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Does the paint really suck this bad???

ToothDr

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Jul 25, 2021
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Indiana
Just took delivery of my black MYP last week. AMAZING CAR.

I went and decided to debadge the trim badge like I do with all my cars. Heat gun and floss.

Got them all off and it pulled some of paint off with it. Unreal. Never had this happen before. Will they repair or am i better off buying some touch up paint?

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Pianewman

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Oct 28, 2020
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Fort Worth
Plenty of threads here about paint. I believe the consensus is the paint is just...too...fresh. The cars just aren't sitting around "curing" the way other cars do. They build/paint them, quickly put them on a truck/train, and in the hands of the consumer while the paint is just too soft. It makes sense to me

AFAIK, Tesla paint is chemically no different from any other car. It just needs the same amount of time to cure...some say at least 30-45 days, but don't quote me.
 
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ToothDr

Member
Jul 25, 2021
39
20
Indiana
Plenty of threads here about paint. I believe the consensus is the paint is just...too...fresh. The cars just aren't sitting around "curing" the way other cars do. They build/paint them, quickly put them on a truck/train, and in the hands of the consumer while the paint is just too soft. It makes sense to me

AFAIK, Tesla paint is chemically no different from any other car. It just needs the same amount of time to cure...some say at least 30-45 days, but don't quote me.
Well dang. Wish i would have waited. Gonna cost me a few hundred to repair this I’m sure
 

ucsdsig

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Sep 10, 2016
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Los Angeles
I went and decided to debadge the trim badge like I do with all my cars. Heat gun and floss.

Got them all off and it pulled some of paint off with it. Unreal. Never had this happen before. Will they repair or am i better off buying some touch up paint?

Yikes, sorry to see that. I had the rear stock emblems removed on my car a week after taking delivery. Fortunately didn't run into this issue. Good luck with the repairs.
 

linux-works

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Dec 23, 2019
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mtn view, ca
I've always let my cars sit for 30 days before the first wash, when they were bought new.

dating back to 1980's when I bought my first new car.

don't people normally do this? hmm, guess not!
 

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