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Paint chip on new delivery, what would you do?

Discussion in 'Model X' started by callmehere, Sep 3, 2018.


Spray to fix or use paint chip repair kit?

  1. Spray it and wait days for repair

  2. Use Paint Chip Repair Kit and be done with it

  1. callmehere

    callmehere Member

    Oct 26, 2013
    Hi, so far my X has been great, but I did notice a rough patch when I closed the driver's door on my first exit coming home, and noticed a small paint chip on the edge of the driver's door. Tesla is awesome and states they will call me to repair it when they coordinate with the auto body shop, however they say spraying it might necessary.

    My initial thoughts were they'd be able to use the paint chip repair kit to make it look new, but I guess the best way to fully repair it would be to spray it? I would hate for them to have to hold the car longer than necessary, and hesitate to have the car seem as if it was in an accident if someone in the future looks into if the car has been sprayed or not.

    What would you do, would you just repair with the paint chip kit or have tesla do their thing to make things perfect? Thanks!
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  2. TexasRat

    TexasRat Member

    Jun 5, 2018
    Austin, TX
    I voted, but honestly it depends on how long it will take them to fix it. I wouldn't want to be out of the car for weeks on end for that. If they can knock it out in fairly short order, then maybe so, yes. Are you going to do PPF? If you are, repainting the door is going to prevent you from getting it wrapped for a while, which may cause more chips. They can wrap over touchup paint though, as it dries pretty quickly.

    So I guess the real answer is ... depends.
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  3. McManX

    McManX Member

    Feb 23, 2016
    San Francisco, CA
    Looks pretty minimal and easy work for the chip repair kit.
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  4. tpham07

    tpham07 Active Member

    Mar 21, 2017
    Rhode Island
    let the pros do it; but only because im lazy and i've never been able to use paint chip kits correctly
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  5. P85_DA

    P85_DA Supporting Member

    Apr 25, 2015
    I voted for paint chip repair kit given the location ...if on a main panel that requires blending than spraying makes sense ..also since your at the mercy of a third party repair shop I wouldn’t risk ruining things further ..beautiful color btw !
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  6. Mickie

    Mickie Member

    Jun 23, 2016
    Demand 4 year ESA, a set of 22"s, and 75% off Roadster.

    Or let them touch it up.
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