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Model Y - Read doors chips damage - Repair

sardox

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Oct 14, 2020
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Portland, OR
After 20k miles Model Y rear doors look like that:
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A bit too late, but decided to install Model Y Paint Protection Film (Model Y Paint Protection Film), but first I had to do something with damaged paint.

In attempt of avoiding expensive door re-painting tried Tesla paint repair kit ($55 Paint Repair Kit)
Applied paint all over the area with squeegee, waited couple minutes, used blending solution from kit to remove excessive paint. Repeat 3 times.

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After cleanup with blending solution

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Final result
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Its not perfect and won't replace proper repainting, but hope someone would find it useful to save some $ or who simply likes DIY
 

Mike_TV

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Apr 29, 2020
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Looks really good via your photos. I noticed some very small chips when I put on the $50 Tesla PPF this spring and thought about repairing the paint beforehand. Your example gives me a good idea on what's involved if/when I replace the PPF down the road.

Also, from the videos I've seen the Tesla supplied touch up kit is similar or identical to Dr ColorChip which has kits with the base paint, blender agent, squeegee method.
 
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Kuro Houou

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Feb 15, 2020
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I'd say you did a great job. Do you have any larger pics these are a bit small.. really curious to see just how well the paint touchup worked. I have PPF on my car but even that is starting to get worn down in this area, might have to go for a thicker PPF.
 
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Celeritas

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Jun 25, 2017
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Looks really good via your photos. I noticed some very small chips when I put on the $50 Tesla PPF this spring and thought about repairing the paint beforehand. Your example gives me a good idea on what's involved if/when I replace the PPF down the road.

Also, from the videos I've seen the Tesla supplied touch up kit is similar or identical to Dr ColorChip which has kits with the base paint, blender agent, squeegee method.
Dr. Color Chip is awesome, used on plenty of other cars, I'm sure I'll need it for this one - haha
 
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sardox

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Oct 14, 2020
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Portland, OR
Actually last coat I did without blending solution - used car polisher to buff excessive paint out, means blending solution don't touch paint inside chips
 
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ucsdsig

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Sep 10, 2016
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Los Angeles
Is there any aftermarket option as on the tesla site it is out of stock.
 
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