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    Delivered with Rust on brake rotors

    I just went to check out my Tesla predelivery and saw rust inside the wheel hubs. Tesla say this is "extremely normal". I am concerned that if rust is showing pre-delivery , what will it be like in 12 months. Not to mention that Australian consumer law sets minimum standards of "acceptable...
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    Official Tesla Paint Protection Film Kit

    Has anyone purchased and installed the Tesla Paint Protection Film kit that Tesla sells in their online store (link below)? Model 3 All Weather Protection Kit Curious to see if anyone has any pictures of what it looks like after installed and how difficult it was to place.
  3. TonyJag

    Rust Vulnerability?

    My new 2020 M3P was delivered yesterday, Chief among the Fit & Finish issues was the following: Both left & right front plastic wheel well liners have an opening where the fenders meet the rocker panels—see photo of left side. Through it, steel with only primer can be seen. Right in the path...
  4. ElectricJoules

    Where have you seen rust?

    A lot of the metal work around the suspension areas seems to be protected (wheel studs for example - are they galvanised?, but I'm seeing rust on the threaded end of the axels. I've brushed a little waxoyl on these now to prevent future problems. Where has anybody else seen rust that can be...
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    Rust under interior side dash trim 2015 Model S 90D

    I purchased a used 2015 Tesla Model S 90D back in May and installed a subwoofer and amp in it a month or so ago. While doing this, I had to remove the interior side dash trim to pipe some cables through. After popping the trim off, I noticed a ton of what looks like rust as shown in the...
  6. astrowunder

    PSA: check for rust at this point

    Hi Guys, Matt from Tech Forum posted this video: Now there's some talk accusing him of not mentioning that he's been in a couple of fender-benders which is surely why this is happening. However, I have not had any body work done and have not had any car to car encounters with my car and I...
  7. GolanB

    Winter Tires Off: Rust on Center Disk adjacent to Hub Flange

    Today I finally got my snow tires removed (performance tires are back on)! As we were cleaning up, I noticed rust had formed across the center disk (which marries up to the hub flange). I was told that this can sometimes happen when two different metals are married together and that some...
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    Sunroof owners, do you have rust on your roof rack mounts??

    I have another thread about my roof rack coming off here: Car flex and losing a roof rack with bikes? It appears the roof attachment mounts from the factory have rusted and contributed to the bolts coming out. I’ve heard from 5 others with similar rust, but wanted to find out if a lot of others...
  9. KBurbridge14

    Rust on brake rotors and discolored calipers

    I've had my X for 17+ months and I noticed something today which is a new problem. Suddenly, all four (4) brake rotors are covered with rust. in addition, the screws/bolts attaching the calipers are also rusted. And, all of the calipers are discolored. See picture. Anybody experiencing this? I...
  10. Joe F

    Summon, snow and a narrow garage PSA

    This was a first for me, and I don't recall ever seeing anyone having this issue. After driving home last Saturday in a heavy, wet snow storm with large clingy flakes, I manually parked in my garage, offset to one side so I could open the door enough to exit. Normally I just use summon to pull...

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