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FWD meets sprinkler pipe

Discussion in 'Model X' started by RRM998, Feb 13, 2017.

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  1. RRM998

    RRM998 Member

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    My friend pushed the door button the wrong way and the right FWD, which had only opened partially due to being inside a garage, opened the rest of the way. Ignore the flash reflection on the bottom and also the very top of the mark. This is on top most part of the door. It's about an inch long.

    There's definitely a mark in the paint but I'm thinking the color is from rust on the pipe that I can clean up to be less noticeable.

    You can't live in a major city without dings and scratches so this is just the first. My friend is still my friend.

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    This hurts. I'd avoid having your friend to be my friend.
     
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  3. acadapter

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    I got out at work today and almost had a heart attack when it looked like my driver's side FWD wasn't going to stop for the sprinkler pipe. Sorry to hear about your door.

    Is there a quick way to stop the door while it's moving from the fob?
     
  4. RRM998

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    Anytime the FWD opens in a new, low environment I always make it my business to have a hand above the door in case it doesn't stop. In my case the door was already open and my friend was going to close it. So I wasn't paying attention.

    I think if you are quick enough to double click the fob door, it would reverse the door.
     
  5. outie

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    I already have 2 scratches on the top edge of my FWD. Both are from my own garage door.

    Both times happened when the FWD door opened too little, so I closed it and opened it again. Apparently when you close it and open it immediately, it just seems to have ignored any sensor reading and attempted to open all the way up. I could barely stop it because the opening force was pretty big. So yes now there are two scratches showing the aluminum. You can't even get buy the midnight silver touch up paint. Sigh.
     
  6. aesculus

    aesculus Still Trying to Figure this All Out

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    The paint on Tesla's appears to be real thin too (maybe to save weight?). On my red car the spoiler kept getting small nicks on the edge from hitting the garage door. I tried various paints but they were too thick. I ended up using a red sharpie on the nicks. You can't even see the touch up. :)
     
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  7. jnt76

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    there's a touch up paint kit on Amazon that matches the colors available. I was thinking of getting one for my dings as well. Anyone tried any of these kits?

    Robot Check
     
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    try touch up paint from dr colorchip
     
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    Unfortunately, although I can master the the rear switches for the falcon wing doors (because Ive watched countless space films and have certain pilot certifications) , almost all of our passengers from all backgrounds struggle with using them to open or close the doors. I've had friends pressing very hard on the air vents instead of these switches actually... It's a shame. I'm glad you shared this experience as I will try to teach passengers how to utilize them before our trips, however... my mother in law stayed with us for 3 weeks... she still had trouble in week 3...
     
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  10. RRM998

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    Yes indeed. Most people just sit and wait for me to open and close the doors for them. There's nothing intuitive about those controls.
     
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    So here's the scratch taken in better light and cleaned up just a bit. Also a full door picture for location and perspective.

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    After a friend in the back seat opened a FWD when I told him not to (resulting in a similar scratch from an overhead sprinkler head), I disabled the door controls in the second row. People back there just have to wait for me to let them out!
     
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  13. outie

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    Here's mine
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    For the folks with the FWD that hit the garage doors, I thought that you could set the FWD and rear hatch to open to a particular height for certain locations(GPS). Similar to ride height adjustment.
     
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    Not really at "particular height". You can either leave it auto or "always open fully at this location". Mine is set to the latter which still uses sensors and won't blindly open fully (supposedly, but I found a bug that makes it ignore the sensor as stated above). I had to do this because it's the only way my FWDs and liftgate can open fully on the driveway outside the garage.
     
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    FWIW this kind of damage is a comprehensive claim so it should come with a more reasonable deductible and also won't negatively impact your premium rating in many states or impact it a lot in states that don't have regulations around rating.
     
  17. RRM998

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    IMG_0068.JPG I came up with a fix.....
     

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    This thread kind of reminds me why falcon wings may be a mainstream acceptance issue that slows down sales...

    But I do appreciate the good humor people take the hits with! :)
     
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    So the (same as closing) switch can be used to override a sensor-stopped falcon wing and it will open the full way?

    That seems like a troublesome design decision to me.
     
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    yes
     

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