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Got a scratch

Discussion in 'Model X: Interior & Exterior' started by jayman, Jun 23, 2016.

  1. jayman

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    Our car (model X) has the multicoat red. Anyone know if the red touch-up paint for the model S will suffice? It's a deep scratch. Anyone have a favorite repair kit? I'd like to avoid paying for body shop repair, because I just bought a model X.
     
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    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    Ouch! How did it happen?

    My X got its hood vandalized, will have the dashcam installed this weekend
     
  3. jayman

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    I have no idea. I think falcon doors hitting a metal thing on the garage because it is a vertical scratch.
     
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    Did you have PPF installed?
     
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    No, I don't think it would've mattered. It's down to the metal.
     
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    A while back I saw that at least some Tesla service centers have touch-up paint. They might even be able to apply it for you and do some buffing. If not, may be one of those hand car wash places can recommend someone.
     
  7. aesculus

    aesculus Still Trying to Figure this All Out

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    I think the reds are the same. But MC is another problem on it's own. After the primer comes the red, then a perl coat and lastly a clear coat. You can't match that with touchup paint.

    What I have seen clever people do before if the primer was still in tact was to use the touchup paint and immediately use a business card and scrape the paint flush with the scratch. Might have to repeat a few times. It will leave a bit of film on the edges. After a few days you can buff the film off. Might need a bit of sanding with some 2000 grit first. Then buff.

    Won't be perfect and you will probably see the outline of the scratch but it will be better than the scratch. If it's really good after the buffing but it does not have the depth of the surround paint it would have to be clear coated. That means the whole panel which is an awful lot of work/expense.
     
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    Vandalized? Graffiti? Or just mildly dented or scratched?
     
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    Some kids wrote on the hood with a stick, left some marks on the clear coat so it shouldn't be difficult to repair. A good detail should take care of it
     
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    Curious...what did they write?!
     
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    Wash me (even though it was washed) and something in French or Spanish
     
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    :mad:

    Offtopic: two days ago someone stole the "MINI" emblems off the spoke of both of my back tires. Crummy thing to do--so pointless.
     
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    Oh wow! Can you get those replaced?? I hope they don't cost much
     
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    Aww that is a shitty thing to do
     
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    The car is 13 years old. I'm not going to bother. My husband said maybe they both fell off....hmmm..both on the same day? Not likely!
     

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