alpha had a white leather that looks alright
     
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  3. habanero69

    habanero69 I Dont Need Cialis. I Drive an EV.

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    Camo duct tape for the win. :oops:
     
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  4. sandange

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    I personally like the wood strip, but would prefer a more realistic look that doesn't look washed out. A nice redwood color for me .
    Others may like the carbon fibre look, ,,etc
    There's always the after market too
     
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  5. 03DSG

    03DSG Member

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    If Tesla has no options other than the wood the aftermarket will be all over it. CF, piano black, brushed stainless, wraps, decals etc.
    How about an instrument cluster decal for behind the wheel............JK!
     
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  6. arjay

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    The wood shown so far is too light for me and I worry about the glare reflected from it into the driver's eyes.
     
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  7. arjay

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    ...I suppose the wood as shown will make a good base for wrapping in a carbon fiber type material.
     
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  8. Foxhound199

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    Nice thing about such a plain, open canvas is it looks very easy to wrap.
     
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  9. gregincal

    gregincal Active Member

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    The Model S has always had a wood strip as an option. Is your only complaint that the wood is too light?
     
  10. Snow Drift

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    It's just out of place for a futuristic car.
     
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  11. Jayc

    Jayc Member

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    More often than not, one would questions another's choice when it is different to theirs. You get a choice and if that's different to what I like you better explain exactly what you like and why you like that ;)
     
  12. jonnyg

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    I kind of like the wood. It could be a little darker, but it doesn't bother me all that much. I'd rather have it there than just another piece of grayish/black plastic.
     
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  13. Zaphod

    Zaphod Galaxy President (former)

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    To me, the wood on the dash is taking a play out the BMW i3's playbook.
    [​IMG]
     
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  14. arjay

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    FWIW...I like the dark walnut, vertically oriented trim on the dash of my MB B-class, adds a lush look without glare. The light wood we've seen so far looks pre-sun faded and is almost horizontal which I think might create reflected glare.
     
  15. insaneoctane

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    I suspect that this would be a very popular 3rd party / aftermarket "fix". Especially with 400k+ reservations, I think it is a real opportunity for companies! Name another car with passionate buyers who will spend money to personalize their vehicle with that many potential sales...
    I will probably want carbon fiber for mine....
     
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  16. Big-T

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    What's there not to love about a strip of wood paneling? Clearly an inspired design choice - Elon thought of it after all.

    [​IMG]
     
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  17. LoL Rick

    LoL Rick Like Buttah

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    For me, the wood speaks to an earlier time when cars were actually made with wooden parts. That time is long gone, which is why I ordered carbon fiber in my Model S. If wood is the only option for Model 3, then I'll wrap it.
     
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  18. BluestarE3

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    It needs to be real wood though... and a surfboard on top to epitomize Tesla's California heritage:

    [​IMG]
     
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  19. Swampgator

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    My preference is carbon fiber, which I think will be on the Performance models, along with 20" wheels
     
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  20. BluestarE3

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    I wonder if it'll be possible to restain the trim a darker color? The lighter color (at least from the RC photos) makes it look like wood-grain vinyl. I'd still like to see it in real life, though, before passing final judgment on whether it looks tasteful or tacky.
     
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