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Paint Marks

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by buddhafist24, Dec 30, 2019.

  1. buddhafist24

    buddhafist24 Member

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    Can anyone tell what these marks are? I've been through a couple touch less washes, hand washed a couple times, and used Turtlewax Ceramic Spray.

    Marks do not come out with soap or claybar.
     

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  2. VT_EE

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    I had one like the second picture and it buffed right out.
     
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    jkoya NA2 NSX

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    Did you notice if those marks were there when you took delivery of the car ? I had a similar mark that the Mobile Tech said was contamination during the painting process. Hard for me to tell from the pic though. Have you consulted a detailer ?
     
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    I did stop by a detailer today but wasn't much help. I'll have to try another in the area.

    I'm pretty sure it wasn't there at delivery.

    I could send to Tesla and see what they think.
     
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    jkoya NA2 NSX

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    What did the detailer think it was and did they try to polish it out ? My car had several paint defects, so the issue was fixed by the body shop. Almost half of my car was resprayed to correct all the paint defects...
     
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    He thought water marks. He sprayed something on a microfiber towel but didn't remove anything.
     
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    jkoya NA2 NSX

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    One of the Mobile Techs that stopped by to dry fit a rear spoiler said he also helped out at the Tesla Approved Body Shop. He mentioned my mark was most likely contamination from the car not being totally clean from debris and not moisture free. BTW - my car had several panels with embedded sand/dirt in the paint, so that's why they had to respray so much of the car.
     
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    how was your car after they repainted it? I also hafta get half my car repainted cuz of dirt/debris under the paint, causing little bumps and uneven parts... but I'm worried that it'll simply not be the same... or... worse...?
     
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    jkoya NA2 NSX

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    Actually, the Tesla Approved Body Shop did an excellent job and the car looked better than it did when I took delivery !! They aligned the frunk, which the delivery advisor refused to put on my Due Bill. The color match was spot on and they detailed the car and got all the fine surface scratches and swirls out. Overall, I was very happy with the work they did...
     
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    Wow, great to know, that’s a relief! how long did it take for the job to be done? I did a circle around the car now that it’s daytime, and I realized they managed to buff out the majority of the issues... I could only see two small bumps and one white dot that couldn’t be taken care of. So maybe I will see...

    there’s also four marks on the white seats I can’t get off no matter how I scrub with a wet towel. >< should be easy for them hopefully.

    Still on the fence about getting these little things fixed... but I have next week off, so maybe I can look into it. Having time out error when trying to schedule appt through the app anyway lol, so it isn’t gonna happen right this moment!
     
  11. jkoya

    jkoya NA2 NSX

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    The Tesla approved body shop had my car for two weeks, but Tesla paid for the 2 week rental of a Tesla Model S 100D from Enterprise during that time. They kept in touch with me during the process and they allotted a few days of that time for paint curing in their "curing booth" (their term, not mine). They also told me to wait for 30 days before having PPF put on.

    Good Luck with your decision and Happy New Year !!
     

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