Does Tesla Model Y Come With Quicksilver Metallic Paint?

With a push towards electric cars, it isn’t surprising to see Tesla being valued as the most valuable car brand at $75.9 billion. If you plan on picking one up, like the Model Y, you might wonder whether it comes in colors that are as exciting as the vehicle itself. For instance, can you get anything other than white and black—say, silver metallic?

Tesla Model Y doesn’t come with silver metallic but midnight silver metallic. Like pearl white multi-coat, choosing this color bears no additional cost. Model Y is also available in deep metallic blue, solid black, and red multi-coat, which adds $1000 – $2000 to the final price.

This article talks about the different colors you can get your electric vehicle in, whether you can change it later if you change your mind, and if this decision will void your warranty. I’ll cover every color-related question you may have about the Tesla Model Y.

“Tesla Model Y – ADRO, AlphaRex” by european auto source is licensed under CC BY 2.0

What Colors Can You Get the Tesla Model Y In?

To be honest, it is a little disappointing that Tesla didn’t follow in Apple’s footsteps when it comes to naming colors, like Space Gray, Starlight, and Midnight. So much potential.

But at least Tesla delivered on other fronts. Maybe in the future, they may change their mind and come up with some cool names for otherwise boring colors. 

The Tesla Model Y comes in the following colors:

Quicksilver Multi-Layered

This unique paint option is the latest to be released by Tesla (2022) and is currently only made at the Giga Berlin factory in Germany.

Elon has stated that the US will also get more paint options that are made in a similar fashion.

Since this painting technique is very complex and first of it’s kind, it might take a while before we see these kinds of paints on Teslas made in the US.

This paint (as with the next mentioned) is only available as an option the Long Range and Performance variants and the Quicksilver Paint will cost $2,925 more.

Midnight Cherry Red Multi-Layered

This color is also made using the same complex technique as the Quicksilver mentioned above. Currently it is also only available to be ordered in Germany.

Maybe they will export these color to the US within a year or so from now (2022).

This paint is also only available as an option the Long Range and Performance variants and the Quicksilver Paint will cost and additional $3,120.

Looking at the video below, one might almost feel that the cost is worth it. Dang, that does look superb, I have to say!

Pearl White Multi-Coat

If you like playing it safe or plan on getting a wrap for your Model Y as soon as it gets delivered, the pearl white multi-coat is a good option.

Also, given how global warming raises the planet’s average temperature, you can’t go wrong with this color. Choosing this color won’t increase the final price of the vehicle.

Solid colors, like white and red, contain 3 layers of paint—which is why they’re called “multi-coat.” The top layer is a protective lacquer.

Midnight Silver Metallic

It’s hard to explain why, but midnight silver metallic makes the Model Y feel like it is from the future.

You won’t mind going for this mystical color as, like the Pearl White Multi-Coat, this one won’t add to the final bill.

Deep Blue Metallic

Did you know that blue is among the top 5 car colors in the U.S? Deep blue metallic definitely compliments the quiet nature of Model Y and electric cars.

Tesla charges an extra $1,000 should you go with this color.

One of the reasons deep blue metallic is more expensive than other options is that it contains powdered metal. That’s why it’s able to reflect light and give your car that shiny appearance.

Solid Black

A classic color, solid black is an excellent option for making the Model Y look sleek. Besides, is there anything better than combining it with the all-black interior?

If you don’t mind adding $1,500 to the final price, there’s nothing like this color.

Although it’s called solid black, this one isn’t solid paint—it’s actually metallic.

Red Multi-Coat

Red multi-coat is an ode to the remarkable performance of the Tesla Model Y.

Before the introduction of electric cars, you could only expect sports cars to hit 60 mph (100 km/h) in under 5 seconds. With great power comes a high cost—well, about $2,000 extra to the final bill.  

Is Midnight Silver Metallic a Good Color for Tesla Model Y?

Given that you have 5 stock colors to choose from, you want to make sure you pick the right one for your Tesla Model Y. 

  • Midnight silver metallic is an excellent color choice. Don’t be fooled by the pictures on Tesla’s website, as it doesn’t do this color justice. If you can, visit a dealership, and you’ll understand. 
  • How many white Tesla cars have you seen on the road? Well, if you want to give your Model Y a different look without spending any money, you start to see why midnight silver metallic makes sense.
  • Midnight Silver Metallic hides dust and rock chips quite easily. But this doesn’t mean that you never have to clean your Tesla. 
  • It matches the style and color of the rims. It adds a touch of elegance to your electric vehicle.

One reason you should see this color in person is its appearance when light falls on it. From different angles, you can see the various hues of silver metallic. 

How Popular Is Midnight Silver Metallic on Tesla Model Y?

You’d be surprised how many Tesla Model Y owners got their vehicles in midnight silver metallic. 

At present, this is the second most popular color when compared to all the paint options you get for the Tesla Model Y. The reason why it is popular is because of how good it looks at no additional cost. 

What Color of Tesla Model Y Sells the Most?

Currently, Tesla Model Y in pearl white multi-coat sells the most out of all the available stock colors.

You might wonder why owners prefer this color over midnight silver metallic, solid black, and red multi-coat. It’s not even that exciting, unlike the other hues. 

