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    Model Y LR and Performance Test-Drive Review

    Maybe the LR has a different suspension setup in the 7 seater, but I’ve heard the same comments made before regarding body roll and from driving my LR it feels like I’m experiencing a different car. I simply am not experiencing anything that I’d describe as significant body roll. I’m not sure...
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    Model Y ride comfort?

    @srlawren I stuck with the Geminis. If they were gun metal or black I’d be even happier
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    Model Y ride comfort?

    I wanted the MYP but went LR purely because of the stories regarding the ride. I find the LR perfectly acceptable for ride quality, but not stellar. It does very well with minor imperfections but struggles much more with larger bumps, as if there simply isn’t enough suspension travel...
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    Can we talk about Tesla paint real quick?

    I’m assuming the base coat (color) is water-based but the clear coat is 2k? No idea. Bring on the Gigafactory Texas. I think we’ll magically see much better paint, purely by coincidence, or course... The only paint issues on my car are in the base coat, but I had the same issue on a BMW...
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    Should I full ppf my new white model y?

    My opinion: it’s not a museum piece, so a ‘full front’ can give you 99% of the protection at less than 50% of the cost. There will be a slight texture difference between the film and the original paint, but you need to be up-close and looking for it. Save the rest of the money for something...
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    Tesla black touch up paint

    I haven’t applied any Tesla touch-up paint, but there are some great tricks applying using a tooth pick or a chewed-off plastic dabber. Two pieces of advice: 1) Watch this video. Larry Kosilla is one of the best detainers in the world. The tips are legit: He has a newer video using syringes...
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    recommendation request: interior cleaning products with no shine?

    Funny - turns out Nextzett is the reborn Einszett, after a fire in Germany destroyed the factory. They also make a great product to soften rubber seals (e.g., door seals) called Gummi Pflege.
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    Can we talk about Tesla paint real quick?

    There are two sides to this. The article seems to be based on aftermarket resprays, where the paint isn’t baked in many cases. The curing / off-gassing would probably take longer in those cases than would happen in a modern car plant. Still, I had a car a couple of years ago with a $13K paint...
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    Can we talk about Tesla paint real quick?

    Some automotive paints are simply softer than other, e.g., traditionally Japanese paints vs. German, but there are no real ‘rules’ there. Soft paint marrs more easily, but likewise is easier to correct. Harder paint does not scratch as easily, but requires heavier correction. There is no...
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    Xpel Ultimate Expectations

    Good luck to you. You deserve better for $5K. Much better. Hopefully Xpel can put pressure on them. If not I’d write a Google review with no opinions... Simply ‘This is what they think is acceptable for $5K’ and post the pictures. I had a poor install on some areas on one car. When I...
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    Xpel Ultimate Expectations

    Trimming only risks damage to the paint. Typically they use a razor blade. It’s like a bad hair cut. It typically doesn’t get better by taking more off.
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    Favourite 3rd party retailer

    I got that same email and jumped in to grab the puddle lights and a brighter trunk LED 👍
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    Xpel Ultimate Expectations

    It shouldn’t be peeling back. Absolutely not. I could pressure wash my Xpel’d cars with zero peeling as long as I followed sensible practices. Zero. It’s much less likely to be the film adhesive and much more likely to be a [email protected] install job, not prepping the paint correctly (IPA wipe down...
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    recommendation request: interior cleaning products with no shine?

    Personal choice, here... I’ve had some higher-end cars where anything but a natural OEM finish will hurt the resale value. Bottom line, there are only two things I use for hard interior surfaces and synthetic seating surfaces: 1Z Einszett Cockpit Premium or Distilled water and a microfiber...
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    Favourite 3rd party retailer

    Abstract Ocean. Hands down. I had an issue with understanding how to fit the acoustics roof glass seal and they were incredibly responsive. Not sure who they are, but they seem very customer-focused. Given that some of these aftermarket pieces are not always up to snuff, or described...

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