Carbon Fiber Matte or Glossy?

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Hey! I'm looking at getting a spoiler for my M3 and MS from RPM Tesla and I can't choose between Matte or Glossy? Wanted to get the forums opinion, on which one you prefer. I am also going to change my interior to carbon fiber also. if you already bought one through them any insight would be helpful! :)
 

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Hey! I'm looking at getting a spoiler for my M3 and MS from RPM Tesla and I can't choose between Matte or Glossy? Wanted to get the forums opinion, on which one you prefer. I am also going to change my interior to carbon fiber also. if you already bought one through them any insight would be helpful! :)

What color is your Model 3?

As for the interior make sure it’s not glossy!!
 

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Thanks for the response! My M3 is white and MS is Matallic Silver
Nice! I think either will look nice on white. I’d probably lean toward the matte personally.
 

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Nice! I think either will look nice on white. I’d probably lean toward the matte personally.
Thanks, I think I’m leaning towards matte. Hopefully RPM makes a carbon fiber matte dashboard in the future.
I think they just offer glossy right now.
 

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Personally, I prefer the glossy. The Performance model's spoiler is matte, so I went with matte mirror covers to match. Gloss gives a similar sheen to your paint for some added continuity. Are the OEM Model S spoilers matte or gloss?

For the interior, because the dash material is matte by nature, I think that gloss makes a good difference since it is black next to other black material. Matte interior CF will completely blend in and look drab.
 

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Personally, I prefer the glossy. The Performance model's spoiler is matte, so I went with matte mirror covers to match. Gloss gives a similar sheen to your paint for some added continuity. Are the OEM Model S spoilers matte or gloss?

For the interior, because the dash material is matte by nature, I think that gloss makes a good difference since it is black next to other black material. Matte interior CF will completely blend in and look drab.
If you go with a gloss finish to replace the wood trim the sun glare will be terrible.
 

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If you go with a gloss finish to replace the wood trim the sun glare will be terrible.
Funny thing is that isn’t what people who own it are saying. You could always put stealth wrap on it after. My mirror caps came in today, and they are gorgeous. For interior trim, I’d still rather have gloss. Either are beautiful. Choose what you want. How awesome that they offer options!
 

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Funny thing is that isn’t what people who own it are saying. You could always put stealth wrap on it after. My mirror caps came in today, and they are gorgeous. For interior trim, I’d still rather have gloss. Either are beautiful. Choose what you want. How awesome that they offer options!
The only experience I have is the vinyl, but the glare was horrible. If the glossy “real” stuff doesn’t have a glare issue I’d be surprised but cool if that’s the case.

With the trim going straight across and being right in your line of sight without a binnacle it’s a gamble to put something glossy there in my opinion.
 

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The only experience I have is the vinyl, but the glare was horrible. If the glossy “real” stuff doesn’t have a glare issue I’d be surprised but cool if that’s the case.

With the trim going straight across and being right in your line of sight without a binnacle it’s a gamble to put something glossy there in my opinion.
you can always wear sunglasses
 

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you can always wear sunglasses
Absolutely a true statement, but a bad answer to a problem you cause yourself ;)
 

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Hey! I'm looking at getting a spoiler for my M3 and MS from RPM Tesla and I can't choose between Matte or Glossy? Wanted to get the forums opinion, on which one you prefer. I am also going to change my interior to carbon fiber also. if you already bought one through them any insight would be helpful! :)
I got glossy spoiler and side mirrors for my white Model 3 since its easier to maintain and pops more.
 
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RPM Tesla now has matte CF dashboard available if it interests you. I personally like the glossy spoiler as it pops more especially with the pearl white. I agree with JohnTc.

Though, do you guys think its weird if you mix and match matte and glossy CF? Say Glossy CF exterior with Matte CF interior? Should it be all the same?
 
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RPM Tesla now has matte CF dashboard available if it interests you. I personally like the glossy spoiler as it pops more especially with the pearl white. I agree with JohnTc.

Though, do you guys think its weird if you mix and match matte and glossy CF? Say Glossy CF exterior with Matte CF interior? Should it be all the same?
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I personally think it looks off with mismatch gloss and matte, even if one is exterior and one is interior. I’m all for the gloss unless you have a matte wrap. I am concerned about potential glare off the gloss dash. Hope owners who have this carbon fiber gloss dash piece can chime in on whether it’s a problem.
 

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I personally think it looks off with mismatch gloss and matte, even if one is exterior and one is interior. I’m all for the gloss unless you have a matte wrap. I am concerned about potential glare off the gloss dash. Hope owners who have this carbon fiber gloss dash piece can chime in on whether it’s a problem.
Agreed. Stay Consistent with CF glossy/matte