You are quite likely correct in that 30X cold rolled SS is likely provided in sheet form. Hot rolled coil steel is available up to 3/8" according to my steel supplier. Only one of his suppliers listed coiled SS with a max thickness of 2.54mm. Time will tell if we ever find out if Tesla and Space X buy sheet or coil stainless steel.Lighter gauge metal can be transported by roll. This 3mm Stainless Steel would be transported as flat stock. Probably 10' x4'. I can't stress enough how thick, heavy and hard to work with this stuff is. It's not what people refer to as sheet metal. It's Stainless Steel 1/8" plate stock. Yes it can be rolled to create curvature. That's how they form it to make rockets. But, it would never be shipped in rolls.
I'm a retired Sheet Metal Worker and after I made that comment I was a bit concerned, I could be wrong. I Googled it and was amazed to see there are ways to order quite heavy gauge metals by the Coil. Years ago very few companies worked with coils. More and more companies are now using computerized systems that work with coils. Those coils are HEAVY. I heard a story that a Semi showed up late on a Friday and had to leave a trailer loaded with coils at the loading dock. Monday morning the crew showed up to a Destroyed pickup truck, sitting next to the trailer with a coil in the bed. Someone got the bright idea to steal some sheet metal by rolling a coil off the trailer into their truck!You are quite likely correct in that 30X cold rolled SS is likely provided in sheet form. Hot rolled coil steel is available up to 3/8" according to my steel supplier. Only one of his suppliers listed coiled SS with a max thickness of 2.54mm. Time will tell if we ever find out if Tesla and Space X buy sheet or coil stainless steel.
Make sure to get the solar upgrade for the CTLiving in the desert. Metal in the sun gets hot. Really Hot! Someone suggested that the polished surface would reflect the heat. But where I live you can leave a crome tool in the sun for a few minutes and it is too hot to pick up. The Taunnu cover that came with my pickup was black and I had to paint it with white "Cool Roofing paint. Made a huge difference. Even thought it might look bad I might consider doing the same to the CT.
Looks like 3mm stainless stuck to plastic to me.I assume the retractable door handles will not be manufactured entirely from stainless steel. They would be extremely hot (and expensive) to the touch if parked outside during the hot summer months. Maybe just the outer skin will be laser cut from 3mm stainless steel sheets to perfectly match the 3mm thick exoskeleton. It’s hard to tell from this low resolution night time photo. Being that the CT is a production vehicle they are probably a plastic composite that’s simply painted to match the exterior.
It certainly would make it cooler on a hot day.
I’ve been to the vintage trailer show in Palm Springs many times, 95 ‘ +It certainly would make it cooler on a hot day.
now now...you can be a bad ass roughneck and still have an immaculate garage. The Navy is full of bad asses, yet they keep their equipment polished.Hell Yea! .... What are they thinking! ... I love the rough off road look better than "a prissy"... "OMG a scratch" ... "What would my friends think?" ... "Now I got to buff it out again" ... "get real!" ...
The cyber truck is made for work, & bad-ass, roughnecks, rednecks and beatniks!
It is made to get scratched, hammered, and shot up...
All other Tesla's are made for those that love their "polished car" ....
Updated with polished Cybertruck rendering by @GBall
Polishing stainless steel to a mirror like finish takes some effort, even more so than aluminum because it's a harder metal. A small Airstream travel trailer will take roughly 200 hours of labor. Anyone plan on going this route instead of a custom wrap?
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