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Minor issue: s this a scratch or some black residue?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Sneakerhead, Aug 1, 2018.

  1. Sneakerhead

    Sneakerhead Member

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    Has anyone else have this black residue/scratch on the paint?

    I tried using damp microfiber towel to remove and several alcohol pads. It wont remove..i cant tell if its sunken or lifted its just black.
    This was spotted by my delivery specialist and he told me that he will remove it but did not and I forgot to followup on it due to the fast education of vehicle setup.

    Should I just live with it? I love the car so much! Everything is pristine but that...

    Emailed the deliver specialist but did not hear a reply at this time. 20180801_163043.jpg 20180801_163032.jpg
     
  2. Glamisduner

    Glamisduner Active Member

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    looks like a paint chip to me.
     
  3. outie

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    Second picture looks like a little bump, so it's some kind of residue. Have you tried using your fingernail? Wax?
     
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  4. fseir

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    Try a clay bar. If it doesn’t lift, and feels smooth, it may be a paint defect under the clearcoat.

    That would drive me crazy, but I’m super ocd.
     
  5. ilg

    ilg Some guy on the Internet.

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    Looks like a bit of tar to me. I'd try bug and tar remover.
     
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    Try Goo Gone
     
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    novox77 1.21 Gigawatts

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    try isopropyl alcohol first, since you likely have some as part of a first-aid kit.

    after that, I'd try mineral spirits, which is the base for most of the fancy commercial products out there.

    neither will harm your paint.
     
  8. eSpiritIV

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    I feel like ive seen this on other cars also. It may be the sealant used to set the windshield. Dont think its a paint defect,
     
  9. mberta74

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    That same issue was on my Model S, it happened to be adhesive from one of the panels of film they put on the car for shipment or build, I recognize that patch, mine spot happened to be on the top of the car, I'd was it and it would never go away, it just returned... A local paint shop removed it with a goo gone adhesive remover
     
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    Looks familiar
     
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  11. chronopc

    chronopc Active Member

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    I have a similar situation on my driver side door and the SC said it's a contamination that occurred during the painting process. They offered to send my car to a body shop to get the door repainted.
     
  12. Sneakerhead

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    Thank you for your responses. I will try the goo remover. Yes Ive used fingernail quite firmly and was unable its pretty locked in.
     
  13. chronopc

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    Can you tell if it's under the clear coat or not?
     
  14. Uncle Paul

    Uncle Paul Active Member

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    Your finger nail will tell you if it is a raised smudge or a scratch.
     
  15. Sneakerhead

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    Well..this forum is filled with geniuses. Thank you guys for the suggestion. Goo gone and some scrubbing with microfiber towel worked well! No scratches observed.
     

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