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Feature or bug?

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Larry Hutchinson, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. Larry Hutchinson

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    The stripes in the photo (hopefully since I haven't done this from my iPad before) are not something I have seen in other pictures before. The stripes move with your head position and so are an optical effect and not something static.

    Some people ask what it is and others say "cool".
     

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  2. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    Bad wax job?
     
  3. Laumb

    Laumb smrtass.

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    Those Are from polish.

    They Are called "holograms".

    Someone havent done all the required stages and/or not finished the last step *he did completely.
     
  4. vfx

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    Swirls from buffer.
     
  5. yobigd20

    yobigd20 Well-Known Member

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    Those are rotary buffer swirls in the clear coat finish. Was it delivered to you like that? Or did you have it detailed afterwards? In either case, that is a HUGE effed up job. It is *NOT* supposed to look like that. You're not supposed to see ANY swirl marks after a good detail!

    Found a pic on the net of a different random car with some swirls and a section that's been corrected already. You need to get your corrected!

    2MB2GrossSwirls1o.jpg
     
  6. Tacket

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    I think that's the example photo from the Meguiars SwirlX. I've got a couple new swirls I need to take out - anybody use that product with good results?
     
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    Bug, don't wait more than a few sunny days to get this resolved as it will be more difficult to fix properly without stressing the finish.
     
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    That's not even the pattern you're supposed to follow when detailing with a rotary buffer. That job is worse than amateurish.
     
  9. Larry Hutchinson

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    That is how it was the first day. All I have done is a few gentle hand washes.

    Is it an uneven clear coat?
     
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    Would not have taken delivery of that vehicle if the paint looked like that on the first day. No way.
     
  11. omarsultan

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    I would talk to Tesla about the delivery and then go find a reputable detailer who can correct the paint for you. Is it just the hood or so you see other body panels with the same effect?

    Omar
     
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    It is just the hood. And is only visible in the sun or other non-diffuse source.
     
  13. Johan

    Johan Took a TSLA bear test. Came back negative.

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    That's a severely messed up polishing job. Man I will check my Model S very well if that is the condition they try to deliver it in... I know I'll be doing a paint correction anyway early on, but if it looks half as bad as that it's on Tesla's tab...
     
  14. earlyretirement

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    Yikes! That is awful. Just out of curiosity, how did you miss this upon delivery? Even if it was cloudy it seems like something that poor would be spotted upon delivery?
     
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    Really can't see anything amiss when cloudy. Also being a novice at caring about paint, I was not even sure it was not intentional!
     
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    So have you talked with Tesla about it yet?
     
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    Wait, maybe it isn't a bad detailing job after all but a feature. One of the new options: "Multi facet hood" ($1500 option).
     
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    Apparently Tesla got wind of this and a detailer will come by tomorrow to fix the finish (free of charge, of course.)


    Very impressive.
     
  20. teslasguy

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    Yeah, I had something similar after a bad detailing job. Called holograms. Also
    Looks 3D and only really shows under bright sunlight. Fortunately buffed out completely.
     

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