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What happened to the paint?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Oscar Wu, Jul 2, 2016.

  1. Oscar Wu

    Oscar Wu Member

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    Apparently the paint just chop off, no accident or incident and the whole rear bumper is in a good shape. Only the little one besides the sensor.

    Advice?
     

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  2. Lloyd

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    build it up with touch up paint. Sand smooth to 2000 grit and polish.
     
  3. sorka

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    I had this happen around the door handle. Not as bad as yours but it came off on the edges. Tesla and the body shop said it was a paint prep issue with the factory paint job.

    Did you get too close with a pressure washer?
     
  4. Oscar Wu

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    Did tesla offer to repair? No power wash
     
  5. Oscar Wu

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    Nope, did tesla offer you repair?
     
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    Yes. Tesla had it repaired under warranty.
     
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    Looks like it's blue.

    there is no touch up paint for blue

    *goes to the corner and pouts about there still not being touch up paint for blue.
     
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  8. jak

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    Bad paint job! Looks like poor application of the primer. Tesla should fix this.
     
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  9. Lucas

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    This has been bugging me for ages, they really need to get around to making it for the new blue.
     
  10. Lloyd

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    I have blue touch up!
     
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    Any automotive paint store can mix you a touch up can of paint. It will probably match better than a premixed little bottle also.
     
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    is that the new "deep blue metallic", paint code PPSB ? or the older dark blue PMMB

    I've been waiting for the deep blue touch up too!
    when I asked at the service centre a week or two ago, the newer deep blue PPSB was still not available anywhere. They said they're having trouble making it, or some excuse like that. Don't understand why it takes so long...

    same situation on the Tesla website, only the older blue touch up is shown available, in fact there's a note saying:

    "Currently unavailable in the new Midnight Silver Metallic (New Metallic Grey - PMNG), Titanium Metallic (PPTI), Deep Blue Metallic (PPSB), and Obsidian Black Metallic (PMBL)"
     
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    I have the older dark bluw
     
  14. f-stop

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    ah, ok thanks. you got my hopes up... guess we'll have to keep waiting!

    p.s. re going to an auto body shop as someone suggested above - that's actually what the local service centre suggested, they recommended a shop who could match some for me. As I only have a tiny shallow nick on the bottom edge of a door I'm not urgently in need of it and didn't want to bother them - hoping the convenient touch up size will be available soon
     
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    Don't go to a body shop, go to an automotive paint store.
     
  16. Oscar Wu

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    Hey guys, sorry for the late update. I just talked to tesla local sc and they told me to bring the car over for inspection. This is happening in Canada so I will let you guys know how it goes!
     

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