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Does Model 3 come with front and rear bumpers protective film?

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by Need, Aug 30, 2018.

  1. Need

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    I just took delivery of my AWD model 3 yesterday and noticed that there is protective film on front and rear bumpers. Is this normal? Do they pre-install protective film on bumpers?
     
  2. HelloJohnny

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    It most likely is just plastic film to protect the paint during transport. They are not intended to stay on the vehicle to protect it.
     
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  3. Need

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    They look pretty solid though. Doesn't look like it would come off easy. It looks just like clear bra on other cars. Maybe I will just see if they will start peeling off on their own.
     
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    Got a picture?
     
  5. Eno Deb

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    Mine has film on the rocker panels, but not the bumpers. Transport protection film is usually white, not transparent.
     
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    Front and Rear Bumper

    front_bumper.JPG rear_bumper.JPG
     
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    Interesting...
     
  8. brobinson

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    are you sure that isn't just a poor paint job?
     
  9. crmatson

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    Not sure I can see a film--maybe clear coat?
     
  10. The805

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    There was recent thread

    White Paint Bumper mismatch

    where owners just taking deliveries noticed pre installed protective film on the bumpers of recently manufactured pearl white M3s.
     
  11. phtp

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    I posted this in the White Paint Bumper mismatch thread, it looks like a run in the clearcoat to me, but it's hard to tell without seeing it.
     
  12. Chak

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    I have just stopped by local Tesla Service Center to inquire about protection film. They mentioned that Tesla Model 3 (didn't ask about S or X) does not come with any protection film. They mentioned that several customers are getting ppf from outside shop and offered to email a couple of references.
     
  13. EVS Motors

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    They don't come with any sort of paint protection film, so if you are concerned with keeping the paint looking as new as possible, definitely look into getting it done before you start putting miles on it.
     
  14. Ppf.nyc

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    They can't & shouldn't put on ppf at factory because the paint is too fresh. They installed ppf behind the wheels at the Ferrari factory awhile back. When we tried to remove the ppf to install a bigger piece, some of the paint peeled along with the ppf.
     

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