For starters, if you go with this color, Tesla doesn’t add extra charges to the final bill. With the money you save, you can get one of the following:

  • A wall and mobile connector
  • Change the color of the interiors to black and white
  • Switch to slightly larger wheels with stylish rims
  • A tow hitch for towing heavy objects and vehicles

You’ll get your electric car faster from the factory, as this is the most popular color. 

Like midnight silver metallic, pearl white also hides any imperfections on the vehicle. Any rock chips and scratches are barely visible in this color. 

If dust accumulates on the paint layer, wiping it off and keeping your Model Y clean is easy. 

Why Did Tesla Stop Offering Silver Metallic?

Tesla used to offer colors like silver metallic and obsidian black on several models. Although they provide a unique and exciting look to Tesla’s vehicles, they come at a cost. 

The problem with offering a variety of colors is that it complicates the manufacturing process. Depending on which paint color you choose, the time it takes for Tesla to manufacture and deliver your vehicle varies. 

As Tesla didn’t hit their production numbers, they decided it was better to reduce the number of color options. 

Can You Change Your Tesla Model Y’s Color?

If they haven’t started manufacturing your electric car, you should contact Tesla customer support and ask them whether you can make the change.

For colors like deep blue metallic, solid black, and red multi-coat, there’s a premium of $1000-$2000.

What if you had to settle on a specific color because there weren’t a lot of options available? For example, you decided to get a pearl white multi-coat based on availability.

Also, it had the shortest wait time compared to all the other colors. 

Well, there are two easy ways to change the color of your Tesla Model Y. Although you can go for a custom paint job, a wrap is always better. 

Why Should You Get a Wrap?

You can choose the paint protection film (PPF) option from Tesla itself and call it a day, right? 

Not so fast. Although you have to pay a premium to get a wrap, it offers much more than just a color change.

Choose Any Color

There aren’t any limitations to what you can install in terms of colors in wraps. As long as you can find it on the market, you can get it on your Model Y.

For example, Tesla discontinued colors like Silver Metallic and Obsidian Black. You can look for wraps that match any color you imagine.

Protects Car Paint From Damage

Wraps are often better than getting a custom coat because of how effectively they protect the underlying layer of paint. 

There are a lot of complaints regarding Tesla electric cars and chipped paint.

Sure, you can buy a kit to cover up scratches and chips, but you can’t keep doing it forever. If you do it too often, it becomes noticeable. Also, it can look like patchwork if it isn’t done carefully.

Wraps are an excellent investment as they protect the car’s original paint coat. This is great because your vehicle’s paint job will still be in excellent condition even if you take the Model Y everywhere you go.

There’s even better news if you want to recoup some money in the future. When you sell your Model Y, you won’t have to lower your price due to imperfections in the paint.

Also, you won’t have to repaint your car, which can help save money.

Easy To Remove

What if you don’t like the wrap and want to return the original color, or you want to sell your Model Y without the wrap?

Removing it is very straightforward. Just add heat and start peeling. The best part is that it doesn’t damage the paint.

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How Much Does It Cost To Wrap My Tesla Model Y?

If you’re looking to wrap your Tesla Model Y, the cost depends on where you get it done. 

  • Twiisted Media: Full body wraps start from $3000. You can also do up the interiors. The dash console begins from $199, $449 for chrome delete, and $99 for the center console.
  • T Sportline: For a complete body wrap, T Sportline will charge $4,500. However, this price varies depending on the color.
  • Wrap Guys: Half wraps start from $697 and a full wrap goes for $1897.

Will Installing a Wrap on My Tesla Model Y Void the Warranty?

Yeah, it can be scary to hear that an auto manufacturer denied warranty claims. If you go through online forums, you’ll read that it does and doesn’t void your warranty.

So what’s true, and who should you believe? 

If you decide to wrap your Tesla Model Y in any color, it won’t void your warranty.

A manufacturer cannot say the warranty is void because of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. As long as the modification doesn’t damage the car, Tesla cannot deny the warranty. 

However, if they can prove that the changes you made were why your car got damaged, they can deny your warranty claim. 

Take a look at this Tesla Wrap Guide that I wrote. I compare costs and color and provide images to get an idea. Check it out!

Are There Any Disadvantages in Getting a Wrap?

As highlighted in the previous topic, any damages introduced while modifying your electric vehicle can void your warranty. 

Quality of Finish Depends on Skill

This brings us to one of the disadvantages of getting a wrap for your Model Y. If you don’t do it in a trustworthy body shop with skilled employees, there is a chance that they won’t do a good job.

As a result, the quality of work will be poor, and you won’t be happy with the results. If you go for a cheaper option, there’s always the risk that it won’t look good.

Cheaper Wraps Lose Color Faster

There’s another reason why you should avoid going for cheaper color wraps. They may use low-quality materials, which reduces the lifespan of the wrap. Not only will it change color over time, but it may also cause tears.

Insurer Needs To Be Informed

As installing a car wrap falls under the category of modifications, you may need to inform the insurance company if you get one for your vehicle.

This may vary depending on where you live.

Contact your insurance provider to learn more about this topic. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is It Worth Spending Thousands of Dollars To Wrap My Tesla Model Y?

Getting a wrap for your Tesla Model Y is worth it. It makes your car look unique. It protects the original paint from scratches and you can apply it on specific parts for protection.

Should You Paint or Wrap Your Tesla Model Y?

Wraps are cheaper, last longer, and are easy to apply and remove. Getting a custom paint job right is expensive. Maintenance is also crucial to prevent the paint from peeling off or getting damaged.

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