Ko‘rishlar soni 74,409
My Tesla Model Y came with quite a few paint issues and adulterations. When I took it to service, they did a poor job fixing the issues, so I took my Model Y to a detail shop.
Detail Union: www.detailunion.com/
► My Favorite Tesla Accessories: bit.ly/3cFR3Gg
► Jeda Dock & Charging Pad: bit.ly/3bJPSUY
► Receive FREE Supercharging credit when you order a Tesla using my referral link ➡️ts.la/ryan51525
► How I Film My Videos: amzn.to/30lwfi4 , amzn.to/2slSKqy
► How I Film Drone Shots: amzn.to/2NkEDc9
► How I Record Audio: amzn.to/2uCOPWV
► The Mic I Use: amzn.to/2QJM130
► Try Audible and Get Two Free Audiobooks: amzn.to/39Zlp5E
► Try Amazon Prime for FREE: amzn.to/30dM2ze
► Try Robinhood and Get a FREE Stock: join.robinhood.com/ryans845
► Exclusive Bluehost Web Hosting Discount: www.bluehost.com/track/ryanshaw/
I took my Tesla Model Y into Detail Union to get the paint fixed up, get a detailing, and apply a ceramic coating to protect the paint. This is a process that most detail shops in your area should be able to do. After doing it, I would recommend it to every Tesla buyer.
On my Model Y delivery day, I noticed two major areas on the front hood where the car was missing paint entirely or had a noticeable chip. These were areas that can't be buffed out, and need paint added to them, so I immediately scheduled service for these issues, as well as a few build issues.
Tesla service had it for 10 days and ended up sending it to a contracted body shop to fix the Model Y paint issues. While they did add paint where needed, the job was not great. Overall there were lots of Model Y swirl marks, and many Model Y paint defects. Certain areas looked almost worse than before the Tesla service center took it.
Then I took my Model Y to Detail Union in Monrovia, California. They walked me through the entire process and educated me on the Tesla paint process. This detail shop is special because they actually specialize in Teslas.
As far as Tesla's paint quality is concerned, it seems that their paint materials are high quality, but quality control is where they suffer. Comparing them to companies like Toyota, Tesla's paint quality control is pretty terrible. You don't notice it from a distance, but close up, you can really see where Tesla clearly messed up the paint and had to fix things after the fact. Luckily, since their materials are good, it is something that a Detail shop is able to work with and fix to make it look better than new.
Walking through the Model Y Detail process, this shop started by washing the car with what they call a Decon. This is a decontamination that consists of washing the car in detail multiple times with a foam bath, using mitts, spraying iron-x to remove any iron from the car when it was transported and use a clay bar to remove any specs that are stuck to the paint.
Then they took the Tesla Model Y inside and looked at it under the lights, and cleaned the Model Y interior. They showed me the swirl marks and many adulterations all over the car that clearly show where Tesla had messed up and tried to fix the paint. They also measured the paint and noticed a lot of variation. My Model Y Paint depth was a range from 2.8-8.9, which is extreme. Most cars have some variation but typically sit in the 4-5 range. The higher numbers mean they have a lot to work with, and the lower numbers mean they have less to work with and need to be careful.
Then they use a cutting pad to remove the clear coat and polish the areas to smooth and polish any swirl marks present on the car. The paint of my Model Y wasn't atrocious overall, but there were some areas they had to spend a lot of time on to look right. They went over every inch of the car, and paint corrected where necessary.
The last step is the Model Y ceramic coating, and this is actually the easiest step. Since they have already washed and detailed the entire car, they just need to apply the ceramic coating by hand. The ceramic coating I got is by Ceramic Pro and should last 2 years protecting the paint on the car.
In the future, I'd love to get a PPF (Paint Protection Film) on my Model Y, and this shop does that as well using Kavaca Paint Protection.
I learned a lot going to this detail shop and definitely plan to go there again. I also learned a lot about Tesla's paint process. Unfortunately, you aren't going to be getting the best paint job when you get your Tesla, especially if you are picky. Luckily, Tesla's paint material is good enough though, that a detail shop can work with it and make it look better than new. My Tesla Model Y definitely looked better than the delivery day when I picked it up from the detail shop.
The Detail Shop I went to: www.detailunion.com/
#tesla #teslamodely #modely #modelypaint #ceramiccoating