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Door paint peeling

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by stallhorn, Sep 9, 2015.

  1. stallhorn

    stallhorn Member

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    #1 stallhorn, Sep 9, 2015
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    Hello all,

    The paint on the door around where the door handle would retract is peeling. The SC said they haven't seen anything like it before, but they will get back to me to tell me if they are authorized to fix it. Here are a couple of pics:

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    The car is a 70D and has 1800 miles on it. I took delivery about month ago, and then it went to paint protection guys where it stayed for about 10 days. So I have been driving it for 3 weeks.

    Has anyone seen this?

    Thanks.
     
  2. mknox

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    Based on the larger gap at the top, it almost looks like the handle isn't aligned properly and is rubbing as it goes in and out...
     
  3. Larry93428

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    It certainly looks that way. Tesla should align the handle and repaint.
    ~Larry
     
  4. Gizmotoy

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    Could be, but it's not really possible to tell anything about the gaps from that top-down angle.

    Passenger-side rear door by any chance? I've now had 3 Model S with wonky passenger rear door handle issues. Two loaners, and now mine is doing this weird clicky/springy thing. Wonder if that one is more likely to be out of tolerance.
     
  5. stallhorn

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    Both front and back passenger doors. Front passenger door is worse. I will call today and see what they say. Thanks
     
  6. taurusking

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    From what I see wear like this is because of improper alignment of the door handles...IMHO Tesla should take care of this.
     
  7. MrJones390

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    Whoa, pause
     
  8. stallhorn

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    Went to the SC in Rockville today and the said the alignment looks perfect. They are baffled as to what happened. They talked about painting the entire door or touch-up, but I think it is an overkill to paint the whole door and try blending it in. So we decided we will go with the touch-up and see how that works. Now waiting for the blue touch up paint to go on the market.

    I gotta say the sc guys and gal were very pleasant to deal with, ready to accommodate whatever it was I wanted. It was a pleasure.
     
  9. Cyclone

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    I would recommend you get from them, in writing, a commitment to paint the whole door and blend in if the touch up doesn't meet your expectations. It probably will, but you shouldn't have to chase it down then in case they feel the touch up is good enough, but doesn't pass muster to your eye.
     
  10. Joseph Torbati

    Joseph Torbati Local Vendor - NorCal

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    HI, I own OCDetail and I've works on over 600 Tesla's. I've seen this problem happen before when there was what I could only describe as glue that is in the line was picked out. I actually did this and learned the hard way. Now when I see that around the handle opening I use a solvent to break it down for safe removal so it doesn't remove paint like pictured. Not sure if thats the case but I've seen it a handful of times.
     

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