The final cut of TMC Podcast #27 is available now with topics time-stamped. We discussed: Consolidation in LiDAR manufacturers; Volvo EX90 shipping with LiDAR; FSD Beta Full Release in N.A.; FSD detecting autopilot cheats, Gwen Shotwell directly overseeing SpaceX Starship; and more. You can watch it now on YouTube. We should have it published to podcast networks shortly.
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.