Cybertruck Corrosion (per Owner Manual)

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The Cybertruck’s exterior is susceptible to corrosion, as acknowledged in the manual. Once the oxide barrier is compromised, corrosion initiates. The manual advises prompt removal of corrosive substances, emphasizing not to wait until the Cybertruck is scheduled for a full wash.

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Deloren ownerBar Keepers Friend (BKF)https://barkeepersfriend.com/products/
OutOfSpecDetlBar Keepers Friend (BKF) (then windex?)
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pH: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.5 to 2.5(depending on typical dilution)

Doesn't really sound pH neutral as the screen-shot suggests. Actually sounds pretty acidic.
 

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pH: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.5 to 2.5(depending on typical dilution)

Doesn't really sound pH neutral as the screen-shot suggests. Actually sounds pretty acidic.
I don't know what to tell you or what 'screen-shot' you are referring to. [update: oh yea I had posted that one in the manual thread even earlier than this thread started]

The professional detailed tried a variety of things and found it to work best in that combination.
Delorean owners have told us it works well too. They have YEARS of experience vs just a month.
 
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I don't know what to tell you ore what 'screen-shot' you are referring to.
The professional detailed tried a variety of things and found it to work best in that combination.
Delorean owners have told us it works well too. They have YEARS of experience vs just a month.
Post #1 in this thread. From the Cybrertruck manual.
 

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The Cybertruck’s exterior is susceptible to corrosion, as acknowledged in the manual. Once the oxide barrier is compromised, corrosion initiates. The manual advises prompt removal of corrosive substances, emphasizing not to wait until the Cybertruck is scheduled for a full wash.

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Tesla Cybertruck Cybertruck Corrosion (per Owner Manual) 1705295577794

The corrosive warning has been in every owners manual for a long time, including the most recent model 3 highland. They quite literally copy and pasted it but changed the word "paint" to "exterior" for the cyber.
 

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The corrosive warning has been in every owners manual for a long time, including the most recent model 3 highland. They quite literally copy and pasted it but changed the word "paint" to "exterior" for the cyber.
can’t speak for others, but I was more focused on the second paragraph that isn’t in the other owner’s manuals
 

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can’t speak for others, but I was more focused on the second paragraph that isn’t in the other owner’s manuals
everyone reposting this is quoting the "do not wait until a full wash is scheduled" as the big gotcha, but it is nothing new. I have owned multiple Tesla with their shit tier paint since early 2019 and still have never ppf'd, ceramic coated or done anything to them etc. Hard to believe cyber will be harder to maintain
 

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everyone reposting this is quoting the "do not wait until a full wash is scheduled" as the big gotcha, but it is nothing new. I have owned multiple Tesla with their shit tier paint since early 2019 and still have never ppf'd, ceramic coated or done anything to them etc. Hard to believe cyber will be harder to maintain
Ah well, I’ll leave you to make the interesting. point RE the delta between Tesla’s paint quality and the stainless

separately, the second paragraph not the first gets at what to me is the more likely and incomparable difference in stainless upkeep vs even shit paint upkeep

i take it you’re so fed up with Tesla paint that the stainless of the CT seems like a reprieve?
 


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The Cybertruck’s exterior is susceptible to corrosion, as acknowledged in the manual. Once the oxide barrier is compromised, corrosion initiates. The manual advises prompt removal of corrosive substances, emphasizing not to wait until the Cybertruck is scheduled for a full wash.

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Makes sense to me.
 

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pH: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.5 to 2.5(depending on typical dilution)

Doesn't really sound pH neutral as the screen-shot suggests. Actually sounds pretty acidic.
Bar keepers friend has feldspar in it as a polishing agent. Feldspar is harder than stainless and it will polish it. Be very careful with it. If you try to spot treat you may end up shinier than you started.
 

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Bar keepers friend has feldspar in it as a polishing agent. Feldspar is harder than stainless and it will polish it. Be very careful with it. If you try to spot treat you may end up shinier than you started.
And that then brings up my other point, it'll rip layers off.

So yes, a product that is acidic and sands at the same time definitely will clean, But it does so with damage.
 
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In a recent YT video the guy takes his CT to have it Ceramic-coated. Apparently, the metal parts are not doable due to being non-porous. The guy recommended doing all the plastics and interior. BUT, I heard too that there were some noticeable road-wear and the bed plastic was starting to fade. Does the manual say anything about plastic care? See video here:
 

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Stainless steel is not "coated" per se. The chromium is present throughout, not just on the surface.

Make a deep scratch, or even punch a hole, and the newly-exposed surfaces will oxidize and create a protective layer. Don't like the scratch? Grind it down, sand it, polish it, good as new. You would need to polish continuously for multiple lifetimes to compromise the metal.

Sure, I've had bird droppings leave a visible mark on the stainless. One Scotchbrite pad and two beers later, it was gone.

I've had more than one sailor tell me "I bet I could stain your stainless". So yeah, if you park it in saltwater and run current through it, you could damage the appearance. But things you encounter day-to-day will not do more harm that a little elbow grease cannot solve.

Mild acids, properly applied, are a common stainless treatment. Strong acids will do what acids do, so don't do that lol, but pH neutrality is not required for cleaning the metal. The rubber and plastics should be treated more gently, however.
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