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Let's see stone paint chip photos

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by InternetDude, Apr 14, 2015.

  1. InternetDude

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    #1 InternetDude, Apr 14, 2015
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    Let's see Model S stone paint chip photos

    I've been reading recently all about people getting their cars or part of their cars wrapped with paint protection film. Sometimes people get it for piece of mind. Other times people get it done because they have experienced stone chips. The thing that stood out at me was I did not see any photos at all of chipped paint.

    Please share any pics you have of stone/paint chips on your car. Let's not turn this into a debate about wrap, there are plenty of those threads already :tongue: and after all it is a personal decision.

    Edit: Sorry, meant I wanted to see Model S pics.
     
  2. breser

    breser AutoPilot Nostradamus

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    Well this is what my 15 year old 1999 Lexus GS400 looked like after 171k miles. If you look at the full sized image you'll see them along the front edge of the hood.

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    This is a strike I got on my S85 but it was wrapped and didn't penetrate the wrap. 100% positive it would have been a very nasty looking mark on the car otherwise:
    Already Got a Rock Strike
     
  3. yobigd20

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    worth noting that my color is SOLID black, not the new obsidian metallic black, lol.
     
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    Do they use sand on NJ roads in the winter? That could account for it.
     
  5. InternetDude

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    I thought there would be more pics... guess paint chips are maybe more of a problem depending on your weather, where you live...?
     
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    First paint chips that I found while hand washing after a few months of ownership. Located on the lower-right rear passenger door.
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    Another couple that I found while washing I think in the fall. By far the worst of them.
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    Found this one today on the first hand wash of the season. Located on the hood near the windshield on the driver side. It's the larger speck slightly down and right of center.
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    It kind of sucks, but I don't freak out over these things. I bought this car for functional reasons, not to show it off. Some touch-up paint and those chips will disappear. I have been thinking of ways to protect it better and make cleaning easier, most likely a wrap, perhaps with a different color like ocean blue.
     

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