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Scratched Door Trim

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by smsprague, Jul 17, 2014.

  1. smsprague

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    #1 smsprague, Jul 17, 2014
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    So I have managed to scratch the pull handle chrome on the drivers door in my 2 weeks of ownership. I am guessing with my wedding ring or watch. Any ideas on how to make it look better.

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  2. paco3791

    paco3791 TMC OG

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    Have the same issue, though I've accumulated more dings over time.
     
  3. Argelius

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    Same issue here. I honestly can't figure out what is causing it other than, perhaps, my wedding ring. I've always hated fake metal trim for this very reason...
     
  4. Panacea

    Panacea TSLA Shareholder/Believer

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    Yeah add my name to the list but it is 2 little dings along the trim on the bottom of the monitor.
     
  5. yobigd20

    yobigd20 Well-Known Member

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    ditto, same scratches here. I thought it was because thats where I store things like ezpass or sometimes phone but you're right it's probably from wedding ring instead.
     
  6. MoeMistry

    MoeMistry Local Vendor - SoCal

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    It is wedding ring...we see it all the time. Let me check on the next MS and see if that part can be popped off. If it cannot, I'm not aware of any other fix for it.
     
  7. Tacket

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    There may be a vinyl wrap close in color you could cover that with, give you some added durability. I've got similar marks. Got a few on the metal trim under the touch screen from loose things in the car bumping into it.
     
  8. omarsultan

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    Ditto. I asked my SvC about it and you have to replace the entire door panel for something like $500.
     
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    Well, at least we know where we stand now I suppose.
     
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    apologies for the old thread resurrection but curious if anyone knows if the chrome piece can be popped off somehow ? Mine has dents in it from who knows what - I'm curious if the dents can be pounded out of this faux-metal trim ?
     
  13. SMAlset

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    I had the impression that the door handles and trim were aluminum just like the front driver and passenger door sills. Aluminum is a really soft metal that scratches and nicks easily as people are finding out. I know the door sills can be Xpel'd to protect them from grit from the bottom of your shoes but given the curvy nature of the interior door handle don't see how trying to wrap it would ever stay on, especially since you are always grabbing it to open the door.
     

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