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Should I expect Tesla to fix this?

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by miltymoots, Aug 14, 2018.

  1. miltymoots

    miltymoots Member

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    I took delivery on 2nd (12 days ago) and over time I’ve noticed a few of these paint dimples that I didn’t notice on delivery.

    Should I expect Tesla to fix these no questions? Clearly I didn’t cause them but wondered how I should approach if they are Tesla responsibility?

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  2. AnarchyEOD

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    They’ve been pretty good about things like that. Give them a ring.
     
  3. TaoJones

    TaoJones Beyond Driven

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    Absolutely.
     
  4. miltymoots

    miltymoots Member

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    Do these paint things have an official name? :p
     
  5. Thomas Edison

    Thomas Edison Active Member

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    Imperfections

    Kidding, they are called fisheyes
     
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  6. miltymoots

    miltymoots Member

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    Thanks! I assume I should call my local service center or something else?
     
  7. Thomas Edison

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    Yep, give them a call.
     
  8. dek526

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    i would think so...
     
  9. Radmanz

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    They absolutely will , I had same issue and they repainted defective areas.
     
  10. RedSafari

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    If it were mine, I’d save Tesla (and myself) a bunch of time and let it be. Makes the car a bit unique :)
     
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  11. Linkeds2

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    I disagree lol. Once you notice it. It’s hard to adore the cars paint and quality because you’ll see it again when the sun hits it just right.

    However. OP, if the body shop needs to repaint the entire panel. I’d just live it. Once a panel is repainted. It’ll always stand out from the rest of the car. (Either from different shade or the orange peel is more aggressive in the repainted panel
     
  12. Adam3

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    That is pretty tiny. I'd be more concerned the new paint wouldn't match as well or it would have other issues. But you should be fine with a reputable body shop. If you are fixating on it definitely have it addressed.
     
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  13. gundamz44

    gundamz44 Why Not?

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    Is it recommended to install PPF right after delivery or should a person wait a period for imperfections to show before installing PPF?
     
  14. rdlink

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    I am no expert on this, but I would think that the imperfections "will show" if you take it to a bright area and go over it with a fine tooth comb.

    Alternatively, if you take it to a reputable/very good detailer who does PPF they will probably be able to spot the imperfections pretty easily, and let you know which ones they can take out with paint correction vs. which ones would need actual repairs from Tesla. IMO you should not work with a detailer who doesn't do paint correction before installing PPF.
     
  15. Xenius

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    I think if you're cool about it and talk to them they'll work with you. I can also completely understand not catching those on delivery.

    Just be a decent person when you inquire and I expect they'll treat you right.
     

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