Could you take a picture of the area for us with the camera flash on?I just wanted to say.. Knock wood (will probably change right after I post this) but my white MSLR refresh now has 700 miles. No rock chips on the rear quarters or the bumper - and this is in Colorado, where we dump metric tons of sand and gravel each winter on the roads. I’ve taken it up to 100+ several times in insane mode. No chips.
I still plan on doing the flaps for sure, but I find this odd after seeing others blasted after 800 miles. I have heard rumors that the low-VOC paint they use due to California regs is soft - but also that it’s just slow to cure. I got my car on 7/6, so 700 mi in a little over a month, and most of that was 3 weeks after delivery.
Not saying my paint cured more than others and that’s part of the issue, but just some data. I’ve been checking for chips and just don’t have them. Doubt I’m “in the clear” but just something to mention.
Does anyone else NOT have chips after 6-800 miles???
Could you take a picture of the area for us with the camera flash on?
What’s difficult, especially with the air suspension, is first locating the flap and and flap levelness - before you jack the car and pull the wheel. Also, you will need a push pin kit (Amazon). Moderate difficulty.Wow
Looks good, but that install looks a little complex. How was it?
Drive mine 1500 miles now chips at all and I drive fast and on bad roads
Looking for any feedback or experience with Charlotte, NC area PPF (Paint Protection Film) and or Ceramic protection. Taking delivery of 2021 Model S LR MSM 19" Tempest on 8/30 and would like to get this protection right after delivery. Any help would be appreciated.
@LucaRiv Yes, it's possible, but you risk grit getting in there and damaging the wing - a problem that existing with the TSolutions flaps on the model three. Yes, the hardware (one provided screw) used in that picture is temporary. I plan to replace with stainless steel. There is also double-sided 3M tape, and PPF, between the flap and wing. The one hole is drilled through that as well (for sealing sake). Again, the mod was done ASAP from delivery, to save the rest of the car from wheel thrown debris damage. Once I get the SS screws installed, I might just consider these flaps the permanent solution.On your screw a washer is missing and hopefully it will not rust
And protect the body/plate with a nylon, teflon or rubber washer
It's a shame to have pierced the wing of the car.
I think it's possible to aim in the wheel arch with a spacer. no?