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Delivery nitpicking..

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by superm1, Jul 5, 2016.

  1. superm1

    superm1 Member

    Jul 21, 2015
    Fremont, CA
    Took delivery at Fremont today (I'll make a separate post with pics). Delivery center was closed so it was outside.

    Few questions for others:
    - did Tesla leave your price sticker on? Got a bunch of residue now have to clean it.
    - how clean was your car when you received it? I had a bunch of water spots, lots of fingerprints, etc.
    - I can see swirls in my paint (Deep Blue) is this common with a factory paint job or should my car have been detailed more?
  2. pdxgibby

    pdxgibby Member

    Oct 30, 2015
    Tualatin, Oregon
    First, congrats on your new car. How exciting. Don't let the condition of the car at delivery get your down.

    Your experience is pretty common, from what I understand. I think this is why so many people pay for a paint correction, and opticoat or some other paint protection. There were swirls in mine, and a number of clear coat scratches in the finish on my delivery.
  3. Buddy

    Buddy Member

    Jul 3, 2016
    Riverside County
    This is confusing to me. Ive bought a new Toyota, Hyundai and Mazda and all three lacked swirl marks or scratches in the clear coat. If i notice this on my new car at delivery, will they just tell me to deal with it? Seems hard to swallow that a $70-100k vehicle comes with paint defects, especially ones bad enough that need near immediate repair.
  4. kort677

    kort677 Active Member

    Sep 17, 2015
    the paint issues are a consequence of building cars in CA, their draconian air quality laws dictate that an inferior paint process must be used.
    other more knowledgeable folks can elaborate
  5. NovemberXray

    NovemberXray Member

    Apr 21, 2016
    Portland, OR
    While I want perfect paint as much as the next guy, in my opinion, this is much like the rest of the Tesla: I'm willing to put up with some bugs to be on the (b)leading edge of technology that is striving to move the world to sustainable, non-polluting transport. So, rather than draconian, I say, kudos to California for consistently setting the highest bar for environmental standards and reducing toxic procedures.

    It's only a matter of time until we figure out how to make perfect car paint and clear coat that are environmentally friendly.

    That being said, if you're not happy with your car, talk to your DS so they have a chance to try and make it better.

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