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    2021 Model 3 Problems

    Nope, color is black. That’s what made it so difficult to catch. On delivery, it was obviously “cleaned”, but it wasn’t clean. The last thing I wanted to do was run my hands over the paint full of dust, etc and scratch the paint. My overspray on the glass was like yours - I first noticed it...
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    2021 Model 3 Problems

    Most may have been a bit too harsh. I think in order to comply with VOC standards, they are using a water based paint. While water based paints have come a long way from what I understand, they have much different properties when compared to the urethane enamels used on other cars. That...
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    2021 Model 3 Problems

    What color are you planning to order? My neighbor just ordered a white, and he found no paint issues. I’m also in a white ‘19 loaner, and both the loaner and his have what looks like PPF on the rocker panels. I’ve heard this is not actually PPF, but the rocker panels on this ‘19 are in WAY...
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    2021 Model 3 Problems

    I have seen a VIN breakdown before, but don’t have it handy. I’m sure a quick search will find it. I do believe most of the paint issues are due to the CA emissions restrictions. That, plus Tesla trying to squeeze as much production towards the end of the year. Between Tesla and SpaceX, I...
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    2021 Model 3 Problems

    I wish I would have noticed it. It was really hard to see until the car was washed, and even then some may not have noticed. The windshield was more obvious, but mostly when wet.
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    2021 Model 3 Problems

    It must have been overspray from another car, because the overspray was over the entire car.
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    2021 Model 3 Problems

    I did take a picture of the spinning camera and submitted with the service request. They still wrote it up with camera obstructed, could not duplicate problem. I personally think it has less to do with the camera and more to do with the other computer issues. We’ll see if it comes back...
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    2021 Model 3 Problems

    On the detail work, the shop Tesla sent me to is a high end detailer, and does a lot of supercars, so I trust their opinion. Their recommendation was to have Tesla paint the car or buy it back based on the condition. If it wasn’t for all these other issues, I would almost overlook it since it...
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    2021 Model 3 Problems

    I have not, but as I understand, if you compound/buff enough you could potentially get rid of them. The problem is that in the process of getting rid of the pitting, you could potentially go through the clear coat - especially with how thin Tesla paint is know to be. I’d be worried to do it...
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    2021 Model 3 Problems

    Thanks guys, next service appointment scheduled for Monday. Hope to have more to report back by then at the latest.
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    2021 Model 3 Problems

    @GreenHokie Understand your point, but I took no offense. I was really happy about the 2021 because of the heat pump, and the black trim was a plus. If I had the choice to buy a pre or post refresh 2020/2021, I would have chosen the post-refresh every time.
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    2021 Model 3 Problems

    @UncertainTimes About now, the heat pump, black trim and new console don't seem like that great of upgrades given they come with all these troubles.
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    2021 Model 3 Problems

    Thanks for the confirmation. All said, I understand that things happen, and I want to be understanding, but I’ve got 1,700 miles on the car and I’ve been through all this. I’d say almost 500 of my miles are to or from Tesla for service. don’t know if that’s an option, or how I’d go about...
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    2021 Model 3 Problems

    First off, I want to love my M3P. This is my first Tesla, and I took delivery of it on 23 Dec. Upon delivery, there were a couple issues. Minor scratch/gouge on front bumper, spoiler wasn't stuck on well, and after getting home, realized there was some type of overspray on all of the glass...
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    Refreshed “2021” Model 3 Performance Waiting Room

    Funny how if my memory serves me correctly, you ordered before me, took delivery after me and still managed to get the headlight upgrade! Congrats, that’s an awesome color!

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