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Is this rust or just dirt?

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by TheWatcher, Aug 30, 2020.

  1. TheWatcher

    TheWatcher New Member

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    First time poster, long time lurker/ reader. Love the community and looking to join the fun of owning a Tesla. I found a possible dream car 2017 Mod S 75D. It's pretty loaded expect for FUSC but I can live, my issue is, when looking at the photos, it seems like there is some kind of rust or dirt on the driver side door chrome and a wheel well that seems to be tampered with.

    Can the experts of the community give me a second look before I pull the trigger and wait a month to receive my car? lol

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  2. VaztheDad

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    Considering it's all over the lower rocker panel as well, I'm going venture to say it's dirt. I'm fairly certain that metal is aluminum, thus wouldn't rust.
     
  3. TheWatcher

    TheWatcher New Member

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    Thank you. I was thinking the same, but whenever tesla spotlights a "thing" on a used car, its usually cause for concern.
     
  4. slainla

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    Should just be dirt or rubbed of coating. I believe the chrome piece is just chrome coating over plastic.

    As for the fender, looks like some bends to it. The side looks good though so maybe some previous body work where the part was repaired and not replaced. Or maybe just PDR.
     

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