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Rubber around trunk melting

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Aggarka, Jul 5, 2018.

  1. Aggarka

    Aggarka New Member

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    My Model 3 was parked in sun yesterday for 2 hours in Seattle area (about 83 degree F), and I noticed the rubber around trunk melting. Has anyone else observed this?
     

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  2. mongo

    mongo Well-Known Member

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    That is interesting. Did you wipe it with a cloth to determine it that was actually the seal decomposing (versus something on the seal like soap form a car wash)? If so, any after shots of the deterioration?
     
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  3. UZJedi

    UZJedi Member

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    I have not noticed this, and I live and work in Seattle area. My car is parked outside while at work. My car was manufactured in May. Yours?
     
  4. ℬête Noire

    ℬête Noire Active Member

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    If it was just heat I'd be somewhat surprised if the first report came out of WA. 83F is winter here.
     
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  5. PoitNarf

    PoitNarf The Clown Prince of Crime

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    We’ve had a week straight of 90+ degree weather here on the east coast and I haven’t noticed anything like this with my Model 3. Mine was built in March.
     
  6. Krugerrand

    Krugerrand Well-Known Member

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    Had my car in 100F (as high as 113F) for the last week and a half - no ‘melting’.
     
  7. M109Rider

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    I would be surprised if it was actually melting, or some sealant, as another posted.

    I would think it would take more than 80-90 degrees to melt that stuff.
    Did you wipe it ?
     

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