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Model X serious paint issues with less than 10K miles.

Discussion in 'Model X: Interior & Exterior' started by DadoP90DL, Dec 31, 2016.

  1. DadoP90DL

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    The front does not have any chips at all. It's all on the sides
     
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    That looks mostly like dirt to me. Have you washed it to see what is actually a chip vs. what is dirt?
     
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    You have to wash the X?
     
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    This is after wash :( I checked its all chips
     
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    It certainly doesn't look like chips, at least not around the wheel well. Isn't some of that plastic? And I can see the same stuff on the plastic. Any chance you drove through something wet and nasty? Paint, concrete, or ???
     
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    Did you use high pressure car wash with 0 degree or something?
     
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    I just drove thru snow, nothing unusual. See the picture below.
     

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    The cladding is not painted. There's nothing to chip on it. If you gouge it with a knife, it's the same color all the way through. Your photo shows the same white dots on cladding as on the paint.

    It's likely there is contamination on the paint. Sometimes that doesn't wash off and sometimes it won't even clay off.

    Do you have any polishing compound you can try rubbing on a spot? I've removed seemingly impossible stuck stuff from our X paint with very fine finishing polish and a microfiber pad.
     
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    Dado, it sure looks like something was sprayed on top of the paint. Looking at the pix, you can see the same greyish white mottling on the black plastic trim.
    What did Tesla say when you brought it in for evaluation?
    What did your local detailer say when they evaluated it?
     
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    Looks like the road salt and gravel might have given your paint job a nice sandblast. You might want to consider getting a detailer look at the damage to see if you can get that polished out and get it either paint protection film or have one of the nano coated polymers put on like CQuartz Finest, Opticoat or GTecniq Crystal Serum. I use both PPF and CQuartz on top of the film and glass on my Teslas.

    A link to a Model S my detailer paint corrected for swirls on the paint.

    2015 Tesla Model S P85D

    Another Model S paint correction.

    2015 Tesla Model S P85

    The first thing I do with new vehicles is bringing them in for PPF and a polymer coating straight from the showroom. I like CQuartz Finest for the extra shine vs the other coatings. Washing and cleaning the vehicle is so much easier when a coating is applied and it always looks like it is freshly waxed after going through a touchless carwash.
     
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    I will bring the car in tomorrow to Tesla. Will let you know what they say.
     
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    I wish that was the case but I checked and it's definitely pain chips :(
     
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    The cladding seems like it just has a lot of small indents so it looks like different color but it's not. The paint definitely has a lot of small chips all over. It's also all ove the side front doors going all the way up to the windows :( I have never seen anything like that.
     
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    Thanks for the link. I need to find someone local to take a look at the damage. I can't believe the paint gets stripped so easily after only 10K miles driving. I was going to do 3M film on the front end of the car but looks like the whole car needs to be covered. It may be too late now since the paint is damaged.
     
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    But you can't have paint chips on the plastic.

    The spots on the paint look identical to the paint on the plastic. The plastic doesn't chip. Its black all the way through.
     
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    doesn't look like paint chip. try a polishing compound and see what happens before you bring it into tesla
     
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