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Bottom corner rocker panel ripple wavy paint

Mr.Green

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Aug 25, 2019
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Hey guys,

wondering if anyone has seen something similar or can check if you see a ripple, wrinkle or wavy pattern bump in the paint.

It’s hard to see but wondering if it’s bad for the paint?

interesting to see if anyone else has the same

thanks!
 

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03DSG

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Apr 5, 2016
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Ontario
Hey guys,

wondering if anyone has seen something similar or can check if you see a ripple, wrinkle or wavy pattern bump in the paint.

It’s hard to see but wondering if it’s bad for the paint?

interesting to see if anyone else has the same

thanks!

That appears to actually not be the paint that’s rippled. It’s the rubberized stoneguard under the paint that Tesla applies to the length of the rocker panels prior to paint. You can see the vertical forward edge of the stoneguard wrapped part way around the wheel opening. Most manufacturers use similar rubberized stoneguard protection on painted metal rockers. It helps prevent stonechips down to the metal.
 

Mr.Green

Member
Aug 25, 2019
18
0
Montreal
Hmm very Interesting never though about that. It’s like a ripple on the bottom rocker panel on the back wheels.

anyone else can check and feel or see a ripple kind of effect?
 

super20g

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Jun 28, 2018
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United States
Same issues with mine... I think this is 'tesla normal'. I reported delivery defects including this and it was not corrected when I picked it back up after having the defects worked on by service...
 

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