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Small “crack” in paint above drivers side rear window

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by Point 3, Aug 4, 2018.

  1. Point 3

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    Just washed it this morning and noticed this while drying.
    Definitely wasn’t there last week.
    No outward signs of something striking it or dents at or near the site.

    Does paint just fracture like this on its own?

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  2. SMAlset

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    That's interesting in a not so good looking way. Good thing you took photos of it. I would definitely bring it to your sevice center's attention.
     
  3. Thomas Edison

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    Is it on the clearcoat too? Or just the paint underneath.
     
  4. Point 3

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    I can’t really feel it with my fingernail so I’m thinking it’s underneath
     
  5. Thomas Edison

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    If it's only underneath is it flush or is it raised or lowered on the crack? It honesty looks like contamination that got in there before the clearcoat was put on. Perhaps you just didn't notice it before.
     
  6. Point 3

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    It really feels flush not raised or lowered.

    Perhaps I have not noticed it but I have hand washed and detailed it myself every week for the past 4 months and today was the first I saw it.

    I just don’t want it to be a crack that ends up spreading to 2 or 3 inches
     
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    +1 ...
     
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  8. Point 3

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    You guys are probably right but I will try to take a more detailed picture later when the sun starts to go down it may be more visible
     
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  9. Point 3

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    Here are a couple of closer pictures

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  10. P85_DA

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    Looks like piece of thread between clear coat and paint ...I’m assuming u can’t feel anything on surface ?
     
  11. Point 3

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    Right, can’t feel it.

    I’m just surprised I never noticed it before.

    Do you think it’s worth mentioning to the service center?
     
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    Not a hard fix for body shop but they need to blend paint around it ..pearl white is a base, the pearl white , than clear coat ...doesn’t look bad ..but if they have good body shop have them fix
     
  13. Point 3

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    It would be Miramar, do you know who they use?

    And it’s actually silver metallic.
     
  14. P85_DA

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    I stopped going to SD center after my first Tesla LOL ..I go to Palm Springs and the body shop they use is good ...not sure who SD uses now but my concern is they would probably be backed up with volume ..either way note it so u can get some due bill for future ..silver metallic I believe is not like the multi coats (red ,white) so it’s just the paint and clear coat
     
  15. Point 3

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    That’s what I was thinking, just to have it on record for the future.

    Maybe the Carlsbad SC will open soon and take some of the pressure off of the other location.
     
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    ..,still a beautiful car !!
     

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