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M3 Touch-Up Paint

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Randy Spencer, Apr 1, 2018.

  1. Randy Spencer

    Randy Spencer Active Member

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    On the drive home from the detailers I apparently suffered a rock chip:

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    Anyone know where I can get touch-up paint to come near the multi-coat red? It's super tiny, but I was about to put film on the front for this exact issue.... If I don't touch it up I will be preserving the issue.

    Called the SC who wanted to refer me to a body shop.

    Tesla's website had this: Model S Touch-Up Paint

    No red. Looks like it hasn't been updated in a long time, green and brown? I emailed them but if they had it probably it would have been on the site.

    -Randy
     
  2. novox77

    novox77 1.21 Gigawatts

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    As long as there are still people driving green and brown Teslas, doesn't it make sense for them to still stock those colors for touchup?

    I've used this site before for touchup paint:

    2018 Tesla Model 3 Colors of Touch Up Paint
     
  3. TexasEV

    TexasEV Well-Known Member

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    I think you did this out of sequence. Better to drive TO detailer, have paint protection film and desired coating applied, then drive home.
     
  4. Randy Spencer

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    I only had the OptiCoat Pro installed. Apparently not so good with rocks.

    -Randy
     
  5. kev1n

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    might have better luck at a BMW dealer?
     
  6. TexasEV

    TexasEV Well-Known Member

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    You said you were about to put film on the front. PPF goes on BEFORE a ceramic coating.
     
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    I didn’t think ppf would have saved you from that size rock chip.
     

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