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Dreaded wet window line after opening door.

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by tfraley, Jul 6, 2019.

  1. tfraley

    tfraley Member

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    Hey guys,
    I was wondering if any of you had any tips for cleaning your windows on the model 3?

    Seeing that every time you open the door, it's window slides down just a bit left that line.

    I know the best answer is simply don't open the door. However, some times, it seems to take hours to dry.

    Just wanted to know if anyone had any useful tips for this

    Thanks
     
  2. Bill Foster

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    Let it dry, then use glass cleaner on the outside.
     
  3. earthwormjim

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    Use the window to help speed up the drying. Put the window down then up, wipe the glass, then repeat a few more times.
     
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  4. Kleenerth3

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    I use Adams glass sealant and glass cleaner.
    The sealant acts like wax or a ceramic coating and keeps the moisture and dirt from even sticking.
    Those lines do suck and my sisters mustang has the same issue. You can't open the door without the window going down and it nearly drove my bro-in-law mad:mad:
    Try McGuire's quick wax sprayer. That kept dirt and moisture off almost as good as the Adams sealant and do all of the outside glass, you'll be happy with the results.
    Good luck bro!:)
     
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  5. rickdogg82

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    Clean again after it dries. I do want to point out that this is not a Tesla specific problem. Any car with this window design will experience it.
     
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  6. mswlogo

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    When? 3 days later.

    It’s pretty clear why the windows freeze shut. With humid weather they take literally days to dry out.
     
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  7. rickdogg82

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    If it takes 3 days...yes.
     
  8. Kleenerth3

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    Will
    Never
    Stick
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    Sealant.
    ;)
     
  9. tfraley

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    Thanks for the feedback guys.

    FYI @rickdogg82 this isn't a warranty forum it's a forum to ask a question concerning one's tesla. Was never pointed at this as a Tesla issue but rather looking to other tesla owners about how they are dealing with the issue.

    @Kleenerth3 Thanks for the suggestion. I have put Chemical Guys Jet sealer on the windows when I did the car a month ago. Don't know how that holds up but it's still beading pretty good.

    Like I was mentioning I've gone back to my 3-4hrs later and the moisture is still there. Now I probably should leave the car in the sun or something. This is leaving it in my garage but I always like leaving it in the garage after a cleaning.

    Thanks again for the feed back.
     
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