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How do you close the door?

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by SilkySmooth, Mar 7, 2018.

  1. SilkySmooth

    SilkySmooth Member

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    My car is red, and it shows fingerprints very well, especially on an otherwise clean car. I prefer to close it by pushing the chrome handle to avoid printing the door, but am not sure if this is a good idea given it is mechanical. Just wondering what others do, or if no one else cares about prints. My next car will probably be white.
     
  2. Maximapolak

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    I make a fist and push just below the chrome molding. It doesn't leave fingerprints.
     
  3. GatorGuy

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    I prefer a roundkick. ;)
     
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  4. kvandivo

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    I push on the chrome moulding.
     
  5. BerTX

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    I have a white car. I push on the white part because it doesn't leave prints you can see. Pushing on the chrome leaves prints. I know, not helpful.

    The red looks nice. Wipe off the prints.
     
  6. Nitemare3219

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    Why not just push on the edge of the window glass?
     
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    I push the door next to the handle or the chrome trim.

    Pushing the handle is putting pressure on the “paddle” inside the handle that is notorious for breaking.

    Pushing the glass puts fingerprints where I can see them from inside the car while driving.
     
  8. FlyF4

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    Yea OP, I lifted your fingerprints from your door. Do you know you are wanted by the police in 9 states" :D
    On my non-Tesla car with the manual closing door, I use the butt push method :p On the X, I just walk away and depend on it to close.
     
  9. jelloslug

    jelloslug Active Member

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    Pushing on the glass is a bad idea on cars with frameless windows.
     
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  10. ThatGuySkye

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    Open palm on the edge of the door... I thought I was the only one this anal lol
     
  11. Gridlok

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    Pushing on the glass leaves fingerprints. I use a couple of fingers just below! I guess I'm not shocked that there are so many owners this anal! :)
     
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    Elbows all day.
     

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