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White Paint Bumper mismatch

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by pipplo, Apr 30, 2018.

  1. rodrego

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    I will, but can’t right now. It’s raining and overcast.

    FYI - My first pic that I uploaded was outdoors.
     
  2. rodrego

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    D0E12A25-E594-412E-884E-45AD60104278.jpeg
    Here is one I saw that did have the defect. Same outdoor light from my car above. You can definitely make out that the car has the issue. I don’t see anything like this on my car.
     
  3. rodrego

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    4F9EEE7B-5C35-47D5-AF18-F5A79B669E52.jpeg As requested, here is my bumper in direct sunlight. The sun was shining right on the rear of the car.
     
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  4. jshear

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    I think your bumper looks good.
     
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  5. rodrego

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    Totally agree. I’m very happy that my car was not impacted by bumpergate. I was stressing over this for weeks.
     
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  6. ergela

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    Looks great, congrats! Thanks for the pictures
     
  7. Zoglog

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    Yeah that is better than my original or the repainted in my opinon
     
  8. Faustic

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    Looks like the body shop is going to take 3 to 5 weeks since they're so backed up. I'm not liking the reputation of the shops they're using around here, so I may just go with rematching to a new VIN.

    So frustrating but I'm so close to the finish line. I just hope whatever VIN I get next doesn't have this same mismatch issue. The wait continues...
     
  9. Devanish

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    Mine was sent back to the body shop a 2nd time because it still wasn't right. Now I see my VIN # is gone so maybe they are going to give me a new car. I'm now on my 3rd delivery date.
     
  10. Colby

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    Wow...I am incredibly sorry Faustic. I can only imagine the frustration :(
     
  11. Faustic

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    I was kind of afraid that'll happen even with the repaint. Might as well as ask for a new VIN if they can't get it right.
     
  12. bnsfengineer

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    Same as mine on MS..couldn't agree more.
     
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    Nothing wrong with that!!
     
  14. ergela

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    @Zoglog, how long did they have your car for? Dropped mine off Wednesday to be repainted.
     
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  15. Devanish

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    I took delivery yesterday, turns out they were able to keep the 2nd delivery date. Thus far the bumper seems to match correctly.
     
  16. flashflooder

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    Took deliver of VIN 173xx yesterday, happy to report the bumper matches just fine. Slight difference in color, but nothing you’d notice unless you were really looking for it.
     
  17. mekberg

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    A delivery specialist just called to ask if I had any questions prior to delivery (5/28). I asked if my Team Pearl White car was on the premises and if they could verify any paint mismatch - I don't want to make the 2 hour drive if so. The specialist said there is a strict order from corporate not to allow any deliveries of mismatched cars. The specialist is going to "get eyes on the car" and call me back by the end of the day.

    Very happy with communication with Tesla throughout process thus far.
     
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  18. mekberg

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    Update - sadly my car has a paint mismatch. :(
    Tesla is going to turn it around in 3 days.
     
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  19. Zoglog

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    Still waiting for a resolution on mine. My Model 3 has been at the service center longer than my home lol....
    I guess in the months it takes them to get it back maybe they'll also fix the charging port they broke....
     
  20. Zoglog

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    They still have it
     

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