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Discussion in 'Media' started by TrevP, Apr 7, 2016.

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    Here's the matte black prototype that was spotted at the factory.

    Should help some of you who wanted to see it in the daylight.

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      Definitely like the Matte black over the gloss. Very future looking. It's a color I would consider along with my first choice, Red.
       
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        I can see why matte black is a popular option, but it just doesn't do it for me. In one of the test ride videos, you can see fingerprints all over the handles and trunk area. I imagine it's going to be difficult to keep clean. Also not a fan of those rims, either. They look like black pinwheels to me.

        However, it is unique and I can see how it would be sporty looking. Even though it's not my taste, I'm happy that Tesla is strongly considering it as a production option.
         
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          The paint is a matte finish similar to BMW's "Frozen" paint. You have to be very careful with these types of finishes, you can't wax them, you can't use anything abrasive on them, you can't buff out scratches. It's basically a matte clear coat instead of a glossy clear coat. And it attracts fingerprints.

          Watch this video for more information on the paint and how to maintain it. You might change your mind...

           
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            I definitley have changed mine after seeing the vid--thanks for the info...
             
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            The silver Model 3 prototype was just spotted at the factory.

             
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              Only first few seconds of this one appear to be new footage, but thanks for posting! That silver paint looks absolutely amazing.

              Its going to be a tough 2 years jonzing for new glimpses of the M3 in public!
               
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              Wait until next year when Tesla starts testing mules on the road. The sightings will increase....
               
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                How is "Tesla Fan" just happening upon the Model 3 in various locations? Guessing its an insider...







                 
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                  Hoping we'll get to see new colors pop up too in the process
                   
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                  From Motor Trend visit to Gigafactory today (via TMC post/Instagram).

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                    Another one from same thread.

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                      I want!
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                      I want!
                      I want!
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                        I like the sign that says "please do not touch or share pictures". ;)
                         
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                          Damn, that car is nice ;)
                           
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                            it was nice to see in the daylight and moving :D looking forward to seeing MTs SLR photos!
                             
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