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TrevP

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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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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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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...

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.

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!