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paint defect

  1. tempest2001

    Just noticed this paint defect, is this a major issue?

    The detailer pointed out this paint defect on the side of the trunk on the inside, so you can only see it when you open the trunk. Is this a major issue? It looks to be smooth the touch so maybe some kind of dust or something under the primer? I reported it to Tesla service but not sure what...
  2. C

    Model 3 Paint Quality Issues?

    I have had my car just over 2.5 weeks now, and have noticed an issue with the paint on the bonnet/frunk lid. I have what appears to be a faded patch / fault in the paint. I have asked a detailer to record the paint depths, and have attached pictures and their recordings to this post. I'd be...
  3. D

    Blue Paint, Model Y

    Hi all, Just moved over here from the now inactive Tesla forums. I looked over Tesla's new "Engage" site, but there doesn't seem to be much "there" there. Look forward to participating in this community! I took delivery of my MY in November 2020. In short, love the car. However, I'm...
  4. U

    Red paint issues/defects even in July 2020 Build

    Hi all, this is my 3rd Tesla and am still running into issues even with a July 2020 build M3P. There are these little dots all over the car under the clearcoat (likely large dust particles during original spray). I even have a "smudge" on the hood. I've brought it into Tesla Service and the only...
  5. X

    Used Model X paint defect - warranty issue

    Hi all, Purchased my 2017 model X from Tesla last month and there's a swarm of issues we have been dealing with... One issue we recently noticed was the roof of the vehicle has faded paint, which looks clearly like a defect. However, upon sending the picture to the service center via text (not...
  6. K

    White Model Y - Paint Mismatch

    Those who have taken delivery of the Pearl White Model Y recently, did you have paint color mismatch issues? Especially the rear hatch/bumper not matching with the rest of the car. I will be taking delivery of my Y next month and I am wondering whether I should switch the color since it seems...
  7. A

    Model X - Aluminum Corrosion & Pitting

    Has anyone seen this kind of corrosion and pitting? I first found this on the driver's door of a May 2016 built X. After consulting others on FB, I found more corrosion under the spoiler on the passenger's side. Question: I would appreciate hearing about other's related issues, when they...
  8. CertLive

    Elon announces worlds most advanced paint shop!

    Awesome news! So will I get an option in the app to get my car resprayed? :) A lot to correct you see... Elon Musk on Twitter I think even cleaning out the robots once in a while might help with contamination issues. However how about this for your cybertruck! Alex on Twitter
  9. FlyErik

    Paint dripping onto ground under front bumper?!!

    OK, this is a new one..... After going on a walk this morning, I return to nice a blue-tinted puddle underneath the front left side of the bumper, just forward of the left front wheel well.... See pictures for detail. I ran my finger gently over the area and get a nice, sparkly paint on my...
  10. C

    Paint - lots of threads but is this normal?

    Hi, I’ll try to be brief as there are loads of paint issues forums out there and I’m hoping not to start the debate about how and what Tesla should cover here. I’m trying to understand what’s ‘normal’ in the industry as I haven’t bought a new car for many years. A soon as I picked up my M3 in...
  11. H

    Has anyone picked up their M3 and found it riddled with paint defects? Detailing/PPF?

    Hey, So I collected my Blue M3 from Stockley Park a couple weeks back and it was riddled with paint defects. There was sanding marks all over the car and the lacquer had etching on the bonnet i'm guessing where a bird had crapped on it whilst being sat outside. Whilst it's not the end of the...
  12. bulls96

    Chipped paint cleaning my car

    So this happened. I have been cleaning my car with a pressure washer and soap at least 5 times now. Today I was trying to get a small dot dirt on the car and then caused this.. Whta do I do? I was using a tip specially for delicate items like cars (like it says in the instructions use for...

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