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Bottom corner rocker panel ripple wavy paint

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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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.
 

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