But while you technically can do this, there are a lot of reasons why you probably shouldn't. Let's take a look at a chart from the McNally Institute that describes the temperatures to which stainless steel needs to be heated in order to change its finish to a particular color.
Stainless steel discoloration
Having a sweet custom-colored stainless-steel finish might sound cool until you end up melting something expensive inside the car's body because you weren't quite as careful as you should have been. So, like, don't.
Perhaps a better way to customize would be to start convincing Musk now that the Cybertruck should be skinned in ferritic stainless steel (PDF), and then you can start magnet-bombing your and your friends'
. Way funnier and less risk of a massive fire.
Tesla didn't immediately respond to Roadshow's request for comment.
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