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Dana1

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May 20, 2018
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Just noticed that rocker panels, lower door panels, and lower fender panels on my model 3 with 4000 miles has paint worn down to the undercoat. anyone else having this problem? solution?
10,000 miles and no issues. I don’t use brushes for washing, not that that should cause that sort of issue. Pictures would help.
 

BluestarE3

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Apr 2, 2016
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Just noticed that rocker panels, lower door panels, and lower fender panels on my model 3 with 4000 miles has paint worn down to the undercoat. anyone else having this problem? solution?
Are you sure it wasn't that way all along and you just didn't notice it before? There are parts of the car that do not receive a finish coat.
 

Vines

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Jul 20, 2018
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Lets see some pics OP. I have a slight peppering of each area just behind each of the wheels but its pretty far under the body. Mudflaps would help I am sure, at a cost in mileage. I am considering them, but haven't seen anything great yet.
 

Jimi_hendrick

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Apr 5, 2019
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Here’s a couple of examples on my car, which I believe is what he’s referring to

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Dana1

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Vines

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Jul 20, 2018
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Not being from a place where there's a lot of snow on the road, I haven't seen anything like this in my life.
What would another car without mudflaps look like after a similar treatment?
Looks like mudflaps are a good idea, especially in areas where lots of grit will hit your car.
 
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MoHazee4

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Jan 26, 2019
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You should have you Service Center look at this. Try to push for them to help you fix the issue --- either directly with Tesla, or Tesla pay a body shop fix.

If Tesla wont help you -- you might need to file a claim with your insurance company and pay our decuctable to have it fixed at a body shop.
 

Johnii__82

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May 12, 2019
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Finland
Hi Guys and regards from Finland. I am one of the owners ( model 3 performance ) We have a major problem going on with the Tesla Model 3 painting. On 2000 km / 1 month old model 3 already my paint is gone on skirts, body, right door to 25 cm etc.

I have at least 10 friends who has same problems on their m3.

More pictures and video of my model 3 are below. on google drive links:

What we done already:

1. Make a claim to Tesla Finland to repair these.
2. They have denied and try to say it is not part of warranty. YEP really!

THIS IS DEFECT in quality of Tesla products and we can't stand it. I have paid over 94.000 $ for the M3p vehicle in finland....

What do you think about these?

Pictures about the issues: Tesla Model 3 maaliongelmat - Google Drive

Video on the right side driven 2600 km: VID_20190507_163659.mp4

Video full body view driven 2200 km: VID_20190502_133346.mp4

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