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Would a chromo delete look odd with a red model 3?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by pkalhan, May 30, 2018.

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Would a chromo delete look odd with a red model 3?

  1. Red looks fine with chrome delete and powder coated wheels

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  2. Do not get chrome delete and powder coated wheels with red

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  3. Get white with chrome delete and powder coated wheels

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  4. Screw it...go all black!!

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  1. pkalhan

    pkalhan Member

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    Hi Everyone,

    Am seriously thinking about getting a Red Model 3 and get a chromo delete along with powder coated wheels. Wanted to get your opinions on this set up.

    Do you think i would look odd? I know white would look better with a chromo delete (storm trooper look) but not sure how good a red one would look.

    I included some examples attached. I am really liking the black as well but everyone keeps saying a black car is a nightmare to keep clean which makes me hesitant.
     

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  2. JeffK

    JeffK Well-Known Member

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    I'm still a fan of Franz von Holzhausen's car

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  3. pkalhan

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    Lol, I forgot about that! Looks nice!!
     
  4. Sam123

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    Black on red looks incredible in both direct sun and cloudy days. Here's how mine turned out.

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    Specifics:
    - Model 3 with 18" Aero
    -3M Crystalline CR90 windshield (just heat rejection basically)
    -3M Crystalline CR70 sides, rear (one piece), pano roof
    - chrome delete in 3M Satin Black
    - full paint correction
    - OptiCoat Pro+ ceramic coat, FlyBy Forte glass coat
    - wheel powder coat Gloss Black
    - XPEL protection on headlights and foglights
     
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  5. pkalhan

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    #5 pkalhan, May 30, 2018
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    That looks amazing!!! Are the wheels gloss black or is it considered matte? It looks gloss.
     
  6. insaneoctane

    insaneoctane Active Member

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    Look how different the red looks in post #2 vs post #4. Amazing.
     
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    Do you have any pictures of your car at night/cloudy overcast weather?
     
  8. Sam123

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    I had the wheels powder coated in Gloss Black. I saw some Satin Black wheels and they just always look dirty. This way the wheels pop and balance out the glass roof nicely.
     
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    Top = noon, bottom = sunset.
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    Sunset:
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  10. BlueOrNotFor3

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    Sam123, since you're in the bay area, if you don't mind me asking, where did you get this done? And what ballpark price would I be looking at for (I am waiting for MSM + 18", as I was pushed to July):

    1. Same as you, tint sides, rear, roof, but I don't think I'd need to do anything about the windshield (I'd be concerned about messing up the forward cameras)
    2. Chrome Delete
    3. Ceramic Coat (I'm assuming this also requires paint correction)

    I was also trying to price out the paint protection film for the bumper/hood/side mirrors. I figured I would give OCDetailing a call sooner or later as they seem very popular or maybe that's just the YouTube effect.

    Thanks.
     
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    I want to do it, I just have to figure out if I want to do red handles or black.

    I think the black window trim looks better than the the chrome.
     
  13. Sam123

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    After reading what I could find and talking on the phone with several places, I got quotes from SS Customs and OCDetailing. Both were ludicrously expensive, but I wanted to go with a place with great reviews and lot of experience with Model 3s. Went with OCDetailing because they had a spot open up that was perfect timing for my work travel, they could do the rear glass tint in a single seamless piece, plus Joe's videos are infectious. Let's just say that the total I paid for everything was definitely more than my previous car is currently worth.

    But, I'm very satisfied. So, ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ .

    Re windshield tint and cameras: not an issue, the camera housing is directly on the windshield so the tint film just goes around that, never in front of it. I was initially not going to do it because windshield tint is illegal in California, and didn't want an excuse to be pulled over. However, I found the midday sun heat load through the large raked windshield to be a lot, and OCDetailing was able to get me the 3M Crystalline CR90 which only blocks 2% of visible light while still blocking 90% of infrared. You absolutely cannot tell it's tinted, so not a ticket magnet, and the comfort difference is very noticeable.
     
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