Right, but the Euro mfgs use water-based paint as well, for the same environmental reasons.
There must be something else that causes all these paint issues. Perhaps the fact that, since the paint shop was (still is?) their big bottleneck, the line is programmed such that each car goes through far too quickly? That would be consistent with the observed spray patterns, with the underside of the trunk and frunk, the door hinge areas etc. receiving very little spray or none. Perhaps, aside from insufficient paint coverage, they also rush the curing.
Good point!!! Especially since it seems to be mostly on the Model 3's from what I have seen- and not the S and X. I was trying to give them the benefit of the doubt.
Regardless of why, which sucks, I paid a lot of money for this car and just bit the bullet and PPF'd the crap out of it and put ceramic on top. Here's hoping it holds up