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Paint armor now being factory applied regularly

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by Sousaphil, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. Sousaphil

    Sousaphil P2,595

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    My vehicle was delivered yesterday (Picassa web album). Much to my surprise and pleasure, the paint armor was already on it.
    I spoke with Chris, my DS, and he said that the factory had some issues initially, but those are all cleared up.

    Great news for all of you expecting delivery with paint armor soon.
     
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    I've had my Silver P85 for two weeks. Everyone who has seen the car has commented on how beautiful it looks - with one exception - they've consistently asked about the thin line on the front hood for the paint armor.

    Tesla should offer an option for full hood armor - and eliminate the line. It's the only major flaw I see in the car's design right now. If it cost another $500 to cover the entire hood, it would be worth it on a $100K P85...
     
  4. AnOutsider

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    I talked with the guys installing mine last week, and Tesla seems uninterested, and until a pattern is made, it would seem the starshield people are as well.

    Good news on it being installed from the factory. By the time I got mine on, there were already nicks all over the front. Barn door. Horse.
     
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    I think Tesla has it right. Me personally......the most important part of coverage is the front 3rd of the hood. That area gets hit the hardest with sand, salt, pebbles and gravel. I don't see the need to cover the whole hood.
     
  6. AnOutsider

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    My R8 is partially covered... Guess where rocks bounce after they hit the front part of the hood? That's right, the rest of the hood. There's also the issue of the "line", that, according to starshield is worse because of the type of film Tesla decided to go with (Avery vs 3M). He said the line becomes more pronounced because of it.
     
  7. Sousaphil

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    Yes, that's the coverage I have.
    The biggest reason why I'd want full hood coverage is the line is pretty evident on the white car. Perhaps when I hand wash it, it will look less obvious.
     
  8. UMD86

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    Tesla warned that the paint armor will be more visible on a light colored car.
     
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    They didn't have that warning when I finalized my order.
     
  10. bob_p

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    It's visible on my silver - will probably try to get full hood armor added. Tesla really needs to add full hood coverage as an option, and provide current customers an upgrade path.
     
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    Are you saying that people who did not order it are getting it anyway?
    I'll find out in a couple of hours!
     
  12. spatterso911

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    My paint armor was not applied at the factory, but I was given the option for full hood coverage with installation at the service center. For an extra $550, that is...

    The front quarter panels are not covered at all.
     

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