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Thanks everyone 馃檹!! For now, configured BSB and planning to take a chance. I'm buying Ocean instead of mainstream EV brand to be unique and different. I guess having BSB will it make it even more unique 馃榿.

@HotIce Please let me know if you have any dealer contacts in Bay Area surroundings. Don't mind driving couple of hours to get a quality work.
I'm going to reach out to a couple people. I think I know someone that may be able to help. :)
 

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My build lock date has changed from Q1 to March 20. Currently I have Big Sur Blue as exterior paint option, generally I go with black (more than half the cars I have owned in the past were black). Since BSB is a free option, I'm torn between Black and BSB.

I don't apply PPF to my cars and apply DIY Ceramic coating for easy care. Is Matte finish maintenance very hard? Can I do a DIY Ceramic coating on a matte finish? Also, I read everywhere that it's very hard to fix even a minor scratch in a matte finish and sometimes it hurts resale value.

Thoughts?
I also always order black, but this I went with the BSB Because of the price savings and will do a full color change to protect the paint and resale value. I do wraps for a living so it is easy for me change.
 

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Great string as this is the most important issue for me to decide on, and my One lock is this Sunday night. Living in Northern New England, central NH Lakes Region, I just can't see going with BSB, even with the inherent value of it at no extra cost. The extra care and risk of permanently marring or scratching the finish is just too great for me. I posted on another string about this. I use Zaino products to get that deep wet gloss look on metallic, and like that look. Thus I am going with Mariana. However, I am getting too old to be on my knees these days for DIY, so I will probably look to 3rd party ceramic application. @HotIce mentioned he is south of Boston and knows people in the business - perhaps here in NH.
 

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Welcome to the Fisker Ocean One Club Gary. Your vehicle's Number Sequence is 3470.
Thank you for being a visionary on the journey toward A Clean Future for All.
Build Lock Order Confirmation
Exterior: Mariana
Interior: Maliblu
Wheels: 22" F3a SlipStream
Accessories: Indoor Car Cover, Recycled Floor Mats, Key Fob, Emergency Kit, Tow Hitch (w/ Electrical)
Estimated Delivery Quarter: Late Q2/Q3
 

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Welcome to the Fisker Ocean One Club Gary. Your vehicle's Number Sequence is 3470.
Thank you for being a visionary on the journey toward A Clean Future for All.
Build Lock Order Confirmation
Exterior: Mariana
Interior: Maliblu
Wheels: 22" F3a SlipStream
Accessories: Indoor Car Cover, Recycled Floor Mats, Key Fob, Emergency Kit, Tow Hitch (w/ Electrical)
Estimated Delivery Quarter: Late Q2/Q3
Gary got all the goodies! Might be the first indoor car cover i have seen in all of these order summaries.
Congrats!
 

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Gary got all the goodies! Might be the first indoor car cover i have seen in all of these order summaries.
Congrats!
Thanks. I have found that even sitting in my garage for a few days+ that cars collect dust. So if I am away on a fly-away trip for a week or two, I want my car to be perfectly clean upon return.
 

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Thanks for posting, if for no other reason than this: "We are seeing social/political movements that are responding to this environmental concern and drawing much attention to using less artifice and moving to that which is perceived of as real and natural," Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, told the LA Times.

I am pretty certain this is one of the most ridiculous utterances I have ever seen in print. LOL
 
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I plan to just DIY PPF the entire car. The angles really dont seem that difficult. I can get XPEL Stealth's largest roll for $1500 and a DIY kit for maybe $50-$150. Ill definitely have to redo a panel or two but will make a day of it and save several thousand.
 

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I plan to just DIY PPF the entire car. The angles really dont seem that difficult. I can get XPEL Stealth's largest roll for $1500 and a DIY kit for maybe $50-$150. Ill definitely have to redo a panel or two but will make a day of it and save several thousand.
Any experience with PF of vinyl wraps before? 馃

Just sayin I know a few who had the same idea with Tesla's and in the end they were selling their unused supplies or end up paying for a pro.

It's not nearly as easy as it may looks.... takes years of experience to get good.

Most pros will wrap all possible panel edges, remove lights or trim where possible etc. to avoid every seam/edge possible.

That's the kind of detail you should expect for $5k+ for full vehicle PPF.

DIY is not what I would be happy with on a $70k vehicle. 馃し鈥嶁檪锔
 

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Any experience with PF of vinyl wraps before? 馃

Just sayin I know a few who had the same idea with Tesla's and in the end they were selling their unused supplies or end up paying for a pro.

It's not nearly as easy as it may looks.... takes years of experience to get good.

Most pros will wrap all possible panel edges, remove lights or trim where possible etc. to avoid every seam/edge possible.

That's the kind of detail you should expect for $5k+ for full vehicle PPF.

DIY is not what I would be happy with on a $70k vehicle. 馃し鈥嶁檪锔
I have a model 3 and wouldnt wrap that myself. That being said, the angles on the Ocean are much flatter. There is no weird trunk, no side cameras, no fog light / weird bumper angles (except for one bar), no rocker panels, etc.... its just a much simpler straight forward design. While Im not a pro, I would have done my Tesla itself if it wasnt for the trunk or front bumper. Ive turned enough wrenches to remove things if needed. Full PPF where I live would probably run $8k+. If I fail then Ill just pay a shop for a partial front..
 
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